Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Misai Kucing (Orthosiphon Aristatus)

Can't believe my eyes when I saw these in the wet market? Misai Kucing!

Also known by its scientific name: Orthosiphon aristatus. In Indonesia it is known as Kumis Kucing.

Flowers with extended stamensthat looks like the whiskers of the feline kind

I bought two bundles for RM1.00 each. Imagine the profit made by companies marketing the finished product in sachets. Each sachet is about RM1.00.

Check through the leaves and saw holes on the leaves. It is a good sign. No pesticides was used or at least it has worn off.

Just hang upside down outdoors but away from direct sunlight. It will dried out. Use it like tea leaves, stalks included. This is a traditional herb. Read about its efficacies from researchers.

Can't wait to try it.

Read more from my previous blog.

2 bundles at RM1.00 each

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