Remember I took home the wrong plant a few months back? Well, this time I got the right one! The cat's whiskers (Orthosiphon Aristatus) or misai kucing as it is known locally. I just adore the pretty purple inflorescences.
The plant is not only a medicinal herb but a pretty ornamental one, found mainly throughout South East Asia and tropical Australia.
The leaves are dried and boiled like tea for drinking to treat ailments of the kidney, bladder stone, urinary tract infection, liver and bladder problems, rheumatism and gout.
the buds of Orthosiphon Aristatus campared to...
the buds of Clerodendrum Incisum which I mistakenly took home because of the similarity of their leaves
Im flaunting these pretty purple blooms showing the characteristic cat's whiskers for Tootsie's Fertilizer Friday/Flaunt Your Flowers this week.