Catnip is a herb that about 50% of cats find really attractive and just by smell it can send them into a real spin. It is a member of the mint family and if the leaves are bruised tends to be more of an influence on those cats that go a little crazy with the smell. If they decide to eat it, then you might them starting to fall asleep as it can work as a sedative.
If your cat is one of the 50% of cats that loves Catnip then they will like to rub up against it, roll in it and all manor of things!! This can give you one crazy cat for a good ten minutes and then the Catnip will not do anything for approximately half an hour!! Who would have thought!!
So does it work the same way in humans? In humans it is or can be used as a sedative much like chamomile or alternatively it is a healing agent for cuts!! There are so many uses for Catnip that the mind boggles!!
So that just about sums it up, but do a little research on the internet as it is really quite an interesting herb!!
Have a pawesome day,
Stephanie, Poppy and Rosie