In Japan, there is an age-old saying that goes: “Neko ni matatabi, jorō ni koban” which translates to: “Silvervine to a cat, a coin to a prostitute”. This popular Japanese saying means to put someone in a good mood by providing that which they most desire.
MUCA’s rare Silvervine (Actinidia polygama) is wild grown and harvested from the mountainous regions of Japan. Also known as Matatabi or Japanese Catnip, Silvervine contains not one, but two cat attractant compounds, making its attraction more intense to felines. Much like Catnip and Valerian Root, Silvervine produces a heightened state of alertness and happiness in cats. The hypnotic effect Silvervine produces on cats is known as the Matatabi Dance.
Silvervine Effects: Silvervine Chew Sticks produce a euphoric, joyful response in cats and have the added benefit of keeping your cat’s teeth clean and healthy when chewed. The effects of Silvervine is usually more powerful and lasts longer than that of Catnip and Valerian Root, around 15-20 minutes.
Directions for use: Allow your cat to chase, chew, lick and rub all over the Silvervine stick. Cats may also enjoy the Silvervine being stroked on their fur.
Shelf Life: MUCA’s Wild Harvested Silvervine Chew Sticks are best stored out of direct sunlight and away from moisture to ensure enjoyment in every bite. Our Silvervine is at it’s most potent 12 months after opening.
Human Herbalism: The leaves and fruit of the Silvervine plant are valued in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its use as an antioxidant, circulatory stimulant, diuretic and an aphrodisiac when digested.
We fully believe that aforethought design is just as important to your cat’s happiness as the quality of our herbs.
Our Silvervine Chew Sticks are packaged in a recyclable BPA free packets with a resealable ziplock seal to ensure freshness in every gnaw.
Each packet comes in a sleek matt-black pouch to prevent light-exposure which drains the potency of the herbs.