Latin: Nepeta cataria
Country of Origin: United States
Actions: Anodyne, antidiarrheal, antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, emmenagogue, febrifuge, mucolytic, nervine, refrigerant, sedative, stomachic, tonic
Energetics: Drying, coolin, pungent and bitter
Precautions: Not recommended for use during pregnancy. If smoke, catnip is mildly hallucinogenic.
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References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine – Brigette Mars