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Active component of catnip

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Nepetalactol is thought to be the active component in Catpnip (Nepeta cataria), producing an opioid-like response in felines. Nepetalactol is a type of compound called iridoids which protect the plant against in aphids. It has been shown that this chemical can have mosquito-repellent properties1.


1. MoutinhoJan. 20, S., 2021 & Pm, 2. Why Cats Are Crazy for Catnip. Science | AAAS (2021).

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