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strong-scented perennial herb (Nepeta cataria) of the family Labiatae (mintmint,
in botany, common name for members of the Labiatae, a large family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs. Several species are shrubby or climbing forms or, rarely, small trees.
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 family), native to Europe and Asia but naturalized in the United States. A tea of the leaves and flowing tops has long been used as a domestic remedy for various ailments. Catnip is best known for its stimulating effect on cats. Catnip is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.
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Whitish purple flower clusters, heart-shaped opposite leaves covered in fine hair, especially underside. high in vitamin C. Flowers and leaves make a minty tea used for colds, fever, bronchitis, colic, headaches, sedative, helps digestive system, calms stomach. Juice promotes menstruation, strong antispasmodic, restlessness, nervousness, tranquilizer, sedative. Chew leaves for toothache. Contains nepetalactone, an insect and mosquito repellant. Mild tea calms restless kids and babies colic. Rub tea on skin for skin irritations. Young shoots good in salad. Causes cats to “get high” and makes people sleepy.


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Chemical composition and mechanisms underlying the spasmolytic and bronchodilatory propertis of the essential oil of Nepeta Cataria.
Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory actions of Nepeta cataria L.
2001), that Nepeta cataria is effective in inhibiting bacterial growth.
The effect of Nepeta cataria extract on adherence and enzyme production of Staphylococcus aureus.
Plant species that contained no yeast were removed from list: Hemerocallis fulva, Melilotus alba, Silene noctiflora, Silene vulgaris, Trifolium repens, Vitia cracca, Viola striata Total sample Aureobasidium Candida Plant species N pullulans [dagger] bombi Silene latifolia (F) 366 107 5 Silene latifolia (M) 340 101 6 Asclepias syriaca 3 1 Barbarea vulgaris 3 2 Campsis radicans 1 Coronilla varia 16 8 1 Dianthus armeria 5 Impatiens eapensis 6 3 Iris versicolor 1 1 Lathyrus latifolius 7 3 Leonurus cardiaca 9 2 Lonicera japonica 19 9 1 Lonicera tatarica 1 1 Medicago sativa 2 Melilotus officinalis 2 1 Nepeta cataria 29 9 1 Prunella vulgaris 2 1 Saponana officinalis 17 5 2 Satureja vulgaris 9 Trifolium pratense 18 5 Vicia villosa 2 1 Tota1 sample 858 259 17 Sphaeriothyrium sp.
Leg 1: 2:0 Kel: NO PLANNING (2) Leg 2: 2:20 New: PEPITE ROSE (2) Leg 3: 2:40 Lin: ADDICTIVE DREAM (2) Leg 4: 2:55 New: MIDNIGHT CATARIA (2) Leg 5: 3:30 New: STORM SURVIVOR (1) Leg 6: 3:50 Lin: GRANDEUR (1).
His most recent effort at the latter venue was especially encouraging as he got to within a head of Cataria Girl in a mile-anda-quarter handicap.
The two herbs namely Nepeta cataria and Cuscuta reflexa were used in the form of an extract (traditionally called Khaisanda) where the herbs were soaked overnight in warm water, just heated, some sweetener added in the morning and given orally at the dose of 100 mL twice daily.
Not only can you buy seed mixes for your cat which includes Nepeta Cataria and mixed grasses that aid digestion for your dog but you can choose from mixes of lettuce, veggies, clover and spinach for your rabbit, hamster or guinea pig and even seed varieties for your tortoise, parrot or budgie
a) A combination of Nepeta cataria and Cuscuta reflexa infusion provided significant improvement for postmenopausal symptoms.
Those that are invasive and expanding quickly include Acer platanoides (especially in Unit 2 woods), Coronilla varia and Lotus corniculatus (planted to reduce roadside erosion), Elaeagnus umbellata (planted for wildlife), Morus alba, Nepeta cataria, Rosa multiflora, Saponaria officinalis, Silene latifolia, Syringa vulgaris, and Ulmus pumila.