Provides the Indian kidney tea, grows in Indo-China, the Archipelagus and Australia. The leafy stems are similar to those of peppermint, ending in a pseudo-spicule built up from whorls.
The pale blue flowers reach out a long way, with long thin tubes growing horizontally and long stamens pouring from the flower in the same direction. The tea prepared from the plant contains etheric oils, tannins, a glycoside and a high proportion of potassium salt; it acts against mineralizing processes in the metabolic sphere, against uric acid diathesis. Kidney and bladder stones, inflammatory rheumatism, gout, even arteriosclerosis and diseases of the liver and gall bladder are treated with it. But above all it supports the kidney process, and is considered a good remedy for disorders of the kidney and bladder, the early stages of contracted kidney, chronic inflammation of the kidney, the formation of gravel and stones in the kidney, haematuria and albuminuria. This labiate carries warmth processes with a solvent action, which like the ego organization hold the balance between inflammation and hardening, into the kidney region, the organ of Venus. It is interesting that this medicinal plant has its habitat in the region inhabited by a race which physically shows a particularly strongly developed kidney process, so that one might call it the "Venus race”.
Vergleich: Siehe: Lamiales:
Zu verordnen als Diuretikum und gutes Nierenmittel bei Blasen- und Nierenleiden, wie beginnender Schrumpfniere (bei ausgesprochener Schrumpfniere versagt das Mittel), Albuminurie, chronischer Nephritis und Cystitis mit starker Grießbildung, Hämaturie, Nieren- und Blasensteinen und renal bedingtem Hydrops (auch Wassersucht bei Queck-silbervergiftung wird genannt).