Drugs for cats
• Drugs for cats
People found a full arsenal of the "relaxation" of tobacco and alcohol to marijuana and glue. There is something similar in cats - catnip.
Andrew Marttila Washington arranged a photo shoot cats under the influence of catnip.
Catnip - what is it? This plant contains up to 3% essential oil, which causes a strong kind ( "Lemon") smell that attracts cats. From this and there is the specific epithet in his Latin and Russian names.
known specific sensitivity of the representatives of the cat family (including lions and domestic cats) to the smell of this plant. The reaction to the plant shown in the following way: an animal falls into a frenzy, licking and biting the plant begins to shake his head, shuddering body cringe, loud purrs, rolls on the ground. (Photo by Andrew Marttila):
The duration of narcotic excitation - about 10 minutes, after which the cat back in the normal state. (Photo by Andrew Marttila):
By catnip cat susceptible not all; in domestic cats, in particular, do not respond kittens catnip to six weeks. Mentioned and the use of catnip as a hallucinogen by people. (Photo by Andrew Marttila):
Flowers in June - July. The fruits ripen in July - August. In Europe and the East plant was used as a spice. Essential oil with a strong lemon scent used in the manufacture of confectionery products, in perfumery, soap making. (Photo by Andrew Marttila):