G/P/E: Feminine, Venus, Water.
Magical attributes: Cat magic, familiars, joy, friendship, love.
Uses: Its flowers and leaves have often been used to treat colds and insomnia.
It lowers fevers, dries up post nasal drip, gets rid of bad headaches and relieves sore aching bones due to colds and flus, when taken in tea form, 2-3 times daily.
As an incense it may be used to consecrate magical tools.
Sacred to Bast; should be used in any ritual involving cats or cat deities.
Effective when used in rituals involving cats or cat deities.
It can be used with other herbs in love spells and charms.
If grown near the home it will attract positive spirits.
It can be used in charms to bring good luck.
Use with rose petals in love sachets.
Use in sachets and spells designed to enhance beauty or happiness.
Provides protection while sleeping.
Mix with Dragon’s Blood to rid oneself of a behavioral problem or bad habit.
Burn dried leaves for love magick.
Grow near the home or hang over the door to attract good spirits and luck.
Also Called: Cat’s Play, Catmint, Nip, Nepeta, Field Balm, Catswort, Catnep