Catmint has groß, square, hoary Stengel, pretty much branched, having at the Gelenke too pretty large softish Blätter, in shape like those of the dead nettle, whitish and hoary underneath, and grün above, set on long footStengel. The Blüten grow on the tops of the Zweige, in long handsome whorled spikes of white Blüten, galeated and labiated, the galea is cut into two, and the labella into three sections, they are set in open five cornered calyces, in which grow the Samen. The Wurzel is white and hölzern, and spreads much. It has a strong Duft between mint and penny-royal. It is called Catmint, because the cats are very fond of it, especially when a little flaccid and withered, for then they will roll themselves on it, and chew it in their Munds with great pleasure.
It wächst in lanes and hedges.
It Blüten in the summer-months.
It is a martial herb, and consists of warming and attenuating parts, somewhat like Penny-royal, and, like that, is of great service in opening Behinderungen of the Gebärmutter, and helping the grün sickness, as also the suffocation of the Gebärmutter and vapours. It promotes the birth and cleansing, and by some authors is empfohlen gegen barrenness