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Catnip (Nepeta Cataria)

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Catnip is used in remedies for colds, flu, and fever. Use the large leaves for bookmarks in your Book of Shadows. It is also great for love spells and sachets. It is also said to create a psychic bond between you and your cat.

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Biological Characteristics, Nutritional and Medicinal Value of Catnip
“Linking Citizens of Louisiana with Opportunities for Success”. Biological Characteristics, Nutritional and Medicinal. Value of Catnip, Nepeta cataria.
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Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is known for its pseudo-narcotic effects on cats.
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Catmint (Nepeta spp., Lamiaceae) contains about 150 species and is largely in the horticultural trade as an ornamental. Catnip (N.
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Catnip Tea Is a Natural Sedative and Digestive Aid
If you use fresh catnip leaves, double the amount used. You can also also mix catnip leaves with chamomile or mint.
Maine Gardener: Got no thyme?
Another mixture was catnip, or Nepeta cataria, and yarrow, or Achillea millefolium. The catnip is said to excite cats and calm humans, and the mixture was designed to soothe fits.
L'erba gatta del vicino è sempre più verde
Un'altra cosa che i gatti sembrano amare ea cui spesso sembrano non saper resistere è il l'erba gatta (Nepeta cataria) detta anche catnip. Si stima che tra il 70-90% dei gatti reagisce a questa erba comune.

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Nepeta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nepeta cataria (also known as catnip, catswort, or catmint) is a plant in the Lamiaceae family.
Nepeta cataria - Catnip -
Photographs of catnip wholeplant, leaves and flowers, information on active ingredients, effect on cats, and botanical characteristics.
PLANTS Profile for Nepeta cataria (catnip) | USDA PLANTS
A PLANTS profile of Nepeta cataria (catnip) from the USDA PLANTS database.
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Catnip - Everything You Need to Know About Catnip! - Cat-World
Common Catnip (Nepeta cataria) White flowers, grows up to 3 feet. This is the variety most cats enjoy. Camphor Catnip (Nepeta camphorata.