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6 Benefits of cat whiskers as herbal remedy for kidney stones to gout

KONTAN.CO.ID – JAKARTA. A wild plant cat whiskers that have pretty flowers. Here are the benefits of cat whiskers as herbal medicine.

The cat’s whiskers plant is quite popular in the community. Understandably, cat whiskers have beautiful flowers and leaves that are useful for herbal medicine.

For those of you who are not familiar, Kitten’s Whisker, a plant that has a flower crown piled with long stamens. Usually, the stamen of a cat’s whiskers is white like a cat’s whiskers.

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Cat whiskers are wild plants that usually grow along creeks or ditches. However, not a few people deliberately planted cat whiskers in their yard.

Apart from being an ornamental plant, cat’s whiskers are herbal plants that have many benefits.

Quoting from the book entitled Atlas of Indonesian Medicinal Plants Volume 2 by Setiawan Dalimartha, cat whiskers contain essential oils, sapophonins, potassium salts, myoinositolm sinensetin, orthosiphonin glycosides, and saponins.

Launched a book entitled The Miracle of Herb by dr. Prapto Utami, Desty Ervira Puspaningtyas, S.Gz, cat whiskers also contain flavonoids which have many health benefits.

This content is what makes cat whiskers a herbal remedy that can eradicate a number of diseases.

Cat whiskers as herbal medicine

Cat’s whiskers have been popular in the world of medicine since time immemorial. Of all the plants, leaves and flowers of cat’s whiskers are widely used as herbal medicine.

Here are the benefits of cat whiskers as herbal remedies that you should know.

1. Peluruh kidney stones

Launching from Kompas.com, cat whiskers contain betulinic acid. In addition, cat whiskers are diuretic.

This content makes cat whiskers effective in shedding kidney stones.

2. Uric acid

It’s no secret that cat whiskers are often used as herbal gout remedy. Cat whiskers contain compounds that can control the action of the xanthine oxidase enzyme.

As information, the enzyme xanthine oxidase is an enzyme that plays a role in the production of uric acid.

In a study conducted by Dwieka Agustin Muflihat from the IPB Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in 2008, it was shown that cat whiskers can inhibit the activity of the xanthine oxidase enzyme by more than 50%.

This is what makes cat whiskers can reduce uric acid levels in the body.

3. High blood pressure

You suffer from high blood pressure, aka hypertension? Don’t rush to take doctor’s medicine when your high blood pressure recurs.

You can take herbal medicine for cat’s whiskers to reduce high blood pressure.

Cat whiskers contain flavonoids which function to lower blood pressure. In addition, flavonoids can also increase the immune system and improve mood.

4. Diabetes

Cat whiskers combined with bitter leaf can reduce blood sugar levels.

To make this herbal concoction quite easy, you prepare cat whiskers leaves, dun sambiloto, brotowali, and water. You wash and boil all the ingredients until boiling.

You can take this herbal medicine twice a day with a dose of one glass.

5. Urinating stones

Cat whiskers have diuretic properties, which means that they release urine. This is what makes cat whiskers believed to treat stone urinary disease.

Making cat whiskers herbal medicine for stone urination is quite easy. You prepare cat whiskers leaves and water. You boil the leaves of the cat’s whiskers then drink it three times a day.

6. Bladder infection

For people with bladder infections, cat whiskers can be a solution. Just so you know, cat whiskers have diuretic properties, which means that they release urine.

Young cat whiskers leaves have stronger diuretic properties than old cat whiskers.

Although it has many medicinal benefits, excessive consumption of cat whiskers is harmful to health.

Quoting from a book entitled Medicinal Plants and Their Benefits 2, it is said that excessive consumption of cat whiskers is at risk of liver damage and poisoning.

So, you should eat your cat’s whiskers appropriately and according to the recommended dosage.

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