What is Catnip?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines


Catnip has been used for its soothing properties, and has also been known to have a slightly numbing effect. The plant can be consumed as a tea, juice, tincture, infusion or poultice, and smoked.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle spasms 2 4
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Promote relaxation 1 4
Rheumatoid arthritis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Catnip

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Catnip

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Catnip


Stopped using Catnip

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Catnip.