CATNIP LEAVES In Hoodoo CATNIP LEAVES are used by many folks for Luck in Love Affairs. CATNIP is called a Woman's Love Herb because it is said to make women enticing and charming and this makes men hot and ready -- and for this reason, i hear that women use it to aid in bringing about passion and sex. Some say if you carry CATNIP in a flannel bag, the man you want will be attracted to you like a Cat to CATNIP. They also say that you can use it in an herbal bath, sprinkle it at the 4 corners of the bed, or burn it with incense to attract a new lover. Medicinally, the plant has been used to treat intestinal cramps, for indigestion, to cause sweating, to induce menstruation, as a sedative, and to increase appetite. Additionally, the plant has been used to treat diarrhea, colic, the common cold, and cancer. In Appalachia, nervous conditions, stomach ailments, hives, and the common cold have been treated with catnip tea. The dried leaves have been smoked to relieve respiratory ailments.