Cat Nip has been used historically in diverse parts of the world to improve a variety of bodily functions and ailments. It lowers fevers, dispels gas, and aids in digestion and sleep. It is also known to relieve stress and stimulate the appetite. Cat Nip is also good for anxiety, colds and flu, inflammation, pain, and stress.
“Catnip is used for trouble sleeping (insomnia); anxiety; migraine and other headaches; cold and other upper respiratory infections; flu; swine flu; fever; hives; worms; and gastrointestinal (GI) upset, including indigestion, colic, cramping, and gas (flatulence). It is also used as a tonic, for increasing urination, and for starting menstrual periods in girls with delayed onset of menstruation.”
For more information please check out this article Catnip: Its uses and effects, past and present, published by the Canadian Veterinary Journal.
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