Why do cats love valerian?

Leonid Veselov
Leonid Veselov
October 4, 2011
Why do cats love valerian?

If you are the owner of a cat and you have ever spilled valerian with her, you have noticed how cats react to it. Why do cats love valerian?

The reason is that the composition of valerian contains essential oils that excite the nervous system of cats, and especially cats. Because such a smell cats resemble the smell of the genitals of the cat during estrus. Therefore, animals react so actively to the smell of valerian.

We can say that everything happens at the genetic level. When the smell is perceived in the cat's body, biological processes begin, and a huge amount of male hormones are released. When inhaled, the smell of valerian cat feels like a sexual arousal.

It is also noted that not all cats respond to this smell. But if only a cat once tries valerian, then it will always demand it. Like drug addicts.