Although unconvinced, he tried the tea, and to his surprise, found his insulin levels dropping just days of drinking it and a change in his eating habits.
To convince himself, he started researching the properties of the plant and subjecting it to tests.
And when his friends reported feeling better after a few weeks of drinking the tea, he was sure of what he wanted to do.
Besides drinking the tea daily, he makes soups with spices and the herb.
He said misai kucing would not dehydrate the body although it was a diuretic.
"I'm not claiming that the tea can cure diabetes. This is nonsense. The message I'm trying to deliver is that, from my personal experience, misai kucing does clean our body of toxins and help stabilise a diabetic's sugar levels", he said.