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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...
http://infoseek.go.com/?win=_search&sv=M6&qt=herbal+dictionary&oq=dictiona r y&url=http%3A//www.spc.edu/library/herbbib.html&ti=Saint+Peter's+College+L i brary+-+Library+Guides+-+HERBAL+and+ALTERNATIVE+MEDICINE&top=
I would appreciate any info you can find on this plant...



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The common name is "cat's whiskers" and the scientific name is Orthosiphon stamineus. It is in the mint (Lamiaceae or Labiatae) family.
http://www.floridagardener.com/pom/orthosiphon.htm

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach



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