Botanical Name:

Nepeta cataria


Naturalized in North America

Parts Used:

Flowers, leaves

Key Actions:

  • Sedative
  • Digestive aid
  • Menstruation promotion
  • Antispasmodic

Traditional Uses:

  • Digestive issues
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Cold & Cough
  • Chest congestion


Generally considered safe.


  • Tea
  • Tincture

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