Catnip (Nepeta cataria) isn’t just for cats! (Although if you have a cat, just a little pinch of fresh or dried catnip will make your cat crazy.) Catnip tea is commonly considered a sedative, and catnip is often an ingredient in bedtime teas. It pairs well with lemon balm and honey in teas. Steep 1 Tbsp fresh or 1 tsp dried catnip in boiling water for 5–10 minutes.