Silver Vine is a plant native to the mountain regions of eastern Asia. It has been used there for centuries as a preventative health aid. It’s also widely used in Japan and China as a cat stimulant.
Catnip is a member of the mint family and contain volatile oils, sterols, acids and tannins. It is native to Europe, Asia and Africa. The plant was brought to North America by settlers. Catnip is commonly used to encourage cats to explore and play.
Silver Vine is more potent than catnip due to the presence of two cat attractants in it as opposed to catnip’s one attractant.
Scientists conducted a study and found that silver vine activates a cat’s opioid reward system which encourages the cat to interact with the stimulating substance and, in turn, possibly protects itself from an all-too-familiar pest…the mosquito!
Catnip can be Toxic to Cats.
Silver Vine is a potent alternative to catnip.
Catnip contains Nepetalactone.
Silver Vine contains Nepetalactol, an important biological defense against mosquitos.