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Common Name: Catnip

Latin Name: Nepeta cataria

Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Sun/Shade: Sun, dry soil

Height/Width: 2-5 feet in flower

Bloom Time: Summer

Zone: 3-9

Parts of Plant Used: Leaves and Flowering tops

Medicinal Benefits: mild sedative, nervous system, pain, antispasmotic, digestive, colic, diarrhea, stress, digestive, calmative, cold and flu, fever, children’s health, bronchitis, whooping cough spasms, bones, joints, muscles, circulatory, first aid.

Ways to Use: tea, tincture, cream

Recipes: Tea – pour 8 ounces of just under boiling purified water over 2 tsp of dried herb. Steep 10-15 minutes. Sweeten with honey if needed. Drink 8 ounces, 3x a day. Can add Elder flowers or 1-2 drops of Yarrow essential oil to tea.

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