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message 1: by Peyton, Head Mod (new)

Peyton (pemhorse8) | 1479 comments Mod
Here is a list of herbs that the medicine cats use to treat wounds and illnesses, as well as the few plants that are DEADLY to the cats.

Note- I don't want to see every warrior who gets injured when the medicine cat isn't on to suddenly know what herb to use. The medicine cats are the only one's who know what herb to use unless the medicine cat specifically teaches another cat about the herbs!


message 2: by Peyton, Head Mod (new)

Peyton (pemhorse8) | 1479 comments Mod
Alder Bark
Description: Bark of the alder tree.
Location: Grows mainly in boggy, wet terrain.
Usage: For tooth pain.
Effect: Eases toothaches.

Beech Leaves
Description: Large, broad leaves that can be serrated, entire or sparsely toothed.
Location: Grows in almost any soil that is not waterlogged.
Usage: By ThunderClan medicine cats for carrying other herbs.
Effect: None.

Bindweed
Description: Arrow-head shaped leaves with pale white or pink trumpet shaped flowers.
Location: Grows almost anywhere.
Usage: Fastens sticks to broken legs to keep them in place.
Effect: None

Blackberry Leaves
Description: Leaves from the prickly blackberry bush.
Location: Almost anywhere; they are very hardy plants.
Usage: These leaves are chewed into a pulp.
Effect: Eases the swelling of bee stings.

Borage Leaves
Description: It is easily distinguished by its small blue or pink star-shaped flowers and hairy leaves.
Location: Grows best in forests.
Usage: It is chewed and eaten by nursing queens.
Effect: It produces more and better milk. It also brings down fevers.

Burdock Root
Description: Tall-stemmed thistle with a sharp smell and dark leaves.
Location: Best in dry areas.
Usage: The root is dug up, the soil is washed off, and then it is chewed into a pulp.
Effect: Lessens and heals the pain of infected rat bites.

Burnet
Description: Has oval-shaped leaves with serrated edges. Stems grow 50-200cm tall, with large clusters of small flower buds on top.
Location: Usually found in dry, grassy meadows.
Usage: A traveling herb.
Effect: Is said to help stop minor bleeding on humans. Keeps a cat's strength up. (A traveling herb used in The Fourth Apprentice little is known about it)

Catchweed
Description: A plant with fuzzy green balls on long stems.
Location: It is common in hedges and other low, shrubby vegetation.
Usage: The burrs are put on the pelt where poultices are.
Effect: Stops poultices from being rubbed off without hurting the skin.

Catmint
Description: A leafy and delicious-smelling plant.
Location: Rarely found in the wild; mostly found in Twoleg gardens. (It is best to collect late in the day, as the dew will have burned off (evaporated) so it won't rot in the store)
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Best remedy for the deadly greencough, which kits and elders usually catch in the season of leaf-bare. Can also be used for whitecough.

Celandine
Description: Yellow flower with four petals.
Location: Grows better on ThunderClan's territory, though it also grows on RiverClan's territory.
Usage: Juice is trickled into the eye.
Effect: Soothes damaged eyes.

Chamomile
Description: A small, white flower with a large, yellow center.
Location: Can be found in Twoleg gardens.
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Strengthens the heart and soothes the mind. Also given to traveling cats for strength.

Chervil
Description: A sweet-smelling plant with large, leafy, fern-like leaves and small white flowers. The roots are described as being knobby and brown.
Location: In the Forest Territories, it was found at Snakerocks.
Usage: Chewed to extract the juice of the leaves or the root.
Effect: For infected wounds and bellyache, respectively. Can also be used during kitting

Chickweed
Description: Tall-stemmed plant with fat, almond-shaped leaves.
Location: In the Forest Territories, it grew near Sunningrocks.
Usage: Eaten, such as catmint/catnip.
Effect: Treats greencough, though catmint is often preferred

Cobwebs
Description: Long, thin, shiny strands spun into a web by spiders. Very common.
Location: All around the forest.
Usage: Press over wound.
Effect: To soak up and stop (or slow) the bleeding. It may also be used to bind broken bones

Coltsfoot
Description: A flowering plant with yellow or white flowers resembling dandelions. Grows best in newleaf.
Location: Grows by a waterfall in RiverClan's forest territory. It also grows well in ShadowClan's lake territory.
Usage: Leaves chewed into a pulp.
Effect: Eases breathing or kitten-cough, as well as cracked or sore pads

Comfrey Root
Description: It has large leaves, small bell-shaped flowers, which are pink, white, or purple, and fat, black roots. Tangy smell.
Location: Damp, grassy places.
Usage: Roots are chewed into a poultice.
Effect: Repairs broken bones or soothes wounds. Also used for wrenched claws. Can be used for itching or for inflammation on stiff joints.

Daisy Leaf
Description: Thick, dark green, oval shaped leaves.
Location: Almost everywhere.
Usage: Chewed into a paste.
Effect: Eases the pain of aching joints. It is also a travelling herb.

