Catnip $25

.51 fl oz

Catnip, also known as Cat Mint, is a whitish-grey plant with the scientific name Nepata Cataria. As the name implies, this plant, with its mint-like aroma, has a lot to do with cats. It may sound funny, but it’s true. It gives cats a truly hair-raising experience and stimulates them. However, this funny purpose is not the sole reason behind the popularity of Catnip.

Catnip is a well known medicinal herb that is used for the treatment of many ailments. These medicinal properties come from the various components of Catnip oil, such as Nepetalactone, Valeric Acid, Geraniol, Monoterpene, Nepetalic Anhydride, Citral, Limonene, Dispentine, Thymol, Citronella, Caryophyllene, Nerol, Bio Flavonoids, Nepetalic Acid, and carotenoids. The various components of Catnip essential oil give it many important benefits that can improve our lives. Some of them are explained in greater detail below.

cramps, spasms, muscle pain, muscle spasms, respitory problems, intenstinal, spasmodic, cholera, raises blood pressure, chest pain, anxiety, gas, chronic gas, stimulant, profuse sweating, body odor, obsesity, kidney, body smell, weight loss, lose weight, weight reduction, regulates period, period, irregular period, balances hormones, missed periods, nervous disorders, nervousness, vertigo, alzheimers, detox, remove toxins, water loss, bloating, water retention, swelling, chronic renal failure, brain, excressions, insomia, excess salt, convulsions, promotes urination, reduces blood pressures, calms the mind, great for meditation

Cat Nip Uses

  • One use that everyone agrees on is it's mild sedative properties. It is used everywhere catnip is found as a relaxing and soothing tea. This is probably it's main claim to fame. Valerian which contains similar active ingredients, is often included in herbal sleep potions.
  • Because it is soothing and relaxing (antispasmodic) it is also used for digestive upsets (nervous dyspepsia) where the main cause is tension. In that context catnip is recommended for muscular pain, cramps, colic in babies, spasms and tics and stomach pains. It is also helpful in headache where tension is mainly responsible.
  • Catnip's soothing effect is also useful in reducing menstual pain.
  • It has mild anaesthetic properties (try it by chewing a leaf, or just bruising a leaf in your mouth) and has been used for tooth and gum aches.
  • It has been used as a mild antibiotic. As a poultice, it is said to help heal and prevent infection. It also has anti fungal properties.
  • Recent research has suggested that it does help reduce fever. It is claimed that it is diuretic, and reduces gas (carminative). Furthermore it has been used to treat colds, upper respiratory affections, particularly where there is a feeling of congestion the airways, sinuses or middle ear.
  • Its been recommended for a number of "female ailments" helping the onset of late menstuation 

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