Video: The truth about catnip

The truth about catnip (video)
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Catnip is notorious for its euphoric effects on our feline companions.

What is it about catnip that makes go , and what benefit does this have for the plants?

The secret may be chemistry that has more to do with six-legged creatures than our four-legged friends.

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