Dandelion
Description: Common yellow-flowered plant with long, hollow stems. After flowering is finished, the flower transforms a sphere made out of hundreds of smaller white florets with seed heads at the bottom that connect to the flower head.
Location: Almost everywhere.
Usage: The white liquid is thought to be applied to bee stings. Leaves can be chewed.
Effect: Thought to soothe and heal bee stings. Its leaves can also be chewed to act like a painkiller

Dock
Description: Common, large-leafed plant with a tangy smell and taste.
Location: Doesn't grow well in mountains, best in leafy areas.
Usage: Chewed up and applied to scratches. Similar to sorrel.
Effect: Soothes scratches, though can sting when being applied. Soothes sore pads.

Fennel
Description: Thin, spiky leaves.
Location: Found in numerous places, especially on dry soils near the sea/coast and on riverbanks.
Usage: Stalks are broken and juice is squeezed into the receiver's mouth.
Effect: Helps pain in the hips

Feverfew
Description: Small bush with flowers resembling daisies. Has a sharp tangy smell and small soft leaves.
Location: Grows best along the water.
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Reduces body temperature for cats with fever or chills. Also heals aches and pains, especially good for headaches

Goldenrod
Description: A tall plant with bright, yellow flowers.
Location: Grows well on the WindClan moors.
Usage: Chewed into a poultice.
Effect: Good for healing wounds


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Peyton (pemhorse8) | 1479 comments Mod
Heather Nectar
Description: Nectar found in bell-shaped flowers.
Location: Best grown in shady areas.
Usage: Included in herbal mixtures.
Effect: Makes swallowing easier and sweetens mixtures.

Honey
Description: A sweet, golden-coloured liquid made by bees.
Location: In honeycombs or bees nests up in trees.
Usage: Eaten, or given by moss soaked in it.
Effect: Soothes infections, smoke-damaged or sore throats, helps cats swallow other concoctions, helps soothe coughing, and gives energy.

Horsetail
Description: A tall, bristly-stemmed plant, referred to with fleshy stalks.
Location: Any marshy area.
Usage: Chewed to a poultice, and applied to wounds.
Effect: Treats infections and stops bleeding.

Ivy Leaf
Description: Leaves from the ivy vine.
Location: Grows in the ThunderClan medicine den.
Usage: By ShadowClan medicine cats to store other herbs.
Effect: None.

Juniper Berries
Description: Purple-blue berries from the dark green, spiky-leaved juniper bush.
Location: Grows in places that are not wet.
Usage: Chewed and eaten.
Effect: Soothes bellyaches, gives strength, and helps troubled breathing. It is also used to help calm cats.

Lavender
Description: A small purple flowering plant.
Location: Grown in Twoleg gardens. Can also be found in sunny spots with sandy or gravelly soil.
Usage: Unknown.
Effect: Cures fever and chills. Also a herb used to hide the scent of death.

Mallow Leaves
Description: Large fuzzy three-nubbed leaves from a flowering shrub; sweet rose scent.
Location: Grows best near shore, but best collected at sunhigh, when they are dry.
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Soothes bellyache.

Marigold
Description: A low-growing flower; yellow to bright orange.
Location: Near water.
Usage: Petals or leaves chewed in a poultice. Juice can be used as well.
Effect: Stops infection. Stops bleeding. Used for inflammation of stiff joints.

Mint
Description: Downy, serrated leaves ranging from green to purple and yellow in colour. Flowers are small and white or purple in colour.
Location: Patch beside ThunderClan nursery in the Forest Territories.
Usage: Rubbed on a dead body.
Effect: Hides the scent of death.

Mouse Bile
Extracted from the mouse. The only remedy for ticks, mouse bile is foul smelling, and is stored in moss. When dabbed on a tick, the tick falls off. Smell can be masked by wild garlic, or by washing paws in running water. If accidentally swallowed, can leave a horrible taste in mouth for days. Medicine cats always have to remember to wash their paws in a body of water, such as a creek or stream, after using mouse bile

Dried Oak Leaf
Description: Round, cartoon-like ruffled leaves.
Location: All over the forest floor and collected in leaf-fall.
Usage: Unknown, but it is stored in a dry place.
Effect: Stops infection from setting in.

Parsley
Description: A long-stemmed plant with ragged-edged crinkly leaves, Sharp scent, tastes cold and fresh, tastes the same fresh or dried.
Location: Grows best in moist, well drained soil, with full sun.
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Stops a queen from producing milk if her kits die, don't need milk anymore, or are producing too much milk. Also used to cure bellyache.

Poppy Seeds
Description: Tiny, round black seeds that are shaken out of a dried poppy flowerhead.
Location: All over forest.
Usage: Chewed on.
Effect: They can help a cat sleep, soothe shock or distress, or ease pain. Not recommended for nursing queens.

