Catnip Essential Oil

 

Description:

 

Botanically, this plant is known as Nepeta cataria and belongs to Lamiales order of Lamiaceae family. Catnip is inhabitant of Asia and Europe and is imported in most of the counties of United States.

 

Uses & Benefits:

 

    • Catnip can be used in numerous ways in curing of various ailments. It is used as mild sedative and has slight numbing effect on humans.
    • Catnip is also used in the manufacturing of medicines and tablets.
    • Catnip plant is brought in use to make herbal tea, juices, infusion or poultice, tincture etc.
    • Catnip is basically known for its behavioral effects on domestic as well as wild cats. Catnip is made in the form of laces for pet cats.

 

Catnip Essential Oil Specification:

 

Botanical Name:   Nepeta cataria
Common name:  Catnip, catswort, or catmint
Origin:   France
Mode of Extraction:  Steam distilled
Parts Used:   Leaves & flowers
Note Classification:   Top
Appearance:   Pale yellow/orange colored liquid
Organoleptic Properties:  Herbaceous, minty odor
Refractive Index at 20 °C:  1.4872-1.4913
Specific Gravity at 20 °C:   1.0455 – 1.065
Solubility:   Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Storage:   Well closed in air tight containers away from sunlight and heat preferably in amber color glass containers.
Blends With:  Grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, orange, rosemary, spearmint
Constituents:  Nepetalactone Isomers, Nepetalic acid, Dihydronepetalactone, B-Caryophyllene, Caryophyllene oxide

 

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