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Medicines & Herbs

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1 Medicines & Herbs on Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:45 pm

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Here all medicinal plants and herbs will be listed as well as poisonous plants. The name of the plant shall be colored to make differentiating them easier and will be followed by a short description.

Treatment of wounds
Treatment of diseases
Poison
Other

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: Prickly leaves from the blackberry bush.
Location: Almost anywhere; they are very handy 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.

Broom
Description: Shrubs with small leaves and small yellow flowers.
Location: Grows in ThunderClan's forest territory.
Usage: It is used to make poultices for broken legs and wounds.
Effect: Unknown

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; used to prevent infection of 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 Twolegs. 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.
It is best to collect late in the day, as the dew will have burned off (evaporated) so it won't rot in the store.

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 is 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 catnip 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

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 forest 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. Can also be lined in one's nest.
Effect: Repairs broken bones or soothes wounds. Also used for wrenched claws. Can be used for itching or for inflammation on stiff joints. Also eases stiffness on wrenched shoulders when lined in a nest. Can be used for burns.

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. Also can be put in one's nest during sleep.
Effect: Soothes scratches, though can sting when being applied. Soothes sore pads. If placed in nests, it can ease the pain of wounds.

Elder Leaves
Description: Leaves from the Elder tree.
Location: Often found in 5-9 leaflets.
Usage: Turned into a poultice.
Effect: Soothes sprains.

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.

Goatweed
Description: Plant with ovate leaves
Location: RiverClan territory
Usage: Given daily.
Effect: Eases anxiety and grief.

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.

Hawkweed
Description: Small green plant with yellow and orange flowers.
Location: Unknown
Usage: N/A
Effect: Like catmint but not as strong.

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, is a great remedy for 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.
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.

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: Placed under a cats nose and is to be inhaled constantly, or rubbed/placed on an animal's body to hide the scent of death.
Effect: Cures fever and chills. Also used to hide the scent of death.

Lungwort
Description: An herb with dark green leaves speckled with gray
Location: WindClan moor
Usage: Eaten
Effect: Cures yellowcough.

Mallow Leaves
Description: Large fuzzy three-nubbed leaves from a flowering shrub; sweet rose scent.
Location: Grows best near shore,[88] 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 nursery in the Forest.
Usage: Rubbed on a dead body.
Effect: Hides the scent of death.

Mouse Bile
Description: Foul smelling, yellowish-green liquid.
Location: Can be found anywhere there are mice present.
Usage: The liquid is stored in moss and dabbed onto ticks embedded in pelt.
Effect: The ticks fall off.

Dried Oak Leaf
Description: Round, cartoon-like ruffled leaves.
Location: All over the forest floor and collected in leaf-fall.
Usage: The dried leaves are to be stored in a dry location until the time of usage, when they are chewed into a thick poultice and spread on a 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.

Ragwort
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, ragwort 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.
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.

Sorrel
Description: Similar to dock, sorrel is used as a traveling herb.
Location: Can be found near Twoleg nests.
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Traveling herb, can also build up appetite.

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. The stems can also be chewed.
Effect: Induces vomiting, or brings down swelling, respectively. Can be mixed with comfrey to help heal broken bones. Helps with wounds. Chewing the stems helps fight against infection.

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
Description: Traveling Herbs consist of sorrel, daisy, chamomile and burnet.
Location: Location
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: 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.

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: Unknown
Effect: Unknown
Holly berries, while not as dangerous as deathberries, are still a danger to kits.

Deadly Nightshade
Description: A small shrub with faintly scented, bell-shaped flowers that are purple tinged with green in colour. Berries are shiny and black when ripe.
Location: Moist, shady places. Often grows in places where the soils are rich in limestone.
Usage: To quickly kill a cat who cannot be saved.
Effect: Poisonous.

Water Hemlock
Description: Green or white flowers with petals in umbrella-shaped clusters
Location: Wet, marshy areas.
Usage: Unknown
Effect: Causes writhing, pain, and foaming at the mouth.
Water Hemlock is the most poisonous plant in the Clan territories after deathberries.

All plant information taken from here.

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