Catnip is well known for its relaxing effects, gently helping to relieve tension. Because of its mild nature, it is excellent to give to children for hyperactivity and nervousness. Its ability to promote sweating (diaphoretic) makes it useful to relieve fevers and at the onset of colds. As an anti-spasmodic and carminative (relieves gas), it eases stomach upsets, flatulence, and colic. It is a great remedy for diarrhea in children. Catnip is well known for its ability to get some cats high, plunging them into a rolling, purring ecstasy of delight! May be smoked as a relaxing alternative.
Contents: Catnip (Nepeta cataria) dried herb
Preparation: 2 tsp/cup, steep 10 minutes. Take 1 - 3 times daily. For children: 1/2 dose, sweetened.
Other Names: Nepeta cataria, Catmint
Grown in: Australia
Organic Status: Australian certified before repackaging
Plant Parts: Root
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
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