In honor of my cat who we had to put down last night after 20 some years of love today we will look at catnip.

Not only is catnip used as a recreation tool for pets it is also used as a tea. This tea over time has been used to heal a lot of different ailments especially those dealing with the digestive system. catnip has also been used as a sedative. It was also used to calm children. According to English folklore chewing on the root is said to bring about courage and to make the gentle fierce. Myth also states that if you warm some in your had then hold hands with someone else that person will be a friend for life. Hung above the door it is suppose to attract positive spirits and good luck. It is also said to repel rats.