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PostSubject: Herb Information   Sat May 24, 2014 1:51 pm

Red Name = Treatment of Wounds
Yellow Name = Treatment of Diseases
Silver Name = Poisonous
Green Name = Other

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 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


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 beestings.


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: 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 poltices are.
Effect: Stops poltices 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. Best collected in the afternoon as the dew would have been burned off, so it won't rot in store.
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: 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 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.


Cob Nuts

Description: A smooth brown nut with a hard outside shell. A type of hazelnut.
Location: In, under or near hazel trees that grow in sunny spots.
Usage: Made into ointments.
Effect: Unknown, but it was suggested to use them as bait for prey.


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.
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. It has fat, black roots, and a 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 traveling 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, and it can be used as a small mat.


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, and may help with kitting.


Feverfew

Description: Small bush with flowers resembling daisies, 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, 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.


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, and may also be used to help clean eyes.


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 nursery.
Usage: Rubbed on a dead body.
Effect: Hides the scent of death.


Mouse Biles
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 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, it's the same fresh or dried.
Location: Grows best in moist, well drained soil, with full sunlight.
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: Small black seeds that are shaken out of a dried poppy flowerhead.
Location: All over the forest.
Usage: Chewed on.
Effect: They can put a cat to 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: In the forest, it grew near the catmint, it is 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.
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.


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.


Stick

Description: Thin wooden protrusions that grow on and fall from trees.
Location: Can be found anywhere there are trees.
Usage: Cats in pain bite it when other medicine is either unavailable or not recommended. Also used to help broken legs heal.
Effect: Distracts cats from pain. Recommended for queens giving birth.


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.


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, aromantic 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.


Travelling 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, and it hides the scent of death.


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.
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.


Deathberries

Description: Red berries from the dark-leaved, poisonous yew bush.
Location: The ravine in the ThunderClan.
Usage: Sometimes used to kill other cats by making them eat the berry, but Shadowclan medicine cats use them to prevent unnecessary suffering.
Effect: Kills a cat within minutes when consumed.


Foxglove Seeds

Description: Tiny, black seeds from the bell-shaped flower of the foxglove plant, they are easily confused with poppy seeds.
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: Unknown.
Usage: Unknown.
Effect: Not a bother to adult cats, however it is thought to be poisonous for kits.


Nightshade

Description: Tubular, bell-shaped flowers with radiating petals, that are purple tinged with green in color. It comes from a small shrub that is faintly scented, the berries are shiny and black when ripe.
Location: Unknown.
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.


References:
http://warriors.wikia.com/wiki/Medicine

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