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==Effects on animals==
 
==Effects on animals==
4aα,7α,7aα-Nepetalactone is the active chemical in ''Nepeta cataria'' and has a characteristic effect on [[cat]]s. Around 50% of cats are affected<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.cat-world.com.au/all-about-catnip | title = Catnip - Everything You Need to Know About Catnip!}}</ref>; susceptibility is [[gene]]-linked. The chemical interacts as a vapour at the [[olfactory epithelium]]. The compound only mildly affects humans: it is a weak [[sedative]], [[antispasmodic]], [[febrifuge]], and [[antibacterial]] {{Fact|date=November 2010}}. In high doses it also has an [[Vomiting|emetic]] effect. Nepetalactone also has effects on some insects: it repels [[cockroach]]es and [[mosquito]]s.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/health/HealthRepublish_355524.htm | title = Catnip sends mozzies flying | first = Danny | last = Kingsley | work = ABC Science Online | date = September 3, 2001 | accessdate = February 14, 2009}}</ref>
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4aα,7α,7aα-Nepetalactone is the active chemical in ''Nepeta cataria'' and has a characteristic effect on [[cat]]s. Around 80% of cats are affected<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=experts-how-does-catnip-work-on-cats | title = How does catnip work its magic on cats?}}</ref>; susceptibility is [[gene]]-linked. The chemical interacts as a vapour at the [[olfactory epithelium]]. The compound only mildly affects humans: it is a weak [[sedative]], [[antispasmodic]], [[febrifuge]], and [[antibacterial]] {{Fact|date=November 2010}}. In high doses it also has an [[Vomiting|emetic]] effect. Nepetalactone also has effects on some insects: it repels [[cockroach]]es and [[mosquito]]s.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/health/HealthRepublish_355524.htm | title = Catnip sends mozzies flying | first = Danny | last = Kingsley | work = ABC Science Online | date = September 3, 2001 | accessdate = February 14, 2009}}</ref>
 
<ref>{{cite web | url = http://catnipmania.com/ | title = Catnip and Catnip Effects}}</ref>
 
<ref>{{cite web | url = http://catnipmania.com/ | title = Catnip and Catnip Effects}}</ref>
   
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