Catnip - leaves
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Catnip (aka Catmint) 10g
Botanical name: Nepeta cataria
Folk Names: Cat, Catmint, Catnep, Catrup, Cats Wort, Field Balm, Nepeta, Nip
Powers: Cat magic, Love, Beauty, Happiness
Magickal Uses: Given to your cat, catnip creates a psychic bond between the two of you, making it excellent for bonding, communing with and doing magic with your feline familiar. It is also intoxicating to the cat - though some cats may behave differently to others.
Catnip is often used in love sachets, usually in conjunction with rose petals
Catnip is also used in spells to enhance beauty and happiness.
Healing Properties: When smoked, catnip is quite relaxing. Take care when using catnip as it tends to increase the effects of other herbs and medications.
Catnip leaves are a muscle relaxant, used in treating nervous disorders, anxiety and depression.
It also soothes problems of indigestion and insomnia.
Another health benefit of catnip is treatment of an eating disorder called bulimia nervosa which is an excessive intake of food followed by forced purging or vomiting.
Avoid if pregnant (as with most herbs and essential oils)
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**Medicinal properties are listed as a guide only, Lylliths' Emporium is not responsible for any misuse of herbs, resins, berries or oils - always seek professional medical advice before using natural therapies.
Information Sourced From: Cunninghams' Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham.
Wikipedia, www.anniesremedy.com, www.herbs2000.com, www.witchipedia.com, And our own private collection of grimoires and herbal lore