Catnip Loose Herb


Catnip is related to common kitchen herbs like thyme and sage, and can be grown as a houseplant. The flowers, leaves and stem are cut while the plants are in full flower and then dried for use in herbal preparations. It is a carminative, diaphoretic, sedative, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, nervine, stomachic, stimulant

Medicinal Benefits:
Catnip tea is use for migraine headaches and headaches caused by indigestion.
May relieve stomach complaints such as colic, cramps, gas, and indigestion.
Use as an enema, to expel worms and to relax and gently restore the tone of the bowels.
Catnip Tea has a calming effect that may help relieve stress, and may also help treat anxiety and nervousness.
Quickly reduces fever.
Stimulates the appetite.
Good for insomnia.
Used for colds, bronchitis.
Catnip is used externally as a fomentation for mumps and painful swellings.
Poultice made from catnip leaves is used for toothaches.
Catnip when applied externally to cuts and scrapes can stop bleeding and promote healing.
Catnip contains an active component, nepetalactone which has been found to be very repellent to cockroaches, termites, and mosquitoes.

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