Catnip has been historically used to treat convulsions, restlessness, hysteria, chlorosis, colic, amenorrhea, toothache, nervous headache, flatulence, deranged stomach, spasms, prevent griping, insanity, fevers, fits, expel worms, suppressed urination, and colds.
The tender leaves are added to salads, and to flavor meat. A tea from the leaves and flowering tops, 2 cups a day are historically used to treat colds, calm upset stomachs, for scalp problems, to reduce fevers and sooth headaches, the mild sedative action soothes babies with colic and fresh leaves are used in making a poultice for bruises. They are also put into cat toys.
An erect perennial, 3-5 feet tall. The erect square branching stem is hairy and soft. Leaves are pointed, opposite, oblong or cordate with scalloped edges. It has a long leaf stalk with the top being green and grayish green, with whitish hairs underneath. The flowers are in whorled spikes of two-lipped, white or blue, spotted with lavender clusters.
Brand: Best Botanicals
Catnip Herb Cut Organic 8 oz.