22 Dec Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
This herb belongs to the mint family and it used to ease digestion, calm the nerves, and relieve muscle spasms, including menstrual cramps.
How It May Benefit You…
- indigestion, gas
- tension, stress, difficulty in sleeping
- colds, flu, bronchial congestion, fever
- colic in infants
- menstrual cramps.
Apply externally for cuts and scrapes.
Cats are attracted to this herb and if they eat too much it can poison them. It does not have this affect on humans. Avoid catnip during pregnancy.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Catnip is available in dried bulk flowers and leaves, tincture and tea bags.