Catnip, also known as Nepeta cataria, is a herb from the mint family that has long been used for medicinal and culinary purposes. It has been brewed into tea to help alleviate digestive issues and soothe headaches. It has also been smoked and chewed as a mild sedative by some people. The calming effects of catnip can also be found in its oil.
Cats become high on catnip due to the plant’s active ingredient called nepetalactone, which activates their olfactory receptors and produces a feeling of euphoria in 50% to 75% of cats. Many people are curious about whether it would be possible to experience the same feeling by smoking or vaping catnip.
Although it is possible to get high off of catnip, it’s not recommended because it can cause side effects like nausea and dizziness. It’s also important to note that smoking anything – including catnip – is a bad idea because it can lead to respiratory problems.
In order to get high off of catnip, you need to smoke it at a temperature higher than 200F to release the oils that produce the psychoactive effect. Smoking catnip will also burn much faster than substances like weed or tobacco, which can increase the chances of burns and other injuries.
The best way to enjoy catnip is by drinking it as a herbal tea. You can also mix it into your favorite weed strains or herbs to experience its calming effects. It’s a great addition to rolling blends with Damiana, Wild Lettuce or even Klip Dagga for a soothing session before bed.