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Drink Catnip Tea for Amazing Healing Properties

Drink Catnip Tea for Amazing Healing Properties is just what you need to do to boost your immune system, calm your nerves, calm restless sleep and reduce inflammation throughout the body.

Drink Catnip Tea for Amazing Healing Properties

The first thing you think of when you here catnip is probably something along the lines of some cat acting funny after smelling this weird stuff right? Well it turns out catnip isn’t only for cats, there are many uses people have for it that may surprise you.

Catnip is a type of mint plant, so it is not surprising that it has some of the same properties, this herb helps to remedy cold symptoms such as migraines and other headaches, it can also work as an anti-inflammatory to help reduce swelling. Catnip has been also known to calm nerves, settle an upset stomach as well as help your digestive track and cure morning sickness.

Also known as field balm, catswort, and catmint, catnip is a plant of the mint family with oval-toothed grayish leaves. Before naturalizing in Canada and the northeastern US, this plant (nepeta cataria) has been native to central Europe. Despite being a strong-smelling herb commonly associated with cats, catnip has proven to be very beneficial (health-wise) to humans.

When taken as tea, catnip tends to function like a natural antacid that can help with flatulence, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and colic. The plant is believed to have certain medicinal properties that help treat migraines and insomnia along with some calming properties that can effectively relieve anxiety and stress in humans.

How to make a cup of Catnip Tea:

1. Heat water to a rolling boil in a tea kettle (Buy Here from Amazon) 

2. Place Catnip tea (Buy Here from Amazon)  into tea ball infuser (Buy Here from Amazon) 

3. Place tea ball infuser into a teacup then slowly pour boiling hot water into teacup.

4. Let the Catnip tea steep for 3 to 5 minutes. (Buy Here from Amazon) 

5. Remome tea ball infuser from cup.

6. Add sugar, honey or milk…. or nothing at all.

Leaves and flowers obtained from the common catnip plant are used to make catnip tea. In some cases, the roots of this herb can be equally used to make tea. But rather than act as a relaxing agent, it becomes a stimulant. Catnip tea contains some essential elements such as sodium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, iron, calcium, and vitamins A, B, and C.

No doubt, the only sure way to the experience the full health benefits of catnip is tea. When ingested in sufficient amounts, this amazing herb can act as a sedative to help with insomnia. Interestingly, it also helps to soothe irritation and also works as a muscle relaxant.

Catnip is a relatively versatile plant, it can grow in a multitude of climates and does not require much care besides watering. While they cannot survive in a below freezing climate, the catnip plant has been known to comeback after being killed by low temperature. Harvesting this plant is relatively straight forward, simply cut off how much you would like and ether using a dehydrator or the sun, dry to herb until it is ready to be used.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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