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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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