NAME : CATNIP
GAELIC NAME :
LATIN NAME : Nepeta cataria
COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Catmint, Catnep, Catrup, Catswort, Field balm, Cat,
MEDICINAL PART : Herb.
DESCRIPTION : Catnip is a perennial herb of the mint family. Its erect,
square, branching stem is hairy and grows from 3 to 5 feet high. The oblong or cordate,
pointed leaves have scalloped edges and gray or whitish hairs on the lower side.
FLOWERING PERIOD : The bilabiate flowers are white with purple spots and grow
in spikes from June to September.
PROPERTIES : Anodyne, Antispasmodic, Aromatic, Carminative, Diaphoretic.
USES : Make catnip tea for upset stomach, colic, spasms, flatulency and acid.
It can also be used for an enema. Popular uses in Europe are for chronic bronchitis and
GENDER : Feminine
PLANET : Venus
ELEMENT : Water
DEITIES : Aengus
POWERS : Cat magic, Love, Beauty,
Given to your cat, catnip creates a psychic bond between the two of you. It is also
intoxicating to the cat.
Use Catnip while calling on Aengus Óg the
God of Love, to bring happiness and Love. In order to experience Beauty
and Clarity call on the Goddess Áine while using.