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  • Not to be used during pregnancy.
  CATNIP   
 

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(Nepeta cataria)
Common names: Cat Nep, Cat's Wort, Catmint, Catrup, Field Balm, Nep, Nip.

Catnip

Catnip

 
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Parts Used: The entire plant. Methods Used: Water extraction.

Spiritual Uses: A Sacred Herb of the Druids.

The root was chewed by Gallic warriors to encourage ferocity during battle.

Physical Uses: Naturalized across the U.S., it quickly became a standard medicinal.

A member of the mint family, it was used in teas to remedy upset stomachs and other digestive problems such as colic, cramps, or diarrhea.

Catnip tea is also used to treat fevers and colds. Provides some relief from chronic bronchitis. It encourages sweating and induces relaxation and sleep.

 

Preparation:

CATNIP TEA

  1. Boil 1 pint of water. (Allow to sit 30 seconds after boiling.)
  2. Pour over 1 ounce of dried leaves.
  3. Stir briefly and cover. Steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain and discard leaves.
  5. Dosage: Serve warm as needed.
 
 
     
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