Crone’s Corner – Catnip!
It’s more than just fun for your cat. Researchers in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University found that chemicals produced naturally in catnip (Nepeta cataria) repel cockroaches. Folklore includes numerous claims that catnip are repellent to insects and spiders. Results show that when given a choice between a surface treated with these plant oils and an untreated surface, cockroaches spent much more time on the untreated surface. One researcher observed that “the roaches will venture onto the treated surface, stop, turn around and walk off onto the untreated surface.” The chemical repellent in catnip is nepetalactone. Not every cat responds to the effects of catnip. If the cat doesn’t have a specific gene, it won’t react. About 80% of cats do have the gene, and enjoy the effects of catnip, which is purr-fectly safe and non-addictive.
Catnip tea was a regular beverage in England before the introduction of tea from China. It is also used today as an herbal remedy for upset stomach, insomnia (it contains a mild muscle relaxant), and cough.
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Great history and also, catnip is great to drink. I like making pesto with it. Yum. I pray Catnip draws love to me from the one I need most. Blessed be.
The universes knows best. I surrender to sources will. Whatever that means. I’m ready.
God does not always show me, but allows me to feel it first. And to get all my fears out of the way to be able to revive better than even I dreamed possible, or my Mamas. Thank you Lord for your patience with me. I know the depth if your love. Even if I had to live without my Mama, you did take me up. And you granted me this platform to speak my truth about the fears I faced as a child. I am one of many, if not all of us who have our struggles. Mine do not lesson yours, and yet highlight them.
Struggle is like exercise. It can be addicting. So much so you help there with their struggles. Sounds crazy? But what if we all just did that without complaint? Like a machine we just lend a hand. We all don’t have to save the world. But if we all worked together, we would. This one thing I know. I’ve loved to long under the wing of the king and queen, to even let this shit slide. I know who I am.
What you think I am saying is dependent of the perceptions you have to draw from. Limited perceptions, limited viewpoint. Narrow minded we call it. Mine was broadened when relinquish happened. I felt numb. And quiet worked although my feelings got hurt, I learned a lot about people. I had too. And it changed how I ultimately see things around here. It breaks your heart wide open, and you feel it all. Like a hose, intensely flowing through you. It’s exposure to the 1000th level.
That’s what I am saying and why I am reporting it like I am. Intensely. I felt it all intensely. Maybe I would have felt it if I had been kept? That remains to be seen as my Mama has not filled me in on the details about me. She’s only shared snips. It must be very hard to drag it up from the vault. I’ve waited 25 years so far and pray she will make it. And after this long of a wait, people want me to give up? People want me to just blow away? Or shut up when I have not gotten what I asked for? Wow.
I want love just like everyone. And I want the whole dream. Like why not dream big?