The Java Tea plant is found in the South-Eastern regions of Asia and throughout tropical Australia. The leaves of the tall Java Tea plant resemble peppermint leaves while the unusual spike-shaped, pale purple flowers resemble cat's whiskers. The leaves and stem tips of Java Tea are used the most medicinally. Java tea possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic and diuretic actions. These medicinal properties make java tea very useful for the treatment of bladder or urinary tract infections. Java tea can flush out the kidneys of harmful bacteria, and it has shown efficacy for those who are susceptible to kidney stones. The antispasmodic properties of java tea leaves can be employed to relax the smooth muscle walls which surround internal organs. Java tea is often prescribed by herbalists for disorders of the gallbladder and the liver.
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