Catnip--Use in herbal tea and sachets 4x4 bag
benefits include:Cold Remedy, Headache, Colic
include: Cat Magic, Love Beauty Happiness
Cathy's Herbs and Botanicals
281 Ninth Street South Naples Fl 34102
Most of us are probably familiar with catnip’s alluring qualities for cats,
whom it was commonly named after. Whether growing fresh in the garden or
dried and placed in a little toy, catnip attracts cats!. The reaction to
catnip is because of the nepetalactones present in the plant. While
most cats react to this chemical, up to 30% don’t.
While catnip is stimulating to cats, it has the opposite
effect on humans. Drinking this relaxing nervine before bed can
help wind us down after a busy day, promoting rest and sleep.
Taken after meals, catnip can relieve indigestion and
flatulence, promoting better digestion.
Catnip is safe for young children and is often used
for calming fevers, diarrhea, and colic. Moms of
breastfeeding babies can drink a tea of catnip to help their
young ones sleep. Herbalist, Heather Nic an Fhleisdeir
especially likes the use of catnip for fevers because its
high potassium content helps to prevent dehydration.
Women with painful menstruation can also use catnip to ease uterine
To harvest this plant, gather it just before it blooms. You can snip the
stem six inches above the ground to ensure next year’s growth. Although it
can certainly be tinctured in alcohol, I prefer drying the leaves and making
delicious brews of tea.