5 Must Know Catnip Facts


5. People like catnip, too.

Catnip also can be used for tea. The presence of a chemical called nepetalactone produces sedative-like affects in humans, making catnip a popular home remedy for headaches as well as insomnia. To make catnip tea, add one teaspoon of dried catnip leaves or three to four teaspoons of fresh catnip leaves to a mug of boiling water and let it steep.

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    • LOL you basically contradicted yourself. MOST cats love it. Not all. It’s clearly stated by you and the article lol.

  1. That's why the article says cats, not cats and kittens. It's implied that only adults get enjoyment from it. Also, the reason kittens aren't affected is because their brain and nervous system isn't mature yet. Once a kitten is 7-8 months old, on average, they will start to feel the effects of catnip.

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