We are going to focus on herbs for cats this month as we did a trilogy on Herbs and Dogs previously!
CATNIP- Contains nepetalactone (notice the word pet highlighted); this herb stimulates pheromones which can cause euphoria or overwhelming happiness. The affect usually last approximately 10 minutes. Catnip does not produce this reaction in any other species but, is often used in loose leaf tea that can be drank by humans in the evening to help support a restful nights sleep.
It can improve relaxation, boost mood, reduce anxiety, relestlessness & nervousness. All of these beneifits can be experienced by humans also. Some other great effects that humans may experience from Catnip are:
- Lessen the severity of migraines
- Relieves cramps
- Reduces Gas
- Indigestion/Heartburn relief
Catnip is not addictive so your kitty will not become dependent on it.
Check back on the next blog for more information on herbs that are good for your cat.