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Metabolic Syndrome and Cat Whiskers Herb

Raghdaa Al Zarzoura*, Aman Shah Abdul Majidb & Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majidc,d

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Australian Herbal Insight 1(4) 011-015 https://doi.org/10.25163/ahi.110004

Submitted: 21 August 2018  Revised: 19 September 2018  Published: 25 September 2018 


Metabolic Syndrome is a collection of associated health problems that affects much of the world population today. These include hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, and insulin resistance; all of which can increase the risk of stroke, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. These illnesses are interrelated and having one complication can lead to several other diseases. A number of herbs that have high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can help to improve the management of metabolic syndrome. Orthosiphon stamineus, also known commonly as Cat Whiskers herb is widely used in the Asian region to treat metabolic syndrome associated health problems.  This is due to its unique phytochemical properties that target key biochemical pathways that are involved in metabolic diseases. This review highlights key aspects of Metabolic Syndrome and how Cat Whiskers herb can play an important role in treating this disease.

Key words: Metabolic Syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, Orthosiphon stamineus , Cat Whiskers.


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