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PostSubject: The Complete List of Herb Care   Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:11 am

Medicine Cat Herbs:

1. Borage Leaves are blue and pink star shaped flowers with hairy leaves. They are chewed and eaten. Borage increases milk in queens and brings down fevers.
2. Burdock Root is a tall-stemmed, sharp-smelling thistle with dark leaves. It is applied to bites and cures infection.
3. Catmint is a delicious-smelling, leafy plant, found in Twoleg gardens. It is eaten and is a remedy for Greencough.
4. Chervil is a sweet-smelling plant with large fernlike leaves and small white flowers. Its leaves can be applied to wounds. The roots are generally chewed and eaten. The leaves cure infection and roots helps bellyache.
5. Cobweb are well, cobwebs. You wrap them around a injury to stop the bleeding.
6. Coltsfoot is a flowering plant that looks like a dandelion with yellow or white flowers. It is chewed into pulp and eaten. It helps shortness of breath.
7. Comfrey are large leaves and small bell-shaped flowers, which can be pink, white, or purple. The roots are chewed into poultice which soothes wounds or mends broken bones.
8. Deathberries are small red berries. If eaten they will kill a cat *DONT USE*
9. Dock is similar to sorrel. The leaves are chewed up and applied. It soothes scratches.
10. Dried Oak leaf is collected in Autumn. It is brown with five points and applied to wounds to stop infections.
11. Feverfew is a small bush with flowers like daisies. The leaves are eaten. It cools down body temperatures for cats with a fever or chills.
12. Goldenrod is a tall plant with yellow flowers. It is chewed into poultice and applied to wounds to heal them.
13. Honey is a sweet, golden liquid. It is swallowed. It is used for soothing the throats of cats who breathed smoke.
14. Horsetail is a tall plant with bristly stems.It is chewed and applied to wounds as a poultice. It is used for treating infected wounds.
15. Juniper Berries are bushes with spiky dark green leaves and purple berries. They are eaten and soothes bellyache and helps cats who are having trouble breathing.
16. Lavender are small purple flowering plants. When eaten they cure fevers.
17. Marigold is a bright orange or yellow flower that grows low to the ground. Its petals or leaves are chewed into pulp and applied to wounds to stop infection.
18. mousse Bile is a bad-smelling liquid. It is dabbed in moss soaked in bile on a tick. It is used to remove ticks.
19. Poppy Seeds are small black seeds shaken from the head of a dried poppy flower. They are eaten to soothe shock and distress and eases pain.
20. Stinging Nettle are spiny green seeds that are eaten or applied to wounds. They are eaten to dispel poison and applied to bring down swelling.
21. Tansy is a strong-smelling plant with round yellow flowers. It is eaten in small doses and cures cough.
22. Thyme are small dusky green leaves on a brittle stem. They are eaten to calm anxiety and frayed nerves.
23. Watermint is a leafy green plant found in watery places. It is chewed into pulp and eaten. It helps bellyache.
24. Wild garlic is a strong, green stemmed plant with no leaves. If a cat rolls in it, it prevents infections.
25. Yarrow is a flowering plant. Its leaves are made into poultice and applied to wounds. Yarrow expels poison from scratches or wounds, if swallowed, will make a cat vomit however.



Sicknesses:

Cough - A sickness that is like a human cold. Symptoms are just coughs and sneezes, though it can be dangerous to kits or young cats. The best Treatment is Tansy.

Greencough - A sickness similar to pneumonia that is often rampant among the Clans in leaf-bare. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, pus excreted from the eyes, sneezing, fever, and green phlegm streaming from the nose. The best treatment is Catmint and Feverfew.

Whitecough - A mild sickness like a cold. More common than greencough, but can become greencough or even the fatal blackcough. Symptoms include sneezing, coughing, white phlegm streaming from the nose, and a slightly high temperature. The best treatment is Catmint.

Blackcough A fatal sickness that spells certain death for any cat who catches it. Symptoms are intense chest pain, weezing, and coughing. It is a rare sickness for the cats, and the best treatment is Catmint.

Chill - A very mild ailment usually caused by very cold weather or falling into icy water. Much like whitecough, but with cold chills instead of fever. The best treatment would be Catmint, feverfew, and lavender.

Cracked pads - A painful ailment usually seen in elderly cats. The paw pads crack from cold or dryness, and if untreated can lead to infection. Symptoms include swelling of the paws and pain. The best treatment is Marigold, Dock, and poppy seed if there is pain.

Aching Joints - Basically arthritis in cats. Caused by age or damp weather. Symptoms include pain and stiffness. The best treatment is anything that cures pain other than poppy seeds.

