Ortosiphon, or Java tea, is a perennial plant native to tropical Asia. The leaves, used to prepare herbal teas or other herbal preparations such as capsules, have diuretic and cleansing properties, can promote the expulsion of sodium chloride which accumulates in body tissues, they also have a mild antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect on the urinary tract and they contribute to control the levels of bad LDL cholesterol. Therefore, the Java tea is used as a remedy in case of water retention, swollen legs, cellulite, lymphatic stasis but also overweight, obesity and cystitis. If your diet is too rich in meats, sausages or sauces, that are all foods rich in salt, the first cause of water retention, then the Java tea can be the remedy right for you. Let’s see the ways in which you can take it. Avoid Java tea if you are taking diuretics or hypotensive drugs.
Bring to boil a cup of water, once it has reached the boil, remove from heat and put to infusion 1 teaspoon of Java tea for 15 minutes, filter and drink up to two cups a day.
You can take 1-2 capsules from one to three times a day for two-month cycles.