Orthosiphon aristatus, Orthosiphon stamineus (syn.), Java Tea, Cat Whiskers, Shen cha.

Orthosiphon aristatus, Orthosiphon stamineus (syn.), Java Tea, Cat Whiskers, Shen cha, a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae or Labiatae) that originates in southeast Asia, and is widely grown and naturalized elsewhere. Used as a folk medicine for diabetes, hepatitis, jaundice, myalgia, and pain. Considered diuretic, hypoglycemic, antihypertensive, and antimicrobial among other effects.

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