Hi Ottosu....although I haven't had any personal experience with inguinal hernia...I DID find something on it, in the Edgar Cayce
files. Here it is:
Botanical Name: Nepeta Cataria
Common Names and Synonyms: Catmint, Catnep, Catrup, Cat's Wort, Field Balm, Nepeta, Nip
Background: Catnip is a gray-green aromatic perennial herb and member of the mint family. It is native to North America and was first used by the Colonists. It now grows wild all across the country. Fresh leaves of the catnip plant have a mint-like scent, while dried leaves smell like alfalfa. Medicinally, catnip has been used for insomnia, hyperactivity, intestinal disorders, and fever. As the name implies, catnip has a reputation for exciting felines.
Catnip in the Cayce Readings
Edgar Cayce gave one reading recommending catnip in a weak sage tea for a 3 month old boy suffering from inguinal hernia. The tea was said to be an "alkaline stimulant to the intestinal system" with the intended action "to enliven the eliminating centers" and produce a "full action from the bowels."
Cayce Quote on Catnip
318-4 Yes, we have the body here. This we have had before. The general physical condition of body is on the improve. There are those conditions of congestion that are existent, or dregs of same are existent, in the vibratory forces of the blood and cell building centers in the system. These need attention, in the way of an alkaline stimulant to the intestinal system, to enliven the eliminating centers and thereby rid the system of these conditions. Such as will be found in very weak sage tea, with catnip in same, see? That is, steep a pinch of the sage in 4 to 6 ounces
of distilled water, for half to three-quarters of an hour. Strain off. Then add 2 to 3 leaves of dried or of green catnip, and let THIS steep for ten to fifteen minutes; that is, after the water is heated, see? Then strain. Sweeten just a little - very little - just so that it will be taken. A few drops at the time may be given, see, until there is full action from the bowels.
That is all that I could find. Sounds like you could do with more of the alkaline-forming food...fruits & vegetables.
It is worth a shot, I think. I had to read it over a few times to get it. Sounds like you make a Sage tea first...then add some catnip.
Let us know if you try it...