Catnips traditionally use was for colds and flus. Catnip has also been used as a sedative to help with insomnia, producing similar effects as Valerian. Very useful in colds as it produces sweating, as in sweating out a cold. An herb to protect because cat’s do love it and will eat it.
Latin Name: Nepeta cataria
Common Names: Nepeta cataria, Catmint, Catnep, Catswort, Field Balm, and Menta De Gato. Catmint.
Leaves and flowers
Carminative, tonic, diaphoretic, refrigerant and slightly emmenagogue, specially antispasmodic, and mildly stimulating.
Used as a tea for colds.
Can be used in foods as it give a minty flavor when added. It’s also good to make a tea.
Nepetalactone, an essential oil.
Do not use Catnip if you are pregnant. Catnip may increase sleeping time when combined with other sedatives.
In magic lore, catnip is one of the herbs used in spells to summon spirits.
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