August 23, 2016

Java Tea

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What other names is Java Tea known by?

Arjak, Barbiflore, Clerodendranthus spicatus, Clerodendrum spicatum, Java Thé, Moustaches de Chat, Ocimum aristatum, Orthosiphon, Orthosiphon aristatus, Orthosiphon Grandiflorus, Orthosiphon spicatus, Orthosiphon stamineus, Orthosiphonis Folium, Té de Java, Thé de Java, Vantulsi.

What is Java Tea?

Java tea is a plant. The leaves and stem tips are used to make medicine.

Java tea is sometimes taken as "irrigation therapy." This means it is taken along with lots of fluids to increase urine flow. It is also used for bladder and kidney disorders, including bacterial infections and kidney stones; liver and gallbladder problems, including gallstones; gout; and achy joints (rheumatism).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Liver complaints.
  • Bladder and kidney disorders.
  • Gallstones.
  • Gout.
  • Achy joints (rheumatism).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Java tea for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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