Catnip, Organic 1oz
Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
Catnip is a mild antispasmodic which is beneficial in cases of digestive cramping. It is a cooling astringent for the digestive tract. Catnip helps to relieve intestinal inflammation, and can be used as an adjunct treatment for diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and Crohns disease. The aromatic oils will pass through nursing mothers’ breast milk, which can be useful in treating infant colic. The tea is also helpful for children with digestive cramps and restlessness (combine with peppermint and chamomile). Catnip also reduces irritability which can result from fevers and teething. This herb acts as a gentle nervine and sedative. For children who do not like the flavor, pour the strained tea into the bath.
This information was written by Christa Sinadinos. It is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. Please consult with your health practitioner for serious health conditions, or before combining herbs with prescription or over-the-counter medications.