Ragwort Leaves
Description: Tall shrub with yellow flowers. Tastes foul to cats.
Location: Almost everywhere, especially in cool areas with high rainfall.
Usage: Crushed and chewed; mixed with juniper berries, it can help aching joints.
Effect: Treats aching joints and keeps a cat's strength up.

Raspberry Leaves
Description: Soft to the touch, but with jagged edges.[100]
Location: Found on raspberry bushes.
Usage: It could be a painkiller, or help stop bleeding during kitting.
Effect: Could possibly ease pain, or stop bleeding.

Rosemary
Description: Tall with needle-like leaves and purple flowers.
Location: Near the ThunderClan warriors' den in the forest territory.
Usage: Put on the pelt of a dead cat to prepare for burial.
Effect: Hides the scent of death.

Rush
Description: It has long narrow leaves and lavender-colored head stalks.
Location: Often grows in infertile soils in a wide range of moisture conditions.
Usage: Used to bind broken bones.
Effect: Helps hold a broken limb in place, such as casts for Twolegs.

Sorrel
Description: Similar to dock, sorrel is used as a traveling herb.
Location: Can be found near Twoleg nests.
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Traveling herb.

Stinging Nettle
Description: It has green, spiny seeds.
Location: All over the forest.
Usage: The seeds are eaten by a cat who's swallowed poison, or the leaves are chewed into a poultice for a wound.
Effect: Induces vomiting, or brings down swelling, respectively. Can be mixed with comfrey to help heal broken bones. Helps with wounds.

Sweet-Sedge
Description: Thick green stem with long buds at the top.
Location: Grows all through leaf-bare. Most common around the RiverClan camp.
Usage: One must swallow the sap.
Effect: Eases infection.

Tansy
Description: The tansy plant has round, yellow leaves, and has a very sweet and strong scent, making it good for disguising a cat's scent.
Location: Found in the forest and near Twoleg places.
Usage: To be consumed, but only in small doses.
Effect: Cures coughs. Can be used to cure wounds and poisons. Helps stop cats from getting greencough if symptoms appear. Soothes throats.

Thyme
Description: Small, delicate, thick, sticky leaves with a fresh tang.
Location: Best in hot, sunny locations.
Usage: Leaves can be chewed on.
Effect: Calms nervousness, anxiety, and cats who are in shock.

Traveling Herbs
Traveling Herbs consists of sorrel, daisy, chamomile and burnet. Used to give a cat more energy and strength, and it keeps the cat from getting hungry for a long time.

Watermint
Description: A green, leafy plant.
Location: Usually found in streams or damp earth.
Usage: It is usually chewed into a pulp, and then eaten.
Effect: Eases the suffering that originates from a bellyache

Wild Garlic
Description: Due to its strong smell, it is good for hiding the scent of a certain Clan, and disguising cats on raids.
Location: Not far from the forest entrance in the ThunderClan camp.
Usage: One must roll in it.
Effect: Prevents infection, especially rat bites.

Willow Bark
Description: Bark of the willow tree.
Location: Grows near Twoleg places.
Usage: Unknown.
Effect: Eases pain.

Willow Leaves
Description: Leaves of the willow tree.
Location: Unknown
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Stops vomiting.

Wintergreen
Description: Easily identifiable by its red berries.
Location: Oak-pine woods and sandy habitats to sub-alpine places.
Usage: Unknown.
Effect: Treats wounds and some poisons.

Yarrow
Description: A flowering plant.
Location: Snakerocks, in the Forest Territories.
Usage: Its leaves are chewed into a poultice that can be given to cats or applied to a wound depending on the situation.
Effect: Extracts poison from wounds. Will make a cat vomit up toxins. The ointment will soften and help heal cracked pads.


message 4: by Peyton, Head Mod (last edited Aug 14, 2018 12:02PM) (new)

Peyton (pemhorse8) | 1479 comments Mod
POISONOUS

Deathberries
Description: Red berries from the dark-leaved, poisonous yew bush.
Location: The ravine in the ThunderClan forest territory
Usage: Sometimes used to kill other cats by making them eat the berry.
Effect: Kills a cat within minutes when consumed.

Foxglove Seeds
Description: Tiny, black seeds from the bell-shaped flower of the foxglove plant.
Location: Almost everywhere, especially in temperate regions.
Usage: They are used to treat the heart
Effect: They can easily cause paralysis and heart failure

Holly Berries
Description: Plant with spiny leaves that produces red berries with no medicinal value.
Location: Forests.
Usage: Unknown
Effect: Dangerous to kits

Deadly Nightshade
Description: A small shrub with faintly scented, bell-shaped flowers that are purple tinged with green in colour. Berries are shiny and black when ripe.
Location: Moist, shady places. Often grows in places where the soils are rich in limestone.
Usage: To kill a cat who cannot be saved quickly.
Effect: Poisonous.

Water Hemlock
Description: Green or white flowers with petals in umbrella-shaped clusters
Location: Wet, marshy areas.
Usage: Unknown
Effect: Causes writhing and foaming at the mouth.


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