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Useful in any feverish condition. Its sedative influence on the nerves adds to its soothing quality. The essential oil of catnip includes something called nepetalactone, which is credited with many of its benefits. Catnep Tea is a valuable drink in every case of fever, because of its action in inducing sleep and producing perspiration without increasing the heat of the system. It is good in restlessness, colic, insanity and nervousness, and is used as a mild nervine for children, one of its chief uses being, indeed, in the treatment of children's ailments.
Astringent, Antiinflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Antipyretic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Antiviral, Tonic, Narcotic
Catnip combines well with equal parts camomile, mint, lemon balm and sage for a pleasant herbal remedy for fevers. Dried leaves, and/or whole flowering top and leaf, as a tea, sachet, or tincture.