Product Description - Starwest Botanicals Organic Catnip Leaf & Flower C/S Bulk 1lb.
Organic Catnip Leaf & Flower C/S
As the actual leaf of the nepeta cataria plant, catnip leaf is a true "herb" (unlike other natural plant extracts such as roots, seeds, flowers and bark that are marketed as organic bulk herbs and while having possible healthful effects, are not actually "bulk herbs" in the technical sense.
While humans may find dried nepeta cataria leaves to be an effective way to soothe the effects of an upset stomach when taken as an infusion, to their pet felines, catnip leaf is in fact not a medicinal herb but a narcotic. Felines have a sense of smell that is far more developed that that of humans - by a magnitude of several million. In fact, it has been suggested that felines perceive scent in the same way that humans perceive color. Just as certain wildcrafted herbs can cause humans to have visual hallucinations, so too does catnip leaf cause your tabby to experience olfactory hallucinations - which, if the typical cat response is any indication, are highly pleasurable, but ultimately harmless.
Ground catnip leaf can be used as a tea for possible relief of some diarrhea cases as well as indigestion. If you live with a cat (or more than one), you'll want buy organic bulk herbs like nepeta cataria in sizable quantities to keep your kitties entertained. (In fact, this natural herb, when given to your cat, is more likely to keep you entertained.)
Botanical Name: Nepeta cataria
Origin: United States
Description: 1 lb. of Organic Catnip Leaf & Flower Cut & Sifted (C/S)
Common Names: Catmint, catnep, catswort, field balm
Common Uses: Catnip is used as an tranquilizer, sedative, digestive aid, and treatments for colds, colic, diarrhea, flatulence, and fever.
Qualities & Properties: Carminative, tonic, diaphoretic, refrigerant and slightly emmenagogue, specially antispasmodic, and mildly stimulating.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
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Starwest Botanicals not only utilizes our own milling and packaging operations for all organic herbs and bulk spices, we also conduct quality control testing on each and every product in our own laboratory. With attention like that, you can be sure you will receive only the highest-quality organic herbs, dried herbs, organic spices and all natural products when you place an order with Starwest.
Starwest Botanicals, Inc.
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