Plant Uses: Well known as the plant that drives cats wild! It also benefits their two-legged friends too…It may alleviate cramps, period pain, and aches. It can soothe indigestion and may help with fevers. A gentle tea that relaxes restless children. Can produce a mild, euphoric high when smoked.
Plant preparation: Infusion: It makes a tasty tea.
Scientific name: Nepeta cataria
Cautions and contraindications: With all herbs it is important to do your own research before consuming them. Although many herbs are generally safe to use, some herbs may have interactions with medications or be unsuitable to take during pregnancy.