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Post by StarClan Leader on Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:44 pm


H E R B S:

Alder Bark- Reduces swelling and prevents infection when chewed and applied to a wound. May also be chewed by a cat with a toothache to reduce pain, swelling, and aid in preventing complications.

Alfalfa- Used to prevent tooth decay.

Aloe Vera- Bulky plant who's sap can be used to heal burns.

Borage Leaves- To be chewed and eaten. The plant can be distinguished by its small blue or pink star-shaped flowers and hairy leaves. Great for nursing queens as it helps increase their supply of milk. Also brings down fever.

Bramble Twigs- Chew this to fine syrup. It helps to sleep.

Burdock Root- A tall-stemmed, sharp-smelling thistle with dark leaves. A medicine cat must dig up the roots, wash off the dirt, and chew them into a pulp, which can be applied to rat bites. Cures infection.

Burnet- Traveling herb.

Catchweed- A tall plant with fuzzy green burrs hanging off the ends. Attatching these to a cat's pelt after applying a poultice will keep it from licking the ointment off.

Catmint/Catnip- A delicious-smelling, leafy plant that's hard to find in the wild: often found growing in Twoleg gardens. The best remedy for greencough.

Celadine- An herb that is used on sore eyes.

Chamomile- Used to calm cats and give them physical strength.

Chervil- A sweet-smelling plant with large, spreading, fernlike leaves and small white flowers. The juice of the leaves can be used fo infected wounds, and chewing the roots helps with bellyache.

Chickweed- A good substitute for countering greencough

Cobweb- Spiderwebs can be found all over the forest; be careful not to bring along the spider when you take the web! Medicine cats wrap it around an injury to soak up the blood and keep the wound clean. Stops bleeding.

Coltsfoot- A flowering plant, a bit like a dandelion, with yellow or white flowers. The leaves can be chewed into a pulp, which is eaten to help shortness of breath.

Comfrey- Identifiable by its large leaves and small bell-shaped flowers, which can be pink, white, or purple. The fat black roots of this plant can be chewed into a poultice to mend broken bones or soothe wounds.

Culver's Root- Helps waterlogged cats keep from chilling.

Daisy- A cute, white flower that helps aching joints. Traveling herb.

Dandelion- Flowers that, when consumed, helps clean the liver.

Dock- A plant similar to sorrel. The leaf can be chewed up and applied to soothe scratches.

Dried Oak Leaf- Collected in leaffall and stored in a dry place. Stops infection.

Elder Berries- Berries that help fight whitecough and greencough.

Elder Leaves- A poultice of these helps cure sprains and back pain.

Feverfew- A small bush with flowers like daisies. The leaves can be eaten to cool down body temperature, particularly for cats with fever or chills.

Ginger- Root that cures belly ache when chewed.

Goldenrod- A tall plant with bright yellow flowers. A poultice of this is terrific for healing wounds.

Honey- A sweet, golden liguid created by bees. Difficult to collect without getting stung, but great for soothing infections or the throats of cats who have breathed smoke. Also helps clear infected wounds.

Horsetail- A tall plant with bristly stems that grow in marshy areas. The leaves can be used to treat infected wounds. Usually chewed up and applied as a poultice.

Juniper Berries- A bush with spiky dark green leaves and purple berries. The berries soothe bellyaches and help cats who are having trouble breathing. The sap of a juniper bush helps with infected insect bites.

Lamb's Ear- Strengthening herb used by cats in the mountains.

Lavender- A small purple flowering plant. Cures fever.

Mallow- Sweet-smelling plant with white flowers. Cures bellyache. Best collected when the leaves are dry.

Marigold- A bright orange or yellow flower that grows low to the ground. The petals or leaves can be chewed into a pulp and applied as a poultice to wounds. Stops infection.

Mouse Bile- A bad-smelling liquid that is the only remedy for ticks. Dab a little moss soaked in bile on a tick and it'll fall right off. Wash paws thoroughly in running water afterward.

Parsley- Small, leafy plant. Helps stop the supply of milk in a queen.

Poppy- Flower heads should be consumed together to relive continuous coughs.
Petals and leaves should be chewed to aid in sleep and improve resting.

Poppy Seed- Small black seeds shaken from a dried poppy flower, these are fed to cats to help them sleep. Soothes cats suffering from shock and distress. Not recommended for nursing queens.

Ragwort- Strengthening herb used by cats in the mountains.

Snakeroot- Flowers used to counter poison.

Stinging Nettle- The spiny green seeds can be administered to a cat who's swallowed poison, while the leaves can be applied to a wound to bring down swelling.

Tansy- A strong-smelling plant with round yellow flowers. Good for curing coughs, but must be eaten in small doses.

Thistle- Helps a cat's circulation of blood.

Thyme- This herb can be eaten to calm anxiety and frayed nerves.

Tormentil- An herb found in the mountains. Medicine cats/Healers chew it up and use it on wounds and to expel poison.

Watermint- A leafy green plant found in streams or damp earth. Usually chewed into a pulp and then fed to a cat suffering bellyache.

Wild Garlic- Rolling in a patch of wild garlic can help prevent infection, especially for dangerous wounds like rat bites.

Willow- Water from beneath the bark of the flowering willow may be dripped into the eyes to help clear blurriness of vision. It may also be applied to dry patches of skin to sooth itches. Small amounts of willow bark may be consumed to ease pain, act against inflammation and fevers.

Wintergreen- A plant found in the mountains. Might reduce pain, swelling, and fever.

Yarrow- A flowering plant whose leaves can be
made into a poultice and applied to wounds or scratches to expel poison.



Deathberries are an extremely poisonous species of red berries, and are known to Twolegs as yew berries.

Holly berries, while not as dangerous as deathberries, are still a danger to kits.

Foxglove seeds are known to be a dangerous medicine. While they can help the heart, they can easily cause paralysis and heart failure. Can be mistaken for poppy seeds.


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