Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Catnip, Japanese (Jing Jie)
Botanical Name   Schizonepeta tenuifolia
System Affected   cold, throat, headache, antibacterial
Properties   common cold, chills, sore throat headache helps to lower temperature and promote sweating antibacterial
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Origin   China
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    Catnip
Botanical Name   Nepeta cataria
System Affected   gas, colds, fever, nerves, refrigerant, sedative
Properties   stomach, intestinal gas, abdominal pain (2 tbl (2-3 tsp for children) in 1 pint water internally, or as external enema for large intestine) Produces perseration for colds. tissue tonic, refrigerant (relieve thirst, fever) soothing nerves, mild sedative Externally: Possible insect repellant (proven vs cockroaches)
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