Have you seen cats catching mice? Cats use their whiskers to measure the holes of mice to see if they can get in, and then catch them. It can be seen that cat whiskers are very important to cats. There is a kind of medicinal material called cat’s whiskers. People often use this medicinal material to soak in water, but people do not know the effect of this medicinal material. What is the effect of cat’s whisker soaked in water? I believe everyone is not particularly clear. Let’s take a look at the introduction of the article.
Introduction of cat’s whiskers
[Synonyms]Maoxuegong, kidney tea.
[Source]It is the whole plant of the Lamiaceae plant cat’s grass.
[Plant morphology]cat’s grass subshrub, 0.5 to 1 meter high. Stems and branches are square, purple-brown. Opposite leaves; ovate-lanceolate, 3-12 cm long, 1.5-5 cm wide, with serrated edges above the middle, coat on both sides, glandular points underneath; petiole length 1 to 3 cm. The flowers are lavender, with 2 to 3 opposing bunches. The racemes are arranged at the top of the branches; the calyx is tubular, with 5 lobed teeth, and the result is now inclined, the upper lobed teeth are large and membranous; the corolla tube is weak, the limbs are 2 lip-shaped, The upper lip is 3-4 cracked, and the lower lip is entire; the stamens are 4, 2 long and 2 short, and the filaments extend out of the corolla, shaped like cat whiskers, 4-6 cm long; the front of the flower disc is swollen: the top of the style is rod-shaped. Small nuts are spherical and have reticulation on the surface. Flowering in summer and autumn. Born in sunny open land, distributed in southern my country. Mostly cultivated.
The efficacy and role of cat’s whisker
Clear heat and remove dampness, dispel stones and dilute water. Cure acute and chronic nephritis, cystitis, urinary tract stones, rheumatoid arthritis.
The usage and dosage of cat’s whisker
Oral administration; decoction, 1 to 2 taels (3 to 4 taels for fresh ones).
Taboos for cat’s whiskers
Avoid raw cold and spicy.