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Treating indigestion with catnip

Believe it or not, catnip is a great herb for treating indigestion. It's a member of the mint family, and is best known for the bizarre behavioral effects it has on cats. Of course, catnip doesn't cause any such behavior in humans. But, catnip does contain excellent nutritional properties that are beneficial for the human digestive system.

Catnip is a good source of iron, selenium, potassium, manganese and chromium. It also contains moderate amounts of other minerals and vitamins.

Catnip provides antispasmodic properties that have a soothing and relaxing effect on the digestive system, relieving diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion, upset stomach and headaches. It's also beneficial for treating abdominal and menstrual cramping, as well as chronic coughing.

In addition to being an excellent digestive aid, catnip helps lower fevers and is good for alleviating sleeplessness and insomnia.


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