Overview

Catnip is a plant. The flowering tops are used to make medicine.

Catnip is used by mouth, applied directly to the skin, or inhaled for many different conditions. But there is no good scientific research to support any of these uses.

In manufacturing, catnip is used as a pesticide and insecticide.

How does it work ?

It's thought that the chemicals in catnip have a calming effect. Also, the oils in catnip have insect repellant effects.

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