Nepeta


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Nepeta

 

a genus of perennial and, rarely, annual herbs of the family Labiatae. The flowers are gathered in long, compound inflorescences. There are approximately 250 species, distributed in the nonarctic regions of Eurasia and in Africa. More than 80 species are found in the USSR, predominantly in the Caucasus and Middle Asia, along dry mountain slopes. Catnip (Nepeta cataria) grows in meadows and shrub thickets and as a weed in fields and gardens. It contains an essential oil used in making perfume. The plant is nectar-bearing. Several species, including N. sibirica and N. grandiflora, are grown as ornamentals.

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The genus Nepeta (catmint) is comprised of about 300 species, occurring in Asia and Europe.
Chemical composition and mechanisms underlying the spasmolytic and bronchodilatory propertis of the essential oil of Nepeta Cataria.
Nepeta is the largest genus of the family Lamiaceae with about 250 species distributed mainly in south-west, central Asia, Europe, North America and North Africa [1, 2].
Evaluation of the anxiolytic effect of Nepeta persica in mice.
Por otro lado, con el mismo fin y bajo el mismo nombre vernaculo, se comercializa en Cordoba una "peperina exotica", Calamintha nepeta (L.
a) A combination of Nepeta cataria and Cuscuta reflexa infusion provided significant improvement for postmenopausal symptoms.
Expert tip: The reflected heat from paths also suits lavender, which makes a fairly neat edging plant, and also catmint or nepeta and alchemilla, or lady's mantle.
Think of divine low hedges of lavender, beautiful cottage garden favourites such as roses, nepeta and foxgloves.
Many of us use droughttolerant plants such as geraniums, agapanthus, alliums, phormiums, euphorbias, hebes, verbascum and nepeta to ease the burden of watering, and most established shrubs and perennials need less watering because their roots go deep enough to find moisture.
Composicion de los aceites esenciales de Nepeta nepetella subsp.
Don't put nepeta in shallow or heavy soil that retains a lot of moisture in winter or it will soon die out.