Catnip*

Nepeta cataria

Part Used

Leaf, flower

Systems

Immune

Actions

NS relaxant; mild sedative; astringent; anti-pyretic; diaphoretic; carminative; antispasmodic; bitter; anti-diarrhea

Traditional Uses

Indicated for children’s stress, stomach upsets, coughs, bronchitis, colds, congestion, sore throat, and ear infections. ¬†Also beneficial for hyperactivity, restlessness, hysteria with crying, headaches, and flatulence. ¬†Used topically for arthritis, hemorrhoids and swelling associated with hives, chicken pox and bug bites. ^2.