Friday, February 1, 2013


A favorite magickal herb - Catnip tends to have a sedative effect on humans. It is commonly used in sleeping potions.
Grown near your home
 or hung over a door, 
catnip attracts
 good spirits and great luck.
Powers of Catnip are Cat Magic - Love - Beauty and Happiness
Use catnip in conjunction with rose petals to create Love Sachets.  Use catnip in spells to enhance beauty and happiness.
Add it to dream pillows to promote sleep.

Given to your cat, catnip creates a psychic bond between the two of you. A cat usually sniffs it, rubs against it, licks it & finally eats it.
Grow some for your cat and enough for your sleeping potions and spells.
Catnip is not harmful to your cat. They won't overdose on it.  Most cats know when they've had enough & will refuse any further offers.

It is most often drunk as a tea. It is also useful for settling an upset stomach. Harvest fresh  using both the flowers and the leaves or use dried catnip. How much you use is going to depend upon how strong you like your tea. Let it steep to your desired taste. If you like mint in your tea, you'll like catnip, though to me it is more pungent.

Tea Blend... for Aiding in Sleep
1 teaspoon of the tea blend makes 1 cup of tea.

  • 1 part lavender
  • 1 part catnip
  • 1 part verbena
  • 1 part chamomile
  1. Blend dry herbs in a small jar.
  2. To brew, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of the herbal blend.
  3. Steep 5 to 7 minutes. Strain and drink.
  4. Enjoy - peace, harmony, healing, love, happiness

Dry Catnip by tying stems together and hang upside down in a warm, dry, shady spot.  When completely dry, crumble leaves into a jar with an airtight lid and store away from sunlight.

Scientific name: Nepeta catariasually is a perennial from the mint family of herbs.  Other Folk Names include   Cat, Catmint, Catnep, Catrup, Cat's Worth, Field Balm, Nepeta, Nip.

 fairly easy to grow - see your local garden center. It likes light sandy soil, and grows best in full sun.  

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