Bleeding - Blood loss due to injury, such as a wound sustained in battle. Severity depends on injury. The best treatment is cobwebs pressed onto the wound.

Poisoning - The case of eating deathberries, poisoned fresh-kill, or a snakebite. The best treatment is yarrow, stinging nettle, and in the case of getting bite by a snake Snake root.



Poisons to cats:

Apple seeds - The seeds are mildly poisonous, containing amygdalin.

Chocolate - Contains theobromine at levels toxic to cats and dogs.

Deathberries - Deathberries are an extremely poisonous species of red berries, and are known to Twolegs as yew berries.

Holly Berries - Holly berries, while not as dangerous as deathberries, are still a danger to kits.

Foxglove seeds - Foxglove seeds are known to be a dangerous medicine. While they can help the heart, they can easily cause paralysis and heart failure. Can be mistaken for poppy seeds.

Nightshade - Twenty berries consumed can kill you, cause memory loss, or incabability of learning. Used to kill a cat who cannot be saved quickly, it is poisonous.

White snakeroot - All parts are poisonous, causing nausea and vomiting.

Yew - Can be used to contract poison as a medicine, or causing to vomit if consumed.



Healing Treatments and Mixtures:

Aching Joints - Ragwort leaves, Juniper berries, Goldenrod, or Daisy leaves
Bee Stings - Blackberry leaves
Broken Bones - Wrap in cobwebs, put on comfrey pulp, use poppy seeds to dull pain
Bellyache - Chervil, Watermint, or Juniper berries. Also, try a trip to the dirtplace.
Coughs (whitecough or greencough) - Use either Catmint, Honey, or Tansy, and keep the cat away from other cats.
Cuts in Eye - Trickle Celandine juice into the eye to ease the pain.
Deep Wounds Cobwebs, Marigold, or Horsetail.
Displaced Bones - Give poppy seed, wait for effect, then have cat bite stick while you give the leg a tug and hear it click into place, give them another poppy seed so they sleep.
Dull Pain - Use poppy seed, then when it takes effect preform treatment, give them another to sleep.
Hurting Throat - Honey, or water.
Nettle Stings - Dock leaf pulp, give poppy seed so it dulls the pain and helps cat sleep.
Poison - If poison is in stomach, give cat yarrow leaves so they vomit the poison, have them vomit onto dock leaves
Prevent Infection and Soothe Pain for Burns - Comfrey, honey
Poultice for aching joints - Ragwort leaves and juniper berries.
Poultice for broken bones - Stinging nettle and comfrey.
Rat Bites - A poultice of burdock root with cobwebs on top, and horsetail if it is available
Scratches - Marigold, horsetail
Shock - Thyme or Chamomile. Lick fur to comfort, give water and poppy seeds.
Stiffness - Crushed poppy seeds, marigold or comfrey.
Strengthening Herbs - Tansy, watermint, or feverfew.
Toothache - Use alder bark.
Traveling and Strengthening Herbs - Chamomile, burnet, daisy leaves or sorrel. Lambs ear and ragweed also work.
Wrenched Muscles - Comfrey, nettle and/or water therapy.



Healing Remedies without using herbs:

Gently Nip Spine or Poke with Claw - This tests to see if the backbone is broken, if they don't feel it, then it is broken.
Lick Fur - It clean wounds, brings down shock, and warms a cold cat (lick fur the wrong way).
Moss Soaked in Water - Sick or injured or weak cats can drink, and can be used to cool feverish cats. It is also helpful in kitting.
Rosemary, Mint - This is used to lighten the death-scent of a dead cat before burial. It is also respectful.
Sweeten Herbs - Use necter, honey or mousse blood.
Water Soaking - Hold swelling wound in cold water, it takes down swelling and also soothes scraped pads.
Water Therapy - Have a cat with weak or hurting muscles or bone wade in water, eventually they'll get stronger.
Wailing, Yowling - If the cat does not have a sore throat, it keeps lungs and chest clear.



Herb Care:

If herbs are wet, leave them out in the sun to dry.
Gather fresh herbs when stock gets short.
Leave enough of the herb on its plant so it can reproduce when in season.
Check herb store often, and throw out old or weak herbs.
Wrap honey in dock leaves, with rhubarb to keep fresh.
Use bark strips to finish the leaf wrap, or keep the herbs together so they can be fresh.



Medicine Cat Code:

† Medicine Cats are allowed to cross territories.
† Medicine Cats can't have a mate,or kits.
† Medicine Cats may cross territories to help another Clan.
† Medicine Cats must learn battle moves.
† Medicine Cats must do everything they can to help a cat or kit in need.
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