While humans may find dried Nepeta cataria leaves to be effective when taken as an infusion, to their pet felines, Catnip Leaf is in fact not a medicinal herb but a narcotic. Felines have a sense of smell that is far more developed than that of humans. In fact, it has been suggested that felines perceive scent in the same way that humans perceive color. Just as certain wildcrafted herbs can cause humans to have visual hallucinations, so too does catnip leaf cause your cat to experience hallucinations, which, if the typical cat response is any indication, are highly pleasurable, but ultimately harmless. Ground Catnip Leaf can be used as a tea. If you live with a cat(s), you'll want to buy organic bulk herbs like Nepeta cataria in sizable quantities to keep your kitties entertained.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
Botanical Name: Nepeta Cataria
Common Names: Catmint, Catnep, Catswort, Field Balm
Form: Cut & Sifted
Origin: United States