Fresh Catnip


1 bunch

Catnip, or catmint, gets its name from the intense attraction some cats (yes, felines) show towards this herb. Amongst humans, it is most commonly used as an herbal remedy in the form of teas, tinctures, or juice. Make a relaxing herbal infusion, or even as an herb in your egg fritters recipe, and can be used fresh or dry! You can also use it as a natural repellent against mosquitoes, spiders, ticks, cockroaches and other critters in the home. Cool, right?! The essential oil in catnip, Nepetalactone, is 10 times more effective than DEET - unfortunately the potency of the essential oil quickly dissipates.

Keep in place safe from cats - they love this herb! Store in fridge or freeze in an airtight container or zipper bag to keep all moisture out. If planning to dry, hang upside down and away from heat or sunlight, which will draw the potency out of the herb.