A well-know plant of the genus Nepeta (Nepeta Cataria), somewhat like mint, having a string scent, and sometimes used in medicine. It is so called because cats have a peculiar fondness for it.
As a mild sedative and to control diarrhea; This herb is used as a mild sedative useful for cramps and upset stomach. It is said to be calming to the nervous system, to aid digestion and to help control diarrhea. It is also used to control fevers, and stimulate the appetite.
A Druid sacred herb. Chewed by warriors for fierceness in battle.