Scientific Name - Nepeta cataria L.
Synonyms - Clinopodium Nepeta, Melissa Nepeta, Satureja calamintha, Satureja Nepeta.
Popular names - catusnica, cataria, catmint, catwort, field mint, erba dei Gatti, herb aux chats.
Distribution and Habitat - originated in Europe and Asia, grows in arid places.
Description - herbaceous perennial. Stems 4-edges, branched, 40-100 cm long. Leaves opposite to oblong ovata, stem, the heart, with 8-12 pairs of edge crenata teeth pefata green top, gray inside. Flowers placed in the top of the vertical thick stems and upper fruzelor subsoara; bracts small foliacee; the calyx puberulent, subulati teeth; Corola white or pale purple, purple spots locked lobes are slightly larger than the calyx. Blooms in iulie.octombrie.
Requirements - exhibitions sunny or semi-shade.
Properties and Uses - can grow in market gardens.
Contains more vitamin C and A.
Nepeta cataria Valerian has similar properties, Amaro-tonic and sedative antispasmotica.
Nepeta cataria var. citronelol citriodora contains more essential oil used as perfume industry.
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