Sunday, February 19, 2017

Healing with Catnip

With the Republican Party fighting about everything that won't help the rich.
Like de-funding Marijuana anyway they can even to the point of stupidity.

There are other options, catnip! Make a Tea out of it, Smoke it,
Burn it with incense, there are options. Catnip is just a form of
mint nothing bad. But still needs to be looked at like medicine.

Using it at 18- you need to think about if it will stop your thinking,
like bad for college APT test. Even college kids smoke
Marijuana after testing! Smoking Marijuana at a young age does cause
a road of stupidity. So the same consideration needs to be
placed with Catnip if you are young!

Stupid is from slower brain development not from social problems hindering development
of the IQ. Slower brain development increases social problems!

Also I have to note social problems is stress and
"One stressful event can kill brain cells." So you don't want to lower brain
development by using drugs that will. On Marijuana, you won't have a clue
you need a clue! Drugs calm you down but in a young age it hinders!

Catnip? don't know but if it slows you down I would see it as the same.
Drugs calm you down but in a young age it hinders!
People have been trying to stop kids with the bad drugs ever since the
beginning of human life! So it's best to teach about it's use!
Drugs have a use and at a young age there is no reason to use them!
You are better off to learn about the drugs use!

I burn catnip like you do a incense, yes I do! If I got a cold or need it,
I will burn it. To me it's like...

