Published March 13, 1986; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Orthosiphonis folium, Java tea.
Java tea consists of the dried leaf and stem tips of Orthosiphon spicatus (Thunberg) Baker (syn. O. stamineus Bentham) [Fam. Lamiaceae], harvested shortly before flowering, as well as its preparations in effective dosage.
The herb contains lipophilic flavones (such as sinensetin, scutellarein-tetramethylether and eupatorin), essential oil, and large amounts of potassium salts.
Irrigation therapy for bacterial and inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract and renal gravel.
Warning: No irrigation therapy in case of edema due to limited heart and kidney function.
Unless otherwise prescribed:
6 - 12 g herb; equivalent preparations. Mode of Administration Cut herb for infusions and other galenical preparations for oral use.