Pawbreakers Plus! All-Natural Catnip Edible Ball Cat Treat
Catnip is a plant. The flowering tops are used to make medicine.
Catnip is used for (); ; and other ; cold and other upper respiratory infections; ; ; fever; ; worms; and gastrointestinal (GI) upset, including , , cramping, and gas (). It is also used as a tonic, for increasing urination, and for starting menstrual periods in girls with delayed onset of .
Some people apply catnip directly to the for , , and as a compress to relieve swelling.
Some people also smoke catnip medicinally for respiratory conditions and recreationally for a “high.”
In manufacturing, catnip is used as a pesticide and insecticide.
The smart cat edible garden is a favorite of my 8 year old Maine Coon. I've bought other cat grass varieties but this brand gives him different choices for his diet and he just loves it!
Catnip has a long history of use in alternative medicine. Catnip plant constituents include Nepetalic acid, Alpha- & beta- Citral, Nepetalactone, Limonene, Geraniol, Dipentene, Citronella, Nerol, a terpene, Acetic acid, Butyric acid, Valeric acid and Tannin. The leaves and flowering tops are strongly antispasmodic, antitussive, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, slightly emmenagogue, refrigerant, sedative, slightly stimulant, stomachic and tonic. Catnip is used as an herbal remedy for treating disorders of the digestive system and, as it stimulates sweating, it is useful in reducing fevers. The fresh juice of Catnip Herb is used as an emmenagogue (to promote menstruation). Mild catnip tea is used to relieve colic in babies, restlessness and nervousness, and is very useful as a mild nervine for children. Stronger Catnip tea relieves fevers due to colds and flu as well as calming the stomach and preventing nausea and diarrhea. Applied externally as an herbal pultice, or added to bath it is good for skin irritations. Catnip oil is great for aroma therapy. A strong infusion can be used to repel fleas from carpets or the fur of animals. An extract from the leaves (called nepetalactone) has herbicidal and insect repellant properties. As with any herbal supplement, it is important to understand any potential reactions that can occur when taking catmint along with other medications. Catmint is generally recognized as safe to use in adults, but there are a few drugs that do not interact well with this herb.Young Catnip leaves are edible raw. They have an aromatic mint-like flavor eaten in salads. The fresh young shoots are good in spring salads and rubbed into meat for flavor. As the name (cat-nip) suggests, cats love to nip at it, although watching them it might better be called (cat-roll) for they seem to roll, rub, and totally crush the plant into the ground. They discover that the more they crush it the more oil it releases. What's in it? The secret recipe is 100% natural and uses only pure, fresh catnip and human-grade ingredients that are healthy for your cat! Pawbreakers do not contain sugar or any other unwanted ingredients. We call it 'candy' because it's such a treat for the kitties.In cats, inhaled nepetalactone stimulates the olfactory bulb, the part of the brain that processes odors. The olfactory bulb then interacts with the amygdala, the brain region associated with emotion and decision-making, and hypothalamus, which controls a variety of bodily functions. From the hypothalamus, nepetalactone stimulates a sexual response in cats that are genetically predisposed to sensitivity to catnip. (About 20 to 30 percent of cats don't seem to react to the plant.)Catmint blooms throughout summer and fall. promotes additional flowering. It can also help prevent reseeding. Faassen’s catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) is sterile however, and doesn’t require deadheading. Shear the plants back to half their size in fall or following harvest.