Catnip is a plant. The flowering tops are used to make medicine.
Catnip is used for trouble sleeping (insomnia); anxiety; migraine and otherheadaches; cold and other upper respiratory infections; flu; swine flu; fever; hives; worms; and gastrointestinal (GI) upset, including indigestion, colic, cramping, and gas (flatulence). It is also used as a tonic, for increasing urination, and for starting menstrual periods in girls with delayed onset of menstruation.
Some people apply catnip directly to the skin for arthritis, hemorrhoids, and as a compress to relieve swelling.
Some people also smoke catnip medicinally for respiratory conditions and recreationally for a “high.”
In manufacturing, catnip is used as a pesticide and insecticide.
How does it work?
It is thought that the chemicals in catnip have a calming effect.
Disclaimer – No medical claims are being made in regards to any of the products or their efficiency dealing with any health concerns or benefits. Act responsibly and seek qualified medical advice before using any of the products especially when pregnant, nursing and taking medications.