• Catnip
  • Catnip
  • Catnip

Catnip is an herbaceous perennial from the mint family that has had many traditional uses for treating a variety of health issues and may be useful for its mild and relaxant effects. The active constituents include nepetalactone which has a structure similar to the valepostriates, which are responsible for the sedative properties of valerian root.

can be used for rubbing on meat before cooking and chopped and sprinkled into salads. The fresh or dried herbs were added to stews, soups, sauces and used in teas, either therapeutically or simply for a relaxing herbal tea. In addition to making your own tea, you can add the leaves to normal black tea, with mint or lemon balm for additional interest.

Fresh whole leaves can be placed into small bags and sewn up for cats to play with. Alternatively the plants can be placed in the garden, but cats will only be affected by the plant if they brush up against the leaves, breaking or bruising them to release the chemicals.

some are cultivated as ornamentals and are good bird, bee and butterfly attractants.

Sorry we can not send seeds to W.A

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If the packet says Grown organically that means it is one grown in our garden