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Introduction

Welcome, <insert name here>! This guide consists of herbs, remedies, and other useful information that any remedial should have fixed into their herbal recollection.

Herbs and Their PropertiesEdit

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Format:

• Appearance

• Location

• Effect(s)

Alder BarkEdit

• A natural occurring brownish-gray substance which may come from the tree in flakes

• Found on the Alder tree which grows in muggy, wet terrain 

• If chewed - treats toothache(s)

AlfalfaEdit

• Small, round, green leaves with long white roots and purple flowers that grow in bunches

• Grows in damp, thick soils

• If chewed - prevents tooth decay

Aloe VeraEdit

• Thick, green, spiky leaves

• Can be found close to water in moist soil

• If chewed into a poultice - placed on burns or on irregular skin conditions

Ash Tree SproutsEdit

• Thin stems with round-edged, green leaves.

• Found close to Ash trees.

• If chewed into a poultice - placed on serpent bite(s) to prevent the effects of the venom

Ash Tree SeedsEdit

• Downward-facing, hollow green leaves

• Found on the Ash tree

• If consumed - fights internal or gastrointestinal pain

Aspen Tree BarkEdit

• Light gray bark with patterns that appear similar to "wide eyes"

• Found on the Aspen tree

• If chewed - relieves stress

BasilEdit

• Thin leaves that grow in bunches of 4+

• Often grown in Twoleg gardens

• If consumed - reduces mucus in asthma and bronchitis

• If consumed - reduces cholesterol

• If chewed - eases children illness

• If chewed - eases irritated mouth sores

• If mixed with a large amount of water and consumed - eases headaches

• If mixed with hot water and gargled - eases sore throats

• If mixed with honey and consumed daily for 6 moons - disintegrates any kidney stone masses

Belladonna LeavesEdit

• Oval shaped, decent-sized leaves

• Grows in damp soil

• If chewed - calms spasms and cramps in expectant patients

BirthwortEdit

• Purple or fuchsia mouth-shaped flowers on bowl-shaped leaves with pointed tips

• Grows in mulchy areas with damp soil

• If chewed - causes contractions (helps bellyaches end and can induce birth if delayed)

​Beech leavesEdit

• Large, broad leaves with a pointy tip

• Grows close to rivers and by forests

• Used for carrying herbs

BindweedEdit

• A weed with white flowers with purple accents on top of the stem

• Since it's a weed it grows almost anywhere

• Used to bind sticks to broken bones or limbs to keep them in place while they heal

Blackberry leavesEdit

• Large leaves with jagged edges; the stems are covered with thorns similar to rose bushes

• Grows in damp soil or in Twoleg gardens

• If chewed into a poultice - applied to bee stings after they have been popped

Blessed ThistleEdit

• Purple, soft, poofy flower with a spiky, green base

• Found growing in sandy soils close to shorelines

• If chewed and swallowed - increases blood circulation

Borage leavesEdit

• Soft, fuzzy leaves with purple flowers 

• Grow all around forests

• Chewed & swallowed-helps queen's milk circulate and brings down fevers

Bramble twigEdit

• Thick, vine-like stems covered in thorns

• Found all around dense forests

• If chewed or crushed into a thick, syrup then consumed- helps to sleep

Broken rosemary bloomsEdit

• Thick, brown stem covered in leaves that look like pine needles; faint purple flowers

• Grows in dry, sandy soil or Twoleg gardens

• If chewed into poultice - placed around the eye to help with eye pains or infections

BroomEdit

• Tall yellow flowers that grow in bunches on top of stems

• Grows in dense forests

• The broom poultice can be chewed into a poultice and mixed with comfrey to heal broken bones or limbs

• Can be used as a poultice alone for major sprains or dislocations

Burdock rootEdit

• Long brown substances that look like dirty carrots. The leaves on top of the ground have wavy edges

• Grows in dry, arid areas

• If chewed into a poultice- helps treat infected rat bites or prevents infection for rat bites

BurnetEdit

• Oval leaves with pointed tips and jagged edges

• Grows in dry, grassy soil

• Consumed - traveling herb for strength and ebbs hunger

Buttonbush DownEdit

• Spherical flowers with green balls as the center of the flower; long, white, tiny flowers branch out from all directions of the green sphere

• Grows in marshy areas

• If consumed - helps with digestion and constipation

CatchweedEdit

• Long stems with fuzzy green burrs on the top

• Grows on hedges in Twoleg gardens and around wet areas

• The burrs can hold poultices onto a cat's pelt

• If the stems are consumed - helps with digestion & constipation

CatmintEdit

• Leaf edges are jagged with pointed tips

• Grows in Twoleg nests and or gardens; rarely ever found in the forest

• If chewed and swallowed - helps to rid of Whitecough, Greencough, and Blackcough

CayenneEdit

• A long, red pepper

• Grows in Twoleg gardens

• If consumed - though very spicy, this herb can prevent the before-effects of a heart attack

CelandineEdit

• Flower has four thin petals and round, jagged leaves with pointed tips

• Grows by rivers and dense forests

• Trickle juice from the stem into the eye - the cold liquid helps soothe the damaged eye

ChamomileEdit

• Small white flowers with yellow, powdery middle

• Grows in Twoleg gardens and grassy areas

• Consumed - soothes the mind and strengthens the heart. Helps to give confidence

• Traveling herb

ChervilEdit

• Small green leaves

• Grows in forests and in the cracks of rocks

• If chewed and swallowed or made into a poultice - helps bellyache if swallowed and helps infected wounds if applied as a poultice.

• Consumed - has a tendency to help queens with their kitting

ChickweedEdit

• Long stems with white flowers on leaves

• Since they are a weed they are commonly found all over dense forests much like catchweed

• If chewed and swallowed - helps cure whitecough and greencough, though catmint is definitely preferred for prevention and curing

CobnutsEdit

• A russet-brown nut with faint stripes running down the sides. 

• They are found within a close rage of the Hazel trees, considering that the nuts can also be called hazelnuts.

