Also Known As…

Kidney plant, Indian kidney tea, java tea, Kabling-parang, Mao xu cao, pokok misai kucing and Yaa-nuat-maeo.


Cats Whiskers Grows In

Cat’s whiskers is a herbal plan that looks like cats whiskers of all things, hence the name. It is grown in southeast Asian countries like China, Thailand, Taiwan, and Philippines.



It contains – beta sitosterol, ursolic acid, hedargenin, glycolic acid, methylriparichromene A, bio flavonoids, oleanolic acid and potassium.


Helps With

  • Anti-oxidant,
  • Anti-inflammatory,
  • Diuretic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-fungal


Benefits – Cat Whisker is good for

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Kidney Disorders – like kidney stones, infections, urinary tract infections and frequent urination as well as bladder stones.
  • Diabetes – You need to use for6 months to reduce the blood sugar levels
  • Gout
  • Cellulite
  • Arthritis and
  • Coughs


How to Take

To make a j tea, use the fresh leaves with 4 cups of water to a cup of leaves. Boiling water, let cool for 10 mins then pour the water on the leaves and steep for 15 minutes. Use ½ cup of tea 3 x a day.



Long term use can lead to low sodium levels in the body. Do not take during pregnancy. Avoid using if you are taking diuretic pills as this is a diuretic too.

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