, also known as Nepta cataria
, is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa, and is also common in North America.
pleasantly stimulates cats' pheromonic receptors resulting in temporary euphoria. The flowers and leaves can be dried and used in herbal teas. Some herbalists claim that Catnip
has a sedative effect on humans. However, no scientific studies have been able to prove such a claim.
has sturdy stems with opposite heart-shaped, green to grayish-green leaves. It blooms flowers that are white, blue, pink or lilac and occur in several clusters toward the tip of the stems. The Catnip
flowers are tubular and spotted with tiny purple dots. The Catnip
scent is said to drive mice away.
Lemon Catnip Seeds
Japanese Catnip Seeds