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Nepeta cataria

Catnip, also called catmint, herb of the mint family, is noted for its aromatic leaves. Catnip is a mild sedative, antispasmodic, nervine, diaphoretic and astringent. It is indicated in fevers and colic. It allows the body to perspire without increasing the internal body temperature heat. This herb is a traditional cold and flu remedy and can be utilized in acute bronchitis. Can also be used to treat diarrhea in children due to its relaxing properties.

8 Health Benefits of Catnip

  1. Treat nervousness and anxiety
  2. Helps with insomnia
  3. Reduces stress headaches
  4. Treats menstrual cycle disregulation
  5. Decreases water retention.
  6. Indicated in fevers and colic
  7. Helps with bronchitis
  8. Treats diarrhea in children

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