Cat Nip Leaf, Nepeta cataria, Organically grown
Cat Nip ( Nepeta cataria ) is organically grown in Croatia
AKA Catnip, Catnep, Catmint.
Cautions please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions. Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.
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Actions : Carminative, anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, nervine, astringent.
Indications: Catnip is one of the traditional cold and flu remedies. It is a useful diaphoretic helpful in any feverish condition, especially acute bronchitis. As a carminative with anti-spasmodic properties, Catmint eases any stomach upsets, dyspepsia, flatulence and colic. It is a perfect remedy for the treatment of diarrhoea in children. Its sedative action on the nerves adds to its generally relaxing properties.
While humans may find dried nepeta cataria leaves to be an effective way to soothe the effects of an upset stomach when taken as an infusion, to their pet felines, catnip leaf is in fact not a medicinal herb but a narcotic. Felines have a sense of smell that is far more developed that that of humans - by a magnitude of several million. In fact, it has been suggested that felines perceive scent in the same way that humans perceive color. Just as certain wildcrafted herbs can cause humans to have visual hallucinations, so too does catnip leaf cause your tabby to experience olfactory hallucinations - which, if the typical cat response is any indication, are highly pleasurable, but ultimately harmless.
Ground catnip leaf can be used as a tea for possible relief of some diarrhea cases as well as indigestion. If you live with a cat (or more than one), you'll want buy organic bulk herbs like nepeta cataria in sizable quantities to keep your kitties entertained. (In fact, this natural herb, when given to your cat, is more likely to keep you entertained.)