Matatabi is a native plant found in Japan and South East Asia. It has been used as herbal medicine since the ancient time. In Japan, matatabi is used as a magic cure for all ailments in cats. If the cat is low in energy, low in appetite or stressed out, you can feed a little bit of matatabi. You can also feed it routinely to maintain your cat's wellbeing. Just give one fruit per day to make your cat happy and excited. Individual cats may react different to matatabi, some may roll on the floor, meowing, pawing in excitement but some may not have obvious response. In general, matatabi has better effect on cats than catnip as they have two active ingredients whereas catnip only has one. Made in Japan.