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Catnip (Nepeta Cataria) Essential Oil

Catnip (Nepeta Cataria) Essential Oil

From: CA$19.94

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Catnip (Nepeta Cataria) Essential Oil

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From: CA$19.94

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From: CA$19.94

Plant description

Latin Name: Nepeta cataria
English Name: Catnip 
French Name: Cataire
Family: Lamiaceae 
Origin: France, Canada

History and Origin

Also called catswort or catmint, Nepeta cataria is originating from Europe and Asia. The plant is now naturalized in many regions of the world, including North America. Catnip is an herbaceous plant with toothed leaves and white or lilac flowers. The names of the plant are all related to cats because its scent produces an euphoric effect on them. The presence of an active substance named "nepetelactone" makes it an effective insect repellent.

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part: Aerial parts
Extraction: Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics: Clear mobile liquid with a dark yellow colour and a minty, herbaceous and green scent.
Properties: Antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, calming and sedative, repulsive. 
Indications: Insomnia, agitation, cough, headaches, stomach problems, insect repellent. 

Uses

Environment

Nepetalactone is an insect repellent ten times more effective than DEET without the adverse effects of it. The essential oil is effective and do not represent a danger. For more information, read about the American Chemical Society study titled « Catnip Repels Mosquitoes More Effectively Than DEET » https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010828075659.htm.

 

Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Avoid during pregnancy.
  • Not recommended in case of heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • No adverse effects known under recommended doses. High doses may cause headaches and vomiting.

 

Chromatography

Lot NECACAN11Q (2014/09)

Canada

Lactone : nepetalactone (83,29 %)

Sesquiterpene : β-caryophyllene (7,35 %)

 

Lot NECACAN01S (2014/09)

Canada

Lactone : nepetalactone (83,29 %)

Sesquiterpene : β-caryophyllene (7,35 %)

Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, Pierre, Docteur PÉNOËL, Daniel, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois.
  • MCVICAR, Jekka, La passion des herbes aromatiques-culinaires-médicinales-cosmétiques et comment les cultiver, Guy Saint-Jean éditeur.