Traditional Use: dried leaves have been smoked to relieve respiratory ailments, and a poultice has been used externally to reduce swelling. In the early 1900s, the flowering tops and leaves were used to induce delayed menses. During the 1960s, catnip was reportedly smoked for its euphoric effects.
Common Use: Medicinally, the plant has been used to treat intestinal cramps, for indigestion, to cause sweating, to induce menstruation, as a sedative, and to increase appetite. Additionally, the plant has been used to treat diarrhea, colic, the common cold, and cancer. In Appalachia, nervous conditions, stomach ailments, hives, and the common cold have been treated with catnip tea.
Dispensing: It’s safe to drink two to three times a day for maximum effectiveness for most people. If catnip tea isn’t effective in treating your symptoms, you can consult your doctor. They’ll be able to offer additional remedies that you might find useful, including other alternative remedies and lifestyle changes.
Please note: quantity in ounces. (Example: qty 1 = 1 ounce)
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