Country folks who have drifted to the great cities will never forget how Aunt Kate or Aunt Sue used to soothe our troubled and aching stomachs with Catnip tea. We relished its flavour for it tasted so good. First it was green apples or green grapes - then Catnip tea. Again wet feet and snuffles - then, more Catnip tea. And ofttimes it was just Catnip tea for the sake of drinking it. Grandmother will tell you that it is the safest remedy for quieting little babies when they are in pain. Cats display an exceedingly strong liking for this plant, and will eat it and roll into it almost as easily and naturally as they will take to a bird or a mouse. You can always distinguish a member of the Mint family by its usually four-sided or square stem, and its simple opposite leaves. The pleasing, aromatic odour, peculiar to the Catnip is familiar to most everyone wherever it grows. The large, leafy, hollow branching stalk is distinctly square and grooved. It rises from two to three feet high, and the downy branches are straight and ascending. The fragrant, short-stemmed, grayish green leaves are generally heart-shaped, with large, sharp-pointed, saw-toothed margins. They are greener above than beneath, and the surface is velvety, and they occur at right angles on the stalk. The dark-spotted, pale purple or nearly white tubular flowers are rather small and inconspicuous. They are gathered in whorled clusters, which are set in short, dense terminal spikes. They are strongly two-lipped. The erect upper lip is two-lobed, and the spreading lower lip is three-lobed, with the central lobe largest. The small, hairy, green calyx is five-parted. Catnip is frequently found near dwellings and barns, and along roadsides, from July to November, and ranges from New Brunswick and Quebec, to Virginia and Kansas. Also in Asia.