• Crushed into smaller, edible pieces then chewed- Used to make ointments

CobwebEdit

• White, glistening, sticky pieces of string that is made into webs

• Found all over little nicks in the forest

• Press and apply pressure to the bleeding wound- used to slow or stop large, bleeding wounds that have a tendency to keep pouring out of the open area

• Wrap around sticks onto broken bone- used to hold sticks onto a broken bone/ limb

• Stretched and placed onto a cat's wound as a bandage- Can be used to cover small poulitces

{Can be used to clean minor messes}

ColtsfootEdit

• Yellow flowers with long petals and fairly large middles

• Grows groggy, wet terrain

• Chew leaves into a pulp- Soothes cracked or sore pads

• Small doses can be chewed and swallowed - cures kitten-cough and helps ease the breathing level if it's too high

Comfrey rootEdit

• Long, black roots with long flowers and large leaves

• All over grassy fields with damp soil

• Chewed and mixed with a broom poultice- can be plastered onto a broken limb to make sure it heals properly

• Chewed into a poultice- used for soothing wounds, can be placed on a wrenched claw, placed on irritated, itching places, can also be placed on stiff joints

• Woven into the dry moss of one's bedding- ease stiffness of shoulders

Crushed iris petalsEdit

• ​Round, light purple flower petals

• Grows in Twoleg gardens or nests in sandy soils in and around water

• If consumed and digested - soothes a kit's sore throat and helps stimulate breathing during a queen's contractions

Crushed rose thornsEdit

• Spikes that poke from the stem in all direction; thorns are brown and cone-shaped

• Found on a rosebush which can be located on the fences of Twoleg gardens or in wet, sandy soil

• If chewed into a paste - covers the wound and helps to seal it (Be mindful of the thorns!)

Daisy leavesEdit

• Feather-shaped leaves with wavy edges 

• Grows in grassy areas

• Chewed into a paste- plastered onto aching joints

• Traveling herb

Damiana SprigsEdit

• Small, faded green leaves with long stems

• Grown rarely on moist moortops and more often found in Twoleg gardens

• Mixed into water and consumed- increases circulation

DandelionEdit

• Flat flower top with long, yellow petals that curve at the top

• Grows just about anywhere with moist, soil

• Leaves are chewed - pain killer

• White liquid extracted from stem - soothes bee stings

DillEdit

• Stalks with small green leaves, much like parsley

• This weed can be found in any condition, all you need is the right eye

• Consumed- eases intestinal gas

• Scent breathed- eases heartburn

Dock leavesEdit

• Large leaves with rounded leaf tips

• Grows in areas with a lot of trees or marshy areas

• If chewed into a poultice- soothes and heals scratches, soothes cracked or sore pads

Dried Red Oak LeafEdit

• Brown, brittle leaves with wavy edges

• Under the oak tree in leaf-bare/areas with dense undergrowth or dry soil/far-spaced/not many in the two-leg place; mostly found in forests

• If chewed into a paste - prevents infection of a wound

EchinaceaEdit

• Fluffy orange and black middles and pink, draping petals

• Moist soils; around other colorful plants

• If chewed into a poultice - plastered onto wounds to ease infection

EyebrightEdit

• Glossy, jagged leaves with white flowers and a yellow center

• Grows in sub-alpine meadows where snow is common

• If consumed - soothes sneezing, watery eyes, and irritated throat

 FennelEdit

• Thin, pine needle-looking leaves

• Grows best in dry soils

• If consumed - helps pain in the hips

• If (seeds) consumed - prevents vomiting

FeverfewEdit

• White flowers with curved petals and yellow middles

• Grows along the banks of rivers or lakes

• If consumed - eases aches and pains that come from fevers

• If consumed - Eases fever

GingerEdit

 Thick, pale roots with rounded tips

 Grows in dry, sandy soils

 If chewed and juices consumed - helps with asthma

 If consumed - treats coughs

GoldenrodEdit

 Tall, tree-like plant with stems branching off of the middle stem with small, yellow flowers

 Grows best in an open field

 If chewed into a poultice- plastered onto wounds to help heal them nicely

GoosegrassEdit

 Tall, thick-stemmed, dark green grass stalks.

 Grows in large, plain/prairie/moor areas.

 Can be woven into cobweb to clot and stop the bloodflow of a wound.

Gotu KolaEdit

 Round, bumpy-edged leaves with a v-shaped nook that grow on stems in bunches with large, spread root systems

 Grows best in damp soils

 If consumed - eases depression

 Large amount consumed - prevents the ability to grow fertile

 If chewed into a poultice - reduces scar damage

 If mixed into warm water then consumed - helps clear the brain and allows to think with clarity

GumweedEdit

 Stout, erect stems, several branches with daisy-like flower heads, with slightly darker and small petals encircling the center

 Located in prairies and waste places

 If consumed - useful for asthma and bronchitis

 If chewed in a poultice - heals sores

Heather Edit

 A tall plant with small, light purple flowers along the stem

 Grows in sandy soils

 If consumed - helps a kit digest by lining the intestines

Heather-nectarEdit

 Long stems with bell-shaped, pink flowers

 Grows in shady areas

 Sweetens herbs without making the specified herb loose its medicinal properties

HoneyEdit

 A golden, sticky liquid

 Found in bee hives

 If consumed - Soothes sore throats

 If consumed - Soothes throats that have inhaled smoke

 If mixed with Aloe vera - placed on burns to soothe and heal

 Sweetens bitter herbs without making them loose their qualities

HopsEdit

 Leafy, green, pine cone-looking herbs

 Grows on tall plants in clay soil

 If consumed - calms nerves and helps with anxiety

HorsetailEdit

 Tall grass with brown rings around itself

 Located in marshy areas

 If chewed into a poultice - helps to slow bleeding and prevent infection

Ivy leavesEdit

 Leaves that look like a star without a bottom point

 Ivy bushes grow in plant-dense areas

 Used to store herbs

Juniper berriesEdit

 Small, purple berries that grow in bunches on prickly bushes

 Juniper berry bushes from in dry to damp soils

 If consumed with warm water - calms nerves

 If consumed in adequate amounts - helps breathing troubles

 If consumed in small amounts - eases bellyaches

Lamb's earEdit

 Shaped similar to that of lamb's ear, soft leaves, faded green in color

 Grows best in the mountains

 If consumed - calms a cat and gives strength

LavenderEdit

 Tall stems with tall bunches of purple flowers on top

 Grows best in sandy soils

 If consumed- treats fevers

• If mixed with hot water and scent breathed - calms

Lemon GrassEdit

 Tall stalks of yellow-green grass with a singular, round root

 Grows in warm climates and damp soils

 If Consumed - used to expel whatever causes a stomachache; examples: gas, digestion issues, and diarrhea

