How To Ease Your Anxiety And Depressions Using CATNIP

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Written by: Lindsay Sibson

It ain’t just for CATS.

Yes, that is right, people… it’s time to raid your feline’s stash for some good quality catnip.

Just like it helps calm down your 4 legged furry friend, catnip ALSO has extensive health benefits for humans… especially in the relaxation department.

Here is what YOU need to know about the powerfully calming CATNIP.

What Is Depression And Anxiety?

  • The most commonly diagnosed condition in general practice
    • The 2nd most common is hypertension
  • Often occur in tandem
    • Symptoms that are common in both disorders include: irritability, difficulty concentrating, guilt, fear, indecision, eating and sleep disturbances and chronic aches and pains

Depression Anxiety
  • A state of mind that arises from regular worries, stress, anxieties and tension
  • Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
  • Fatigued and loss of energy
  • Diminished pleasure in daily activities
  • A state of mind when it is unable to rest
  • A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease
    • Typically regarding an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome

What Is Catnip?

  • Member of the mint family
  • One of the most powerful and potent plants when it comes to reducing anxiety symptoms and easing panic attacks
  • Has similar effects to valerian and lavender
  • A popular herbs in stress formulas where it is included for its sedative effect
  • Induces a deep feeling of calmness, relaxation and well being
    • Useful for also helping insomnia

Benefits Of Catnip

Regular use of catnip:

  • Improves control over nervousness and irritability
  • Helps you manage stress in a healthier manner
  • Promotes a restful sleep and eases insomnia
  • Accelerates recovery after minor injuries
  • Detoxifies your body
  • Eases inflammation

Can be used specifically as:

  • Effective Nerve Tonic
    • Helps relieve and soothe tension throughout your body
    • Can help relieve nausea, headaches and toothaches
    • Calms nervousness
    • Eases muscles tension caused by severe anxiety
  • Stress Reliever
    • Leaves your body feeling refreshed and rejuvenated

How To Take Catnip

It is often combined with lemon balm and chamomile to help soothe tension, relieve stress, ease insomnia and reduce nervousness.

This herbal remedy comes in a variety of forms and can be used internally and externally, including:

  • Tinctures and solutions
  • Capsules
  • Homeopathic remedy
  • Dried herbs

The  method by which you take this herb all depends on your preference!

Here are few ideas to incorporate catnip into your personal wellness plan:

Tea
  • Brew the herbs in boiling water and drink like a normal tea
  • Take 2 times a day for 3 months
Soak
  • Put the dried herb in a warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes
    • Or simply soak your feet in the mixture
Inhalation
  • Put the herbs in a bowl and pour steaming water over the herbs
  • Cover your head with a towel and capture the steam
    • Close your eyes and inhale deeply through your nose
  • Continue to inhale and exhale for 10 minutes or longer
Orally
  • Add a small handful of the herb to your favorite smoothie
    • More powerful because you are consuming the entire herb

When you start incorporating catnip into your healthcare routine, you should notice immediate results! You will  start feeling the stress and tension melt away.

And for those EXTRA stressful life moments:

 

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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