PETS - CATMINT, CATNIP Scientific Name:
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- Perennial - erect branched stems, gray-green ovate toothed leaves.
- Small white red-spotted tubular flowers.
- Height 50cm. Hardy.
- Full sun.
- Member of the mint family – not invasive
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
- Infuse leaves for a mint-like tea.
- Rub leaves on meat to release a minty flavor
- Add young leaves and tops to salads and sauces
- Contain Vitamin C.
- Hot infusion promotes sweating – colds, flue, fever, infectious childhood diseases
- Soothes nervous system, palpitations, pain, insomnia, rheumatism, arthritis, sedative
- Calms stomach cramps, childhood colic, flatulence and diarrhea
- Enema to heal and cleanse lower bowels
- Prevent miscarriage, premature birth, morning sickness
- Externally: hemorrhoids, rub for arthritis/ bath for skin and rinse for scalp irritation
- Calm agitated children, diminish nightmares
- Intoxicating effect on domestic cats - 80% of cats are known to eat the leaves
- Tendency to like/ ignore Nepeta cataria is inherited and some cats are immune to it.
- Dry the leaves and put it in a sachet for cats to use as a toy
- Scent repel rats – put in stables and chicken runs
New! We also have several herbal products available including tinctures and dried herbs!
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