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Ekor Kekucing (Pogostemon auricularius)

Buntot-pusa/ Kekucing
(Dysophylla auricularia)
Syn : Pogostemon auricularius, Eusteralis auricularia, Mentha auricularia Linn., Mentha foetida.

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  • BENGALI: Acha-kamsen, Krom dung pow, Krom be, Rixom payo. CHINESE: Shui zhen zhu cai. INDONESIAN: Ke kucing (Aceh), Ketumpang (Javanese), Kambing kambing (Kalimantan). MALAYSIAN: Kekucing THAI: Saapraeng saapkaa
  • Parts used Leaves, leaf juice, whole plant. 
  • Uses Folkloric - Used in children, for simple stomach problems as pains and flatulence. The plant is pounded, alone or poulticed with lime, and applied to the abdomen. 
  • Poultice is also used for parasitism, kidney ailments, sore throat, headache, stomach pains and diarrhea. 
  • Malays used the plant for treating simple disturbances of the stomach in children. 
  • In Java, leaves reportedly used for stomach problems. 
  • In Bangladesh, used for stomach pains as warm leaf poultice; and as leaf juice in tetanus, as blood purifier, and for helminthiasis. Leaf juice used as eye drops in hysteria. Plant extract given with salt for diarrhea. 
  • In Indonesia, poultice of leaves used as cure for diarrhea, colic, worms, sores, kidney problems and sore throat. 
  • In Indo-China, decoction used for malaria; lotion used as rubefacients against rheumatism. 
  • In Thailand, roots, stems or leaves used as diuretic and antipyretic. 
  • In Malesia infusion of leaves of several Pogostemon spp. taken to relieve painful menstruation. 
  • Leaf juice used as eye drops in hysteria. - In Bangladesh, extract given with salt in diarrhea by the Marma in Bandarban.
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