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I wish to thank pixie908! She has a wonderful guide called Herbs for Medicine Cats! Go check it out when you can~ A cool fact is that these also work for PEOPLE IRL!

Some Credit goes to www.herbslist.net.

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Agrimony

Scientific Name: Agrimonia eupatoria Common Names: Common agrimony, church steeples or sticklewort Family:Rosaceae Part Used:Aerial parts

Agrimony is soothing and good for sore throats. This herb is used to refresh and clear the throat. Agrimony is sometimes used for loose bowels as well. This herb is sometimes collected for fevers, digestive and bowel troubles, coughs and asthma.You eat the herb.

Alfalfa

Scientific Name:Medicago sativa Common Names:Buffalo grass, chilean clover, lucerne Family:Fabaceae Part Used:Leaves, stems, sprouts

Alfalfa is known as the “Father of all foods” for good reason. It’s loaded with important vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and protein. It’s roots go down as far as 30 feet to pull valuable nutrients from the earth. This plant is commonly used for digestive problems. It’s a very inexpensive source of easily digested nutrients. Alfalfa is high in beta-carotene and builds the immune system. This plant also contains chlorophyll, which is good for reducing bad breath and body odor.

Nursing doe rabbits should not eat alfalfa seeds due to their content of stachydrine and homostachydrine (may promote menstruation or cause miscarriage).

Bearberry

Scientific Name:Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Common Names:Uva ursi, mountain box, bear’s grape, kinnikinnick Family:Ericaceae Part Used:Leaves

Bearberry is often taken as a tea. This herb is commonly used to treat urinary tract infections and inflammation of the urinary tract. It has astringent, diuretic and antiseptic properties.

Boneset

Scientific Name:Eupatorium perfoliatum Common Names:Indian sage, feverwort, agueweed, sweat plant Family:Compositae Part Used:Leaves and flowers

Boneset was used by the Native Americans to induce sweating and to treat colds, flu, arthritis, indigestion, loss of appetite, constipation, cholera, dengue, typhoid and malaria. This plant is still in use today to treat colds, flu, fever and minor inflammation.

Buchu

Scientific Name:Agathosma betulina Common Names:Buchu, boegoe, bucco, bookoo, diosma Family:Rutaceae Part Used:Leaves

Buchu is most often used as a stimulating tonic and a diuretic. It is now commonly used to treat urinary tract infections. In the past, this herb has also been used to treat arthritis, kidney stones and gout. It can also be used externally for bruises and sprains.

Butterbur

Scientific Name:Petasites hybridus Common Names:Common butterbur, coughwort, pestilence wort Family:Asteraceae Part Used:Leaves, rhizomes

Butterbur is used to treat coughs, urinary problems, fever and to expel intestinal parasites. Now this herb is mostly used as an anti-inflammatory agent and to treat migraine headaches. It is sometimes used to reduce smooth muscle spasms. Some studies have found butterbur effective in reducing bronchial spasms in people having bronchitis and asthma. Butterbur extract is often just as effective as prescription antihistamines for treating allergic rhinitis and hay fever.

Hunter's Claw(Cat's Claw)

Scientific Name:Uncaria tomentosa Common Names:Peruvian cat’s claw, hawk’s claw Family:Rubiaceae Part Used:Bark, root

Cat’s claw has been used by the natives of Peru for centuries to treat conditions such as asthma, bone pain, arthritis, urinary tract infections, ulcers and intestinal problems. Today, this herb is most often used to boost the immune system and as an anti-inflammatory. It is often taken for rheumatism and even to treat HIV and cancer.

Cinnamon

Scientific Name:Cinnamonum verum Common Names:Chinese cassia, ceylon cinnamon, saigon cinnamon Family:Lauraceae Part Used:Bark

Cinnamon is most often used to soothe digestion, treat colds, nausea and inflammation. Cinnamon’s essential oil has antifungal, antibacterial and antispasmodic properties.