 If mixed properly into a poultice with other ingredients, it can be lathered onto a cat's fur to remove foreign substances (ex: oil, dirt)

Lotus rootsEdit

 Thick, light brown roots with star shaped markings; Pink flower petals and yellow spiky middles (the flowers of lily pad)

 Grows in ponds

 If consumed - helps to stay awake

Mallow leavesEdit

 Fan-shaped, green leaves

 Grows near shores

 If consumed - eases bellyaches

MarigoldEdit

 Puffy, yellow half-sphere with orange flowers

 Grows near water

 If chewed into a poultice - placed on wounds to help heal and drive out infection

MintEdit

 Jagged edged, green leaves

 Grows in Twoleg gardens and large forests

 Rubbed on the body of a dead cat- hides the scent of death

 If chewed - cools nasal passages

 If mixed into warm water and consumed- eases hiccups

MossEdit

 A flowerless, green plant

 Can be found attached to objects in damp habitats

 If dipped in water - helps weak cats obtain a drinking source

 If dipped in water - can help clean a wound and bring down swelling

Oak Tree SapEdit

 The bark looks flaky, much like Alder bark, but oak bark won't crumble as easily. The sap is a faded yellow and it looks like foam

 Can be found almost anywhere; most populated in wet soils

 Sap is extracted from the tree and consumed- helps to control Blackcough

ParsleyEdit

 Tall stems with small green leaves

 Grows in moist soil

 If consumed - helps to dry up a queens milk

 If consumed - helps bellyache

PawpawEdit

 A green and yellow, round fruit with an orange inside with round, black seeds

 Grown on trees found in sandy soils

 If its fruit is consumed - treats kitten cough

Peach leavesEdit

 A long, skinny leaf with "ruffles" towards the butt of the leaf

 Grows when planted in Twoleg gardens

 If consumed - eases nausea

Poppy seedsEdit

 Small, round, gray seeds

 Poppy flowers grow all around the forest

 If consumed in small amounts - helps to calm nerves and/ or shock

 If consumed in adequate amounts - helps to fight pain

 If consumed with warm water - helps to sleep

RagweedEdit

 Pointed leaves branching from the stem

 Grows in mountains

 If consumed - gives cats strength

RagwortEdit

 Yellow flowers with puffy middles and spread out, pointed petals

 Grows in areas with a cool climate and lots of rainfall; wet soils

 If mixed with juniper berries and consumed- helps aching joints

Raspberry leavesEdit

 Look like blackberry leaves but they're a lighter green in color

 Grows best in fertile soil

 If chewed - helps a kitting queen and soothe bee sting

RosemaryEdit

 Small bunches of purple flowers

 Grows in forests

 If rubbed on the body of a dead cat- hides the scent of death

Rosinweed LeavesEdit

 Long green leaves with curved butts and a pointed tip

 Grows on the stem of the Rosinweed flower which grows in grassy, weeded fields

 If consumed with drinks of water - cleanses the digestive system after a poison has been consumed

SaffronEdit

 A medium-sized purple flower with 6+ purple petals

 Grows in thick clay soil

 If consumed - puts a cat in the state of unconsciousness, which can be useful for stitching

 Keep this herb away from kits and elders

SageEdit

 Long, skinny, round-tipped leaves with a soft texture and dark green color

 Grows in groups in Twoleg gardens and sandy soils

 If crushed and mixed with water then consumed - helps recall memory

 If chewed into a poultice - plastered on a cat's pelt to remove dandruff

 If consumed - it can be used an antibiotic

Shock rootEdit

 Small green plant with small green leaves

 Grows in damp soils

 If you consume the roots - helps to reboot the nervous system after a blackout or after a cat has been poisoned

Skullcap SeedsEdit

 Tall plants with purple, bell-shaped flowers

 Grows in grassy meadows and dry soils

 If consumed - gives strength

SnakerootEdit

 Bunches of small, white flowers

 Grows in warm areas

 If chewed into a poultice - plastered on serpent bites to neutralize the effects of the venom

Snapdragon seedEdit

 Tiny, reddish brown seeds

 Snapdragon flowers grow in grassy areas

 If chewed into a poultice - placed on the cats neck or on the area to clear up ringworm

SorrelEdit

 Slightly wavy leaves

 Found in Twoleg gardens and sandy soils

 Traveling herb

 If consumed alone - eases hunger

SticksEdit

 Light brown, wooden limbs from trees

 Can be found nearby trees

 Can hold a broken bone or limb in place

 If bitten on - can distract cats from pain, especially during the cleansing of a wound or kitting

Stinging nettleEdit

 Long, jagged leaves with small, white flowers on the stem

 Grows in and around forests

 If chewed into a poultice - placed on a swollen wound to ease swelling

 If the seeds are consumed - neutralizes poisons

 If the stem is chewed on - fight against intestinal infection

 If consumed - fights allergies

Sweet-sedgeEdit

 Tall grass with corn-shaped flowers

 Grows near water shores

 If you consume the nectar from the flowers - eases intestinal infection

TansyEdit

 Fluffy, dark yellow flowers

 Grows in cool or cold areas

 If consumed - helps with coughs

ThymeEdit

 Flower-shaped leaf with small white flowers on the stem

 Grows in hot, sunny areas

 If consumed - calms a cat's nerves; helps with shock

TormentilEdit

 Small yellow flowers with thin stems

 Grows in a field with tall grass and weeds

 If chewed into a poultice - it can be plastered onto a poisoned wound, especially an serpent bite, to neutralize the pollutants

WatermintEdit

 Tall stems with poofy, light purple flower bunches on top

 Grows in streams or wet soil

 If consumed - soothes bellyaches

Wild garlicEdit

 Tiny, white flowers

 Grows in forests

 If rolled in - prevents infection from rat bites

Willow barkEdit

 Rough, gray bark from the willow tree

 The willow trees are found in Twoleg places

 If chewed - eases pain

 If trickled into the eye - the water behind the bark can faintly help bring sight and/ or soothe damaged eyes

