Java Tea (Cats Whiskers)

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Java tea, scientifically known as Orthosiphon stamineus, is a herb native to Southeast Asia. It has been traditionally used in herbal medicine for urinary and kidney health. . . . read more


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Java tea, scientifically known as Orthosiphon stamineus, is a herb native to Southeast Asia. It has been traditionally used in herbal medicine for various purposes. Here are some common uses of dried java tea:

  1. Diuretic Properties:

    • Java tea is well-known for its diuretic properties, meaning it promotes urine production. It is often used to support kidney and urinary tract health by helping to flush out toxins and excess fluids from the body.
  2. Urinary Tract Health:

    • Due to its diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties, dried java tea is used to support urinary tract health and alleviate symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs), such as painful urination or frequent urination.
  3. Kidney Health:

    • Java tea is believed to have protective effects on the kidneys. It may help prevent the formation of kidney stones and support overall kidney function.
  4. Anti-inflammatory Effects:

    • Dried java tea contains compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce inflammation in the body. It is sometimes used to alleviate symptoms of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or gout.
  5. Antioxidant Benefits:

    • Java tea is rich in antioxidants, which help neutralise free radicals and protect cells from damage. Regular consumption of java tea may contribute to overall health and well-being.
  6. Weight Management:

    • Some people use dried java tea as part of their weight management regimen due to its diuretic properties, which may help reduce water retention and bloating.
  7. Traditional Medicine:

    • In traditional herbal medicine systems such as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and traditional Malay medicine, java tea is used for various purposes, including detoxification, digestion support, and wound healing.
  8. Herbal Tea:

    • Dried java tea leaves can be brewed into a herbal tea. It has a slightly bitter taste and is often consumed for its potential health benefits.
  9. Preparation of Extracts:

    • Java tea extracts can be prepared from dried leaves and used in the formulation of herbal supplements or tinctures for convenient consumption.
  10. Antimicrobial Properties:

    • Some research suggests that java tea may possess antimicrobial properties, which could help combat certain types of bacteria or fungi.

Place of Origin

Indonesia - Trade

Botanical Name

Orthosiphonis stamineus




100% Java Tea.
No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours.
Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar.

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