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Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

health benefits of catnipCatnip (Nepeta cataria) is known in many territories as catswort, catsmint or just Nepeta. This herb originates in Europe and was naturalized in the US. It can be easily cultivated in the garden and can be familiar to many of us due to its culinary uses (mainly for its aromatic properties). However, catnip benefits also include pretty large number of therapeutic powers of this medicinal plant. Catnip tea has been used in many ancient civilizations as a relaxant, calming agent and digestive aid. ThisĀ  is one of those herbal remedies which can be used in a great variety of forms: infusion, tincture, poultice, juice and so on. (more…)