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Catnip


What is catnip?

Catnip is an herb. It is related to mint, like all mints it has aromatic oil on surface of its leaves.when membrane around leaves are broken then scent is released.It is native to Europe, Asia and Africa, with the highest species diversity in the Mediterranean region east to mainland China. They have sturdy stems with opposite heart-shaped, green to grayish-green leaves. The flowers are white, blue, pink or lilac and occur in several clusters toward the tip of the stems. The flowers are tubular shaped and are spotted with tiny purple dots. Catnip and catmints are mainly known for, and named after, the effects they have on cats, particularly domestic cats. Catnip contains nepetalactone, a terpene, that is thought to mimic feline (cat's) sex chemical. Cats detect it through their nasal organs. When cats sense the bruised leaves or stems of catnip, they will rub in it, roll over it, paw at it, chew it, lick it, leap about and purr, often salivating copiously.


What is the effective dosage of catnip?

The effective dosage is 2 to 3 cups of catnip tea daily. Otherwise you follow the directions written on products..


What are the benefits of catnip supplementation?

• It is used for the treatment of nervousness, colds, influenza, and fevers.
• It aid with the painful bladder condition.
• It is also said to promote and speed up hair growth, but this is not proven.
• It aids in digestion and absorption process. It also has soothing and relaxing effect on digestion.
• It promotes sweating.


What are the side effects of catnip supplementation?

Currently, there are no known warnings or side effects with the use of catnip. Research on catnip is not adequate so It is safe to consult doctor before taking it.