Catnip Materia Medica


Catnip has been in continual use as a medicinal herb for more than 2,000 years. As an herbal medicine, catnip is classified as being: analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, antitussive (reduces coughing), antiviral, astringent, carminative (clears flatus), diuretic, diaphoretic (stimulates perspiration), emmenagogue, expectorant, hemostatic, insect repellant, nervine, refrigerant, sedative, mildly stimulant, stomachic and tonic.

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