Willow leavesEdit

 Long, green leaves with pointed tips

 Found on the willow tree in Twoleg places

 If consumed - keeps a cat from vomiting

WintergreenEdit

 Lamb ear-shaped leaves

 Grows in sandy soils

 If consumed- treats intestinal poisons

 If chewed into a juice - placed on wounds to help heal

Windflower sproutsEdit

 White flowers with white petals, green middles, and white pollen around middle

 Grows in rocky soils

 If consumed - helps a pregnant she-cat deal with cramps

YarrowEdit

• Small white flowers with tiny yellow flower bunches in the middle

• Grows in and around rocks

• If consumed - helps to vomit up poison

• If chewed into a poultice - plastered on cracked or sore pad

Yerba SantaEdit

• Dense bush with thin twigs leading up to small, light purple flowers

• Grows in coastal redwood forests

• If the leaves are consumed - levels amount of mucus production in lungs

• If the leaves are consumed - supports expectoration for comfortable breathing

  • Alder Bark
  • Alfalfa
  • Aloe Vera
  • Ash Tree Sprouts
  • Ash Tree Seeds
  • Aspen Tree Bark
  • Basil
  • Belladonna Leaves
  • Birthwort
  • Beech Leaves
  • Bindweed
  • Blackberry Leaves
  • Blessed Thistle
  • Borage Leaves
  • Bramble Twig
  • Rosemary Blooms
  • Broom
  • Burdock Root
  • Burnet
  • Buttonbush Down

ToxinsEdit

Deadly DapperlingEdit

• A tan fungus with white gills and spores and brown rings surrounding the stem.

• Found in damp forests with a variety of tree species

• If consumed, is certain to cause severe liver toxicity which results in death very soon after.

Death berries (Yew berries)Edit

• Bright red berries with hollow middles

• Grows in forest ravines

• If consumed, kills a cat almost immediately

Foxglove seedsEdit

• Bowl-shaped pink flowers with white spots

• Grows anywhere with a nice climate

• If consumed, can cause a cat to be paralyzed or have heart failure

Holly berriesEdit

• Bright red leaves with spiky leaves

• Grows in forests

• If consumed, can causes life-threatening stomach aches

NightshadeEdit

• Purple, star-shaped flowers with black, round berries

• Grows in shady places with limestone in the soil

• If consumed, can cause a cat to die almost instantly

Water hemlockEdit

• Tall stems with smalls stems branching off of the main one and small white flower bunches on top

• Grows in wet marshlands

• If consumed, can cause foaming at the mouth, life-threatening pains, and/ or writhing

  • Deadly Dapperling
  • Death (Yew) Berries
  • Foxglove Flowers
  • Foxglove Seeds
  • Nightshade Flowers
  • Nightshade Berries
  • Water Hemlock

Non-Herbal TreatmentEdit

Mouse bileEdit

Mouse bile is a liquid that lines a few organs and helps with digestion. It's basically acid. If extracted from the mouse and put on a ball of moss. Place it on a tick and it falls right off. Wash your paws  in a flowing stream throughly after.

Nipping bones Edit

You can gently bite, or nip, a bone to test if it's broken or not. If you feel a crack or the cat yowls, then it's broken.

GroomingEdit

You can gently groom the fur of a patient to calm, clean wounds, or to warm.

SwimmingEdit

Can help a weak cat's muscles get stronger, and keeps slightly ill cats moving.

Wailing Edit

Keeps sick cat's lungs clear of mucus.

Examination and Comparison Edit

Have a look at the average cat's limb and compare it to the patient.

Stitching  Edit

This is a complicated method. If this doesn't make much sense to you, feel free to leave a post on my message wall. I'd love to demonstrate. My old medicinal OC was raised from a cub in a research center. She was a rare hybrid, so her parents were placed there, followed by their daughter. Much of a story I don't have time to write. Anyway, my habitat was next door to what they called the 'work room' or, the examination room. They preformed 'stitching' (surgery) almost twice a week. So I watched and learned, trying to conjure ideas on how I could perform it if I were to escape. Stitching is a treatment that should only be done if you can't get your herbs to comply, for it pains the patient and risks their eminent death.

1) Take large amounts of bramble twig mixed with thyme and crush the thyme into the bramble twig syrup.

2) Have the cat consume.

3) Wait until the cat's breathing slows and you know they're unconscious.

4) Take a sharp rock, or your sharpest and largest claw, and cut a clean line wherever you're performing the stitching.

5) Use damp, sanitary moss to clean and move the edges if needed. Don't use your paws or claws while in the cat's insides.

6) Do what you need. If it's removing something they ate, try removing the piece causing the symptoms with A dry, sustainable leaf. Claws or fur may cause infection during the healing process. If it's trying to relocate an organ, then use a dry, sustainable, sanitary leaf.

7) After your completion, have a cat hold the two ends of the flesh you cut back together. Then lay a flat, warm, sanitary rock onto the area. (If it's the stomach, don't place it there, have your helper hold it gingerly.)

8) Use a sharp stick, cleaned in water then sun-dried, attached to a long line of tied leaf-string to try and weave the two sides of flesh back together. (Optional, depending on the size of the cutting you made)

9) Apply oakleaf or echinacea to the area that you worked on along with dabbing damp moss on it every few hours.

10) Before the cat becomes fully conscious, feed them a small dose of poppy seeds and a decent amount of thyme.

11) When they wake, give them shock root and possibly chamomile.

Herb CareEdit

• If a herb is wet, put it outside in the sun to dry.

• Gather fresh herbs when your stock gets low.

• Leave enough of the herb when you collect it so it can reproduce and keep growing.

• Check your store often and throw out old herbs that have lost their quality and or medicinal properties.

RemediesEdit

Adder BiteEdit

Treatment Options

 Chew ash tree sprouts into a poultice and apply to the bite; cover with a cobweb bandage

 Chew snakeroot into a poultice and apply to the bite; cover with a cobweb bandage

 Chew tormentil into a poultice and apply to the bite; cover with a cobweb bandage

AnxietyEdit

Treatment Options

 Consume a few hops flowers and drink warm water

 Consume poppy seeds (amount depending on age of patient) and drink warm water

Asthma or BronchitisEdit

Treatment Options

 Consume ginger roots, a small amount of yerba santa and water

 Consume gumweed, a small amount of yerba santa, and water

AwakeningEdit

Treatment

Consume lotus roots and place moss soaked in cool water under the chin.

