CATNIP (NEPETA CATARIA)

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CATNIP (NEPETA CATARIA)

7.95

Wonderful and important herb for the garden that is delicious as a tea.  Classic aromatic mint with excellent digestive, nervine relaxanxt, and anti-spasmodic properties.  Perfect for digestive distress such as stomach aches, cramps, nausea or bloating, especially when they present with nervous energy.  Also great for colds and flus and is a very effective diaphoretic.  Perfect remedy for kids.  Makes a nice tea, glycerite or elixer.  Also famous for attracting cats- who really do love it- and can be dried and made into little cat toys for their amusement.  Bees and other pollinators and beneficials love this plant and they will visit it frequently.  Short-lived perennial that tends to readily self-seed and move around the garden, popping up unexpectedly all over the place, which is great.  Flowers to 4 ft. Plant 1-2 ft apart.  Prefers full sun to part shade and well-drained soils. Drought-tolerant.  Hardy to Zone 3.

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