Catnip Leaf & Flower Organic Cut & Sifted

Catnip Leaf & Flower Organic Cut & Sifted

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Catnip is a member of the mint family originally native to Europe that is now naturalized just about everywhere else. The herb is aptly named since it contains a chemical that house cats find to be irresistible.

You'll enjoy the dried leaf and flower in teas and other beverages almost as much.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound20
originunited states
active compoundsvolatile oils, sterols, acids, and tannins. nepetalactone, nepetalic acid, nepetalic anhydride, citral, limonene, dispentine, geraniol, citronella, nerol, caryophyllene, and valeric acid nepetalactone
plant part usedleaf and flower
processingcut & sifted
agricultureorganic

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a container with a tight-fitting lid and keep in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaGreen with a grassy aroma.

c.
uses

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cosmeticMay be tinctured or infused in oil for use in producing lotions and other cosmetics.
culinaryPrepare as tea, alone or in combination with other herbs.
householdCatnip contains a chemical that repels mosquitoes and other insects.
industrialSold as a cat attractant.

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Combine catnip in tea blends with feverfew, which has similar properties.

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Valerian root also shares similar characteristics as catnip, including the ability to attract cats.

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d.
flavor profile

organic, cut & sifted
catnip
leaf and flower

Catnip has a mild flavor that blends well with other mints.

e.
formulas & recipes

organic, cut & sifted
catnip
leaf and flower

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f.
what else you should know

organic, cut & sifted
catnip
leaf and flower

Catnip is a member of the mint family that is original to Eurasia and now widely naturalized in many other parts of the world, including North America. The herb has a long history of use as a carminative and diaphoretic, among other things, most often prepared as a tea or tincture. The primary constituent in the herb that is responsible for many of its actions is an organic compound called nepetalactone.

Nepetalactone is also responsible for the insect-repelling properties of catnip. Researchers at Iowa State University have conducted several studies on the effects of catnip essential oil and found that the chemical nepetalactone is more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET and at lower concentrations.†

†  "150 Points of Pride", by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences



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