This is the flower of an herbal plant called Orthosiphon Stamineus, locally known in Malaysia as Misai Kucing. While in Malaysia I bought a box of the tea because one of the benefits of the tea is that it is a safe and effective diuretic.
Unfortunately for me, drinking the tea daily, at least a couple of times a day, causes constipation!
Another reason why I like drinking the tea is that it is has some sugar lowering properties and because I am concerned about diabetes, a disease that runs in my family, a daily dose of the tea should help keep my sugar level where it should be.
Maybe I should drink the tea every few days instead of daily?