What Is the Effect of Catnip?
Nepetalactone is a substance found in catnip. When cats sniff or chew on catnip, it is pulled up into the vomeronasal gland, a unique organ in the rear of the roof of their mouth. The nepetalactone then acts on the brain, causing stimulation.
However, some of the earliest recorded descriptions of hypnosis date back to 1500 B.C. in ancient Egypt.