Nep'eta Cata'ria, Cataria, Catnep, Catmint, N.F. -- The dried leaves and flowering tops with not more than 5 p.c. of stems over 4 Mm. (1/6') thick, or other foreign organic matter; Asia, Europe, naturalized in United States. Perennial herb, .6-1 M. (2-3 degrees) high: Top 10-20 CM. (4-8') long, branched, crushed and broken; stems quadrangular, downy; leaves opposite, 2-7 Cm. (4/5-3') long, ovate, cordate, acute, crenate, gray-green, hairy; flowers small, spikes, calyx tubular, 5-toothed, corolla whitish, purple-dotted, bilabiate, crenulate; odor faintly aromatic, mint-like; taste bitter, pungent, aromatic. Powder, grayish-green -- parenchyma, palisade tissue with green plastids, numerous non-glandular hairs, glandular hairs, stomata, few collenchyma and lignified wood-fiber bundles; solvent: diluted alcohol; contains volatile oil, bitter principle, tannin, gum, fixed oil, ash 16 p.c. Carminative, stimulant, tonic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac (cats); hysteria, chlorosis, colic, amenorrhea, toothache. Dose, gr. 15-60 (1-4 Gm.); 1. Fluidextractum Catariae (43 p.c. alcohol), dose, 3ss-1 (2-4 cc.): Prep.: 1. Elixir Catariae et Faeniculi, 10 p.c., + ol, foenic. 1/5, ol. menth. vir., 1/10, sod. bicarb. 1 4/5, alcohol 15, syrup 20, aq. deset. q.s., 100, dose (infant), mx-30 (.6-2 cc.).