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Catnip Herb Cut - 75 g - Herbal Collection

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Catnip Herb Cut - 75 g - Herbal Collection
Nepeta cataria

    TRADITIONALLY USED FOR

    May help with

     

    • May be used for colds and flu’s, bronchitis, asthma and sore throat
    • Commonly used for anxiety, insomnia and nervousness
    • Can help with sleeplessness and tension headaches and acts as a general relaxing agent
    • A useful diaphoretic for any feverish condition, especially bronchitis
    • May provide relief for spasms from menstruation and stomach or intestinal cramps
    • May be of benefit in the treatment of any stomach upsets, dyspepsia, flatulence and colic
    • Can be used as treatment for diarrhea in children.
    • Is beneficial for babies with colic, for teething and irritability
    • Promotes sweating
    • May calm restless children

     

    INFORMATION

    Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Cataire

     

    Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org

     

    Translation in English by Google Translate  (go to the page of the source linked | on Chrome cellphones go on the 3 dots on the top right and select translate in your preferred language | on laptop right click your mouse and select option translate when hoovering on the page

     

    plant name

     

    Catmint , Catnip , catmint (English)

     

    International Latin denomination

     

    Nepeta cataria L.

     

    botanical family

     

    Lamiaceae

     

    Description and habitat

     

    • Aromatic, fluffy perennial, 1 m tall, with greyish-green, heart-shaped leaves with a mint smell
    • White flowers in whorls, dotted with purple
    • Native to Europe, acclimatized in North America
    • Dry paths, mountainous regions, up to 1500 m altitude

     

    History and tradition

     

    • Known since Antiquity, its cultivation was encouraged in the royal domains of the time of Charlemagne (it is part of the "Capitular De Villis")
    • Used to treat fevers during the Middle Ages
    • According to the dictionary of Trévoux (18th century), it is a "strong aperitif plant", suitable for causing ordinary and curing vapours"
    • The herbal tea has a pleasant taste, unlike another catnip , valerian .
    • Different species of Nepeta sp. are used in traditional medicine as an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, sedative, relaxant, cholesterol-lowering, anti-asthmatic, carminative, diuretic, diaphoretic, febrifuge, vermifuge, herbicide, insecticide and insect repellent, depending on their composition [1]

     

    Parts used

     

    • Flowering aerial parts

     

    Dosage forms available

     

     

    Usual dosages

     

    Composition

     

    Main components of the plant

     

     

    Main components of buds or young shoots

     

    Main components of essential oil

     

     

    Properties

     

    Plant properties

    • Analgesic, slightly narcotic
    • Antispasmodic and relaxing
    • Diaphoretic (promotes perspiration) and febrifuge
    • Facilitates gas expulsion and digestion
    • Nepetalactone is highly insect repellent, it repels various species of mosquitoes including Anopheles [2] , Aedes [3] and Culex [4] , Dermatophagoides mites [5] , in synergy with nepetalactone isomers and (E)- (1R,9S)-caryophyllene , present in the plant
    • Aphrodisiac for cats
    • Antidepressant, antidiabetic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hypolipidemic, cardioprotective properties, depending on the species of the genus Nepeta [1]

     

    Bud properties

     

    Properties of essential oil

     

    • Anti-infectious against Gram-positive ( Staphylococcus aureus ) and Gram-negative ( Pseudomonas aeruginosa ) bacteria often responsible for nosocomial diseases [6] , as well as affections of the oral cavity [7]
    • Fungistatic and bacteriostatic [8]
    • Antioxidant [9]
    • Spasmolytic, antiasthmatic, by likely inhibition of calcium channels and papaverine-like activity [10]

     

    Directions

     

    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)

     

    • Colds, flu, fevers in children (associated with black elderberry , herbal tea sweetened with honey), asthmatic and spastic bronchitis
    • Indigestion, colic, digestive headaches
    • menopausal hot flashes
    • Rheumatism and arthritis in local applications

     

    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)

     

    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)

     

    Known or suspected mode of action

     

    • Iridoids take their name from that of the Iridomirmex ants which possess these molecules playing a role in their defense mechanisms, many of them are anti-inflammatory
    • Actinidin is an attractor for cats

     

    Usual formulations

     

    Regulations

     

    Possible side effects and precautions for use

     

    • None known, no prolonged use as a precaution

     