Bee StingsEdit

Treatment

Give the patient a decent dose of chamomile then pop the sting, gingerly, with your teeth. Cleanse the area with damp moss before putting a poultice of blackberry leaves and a cobweb bandage, fastened with catchweed.

BellyachesEdit

Treatment Options

 For awkward bellyaches- consume lemon grass

 For medium bellyaches- consume mallow leaves or 2 chervil leaves

 For minor bellyaches- consume small amounts of parsley and lots of water or a few juniper berries

Blood Loss or BleedingEdit

Treatment Options

 For minor bleeding- place a cobweb bandage over the wound; thickness of the bandage refers to the amount of blood expelling form the wound; place catchweed burrs on the edges of the bandage to hold it in place.

 For major bleeding- place a thick cobweb bandage over the wound and place catchweed burrs on the edges; weave goosegrass through the bandage.

 For high blood loss via large wound- place a bandage on the wound, place catchweed burrs on the edges of the bandage; add goosegrass if needed; keep the patient hydrated and rested.

BurnsEdit

Treatment Options

 Mix a goo of aloe Vera gel and fresh honey. Soak wet moss in the gel. When completely filled, place the moss onto the burn gingerly. Dab at it, until the burn is covered in the goo.

• Use aloe Vera and gel mixed with chamomile and comfrey. You must mix the chamomile petals with water to create a paste before you mix it. You also must grind the comfrey root. This method is difficult because of the steps it takes to complete, but it is quite effective.

Chest InfectionEdit

Treatment Options

 WIP

Cracked PadsEdit

Treatment Options

 Chew dock leaves into a poultice and apply to the pads; check to be sure the patient's fur is out of the poultice before placing a cobweb covering over the poultice. Keep the patient walking on soft objects such as grass.

 Chew yarrow leaves into a poultice and apply to the pads; check to be sure the patient's fur is out of the poultice before placing a cobweb covering over the poultice. Keep the patient walking on soft objects such as grass.

Confidence LossEdit

Treatment

Consume chamomile petals and drink warm water

ConstipationEdit

Treatment Options

 Consume two stalks of the catchweed plant and drink water regularly

 Consume two petals of buttonbush down for a few sunrises along with plenty of water

 Crush the stalks of lemongrass and the leaves from Rosinweed and thin them into a paste with water and consume.

Damaged EyesEdit

Treatment Options

 Trickle the liquid from the stem of the celandine flower into the damaged eye

 Water from the willow tree can be trickled into the damaged eye.

Death OdorEdit

Treatment Options

 Rub mint onto the fur of the dead cat

 Rub rosemary onto the fur of the dead cat 

 Rub lavender onto the fur of the dead cat

Expelling Internal ContentsEdit

Treatment

Consume damp yarrow and place a beech leaf under the cat for the contents to expel onto. Cleanse the area accordingly

Extra Queen's MilkEdit

Treatment

Consume dry borage and a juniper berry

Eye PainsEdit

Treatment Options

 Water from the willow tree can be trickled into the eye to soothe the pain

 Chew broken rosemary blooms into a poultice and place it under and/or around the eye to ease pains/infections

DepressionEdit

Treatment

Consume gotu kola and drink warm water; get rest

Failure of Blood CirculationEdit

Treatment

Consume blessed thistle; keep hydrated

Foggy BrainEdit

Treatment

Consume gotu kola covered in juniper berry juice

FeverEdit

Treatment Options

 For fevers with aches - consume feverfew and keep hydrated

 For minor fevers - consume lavender and keep hydrated with cold water

 For major fevers - consume borage leaves and a small dose of lavender and keep hydrated with cold water

Fever Aches & ChillsEdit

Treatment

Consume warm water and feverfew

Gas PainEdit

Treatment Options

 Consume lemongrass

 Consume 3 dill leaves

HeadacheEdit

Treatment

Consume chamomile and lavender along with frequent drinks of warm water

Heart BurnEdit

Treatment

Consume a dampened leaf from the dill plant

Hip PainEdit

Treatment

Consume fennel stems along with juniper berries

Infected WoundsEdit

Treatment Options

 Chew a poultice of marigold and goldenrod and apply to the wound

 Chew a poultice of oak leaf and chervil and apply to the wound

 Chew a poultice of echinacea and goldenrod and apply to the wound

Internal BleedingEdit

Internal bleeding occurs when damage to an artery or vein allows blood to escape the circulatory 
system and collect inside the body. ~ http://www.medicinenet.com/internal_bleeding/article.htm

Treatment

1 Take large amounts of bramble twig and thyme and crush them together to create a thick liquid; have the patient consume.

2 Wait until the cat's breathing slows and you know they're unconscious.

3 Take a sharp rock, or your sharpest/Largest claw, and cut a clean line wherever you're performing the stitching.

4 Use damp, sanitary moss to clean and move the edges if needed (Be sure the edges of the flesh are high enough to keep from too much blood loss). Don't use your paws or claws while in the cat's insides.

5 Use sanitary moss to sponge the edges of the blood around the laceration.

6 Use sanitary cobwebs, applying small amounts of pressure on the bleeding organ to slow the fluid. Do NOT apply large amounts of pressure, for the organ may rupture.

7 Do what you feel needed to make the internal bleeding slow, stitching the organ is a definite NO. If the organ is ruptured it is beyond your control. 

8 Make sure the bleeding is completely done before you follow the ending procedures found in the 'Stitching' Content, but you need to act quickly, the inside cannot be exposed for too long.

9 Keep the bleeding to a minimal. Try not to let it out of the open wound you lacerated.

10 Stitch the wound up with the ending procedures found in the 'Stitching" Content.

11 Feed one aspen tree seed once they come to. Don't wake them on your own, be sure to check for signs of breathing every now and then.

12 Make a water-thinned paste of 2 buttonbush down leaves, 1/2 of a shock root, and add the syrup from a sweet-sedge flower.

13 Don't let the patient out of sight. Keep them asleep, but awake enough to acknowledge their state of life.

14 Listen for sounds of pain, subtle writhing, complete stillness, sudden urges to voilently stand/run/move, or purple-tinted bleeding.