Other than that it helps if you have a cold, flu, more in a tea form with honey,
lemon, green tea all mixed up! Or smoked. But don't do NyQuil and catnip 
at the same time! Or with many day time kind of strong cold medicines, 
because a possibility of a drug interactions.

~~~~Can you Smoke Catnip?
Human reactions to catnip vary depending on whether the plant is 
smoked or taken orally as a tea, juice or tincture. In herbal medicine, 
catnip tea is used to promote feelings of calm and to relieve chest congestion 
and muscle tension; some users also report that catnip tea has a slightly 
hypnotic effect and makes a good evening relaxation or sleep herb. 
You can control the potency of catnip tea by how long you steep it; a 
longer steeping will produce more potent effects. Some people who have
tried both report that catnip tea is also gentler 
on the stomach than smoking catnip.

While you certainly can smoke catnip, its effectiveness varies for different people. 
When smoked catnip is effective, its most common effects include warming 
throughout the body, a general sense of relaxation and calm, and a sense of 
mild euphoria sometimes accompanied by giddiness. Inhaling catnip smoke can 
also bring on physical sensations of minty coolness, which usually spread from 
the back of the throat to the upper chest and persist for about two hours. 
Many people report that catnip sedates them and also seems to have anxiolytic
action: some users say that smoking catnip helps them find calm after a long day
and forget about their worries.

Some people also experience interesting time dilation effects after smoking catnip,
and tend to both perceive and react to stimuli more slowly; slightly altered vision, 
including slower movement tracking, also sometimes occurs with smoked catnip.
Be sure not to drive or do any activities that require coordination and fast reaction time, 
such as outdoor sports, until you know how your body reacts to catnip. 
While catnip does not produce visionary effects when smoked, some people 
report that it can be an effective dream-enhancing herb when combined in a 
blend with other calming or dream-enhancing herbs like valerian or damiana. 
The overt effects of catnip seem to wear off in about two hours for a small dose 
(about 1.5 grams), returning people to their baseline with little to no 
hangover. So not only can you smoke catnip, but it generally produces 
quite a pleasant experience!

While Nepeta species are obviously not toxic to humans, smoking catnip can 
have mild side effects in some people, especially those trying it out for the first time. 
Side effects of catnip smoking include slight nausea or headache, especially if you 
a large initial dose. Some people also experience lack of coordination and feelings 
of dizziness which they describe as similar to moderate alcohol intoxication. 
Like alcohol, these effects usually diminish or go away if you lie down for awhile. 
Catnip may also make it difficult to form complex thoughts temporarily, 
plan your evening accordingly if you decide to try smoking catnip for yourself: 
evening of Trivial Pursuit is probably off the table!

Catnip is a very useful herbal remedy for treating all types of infections
of the respiratory tract. In addition, when consumed in the form of a hot tea,
catnip makes one perspire profusely and, in effect, alleviates fevers,
while working in the form of a decongestant.
When you have a cold or flu, you should take catnip as soon as you notice the
symptoms and take it quite often. In addition, catnip is effective in treating asthma
and bronchitis plus eruptive infections like measles and chicken pox.
This herb is an excellent medication especially for infants and children.
As it possesses soothing and relaxing attributes, taking catnip provides
relief from restiveness and brings about sound sleep.

This herb has a relaxing effect, which can be experienced even in the digestive tract.
It helps to alleviate tension, wind, colic as well as pain and is a wonderful medication
for infants who are suffering from any of these conditions and are unable to sleep.
A potent infusion prepared with catnip helps to alleviate headaches as well as all
associated tensions. This herb may also be employed to treat various digestive
disorders, including indigestion, stomach upset and conditions related to stress.
Tannins present in catnip make it an excellent herbal remedy for treating diarrhea,
especially in kids. This herb is also prescribed in the form of an enema
(a fluid injected into the rectum) to treat inflamed bowel disorders,
infections of the bowels, diarrhea as well as constipation.

Catnip has a relaxing effect that can be experienced even in the uterus.
In addition, you may also employ this herb to alleviate pains due to menstrual periods
and also stress and tension during periods.
Catnip is also useful in regulating menstrual periods and also treating suppressed and
delayed menstruation. A hot catnip infusion works as an excellent antiseptic inhalant
cures tender throats, coughs, colds and flu, in addition to working as a decongestant to
sinusitis and catarrh as well as relaxing croup and asthma. Catnip possesses antiseptic
attributes which are effective in treating skin infections. This herb contains high levels
of tannins which help to accelerate the process of repairing damaged tissues and
stop hemorrhages from grazes and cuts. The tannins are also useful in curing burn injuries
and scalds, insect bites, piles and skin problems accompanied by inflammations.

It is quite easy to prepare a genuinely effectual bedtime drink with catnip.
Boil about one cup (250 ml) of water, take it away from heat and add preferably
one teaspoon of freshly chopped catnip or one teaspoon of the dried herb and allow
it to infuse for roughly 20 minutes. When the water is lukewarm you may add some
honey to the formula if you wish and drink it. It has been found that an
Old Amish Herbal medication known as Night Nip also works excellently,
even for people suffering from insomnia.
The recommended dose of this remedy is taking three capsules
just prior to going to bed. An herbal tea prepared with catnip is also effective for
bringing down fevers, alleviating nausea as well as the agony of suffering
from hay fever.

People residing in the Appalachian and Ozark Mountains either apply crushed
fresh leaves of catnip or powdered dried up herb in the form of a raw poultice to
aching teeth or tender gums directly to get relief from the excruciating pain and
related miseries. Provided they are using the powder of the dry herb, they moisten
a cotton piece with water, apply some powder on the affected surface and
place the wet cotton inside the mouth and hold it tightly against the painful gums
or aching teeth for instant relief. While the fresh catnip leaves apparently bring
relief almost immediately, the powered herb takes some more time to have
the desired effect.

A potent herbal tea prepared with catnip may also be effectively employed in the form
of eyewash to provide relief from tenderness as well as swelling caused by cold and flu,
specific air-borne allergens, and excessive consumption of alcohol
(also known as the ‘bloodshot eye’ syndrome). To prepare this strong herbal tea,
add five teaspoons of freshly chopped catnip leaves to three cups (750 ml) of boiling water.
Reduce the heat and allow the chopped leaves of the herb to seethe for just three minutes.
Next, take the kettle way from heat and allow the leaves to infuse for an additional
50 minutes. Filter the liquid and store it in a hygienic fruit jar and refrigerate it.
You may use this tea in the form of eyewash using an eye cup many times every day.
Alternately, you may also saturate a sanitized towel made from terry-cloth in a
tepid solution prepared by diluting the tea with water and apply the towel over
your eyes for about 30 minutes daily. You may compress the used tea bags containing
the herb and place them over the eyelids to get some relief.

p.s. Celestialseasonings tea "Tension Tamer" has catnip in it!

~~~~Catnip Tea Recipe
1 tsp. catnip leaves (dried) OR 1 tablespoon fresh catnip
1 teapot boiling water

Using a wire mesh ball, place the tea leaves in hot water.
This should be about 70°C or 80°C – not the full boiling.
Allow the teapot to steep for five to seven minutes,
depending on how strong you would like your tea.
Ensure you remove the tea ball once you are happy
with the strength of the tea otherwise it will continue to steep
and get stronger. You could also try adding a pinch of
lemon balm and a bit of honey to sweeten the taste.