Indian kidney and bladder tea

(Orthosiphon aristatus)

Mint family

Common names

Cat beard

Plant description

Native to tropical Asia, Africa and Australia. Persistent, herbaceous subshrubs. Opposite arranged leaves, lancet-like, long and pointed, very similar to the peppermint leaves. The pale purple flowers grow spike-like together at the end of the stem. Leaves and flowers smell aromatic. Grown in cultures in Asia.

Plant parts used medicinally

The leaves


Glycoside, saponin, essential oil, potash salts, tannins.

Medicinal effect and effect

The drug has a mild, diuretic and antispasmodic effects. They are used for mild forms of cystitis, at the beginning Shrink kidney and at chronic kidney inflammation. The active ingredients improve the excretion of uric acid through the kidneys. Very suitable for irrigation therapy for incipient and mild bladder infections. This measure should be omitted in the event of water accumulation as a result of restricted heart and kidney activity.


Tea made from orthosiphon leaves. To prepare a daily amount, pour 1 liter of boiling water over a handful of cutting drug. The tea is only strained after it has cooled completely. You drink 3 cups throughout the day.

Combination with other medicinal plants

Indian bladder and kidney tea is an ideal addition to bearberry leaves. These are considered to be one of the best herbal ingredients for disinfecting the bladder and the urinary tract.

The diuretic and slightly antispasmodic effect the orthosiphon sheet is an ideal addition here.

A tea mixture can be made from 25 g each of bearberry leaves and orthisiphon leaves. Pour 2 teaspoons of this mixture and ¼ l of cold water over it and strain after 10 hours. Heat to drinking temperature and drink 3 cups throughout the day.

Side effects

Side effects are not to be feared with normal dosage. Do not use flush therapy if there is water retention in the body.