Intestinal InfectionEdit

Treatment Options

 Swallow the sap of a sweet-sedge flower and drink or eat nothing for a sunrise

 Chew the stem of a stinging nettle until the liquid is gone and have small amounts of warm water throughout the day.

Irritated or Itchy SkinEdit

Treatment

Chew comfrey root into a poultice and apply to the inflamed area.

Irritated WoundsEdit

Treatment Options

 Chew crushed rose thorns and dock leaves into a poultice and apply to the wound

 Chew wintergreen and crushed rose thorns into a poultice and apply to the wound.

Kitten CoughEdit

Treatment Options

 Major coughs - the orange middle of the pawpaw fruit is consumed along with warm water

 Minor cough - coltsfoot is consumed along with cool water

Kit DigestionEdit

Treatment

Small heather sprigs are consumed by kits and line the stomach to help with digestion

Large GashesEdit

Treatment Options

• Clean out bacteria/dirt with a cleansing, warm, wet mossball. Then apply a paste of horsetail and goldenrod then wrapped in a sanitized, good amount of cobwebs.

• Clean out bacteria/dirt with a cleansing, warm, wet mossball. Then apply a paste of goldenrod and marigold then wrap in a sanitized, good amount of cobwebs.

• Clean out bacteria/dirt with a cleansing, warm, wet mossball. Then apply marigold and place sanitized, decent amounts of cobwebs on the wound. Then quickly weave the appropriate amount of goosegrass into the cobwebs bandage.

NauseaEdit

Treatment

Consume 2 dry peach leaves (one for a kit)

Often VomitingEdit

Treatment Options

 Consume fennel stems

 Consume two willow leaves (one for a kit)

Over-stimulation of BreathEdit

Treatment Options

 Consume the petals of the coltsfoot flower

 Consume yerba santa leaves

PainEdit

Treatment Options

 Chew the leaves of the dandelion plant

 Bite on a thick, stable tree branch/stick

PoisonedEdit

Treatment Options

 Consume wintergreen leaves and a few rosinweed leaves

 Consume yarrow; after the effects consume shock root

 Consume the seeds of a stinging nettle

Pregnancy CrampsEdit

Treatment

Queens should consume windflower sprouts, or narcissus.

Rat BitesEdit

Treatment Options

 Burdock root can be chewed into a poultice and place on the bite

 The bitten cat can roll around in wild garlic to deplete the bites of infection

Reboot Nervous SystemEdit

Treatment

Consume shockroot and get plenty of water and rest

RingwormEdit

Treatment Options

 Chew basil into a poultice and place it onto the designated area

 Chew snapdragon seeds into a poultice and placed on or around the designated area

Runny NoseEdit

Treatment Options

 Consume a small dose of eyebright and cool water

 Chew a mint leaf

ScarsEdit

Treatment

Chew a poultice of gotu kola and apply onto the scar and cover it with a thin cobweb covering attatched with catchweed burrs.

ScratchesEdit

Treatment Options

 For major scratches- Apply a poultice of horsetail and cover it with a cobweb bandage

 For minor scratches- apply a poultice of chewed dock leaves and cover it with a cobweb covering attatched with catchweed burrs.

ShockEdit

Treatment Options

 Consume a decent dose of juniper berries and warm water

 Consume an appropriate amount of poppy seeds

 Consume a thyme leaf and warm water

Skin SoresEdit

Treatment Options

 Chew gumweed into a poultice and apply to the desired area

 Extract the goo from an aloe vera plant and apply to the desired area

SleepEdit

Treatment Options

 To put into an unconcious state - Consume poppy seeds and warm water

 Consume bramble twig syrup

 For a deep sleep- Consume saffron

Serpent Bite(s)Edit

Treatment

Chew a poultice of snakeroot and nettle leaves and apply onto the bite.

Sore ThroatEdit

Treatment Options

 Crush coltsfoot petals into small pieces and arrange them onto the middle of the paw paw fruit; consume the mixture then gargle warm water 

 Consume one honeycomb

SprainsEdit

Treatment

Chew a poultice of broom and place onto the desired sprain and, if possible, wrap the area tightly in cobwebs and attach it to the fur with catchweed burrs.

Stiff and Aching JointsEdit

Treatment Options

 Chew a poultice of daisy leaves and apply to the desired joint

 Crush ragwort and juniper berries and thin with a small amount of warm water; consume

 Line the patient's nest with comfrey root for aching/stiff shoulders

 Chew a poultice of comfrey and apply to the desired joint.

StressEdit

Treatment Options

 Consume a few chamomile petals and drink warm water

 Chew a mixture of catmint and honey until the honey is gone and the catmint has list its flavor

 Chew aspen tree bark until it has lost its healing qualities

Sun BurnsEdit

Treatment

Apply the jelly from the aloe vera plant onto the burn and carefully cover with a cobweb covering.

SwellingEdit

Treatment Options

 Place a moss ball soaked in cool water onto the desired area.

 Chew the leaves of a stinging nettle into a poultice and apply to the desired area.

Tooth DecayEdit

Treatment 

Chew alfalfa leaves until the leaf has lost its healing qualities.

Tooth PainEdit

Treatment 

Chew the soft parts of alder bark until the herb has lost it's healing qualities.

Irregular Skin ConditionsEdit

Treatment

Apply a thick jelly of aloe vera onto the desired area.

Water Suffocation

Treatment

Check the cat's temperature, and make sure it's not too high or too low. If it is, then the cat is more likely to die. Quickly identify signs of life (breathing, heartbeats). If there isn't a sign of either, then the cat may be dead. Even so, there's still hope! Flip the cat over swiftly, so it's belly is exposed. Have a cat or two hold the wet cat in place. Place your paws onto the cat's chest and push hard at least 27 times per minute. Pump like this until they cough up water and begin to stir softly. (If this doesn't happen after a total of 3 minutes then the cat wasn't saved fast enough and is dead.) Once they stir, give them a fair amount of shock root and blessed thistle along with a small small dose of thyme and chamomile.

Wound InfectionEdit

Treatment Options

• For minor infection- chew a poultice of marigold, goldenrod, and crushed rose thorns and apply it to the desired area

• For larger infections- chew a poultice of echinacea, golden rod, and crushed rose thorns and apply it to the desired area.

