Medicine cat herb list

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Medicine cat herb list

Post  Silverstar on Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:23 am

Herbs/Plants
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Alder Bark:
The bark is used to treat cats who get toothaches, and the pain may heal.

Blackberry Leaves:
These leaves are chewed into a pulp to treat bee stings.

Borage Leaves:
It is easily distinguished by its small blue or pink star-shaped flowers and hairy leaves. When it is chewed and eaten by nursing queens, it produces better milk. It also brings down fevers.

Burdock Root:
Tall stemmed thistle with a sharp smell and dark leaves. When the root is dug up and washed off of dirt, it is chewed into a pulp, and put on wounds inflicted by to keep them from becoming infected. Can also be used on infected rat bites to lessen and heal the pain.

Catmint/Catnip:
A leafy and delicious-smelling plant. They are rarely found in the wild, and are mostly found in Twoleg gardens. Best remedy for the deadly Greencough, which kits and elders usually catch in the season of leaf-bare.

Celandine:
This herb can be used to soothe the eyes if ever damaged.

Chamomile:
This herb can be used to strengthen the heart and soothe the mind.

Chervil:
A sweet smelling plant with large, spreading, leafy, fern like leaves and small white flowers. The juice of the leaves can be used for infected wounds, and chewing the root also helps with bellyache.

Chickweed:
Like Catmint/Catnip, it can be used to treat Greencough.

Cobwebs:
Very common in the forest, just be careful not to bring the spider along with you! Put it on a wound to soak up and stop (or slow) the bleeding. It may also be used to bind broken bones.

Coltsfoot:
A flowering, dandelion-like plant with yellow or white flowers. The leaves are chewed into a pulp, and given to cats with difficulty breathing or a cough. It also can be used to treat kitten-cough, as well as cracked or sore pads.

Comfrey:
Large leaves and small shaped flowers, which range in color from pink, white, or purple. Its fat, black-colored roots, when chewed into a poultice, can be used to repair broken bones or to soothe wounds.

Daisy Leaf:
Daisy Leaves are thick, dark green, oval shaped leaves. Chewed into a paste, it can help aching joints.

Dandelions:
The white liquid inside the stem is used for bee stings. Its roots can also be chewed to act like poppy seeds.

Dock:
Similar to Sorrel, the leaves can be chewed up and applied to soothe scratches.

Dried Oak Leaf:
Most readily available in autumn/leaf-fall, the leaves are stored in a dry place, and can stop infection when applied.

Feverfew:
Small bush with flowers like a daisy. The leaves can be eaten to reduce body temperature, especially cats with fever or chills. Also heals aches and headaches.

Goldenrod:
A tall, plant with bright, yellow flowers. When chewed into a poultice, it is good for healing wounds.

Heather Flower:
It can be included in herbal mixtures, to make it easier to swallow.

Honey:
A sweet,golden-colored liquid that is created by bees. While difficult to
obtain without being stung, it is great for soothing infections, sore throats, or cats who have breathed smoke. Also helps cats swallow other medicine. It is given to cats using wads of moss soaked in it.

Horsetail:
A tall, bristly-stemmed plant that grows in marshy areas, territories. The leaves can be chewed into a poultice, and applied to infected wounds to help treat them.

Juniper Berries:
Juniper berries grow on a bush with dark green, spiky leaves. The berries are purple in color, and can soothe bellyaches, give strength, and help troubled breathing. It is also used to help calm cats.

Lamb's Ear:
Commonly found in the mountains, this herb gives a cat strength. This herb was discovered first by the Tribe cats.

Lavender:
A small, purple, flowering plant that cures fever and chills.

Mallow:
The leaves are best collected at sunhigh, when they are dry. It soothes a cat's belly.

Marigold:
A low-growing flower that is bright orange or yellow in color. The petals or leaves can be chewed into a pulp and applied to wounds as a poultice to stop infection. It could be used to treat rat bites, but sometimes it's not strong enough.

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 after using mouse bile.

Nettle Seed:
Like yarrow, can be used if a cat has swallowed poison.

Parsley:
Stops a queen from producing milk if her kits die or don't need milk anymore.

Poppy Seeds:
Small black seeds that are shaken out of a dried poppy flower head. They can put a cat to sleep, or soothe shock and distress, but is not recommended to nursing queens. They are given by wetting the paw,
pressing on them, causing them to stick to the paw, and then having the sick or injured cat lick them off. Another method is to place them on a leaf, and have the sick or injured cat lick them off from there. They
also help soothe pain.

Ragwort Leaves:
When crushed and mixed into a poultice with juniper berries, it can help aching joints. It can also be used to keep a cat's strength up.

Ragweed:
Like Lamb's Ear, this herb, commonly found in the mountains, gives a cat strength, and was first discovered by the Tribe cats.
Raspberry Leaves:
A herb used during kitting. It could be a painkiller, or to help stop bleeding during the kitting.

Rush:
This herb is used to bind broken bones. It has long narrow leaves and lavender colored head stalks.

Stinging Nettle:
The leaves, when applied to a wound, can bring down swelling. The spiny green seeds can be given to a cat who has been poisoned by crow-food, Twoleg waste, or other toxic objects.

Snakeroot:
The best remedy for poison, especially for snake bites.

Tansy:
The tansy plant has round, yellow leaves, and a very sweet and strong smell, making it good at disguising a cat's scent. It is used for curing coughs, but must be eaten in small doses.

Thyme:
This herb can be eaten to calm nervousness, anxiety, and cats who are in shock.

Traveling Herbs:
Traveling Herbs consists of Sorrel, Daisy, Chamomile and Burnet.

Watermint:
A green, leafy plant found in streams or damp earth. Usually chewed into a pulp and fed to cats with suffering from a bellyache.

Wild Garlic:
When rolled in, it can help prevent infection. Especially good for rat bites. Due to its strong smell, it is good at hiding the scent of a certain Clan, and disguising cats on raids.

Willow Bark:
This bark serves as a painkiller.

Yarrow:
A flowering plant whose leaves can be made into a poultice, and applied to wounds to extract poison. Also, it will make a cat vomit. The ointment of yarrow can also be used to soften and help heal cracked paw pads.
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