Have u ever introduced any Kitty Crack plant to your plant?
A lot of this wild shrubs plant are found in my apartment compound. The scientific name is Acalypha Indica. Locally known as ‘Pokok Kucing Galak’ in Malaysia.
Cats simply love the scent from the roots and give them a weird reaction, as if they are high! But not all cats will respond to this plant, especially the kittens.
I pulled it out to the root and brought it home for The Purrrrs.
And how is their respond to this plant? Taraaaa~
The others, especially the kittens just sniff and exploring the plant. But i think this plant gives a pleasure and relax feeling to our 12-years old cat, Chimoneng.
Chimoneng chewed and rubbed herself to the plant’s root. And she is drooling while enjoying this behavior. Weird!
I made some reading and found out that Acalypha Indica also known as Indian herb and used to treat various diseases like bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma. It is also used to cure toothache, earache and useful in speedy laxative. The roots of acalypha indica are cathartic, leaves are used to cure scabies and snake bite. Acalypha Indica leave past is mainly applied on burns and power is used for bed sores and maggot infested wounds. Wow, this is a new info for me 😉
Ok, next time i will try to find Nepeta Cataria (locally known as Catnip/Catmint) plant and see how The Purrrrs respond to it 😉