Wrenched ClawEdit

Treatment

• Chew comfrey root into a poultice and apply to the wrenched claw; cover with a thick cobweb covering and attatch with catchweed burrs.

CoughsEdit

Minor CoughsEdit

Treatment Options

• Place wet moss on a sanitized area on a leaf or bare stone. Let them drink accordingly unless you feel it's necessary to drizzle it into their mouth yourself. Use small amounts of ginger mixed with 1 juniper berry for a kit, 3 for an apprentice, and 4 for a warrior, and follow that by mixing water with chamomile petals to create a thick paste. Have them consume this mixture.

• Place wet moss on a sanitized area on a leaf or bare stone. Let them drink accordingly unless you feel it's necessary to drizzle it into their mouth yourself. Use water-dampened tansy and chamomile paste. (Mentioned above)

WhitecoughEdit

How to Know for Sure

• Coughing mucus

• Low fever

• Nose streaming lightly

• Eyes glossy and crusting

• Can lead to Greencough, or in extreme cases, Blackcough.

Treatment Options

• Use damp tansy or ginger, use plenty, but careful, amounts of poppy seeds, small amounts of catmint, mint to calm leaking nose fluids, and lavender to cool fevers.

• You could also use hawkweed or chickweed instead of tansy or ginger. Hawkweed and chickweed are specially for Whitecough.

• Blessed thistle if they start getting somewhat droopy and stop trying to eat or drink.

• Keep water in their veins at all times. Dehydration can lead to worse symptoms.

GreencoughEdit

How to Know for Sure

• Nose streaming quickly

• Coughing up mucus and maybe even other fluids (not blood)

• Chills

• Fever

• Runny/crusty eyes

• Crusty nose

{May lead to Blackcough or death if not treated quickly}

Treatment

• Provide lots of water to keep the patient(s) hydrated

• Use larger amounts of catmint than ginger or tansy. Try to keep them eating. Even if it's just a few mouthfuls. If mucus gets too bad, have them wail or yowl to keep their lungs clear. They don't need to suffocate on snot. Use feverfew and lavender gingerly. And chamomile and/or blessed thistle if they lose the will to keep trying. This just means they're getting weak. Use warm, wet, sanitary moss balls to remove the crust around the nose and eyes.

BlackcoughEdit

How to Know for Sure

• Coughing large amounts of blood or other fluids

• Constant running of eyes

• Ample amounts of crusting around the nose

• Ample amounts of crust on the eyes

• On a hiatus from nutrition

• Extremely weak

• Severe chest pain

• Raw throat

• Dangerously high fever

• Common chills followed by major shivering

Treatment

When a patient is introduced to Blackcough, every being around the illness is subject to the disease. The diseased patient should be placed into strict isolation to further avoid spreading the contagious illness. There is no true cure for Blackcough, but you can weaken the disease by supplying the patient with adequate doses of blueberries and dark oak sap. Also, chamomile to help keep their spirits up. You may be able to gain control of the illness, if treated correctly, then go from there. However, if it gets to a point where they're in purified pain, ask them for their consent then send them to the end of their journey.

Broken Bone StructuresEdit

JawEdit

How to Know for Sure

• The bottom jaw will look as if someone took it and pushed it over to the side.

• There will be a cracked line going down the stretched side of the jaw.

• The cat will wail or whimper constantly out of pain.

• The way they eat is abhorring. They chew with the few good molars on the stretched side of their face. The rest will dribble from the opposite, damaged side.

Treatment Options

Push the jaw back into its natural position to the best of your ability. You should have one cat hold the bottom of the jaw firmly while you hold both sides: the extended and the crooked. Have the cat holding the bottom slowly place pressure and push up. While that's happening you should quickly push to the side. If you don't think you can do this without making it worse, then don't. Apply a paste of comfrey, broom, and nettle leaves. Wrap the jaw in thick cobwebs, and add comfrey and feathers to their nest. Reapply fresh pastes every day until the crack on the extended side of the jaw mends. Give them poppy seeds for pain, and make sure they eat. Rest and nutrients go a long way.

Forelegs and BacklegsEdit

How to Know for Sure

• The front leg (if broken) will look twisted, much like a gnarled root. It will be either over extended or under extended (twisted either behind its normal position, or in front of it.)

• The paws will look twisted like an interesting rock. It would be quite swollen with bumps along the edges of the bone. It will be hard to feel for a crack, so you have to look for signs.

• The hind legs will be sticking out backwards. They will look like a giant tree branch came down and whacked it backwards. You can sense pain, as the medic, just from the way to scrunch their face when they drag it behind them. It's extremely painful, considering as cats, you use the hind legs to position your weight, hunt, climb, and move.

Treatment Options

{This works for all 3 leg/paw situations}

Apply a mixture of nettle leaves, especially for the paw, comfrey, and broom. Plaster the paste onto the cracked bone, extending the paste outwards on every side, making a sun-like image. Completely wrap the leg/paw in cobwebs. Then have a cat hold two sticks, one one each side of the limb. ( for a paw, you want to position the paw under the above leg, and place the sticks on the paw, but let hem extend upwards so they touch the above leg.) wrap the leg and the sticks with bindweed, catchweed, or reed stems.

TailEdit

How to Know for Sure

• Depending where the tail was broken, there will be a slight dent in the external tail fixture. After the bone is mended, the tail will still look bent, but no pain or harm will arouse from the scar.

• The tail loses much of its nerve feeling after damage is done, meaning they'll break the tail and won't have much feeling in a few minutes.

• If the sacrum (bottom of the tail bone) is damaged, it could mean certain paralysis and/or death. Considering the sacrum controls the latter nerves, other ligaments, and even a few organs.

Treatment Options

Feel for the dent in the tail, if you find that, you've found where the tail bone was broken. There isn't much of a cure for this, but if you want the bone to mend quickly, then make a poultice of broom and nettle leaves. Then wrap it in or bindweed.

Thoracic Vertebrae (Upper backbone)Edit

How to Know for Sure

The entire upper body will look strange like it was put together wrong. The front legs will be out farther up, and the head will began to hang down low naturally. The chest will be up higher than the rest of the underbelly. This causes the cat's to look like they're being picked up by an invisible force.

