While you might think it’s only meant for your feline friend, catnip has surprising health benefits for humans too. The chemical nepetalactone is the reason cats are so enamored with the herb, but catnip also has beneficial antifungal and antibacterial properties. Historically, catnip leaves are used for teas, juices, extracts, salves and more. A mild tea brewed with catnip is a simple way to improve your digestive system, eliminate nausea (especially from morning sickness) and calm your nerves. Many people find that it also reduces insomnia and helps them get to sleep faster, especially during times of illness.
– Treats insomnia and helps you fall asleep faster
– Relieves stress and anxiety
– Soothes menstrual pain
– Antifungal and antibacterial properties
– Eases nausea and stomach discomfort