Cats seem to have a special preference for this plant. They always look for it and seem to relax with it. Catmint (Nepeta cataria) is used in Asia to calm down tigers and lions in zoos. Catmint has a relaxing effect. It can also be used for several complaints such as menstrual pains, sleeplessness and colds. It also tastes good.
Catmint is relaxing and a mild hallucinogenic. After drinking a strong tea of the herb, it gives a pleasant relaxing, marihuana-like high and has a stimulating effect on the imagination. Catmint is perfect for a relaxed evening, while listening to music or coming to rest after a busy day.