Nepeta cataria can be brewed to produce an herbal tea. It is also used as a culinary herb for many dishes. Catnip can also be ingested through smoking the herb. It has a minor effect on relaxation, similar to other herbal cigarettes.

Catnip has a history of medicinal use for a variety of ailments.  The plant has been consumed as a tea, juice, tincture, infusion or poultice, and has also been smoked. However, its medicinal use has fallen out of favor with the development of more commonplace pharmaceutical drugs.

Other benefits and effects of Catnip:

  • Stress relief
  • Sleep Aid
  • Reduces digestive issues
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Headache reliever
  • Anti-inflammatory activity
  • Treats skin conditions

consult your physician before attempting to heal a serious condition, also if you are on medication such as antidepressants