Welcome to My Medicine Cat Guide!
I hope this guide is helpful and useful. Weather you need it to catch up, train your apprentice, or learn yourself, I hope this guide suites your needs. If you have an critique please let me know in comments.
Herbs And Their Uses
Alder Bark: Commonly used to soothe tooth pain and toothaches.
Beech Leaves: Beech leaves don't cure any illness; they are mainly used to carry other herbs, for example an herb bundle.
Blackberry Leaves: This useful herb eases the swelling of a bee sting. To work, they must be chewed into a pulp.
Borage Leaves: To be chewed by nursing queens, helps produce more and better milk. Also brings down fever.
Bindweed: This herb is used to bind a broken leg into place.
Broom: Can be used to make poultices for broken legs and wounds.
Burdock Root: Can be chewed into a pulp; lessens pain and swelling of rat bites.
Catmint: One of the most useful herbs. Catmint cures greencough and whitecough. This herb is to be eaten.
Burnet: A traveling herb. Keeps a cat’s strength up.
Celandine: Used to soothe damaged eyes. Juice of this herb is dabbed onto the injury.
Chamomile: Soothes the mind. Also given to cats for strength.
Chervil: For infected wounds and bellyache. Also can be given to kitting queens.
Cobwebs: Used to soak up blood. Apply gentle pressure to the wound to stop bleeding. Can also be used to bind wounds.
Coltsfoot: Eases breathing, especially in the ocasion of smoke breathed in, must be chewed into pulp.
Comfrey Root: Soothes wounds and repairs broken bones. Also used for itching, wrenched claws, torn pads, or burns.
Dandelion: Can be used to heal bee stings. When chewed, it acts as a painkiller.
Daisy leaves: Soothes aching joints, also used as a traveling herb.
Dock: Chewed up and applied to scratches. Soothes sore pads, can also be lined in a nest, lessens pain.
Elder Leaves: Soothes sprains.
Fennel: Juice must be squeezed into the mouth to work. Helps pain in the joints and hips.
Feverfew: Used to reduce body tempeture for cats with fever or chills. Also used to heal aches and pains, good for headaches as well.
Goatweed: When given daily it eases anxiety and grieve.
Goldenrod: Very useful on wounds.
Honey: Soothes infections, very good for soore throats, or smoke damaged throats, helps cats swallow, helps soothes coughing, and gives energy.
Horsetail: When chewed into a poultice and applied to wounds, it helps treat infections and stops bleeding.
Juniper Leaves: When eaten it soothes bellyache, helps with breathing, gives strength, as well as calms cats.
Lavender: Helps cure fever and chills, also hides the scent of death.
Lungwort: Cures yellowcough when eaten.
Marigold: This herb is to be chewed, when done, it cures infections, stops bleeding, and it used for stiff joints.
Mint: The only use of this herb is to hide the scent of death.
Mousebile: Used mostly on elders. When applied ticks fall of. This herb is to be stored in moss.
Dried Oak Leaves: To be chewed and spread over wounded area. Stops infection from setting in.
Poppy Seeds: These seeds help a cat sleep, sooth shock and distress and ease pain. This herb can be life-threatening to nursing queens and there kits.
Ragwort Leaves: When mixed with juniper berries it helps aching joins. Also used to keep a cats strength up.
Rosemary: Hides scent of death.
Sorrel: Helps build up appetite, sorrel is a traveling herb.
Stick: Recomended for queens kitting to bite on. Also binds a broken limb.
Stinging Nettle: Induces vomiting, when mixed with comfrey, it can be used to heal bones. Helps with wounds.
Tansy: Cures cough, stops cats from getting greencough.
Thyme: Calms nervousness, and cats in distress.
Watermint: Soothes bellyache when chewed.
Wild Garlic: When rolled in, it soothes and helps infection on rat bites.
Willowleaves: Stops vomiting.
Wintergreen: Treats wounds and some poisons.
Yarrow: Used to make cats throw up, extracts poison from wounds, also cures cracked pads.
Deathberries: Kills a cat within one minute of eating it.
Foxglove: Usually mistaken for poppy seeds, they are used to treat the heart, although can easily cause paralysim.
Nightshade: Used to end a cats life when they can no longer be saved.
1. Blackberry Leaves
2. Mallow Leaves
4. Raspberry Leaves
1. Comfrey Root
Cracked or Damaged Pads
1. Borage Leaves
1. Daisy Leaves
1. Burdock Root
It's always important to take care of herbs! They are a very valuable asset to any clan. And they can become damaged and useless if not cared for.
1. Make sure to keep your herbs dry. Try not to get them wet, and if they do get wet or damp, put them in the sun to dry. If they're wet, they may not work as well.
2. Always gather Fresh herbs when you begin to run out. It's always good to have all your herbs avalible.
3. When you gather herbs, make sure you leave enough of the plant you took them from so they can reprouduce for next time.
4. Check your herb stores often. Go through them and make sure you get rid of old or weak herbs.
5. Wrap honey in dock leaves to keep fresh.