Catmint (Nepeta cataria) can be considered a garden favorite. This herb was traditionally used in teas and tinctures to reduce anxiety and help one sleep during times of insomnia. It is also a flavourful additive that creates a minty, lemongrass-like taste to your drinks and food.
Catmint is a favourite in ornamental and edible gardens. It is a drought-tolerant plant that is relatively easy to grow, and gardeners use it to attract butterflies and repel mosquitos, flies and aphids. It takes on visual qualities of mint, with large triangular, toothed foliage. Pet owners love to give catmint, or catnip, to their feline friends, who may show symptoms like sleepiness, anxiety, purring or growling.
How to prepare catmint tea:
1. Use 5g (1tsp) of dry catmint per cup.
2. Steep between 5-20 minutes, in water that is just off the boil.
3. Add flavours like honey and lemon for taste.
Once the tea has cooled down, you can also use it to make popsicles for a summery, herbal treat!
There are no serious warnings on catmint; ingesting large amounts can lead to stomach ache.
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