The Benefits of Herbs For Your Cat

Let's talk about the benefits of herbs for your cat. If you like to grow plants and you have a cat then you should plant herbs that can help improve your cat's health. Herbs are easy to grow as long as you have a garden or a sunny window sill in your home. This article will explain what herbs your cat will enjoy.

You've probably heard of catnip before. Don't buy it, grow it. Many cats love catnip it makes them happy, silly, and stress free. Catnip may make your cat seem like it's on drugs or like it got into your liquor cabinet, but don't worry it's not harmful. Easily grow catnip and enjoy watching your cat's reaction to it.

Not all cats respond to catnip. If your cat is one of them then try growing cat thyme. You will think it has an awful smell, but in cats it has similar effects as catnip. This herb will make your cat happy and content. The only problem with this herb is that is grows pretty slowly.

Rosemary and Peppermint are also great herbs to grow in your yard or in your home. These herbs can be used individually or combined as bug repellent. You can create an herb bath as a flea treatment for your cat.

Licorice Root is an herb that can help both you and your feline. This herb can be used to sooth itchy skin and even colds because it contains cortisone. It is also great for cats with arthritis because it has anti-inflammatory and blood cleansing properties.

Another herb that can both you and your cat can benefit from is Valerian. However, for you this herb will be relaxing and help you sleep well while for your cat it will be a stimulant. Valerian is great for lazy or overweight cats that need a little boost.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.