Catnip is said to lower fever and reduce the eruption of measles and chicken pox. Used traditionally to quell digestive disturbances, especially those accompanying flu or asthma. Catnip stimulates gastric secretions. This aids in the movement of food and infection out of the digestive tract, while relaxing tight muscles and generally inducing relaxation. Recent laboratory research has confirmed that Catnip is antimicrobial. Catnip is a potent sleep-inducer for humans. Cat’s love it too!