Some fun facts

Catnip is actually a perennial herb belonging to the mint family Nepeta cataria.

The plants grow two to three feet tall and have stems with heart-shaped leaves.

The tips of the stems sprout small white, blue, pink or lavender blooms.

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Catnip: An Herb That You and Your Cat Would Love

Fun Facts

Not all cats are affected by catnip. Experts estimate about 50 to 75 percent have a reaction. The sensitivity to nepetalactone seems to be inherited. Most cats in Australia are not susceptible to catnip. Very young kittens (under two or three months) and senior cats are less likely to react. Even large cats like tigers, lions and leopards can inherit sensitivity to nepetalactone

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Catnip is also used by humans (but not by pregnant women, please). When prepared as a tea or infusion, the nepetalactone acts as a mild sedative, which can be helpful in relieving nausea, headaches, and even toothaches. Enjoy a warm cup of catnip tea at night and it might even help with insomnia.
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What does catnip do to a human?

For the insects to change their behavior around nepetalactone, even if negatively, suggests that they have nepetalactone receptors. As for smoking catnip: not only does it fail to get people high, it can make them feel pretty awful. Too much catnip, whether smoked or drunk as a tea, could cause headaches and vomiting.

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