Is catnip safe to give my cat?
Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a member of the Mint family. It grows readily in North America. Its primary medicinal activities have been to expel intestinal gas, as a sedative, antispasmotic, mild diuretic, helps to alleviate vomiting and most commonly, a feline euphoric. It commonly is placed in cat toys because in most cats it produces a euphoric and calming effect due to an ingredient in the plant called nepetalactone. It should be voided in pregnant cats.