    Bibliographic references

     

    1. Aller à :1.0 1.1 and 1.2 Bahare Salehi, Marco Valussi, Arun Kumar Jugran, Miquel Martorell, Karina Ramírez-Alarcón, Zorica Z. Stojanović-Radić, Hubert Antolak, Dorota Kręgiel, Ksenija S. Mileski, Mehdi Sharifi- Rad, William N. Setzer, María de la Luz Cádiz-Gurrea, Antonio Segura-Carretero, Bilge Şener, Javad Sharifi-Rad. Nepeta species: From farm to food applications and phytotherapy. Trends in Food Science & Technology 80 (2018) 104–122
    2. Aller↑ Birkett MA, Hassanali A, Hoglund S, Pettersson J, Pickett JA. Repellent activity of catmint, Nepeta cataria, and iridoid nepetalactone isomers against Afro-tropical mosquitoes, ixodid ticks and red poultry mites. Phytochemistry. 2011 Jan;72(1):109-14. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2010.09.016. PMID 21056438
    3. Aller↑ Polsomboon S, Grieco JP, Achee NL, Chauhan KR, Tanasinchayakul S, Pothikasikorn J, Chareonviriyaphap T. Behavioral responses of catnip (Nepeta cataria) by two species of mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti and Anopheles harrisoni, in Thailand. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2008 Dec;24(4):513-9. PMID 19181058
    4. Aller↑ Gkinis G, Michaelakis A, Koliopoulos G, Ioannou E, Tzakou O, Roussis V. Evaluation of the repellent effects of Nepeta parnassica extract, essential oil, and its major nepetalactone metabolite against mosquitoes. Parasitol Res. 2014 Mar;113(3):1127-34. doi: 10.1007/s00436-013-3750-3. PMID 24449446
    5. Aller↑ Khan MA, Jones I, Loza-Reyes E, Cameron MM, Pickett JA, Birkett MA. Interference in foraging behavior of European and American house dust mites Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoides farinae (Acari: Pyroglyphidae) by catmint, Nepeta cataria (Lamiaceae). Exp Appl Acarol. 2012 May;57(1):65-74. doi: 10.1007/s10493-012-9532-2. PMID 22382713
    6. Aller↑ V.-G. from Billerbeck. Essential oils and antibiotic resistant bacteria. Essential oils and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Phytotherapy, Volume 5, Number 5, 249-253
    7. Aller↑ Zomorodian K, Saharkhiz MJ, Rahimi MJ, Shariatifard S, Pakshir K, Khashei R. Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oil of Nepeta Cataria L. Against Common Causes of Oral Infections. Journal of Dentistry (Tehran, Iran). 2013;10(4):329-337.
    8. Aller↑ C. Bourrel, F. Perineau, G. Michel & JM Bessiere. Catnip (Nepeta cataria L.) Essential Oil: Analysis of Chemical Constituents, Bacteriostatic and Fungistatic Properties. Journal of Essential Oil Research, Volume 5, 1993 - Issue 2, Pages 159-167 | Received 01 Mar 1992, Published online: 28 Nov 2011 [1]
    9. Aller↑ Adiguzel A, Ozer H, Sokmen M, Gulluce M, Sokmen A, Kilic H, Sahin F, Baris O. Antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of the essential oil and methanol extract of Nepeta cataria. Pol J Microbiol. 2009;58(1):69-76. PMID 19469289
    10. Aller↑ Gilani AH, Shah AJ, Zubair A, Khalid S, Kiani J, Ahmed A, Rasheed M, Ahmad VU. Chemical composition and mechanisms underlying the spasmolytic and bronchodilatory properties of the essential oil of Nepeta cataria L. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Jan 30;121(3):405-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2008.11.004. PMID 19041706
    • Modnicki D, Tokar M, Klimek B. Flavonoids and phenolic acids of Nepeta cataria L. var. citriodora (Becker) Balb. (Lamiaceae). Acta Pol Pharm. 2007 May-Jun;64(3):247-52. PMID 17695148
    • Sarac N, Ugur A. The in vitro antimicrobial activities of the essential oils of some Lamiaceae species from Turkey. J Med Food. 2009 Aug;12(4):902-7. PMID 19735193

    CAUTION

    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.

     

    This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.
     

    If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.

     

    This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

     

    This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.

     

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