Treatment Options

There isn't a cure for the way the broken spine caused the cat to look. But the bone will mend again. Breaking the thoracic vertebrae is quite dangerous though, for if it was broken wrong, or if it's not treated soon enough and it hits the spinal cord, then the cat's paralyzed and will likely die. Have the cat slowly roll to his/her side. Try guiding the two broken ends back together. After you do that, put a poultice of comfrey, broom, and crushed nettle leaves onto the crack through the upper spine. That can't can't move. If that cat moves it risks paralysis.

Lumbar Vertebrae (Lower backbone)Edit

How to Know for Sure

The patient is paralyzed from the mid-back down.

Treatment

There isn't a cure for the way the broken spine caused the cat to look. The bone might mend again, but either way, the patient has most likely suffered crucial damage and will never be granted the ability to walk normally again. The patient must be given small, daily exercises, since they can't move, hunt, fight like their friends and family. Give the patient thyme after the paralysis to soothe the shock, and give them time to mentally heal.

Spinal CordEdit

How to Know for Sure

• Patient will be experiencing major muscle fatigue and will have acquired poor coordination

• Patient will feel faint and will be enveloped in a thin coat of perspiration

• Patient will have a minimized sensation of touch

Treatment

Depending on the severety of the damaged cord, the break may be mendable with therapy and a generous amount of herbal mixtures; if the spinal cord is bruised or torn, then follow the first procedure, if the spinal cord is severed, follow the second procedure.

• The spinal cord is vital, as nerves on the spinal cord allows messages from the brain to be transferred throughout the body. Temporary paralysis may occur. {If this is the case, then have not the patient excersize until movement is possible and fluent once more.} Create an ointment of comfrey root using a thin sheet of water and a few cobnuts, then crushing until thick. Apply this to the epidermis covering the major muscles and joints (quads, biceps, triceps, glenohumerals, etc.) to ease muscle soreness as well as exhaustion. The patient's blood pressure and breathing pattern should be kept average, regardless of the inability to fluently move the grief-stricken joints/muscles. Small, daily doses of blessed thistle and juniper would allow this to occur. Lastly, despite the uninterest to move, the patient must be kept in physical therapy to assure healing to the joints and other vital tissues.

• The spinal cord is vital, as nerves on the spinal cord allows messages from the brain to be transferred throughout the body. If the spinal cord is severed, the patient is likely paralyzed, for vital messages cannot be deployed any longer. Is the patient paralyzed and is there an observed crack along the bone? If so, then your patient is permanently paralyzed and may never move again. If this is the case, breathing excersizes must be given and practiced daily. Joints and exhausted muscles may be relieved of pain/discomfort by applying an oinment of comfrey root to the vital tissues. {Instructions can be found in procedure one.} If permanent paralysis is present, gently let your patient know, give them treatment for shock {thyme, warm water}, and allow them time to mentally  heal employing any substantial healing meathods/excersizes. 

CatSpinalChord (1)

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Blue Green

Purple

Red

Yellow

Brown

Name Jaw Spinal Cord Thoracic Vertebrae Lumbar Vertebrae Cadual Vertebrae Foreleg + Backleg

Expectants' Customs & BirthEdit

CustomsEdit

A cat's pregnancy lasts anywhere from 64-67 days, while a canine's lasts 58-68 days. This period has a rough estimate of about two moons. Queens need to eat fatty foods along with healthy foods, such as the leg of the squirrel and some chamomile and juniper berries. Hydration is crucial not only in the production of milk, but also in basic survival. Queens should try to rest most of the time, savouring nutrients and energy for her kitting, but they also need to go out on daily walks a few times a day as well. If her contractions begin to get out of control, it either means the kits are on their way, or the kits are growing and kicking. Crushed iris petals can and will help with that pain.

BirthEdit

The kitting queen will need her space, now having that said, she should be able to pick who she wants close to her. The medics don't want the den crowded (it causes stress), so she might choose her mate and very close friends. Until kitting begins, she may be able to consume a few crushed iris petals to slow the pain. Give the queen a large stick covered in raspberry leaf paste and crushed iris petals stuck to the paste. The queen shouldn't eat the mixture, but chew it. It reduces bleeding and helps numb contractions a bit. She should also have wet moss next to her or being trickled into her mouth (hydration). After she has delivered one kit, have either the medic or the father bite off the membrane sack and groom the kit warm and dry. Thoroughly repeat this same procedure until the queen is finished kitting. After the kitting, the father and the mother should be left alone with their kits until they're ready for them to be seen. If the Queen is strong enough, they may choose to move into the nursery.

Helpful LinksEdit

I have completed more pages in the series of A Medicinal Guide. For more information, see below.

For a guide on...

  • Training an apprentice to be a remedial, click here
  • General expectations of a remedial, click here {WIP}
  • Functions of a canine's/feline's physique, click here {WIP}

I have also, a series called A Roleplay Guide. For pages belonging to this series, see below.

For a guide on...

  • Vocabulary, click here {WIP}

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Ending NoteEdit

There has been so much effort put into this page/guide. I appreciate everything y'all have had to put forth towards me and my information. All contributions from thanks, to praise, to criticism, to suggestions, to references. All of it has been appreciated and pondered on. I wouldn't be here without your support and want for more. If you need anything else such as information or advice, my Animal Jam username is Risenxsun and my wiki username is RisenxSun. My message wall can be reached by clicking here. Feel free to contact me, I love answering questions.

CreditsEdit

• Credit to Amber4CC for contibuting the following herbs: Yerba Santa and Eyebright.

• Credit to XxInsanityUnleashedxX for contibuting the following herbs: Lemon Grass

• Credit to The Abnormal Flower Crown for contributing corrections

• Credit to 0oWolfsongo0 for contributing the following herbs: Viper's Bowstring Hemp (TBA)

AcknowledgementsEdit

• I also wish to thank the multiple Animal Jam usernames who have been my close friends and essential family through my learning: Xxslystarxx, Sakura36, Kikoman12, Xxskyflarexx, 0oWolfhearto0, Furryfriend33140, Elsa367, Mortification, Cravings, LoganMcl, and Wishfulnether. Without them I would never have had the emotional, mental ability to widen my brain capacity and allow Medicinal knowledge inside. They have been constantly understood my failures, and encouraged me to continue afterwards. I would not be hardly as far as I am in this occupation today, if not for them. I cannot thank them enough; they are the true definition of friends.

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