Essence Oils Catnip: North American Indians used catnip for its sedative effect on the nervous system as well as for treating colic in infants.
Catnip (Nepeta cutaria) - Canada - Some historical uses for Catnip: Mosquito repellant - found to be ten times as effective as DEET against mosquitos.
Culpepper mentions Catnip for hemorroids. DISCLAIMER
Catnip has been documented as normalizing blood pressure.
Catnip is a mild tranquilizer that helps relieve stress, promotes restfulness, stimulates the appetite, soothes babies and children.
Catnip has also been used to induce sweating without bringing on a fever and promotes menstruation.
Catnip has been used to treat anxiety, colds, flu, bronchitis, fever, inflammation, and general aches and pains.
A good remedy for diarrhea, even in children, and for inflammatory bowel conditions, infections, and constipation.
Catnip has been known to help headaches caused by tension, indigestion and stress-related conditions.
A good antiseptic for sore throats and coughs, a decongestant for catarrh and sinusitis, and a relaxant for croup and asthma.
Catnip can be applied to hemorrhoids to soothe burning and itching or on eruptive skin infections such as measles and chickenpox.
Catnip helps to speed tissue repair, stop bleeding of abrasions and cuts, and aid in the healing of burns, scalds, piles, insect bites and other inflammatory skin conditions.
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