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I was wondering if you could tell me what the plant orthosiphon is more commonly called if I wanted to buy it in a health food store? Another name for it is cat's whiskers. There is a picture of it at this site go to search and type in orthosiphon... r y&url=http%3A//'s+College+L i brary+-+Library+Guides+-+HERBAL+and+ALTERNATIVE+MEDICINE&top=
I would appreciate any info you can find on this plant...

The common name is "cat's whiskers" and the scientific name is Orthosiphon stamineus. It is in the mint (Lamiaceae or Labiatae) family.


Anthony R. Brach

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