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Catnip is more than just a natural high for moggies


OPINION: If you are a cat person, you’ll know the fun that can be had with a bit of catnip. If you’re not a cat person, catnip is a plant – Nepeta cataria​ – that sends most cats into a sort of temporary, drugged state. It turns out that not only are cats getting a natural and non-addictive high from it, but they are also covering themselves in mosquito repellent. The researchers started by making extracts from silver vine leaves to isolate the compounds present. The researchers were also curious as to why cats bite and chew at silver vine leaves.


Source: Stuff July 04, 2022 04:00 UTC



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