Catmint doesn’t quite have the same intoxicating effects on humans as it does cats, but it still makes for a very useful tonic. It is a mild sedative, but it won’t get you high. However, the relaxing qualities make it ideal to calm down after a stressful day. This combined with its rich vitamin and mineral content has led it to be used as a modern day digestive aid, as well as a detoxifier, reliever of anxiety, stress, headaches and troubled sleep. Traditionally, catmint was brewed into a soothing tea, which was used to ease an upset stomach, help fight the common cold and flu, reduce fevers, act as an antispasmodic and reduce flatulence.