Cat’s Whiskers is a perennial herb found mainly throughout South East Asia and tropical Australia. It grows to be about 1 to 3 feet tall and has a very open branching habit with 1-inch dark green, ovate leaves with serrated margins. At the end of the branches are racemes of flowers. When the flowers open, the stamens and pistil extend out far beyond the petals, creating the “cat’s whiskers” effect. The flowers are most commonly white, but they can also occur in light shades of purple.
Good for Kidney stones and Uric acid control.
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|Orthosiphon aristatus||Cat’s Whiskers||Poonai Meesai||Poonai Meesai|