Health benefits of Poonai meesai – Orthosiphon stamineus

Plant name : Poonai Meesai or Java Tea
“Morphology of the flower makes it look like cats whiskers, hence the name Poonai Meesai” In English known as cat whiskers plant.

Botanical name : Orthosiphon Stamineus
Family :  Lamiaceae
Actions : Anti-allergic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-diabetic, Diuretic

Siddha Medicinal Uses :

  • For Kidney stones leaves or whole plant is taken, prepared as decoction and taken daily once.
  • Decoction of leaves acts as diuretic. Drinking 30 ml of this decoction helps in managing disurea and urinary tract infections.
  • Leaf juice 5 to 10 ml thrice a day helps in managing high sugar level.
  • Infusion made of dried leaves are good for gallbladder stones and liver ailments.

Note: Siddha treatment is based on complete physical examination of the patient, Naadi diagnosis, and other diagnostic criteria of the disease. The content given in this article is purely meant for information and education purpose only. Kindly consult a Siddha physician before any sort of self medication.