Nepeta cataria - Catnip Foliage
Catnip has gotten many crazy names to it due to its effect on cats behavior when they smell and rub it. Place some dried catnip leaves by a cat and the large majority will become gitty, excited, playful or just crazy for it! Often touted as a cat weed, this herb is fairly harmless as it is not ingested directly, merely smelled. Some people also use this herb in teas as a relaxing soothing tea before bed. The effects on humans are far from that of cats, and for us it is often simply a soothing mint tea.