posted on May, 25 2003 @ 09:59 AM
Actually, catnip DOES give humans a mild buzz and has been used by herbalists for centuries to reduce anxiety and calm nervous stomachs.
The tea tastes like weeds, though (and you have to let it steep for awhile.) Best mixed in with a nice herbal tea like chamomile. Humans vary in
susceptibility. A friend of mine gets a real buzz on a single cup of it. Takes me several cups to get to the point that he gets on one cup.
Smoking it... eh, it's kind of iffy.
It is legal. If you're going to try it, do get the best quality (most expensive) brand; preferably flavor sealed.
If you can stand the taste (doesn't bother me) you can also chew it. Still tastes rather weedy.
Home grown stuff doesn't seem as potent.
...and that's probably more than you ever wanted to know about catnip, right?