What do you think of catnip as a muscle relaxer/sleep aid? Years ago, before the spinal issues required ongoing attention by a physician, I was able to manage with nsaids for inflamation and pain, power walking (endorphins being my drug of choice
), and catnip as a muscle relaxer and sleep aid. Approx. 30 minutes before bedtime, I would make a cup of strong catnip tea. Shortly thereafter, my muscles would be nice and soft, as opposed to a rock hard spasm, and I would feel drowsy. I would awaken in the am refreshed, with no hangover. I would take a cup of tea durring the day, prn, when I would begin to experience serious spasm. The tea would reduce the spasm before it had a chance to peak and put me on the heating pad for the rest of the day. Have a great day.