Nepeta cataria, generally known as catnip, is an historical member of the mint household. It has been utilized in western people practices for millennia, and is cherished for its light, calming properties. Herbalists and fogeys typically brew this child-friendly herb right into a soothing tisane, nevertheless it can be taken internally as a tincture. For topical use, catnip may be infused in oils, or used as an essential oil or hydrosol to carry an herbaceous, enjoyable scent to physique care merchandise. Maybe, nonetheless, catnip is greatest often known as the herb most cherished by our feline mates.