Catnip- Taken orally, catnip is most commonly used in connection with anxiety, insomnia, and nervousness. Contains a substance, known as nepetalactone, which has a sedative effect in humans.
catnip may also be used to help lessen migraine headaches. Has also been used historically to relieve stomach complaints such as colic, cramps, gas, and indigestion because chemicals in it may have muscle-relaxing, or antispasmodic, effects.
If used topically, this herb has often been used to reduce swelling associated with arthritis, hemorrhoids, and soft tissue injuries.
If you use catnip for rituals and spells it is very good for creating a psychic bond with animals; power; courage; love and happiness.