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Myron Schroed’s Blurty [Most Recent Entries] [Calendar View] [Friends] Below are the 1 most recent journal entries recorded in Myron Schroed ‘s Blurty: Monday, April 18th, 2011 11:55 pm Wellness Added benefits of catnip Catnip is deemed safe for use by both children and adults. The flowers are whitish-pink with purple spots. Catnip tea was a well-liked drink in England till black tea was brought over from China. Nonetheless, pregnant ladies really should not use catnip unless advised to do so by their healthcare practitioner, as the herb can function as a uterine stimulant. catnip Catnip is high in iron, selenium, potassium, manganese, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Catnip now grows throughout Europe and North America. In Ancient Egypt, catnip was thought to be sacred to Bast, the cat goddess. Various indigenous North American tribes also started to use dandelion as a treatment for every thing from diarrhea to pneumonia. Catnip’s tendencies to each stimulate sweat with out raising body temperature and to induce sleep also made it an ideal early treatment for colds, flu, and fever. Herbalists also know catnip by its Latin name Nepeta cataria. The name Nepeta is thought to have been derived from the Roman town Nepeti, where catnip was when cultivated. This creates a mild tranquilizing or sedative effect in most humans. An 1847 Pennsylvania document describes catnip as being “extremely well-liked among the good ladies who deal in simples.” Seventeenth-century herbalist Nicholas Culpeper encouraged catnip for the therapy of bruises, piles, and head scabs. At that time, the dandelion root was believed to induce fierceness and hotheadedness. catnip is a perennial mint that grows up to 3 feet tall. Some believe it was also used to provoke menstruation in a sort of early abortion. ( Comment on this ) About Blurty.com

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