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    Medicine Cat Herb Guide

    Post by Rapidstar on Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:50 am

    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: Unknown.

    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.

    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.
    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 territory. It also grows well in ShadowClan's 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.

    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.[68]
    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.

    Lamb's Ear
    Description: Soft, fuzzy green plant.
    Location: Commonly found in the mountains.
    Usage: Unknown
    Effect: Gives a cat strength.

    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 color. Flowers are small and white or purple in color.
    Location: Patch beside ThunderClan camp
    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: Press against wound, use cobwebs to stick to wound
    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.

    Ragweed
    Description: Ragged-leaved plant resembling a fern.
    Location: Thought to be commonly found in the mountains.
    Usage: Thought to give cats extra strength.
    Effect: Like lamb's ear, ragweed gives a cat extra strength and energy.

    Raspberry Leaves
    Description: Soft to the touch, but with jagged edges.
    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, like casts for Twolegs.

    Snakeroot
    Description: The best remedy for poison, especially snake bites.
    Location: Grows mainly in warmer areas, however some grow in cooler areas.
    Usage: Thought to be applied to wounds.
    Effect: Thought to heal poison.

    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. Stops cats from getting greencough. Soothes throats.

    Tormentil
    Description: It has a strong, aromatic scent to it and a sharp taste.
    Location: Found in most cool or cold areas, but other types may be found in gardens.
    Usage: Chewed and put on the wound.
    Effect: Its root is good for treating all wounds and extracting poison.

    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.

    Poisons

    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.

    ShadowClan medicine cats use them to end a cat's life to prevent unnecessary suffering.

    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

    They are often mistaken for poppy seeds because they look extremely similar. They are known to be a dangerous medicine.

    Holly Berries
    Description: Plant with spiny leaves that produces red berries with no medicinal value.
    Location: Forests.
    Usage: Poison
    Effect: Poisonous

    Deadly Nightshade
    Description: A small shrub with faintly scented, bell-shaped flowers that are purple tinged with green in color. 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.

    Water Hemlock is the most poisonous plant in the Clan territories after deathberries.

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