A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Catnip Leaves

Other Names: Catnip Leaves, Catnep, Catrup, Catmint, Catswort, Field Balm, Nep, Herb Catta, Nepeta Cataria
Traditional Usages: Anxiety, Piles, Chicken Pox, Colds, Colic, Fevers, Digestive Problems, Stimulates Sweating, Coughs, Diarrhea, Menstrual and Muscle Cramps, Headaches, Nervous Disorders, Anti-Flatulent, Anemia, Crohns disease, Intestinal inflammation,
Resources: Europe, Asia, Canada, US
Parts Used: Flowers, Leaves
Herb Actions: Antispasmodic, Anti-flatulent, Astringent,
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy, it may stimulate the uterus and cause miscarriage.

Catnip – Herbal remedy for Bipolar Disorder:  Catnip has a calming effect. It may relieve insomnia. Catnip tea can be made by adding 250 millilitres (1 cup) of boiling water to 1-2 teaspoons of the herb, cover, then infuse for 10-15 minutes. Drink 2-3 cups per day.
Health Warning: Talk to your doctor before using catnip as it may occasionally cause stomach upset.

Catnip – Herbal remedy for Chickenpox:  Use Catnip tea sweetened with molasses. It reduces fever. Infuse one teaspoon of dried herb in a cup of hot water. Allow to rest for five minutes, Strain, add one teaspoon of molasses and drink twice daily until condition goes away.

Catnip - Herbal remedy for Meningitis: Boil two tablespoons of fresh or dried catnip in water, strain and drink twice daily.

Catnip - Herbal remedy for Phobias: The essence of the catnip herbs can be extracted through catnip tea, which is produced by infusing the herb for about 10 minutes in boiling water. Catnip Tea can be consumed 2-3 times per day.

Catnip Leaves - Herbal remedy for Stomach Ache - Children: Put half an ounce of dried catnip leaves and half an ounce of fennel seeds into a teapot. Fill with boiling water and let it infuse for at least 4 hours. After that time strain and give the child half a cup twice daily. Give child half a cup every six hours. Put half an ounce of each, which is very little for a teapot. Give only half a cup  and not more than once per day.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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