an Alternative to Natural Health
Nature's Sunshine Products
Catnip & Fennel Liquid is highly concentrated herbal extracts suspended in a base of 100 percent pure vegetable glycerin. It is also very concentrated one-to-one extracts. That means that there is one pound of extracted herbs in each pound of herbal liquid. Most extracts, including Nature's Sunshine's alcohol-based extracts, aren't that potent. That means that only small amounts of Liquid Herbs are needed. Catnip and fennel are ideal for a Liquid Herb combination.
Catnip, Latin name Nepeta cataria, is found in all parts of the United States and in Europe. It is a common weed loved by cats (hence its popular name). The whole herb is used in herbology. It is primarily recognized as a nutritional aid for the digestive and nervous systems.
Catnip was used by Indians to nutritionally calm the digestive system, especially in children. It is also known to help relieve flatulence and relax the intestinal tract. In addition, it assists in improving circulation and in eliminating mucus from the body.
This herb has been known to nutritionally support the nervous system through its rich content of nutritional volatile constituents. It is an aromatic that appears to assist the nervous system by way of its influence upon the digestive system (where many feel the seat of emotions resides).
Catnip is high in vitamins A, C and B-complex and contains magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, sodium and a trace of sulphur.
A perennial herb found throughout the world, fennel, Latin name Foeniculum vulgare, is native to the Mediterranean area and has been cultivated since ancient times. Its use spread from the Mediterranean regions with the expansion of civilization. It is best known as a sweet cooking spice.
The fennel fruit is the part prized by herbalists and cooks alike. Since the fruit is rather small, it is usually referred to as a seed. Some groups of Indians were known to chew the seeds to assist in digestion. The seeds are used by herbalists when ripened and dried.
The fennel plant is well-known by herbalists throughout the world and has been used for the same purpose as ginger, as a digestive aid. It is known as a carminative (to relieve flatulence) and is used similarly by both Western and Oriental herbalists.
Historically, fennel has been noted by herbalists as a nutritional aid for helping digestion and for cleansing the urinary and respiratory systems. The properties of fennel are due primarily to the volatile oil content. Because of its volatile oil content, fennel has been c1assified as an aromatic herb.
There is no known toxicity for fennel or catnip, and its use is safe with children, especially because of their mild flavor.
In addition to the nutritional bencl1ts of catnip and fennel, combining these herbs in a glycerin base; also poses health benefits. Glycerin is a natural component of all fats and oils. All fats are glycerides of fatly acids, being composed of molecules of fatty acids bonded to glycerin. In our bodies, fats arc broken down through the digestion process into their component parts-fatty acids and glycerin. Being a natural product of digestion, glycerin has normal metabolic pathways, which makes it ideal for use with small children. It can be recombined with fatty acids to form the various oils and fats tile body needs; it can be converted into sugars and burned for fuel, or it can he stored fur later use. Additionally, Liquid Herbs are more easily assimilated than dry herbs in capsules. Hence, they are more valuable for persons with weak digestion and they enter the system more quickly.
Fennel is a useful herb. It is said to relieve abdominal cramps and flatulence and to rid the body of mucus. It soothes the baby's colic and also stimulates formation and flow of milk for nursing mothers.
Fennel is used for stomach, nerves, intestines and eyes. It strengthens nerves and purifies the blood. This herb has a reputation as a diet aid and taking it before meals evidentially reduces the appetite.
Catnip has been documented as normalizing blood pressure and it is said that putting several drops on the back of the tongue will decrease the desire for cigarettes.
Catnip applied to the abdominal area and back can relieve a baby's colic. A few drops of catnip on the tongue will cause pain causing gas to be expelled. This herb has been called "Nature's Alka-Seltzer."
Catnip has been reputed to prevent miscarriages and premature births.
Appetite Depressant, Bronchitis, Colic, Abdominal Cramps, Diarrhea, Digestive Aid, Flu, Gas, Hiccups, Intestinal Problems, Promotes Lactation, Pin Worms, Restlessness, Sedative for Children, stop Smoking.
Catnip & Fennel (2 oz)