Catnip, also known as Cat Mint, is a whitish-gray plant with the scientific name Nepeta Cataria. As the name implies, this plant, with its mint-like aroma, has a lot to do with cats. It may sound funny, but it’s true. It gives cats a truly hair-raising experience and stimulates them. However, this funny purpose is not the sole reason behind the popularity of Catnip.
Catnip is a well known medicinal herb that is used for the treatment of many ailments. These medicinal properties come from the various components of Catnip oil, such as Nepetalactone, Valeric Acid, Geraniol, Monoterpene, Naphthalic Anhydride, Citral, Limonene, Dispentine, Thymol, Citronella, Caryophyllene, Neroli, Bio Flavonoids, Naphthalic Acid, and carotenoids.
Helps to relieve all forms of cramps muscular, intestinal, and respiratory. It is also helpful in eliminating intestinal gas, acts as a nerve tonic, helps with stomach disorders, insomnia, detoxing and losing weight.