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(Nepeta cataria)

Catnip received it name, because cats like to nip at the plant. It seems to affect them as an aphrodisiac and a euphoric. Catnip doesn't cause any such behavior in humans, but it is particularly beneficial because of its excellent sedative, digestive and nutritional properties.

PROPERTIES: sedative
Parts used: herb

• excellent for reducing fevers

• beneficial for treating colds and bronchial infections.

• used also contains iron, selenium, potassium, manganese, chromium and other nutrients.

• considered Catnip's sedative qualities have also been used to alleviate sleeplessness, insomnia and headaches

• This herb has many topical applications - as a bath herb for stress, colic and teething; as a compress or poultice for pain, sprains, bruises and insect bites; as a poultice for toothache; and as a hair rinse for scalp irritations. 

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: Tincture: 10 to 60 drops three times a day or 2 to 10 pumps of the spray.


Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.