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Catnip

Nepeta cataria

ELEMENT: water

PLANET: venus

PROPERTIES: cooling

PARTS USED: leaves, flowers

FAMILY: mint

Catnip

As the name implies, Catnip was named for the effect it has on cats, both wild and domestic. A specific compound in Catnip attracting most felines repels mosquitos, suggesting cats rub their faces on Catnip to avoid being bitten. 

 

Traditionally Catnip was used as an ointment for skin ailments. Although it is not used in this way very often, Catnip is a good ally to help fight skin infections. 

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Physical

  • soothes heartburn  & upper digestive complaints

  • counteracts ADD/ADHD & overactive mind

  • eases nausea

  • assists in falling asleep

  • lessens anxiety

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Energetic

  • calms overactive nervous system

  • enhances social skills

  • reduces social anxiety

  • aids intuition & dreamwork

  • eases "butterflies in the stomach"

  • promotes letting go of stuck emotions

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