SageClan lives in the Marshlands, Woodlands, and Sandplace, providing them a plentiful storage of herbs. The herb list below shows the herbs SageClan cats have access to as well as the ones outside the territory. The list is provided in alphabetical order.
Please note that not every herb from the books is in SageClan territory.
In some cases, herbs may not be the answer for resolving a patients condition. This may be because herbs are not necessary, or the severity of the condition is too high. Medicine Cats are required to know Non-herbal Procedures in the case that herbs are not available.
Description: CPR is used when a cat has stopped breathing or is struggling to breath usually after drowning.
Usage: Revives the patient to consciousness and expells any substances from their lungs
1. Place your paw on the center of the patients chest
2. Repeatedly push down on the chest about 30 times
3. Tilt the patients head back to open their airways
4. Blow air into their airways
5. Repeat until the patient is conscious and/or substances are expelled from lungs
Description: Blackcough is an extremely deadly illness with a higher chance of death than survival. It can be treated, but in the later stages nothing can be done and in most cases Medicine Cats end the suffering of their patients.
Causes: Lack of treatment from Greencough, Leafbare, Other ill cats
Symptoms: Extreme weakness, Violent wheezing and coughing, Phlegm, Blood or pus expelled out the body, Sweating, High fever
Description: Chills can be mild but can also claim the life of cats, especially weak elders or kits. The condition can be worsened without treatment or if the patient is groomed. Rest and water along with remedies are recommended.
Causes: Cold weather, Submerging in cold water for an extended period
Description: Known to Twolegs as Lyme Disease, the sickness is deadly and slowly kills the patient with painful suffering. The condition is worse than Blackcough with no cure or remedies, the best method is to end the patients agony.
Symptoms: Stiffness, Sensitivity, Fever, Troubled breathing, Lack of appetite, Swelling of the Lymph nodes
Description: Greencough is similar to sicknesses such as Pneumonia, and is a common chest infection. The illness can be deadly especially for weak cats such as elders and kits. If Greencough is left untreated, it will likely result in death. Cats with the condition MUST be isolated to avoid an outbreak.
Causes: Lack of treatment from Whitecough, Leafbare, Other ill cats
Description: Hypothermia is common in Leafbare, but can occur at anytime. This occurs when the body struggles or cannot keep its regular body tempature. It comes with the three stages: Mild, Moderate, and Severe. There is no cure and is left in StarClans paws.
Causes: Submerging in cold water for an extended period, Being in the cold weather for an extended period
Description: The condition is common among rogues, loners, kittypets, and clan cats who roam the Twoleg Place. It's started by an infected rat and cats who come into contact with it. The illness is similar to Greencough but is dangerous and has an unbearable stench. Patients must be isolated in order to avoid an outbreak.
Causes: Infected rats, Other ill cats
Symptoms: Violent coughing, Loss of appetite, Exhaustion, Uneasy breathing, Fever
Description: Whitecough is one of the most common chest infections like Greencough, but less severe. The illness is quite similar to the cold but can lead to illnesses like Greencough or Blackcough if untreated. It's extremely contagious and can be fatal to kits and elders.
Causes: Leafbare, Other ill cats
Symptoms: Coughing, Sneezing, High tempature, Mucus from the nose, Exhaustion
Description: Injuries in which the skin, tissue, and/or muscles have been torn. They can be life-threatening depending on severity and can lead to infection, organ damage, or death. Minor wounds can be healed naturally, however they must be treated as soon as possible.
Please note that these are serious mental disorders and not something that should be played around with. People may be triggered or insulted when these are mocked and/or roleplayed, so please be considerate and careful when displaying these in roleplay.
ADHD (Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
Description: ADHD often begins in young cats and can affect the daily activities. Cats with ADHD should be given a helping paw whenever needed.
Causes: Genetics, Brain injury, Smoke inhalation during pregnancy
Description: Anxiety is a mental health disorder that inteferes with daily activities with the strong feelings ofworry, fear, restlessness, and stress. Those with anxiety should be assisted when they need it
Causes: Past experience, Stress, Phobia, Emotional trauma, Shock, Other mental illnesses, Lack of oxygen, Stress in a relationship, Stress in an environment
Description: Bipolar Disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows including depression and high energy. Those with Bipolar Disorder should always be offered a paw when in need and given time when they need it.
Causes: Genetics, Biological differences
Symptoms: Mood swings, Sadness, Elevated mood, Anger, Anxiety, Guilt, Hopelessness, Discontent, Loss of interest, Irritability, Disorganized behaviors, Restlessness, Poor concentration, Slowness in activity, Weight gain/loss, Paranoia, Depression
Description: Depression ranges in severity and is quite uncommon among clan cats. Patients with depression should seek help as soon as possible and be given a paw whenever in need.
Causes: Certain illnesses, Stress, Grief, Genetic characteristics
Symptoms: Sadness, Hopelessness, Moodiness, Outbursts of anger, Guilt, Loss of interest, Poor concentration, Troubled decision-making, Forgetfulness, Thoughts of self-harm, Delusions, Hallucinations, Missing activities, Withdrawing from others, Lack of energy, Weight loss/gain, Appetite change, Sleeping too much/too little
Description: Dementia affects the memory of usually elders that affects their daily functioning. Elders with dementia should be assisted by others who have a stronger memory to help them when struggling.
Causes: Old age, Injury
Symptoms: Memory loss, Confusion, Mental decline, Inability to speak or understand, Inability to recognize certain things, Personality changes, Irritability, Restlessness, Wandering, Loneliness, Anxiety, Mood swings
Description: OCD is a mental disorder that involves unreasonable thoughts, obsessions, and fears. It occurs when a cat is trapped in a cycle of obsessions, repetitive thoughs, and behaviors. If someone is struggling with OCD, they should be assisted immediately.
Causes: Genetics, Environmental factors, Stressful events, Other mental disorders
Symptoms: Anxiety, Guilt, Panic, Food adversion, Nightmares, Repetitive thoughts, Fear of bacteria, Needing things orderly or symmetrical, Aggressive thoughts, Unwanted thoughts, Doubts, Intense stress, Avoidance of situations, Demanding reassurances
Description: PTSD is a mental disorder involving the inability to recover from a traumatic event. It includes difficulties coping and adjusting, overall the struggle to heal. If a cat is struggling with PTSD, they should be given a paw to at least try to help them cope with what they're struggling.
Description: Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that affects the patients behavior and abilities to think. It's severe and cats may seem as if they've lost touch with reality. The condition is quite rare and the symptoms are very disabling. Cats with Schizophrenia are to be given assistance or left alone as pleased.
Causes: Problems during kitting, Malnutrition before birth, Exposure to viruses, Psychosocial factors, Genetics, Older age of the father
Symptoms: Disorganized behavior, Social isolation, Aggression, Agitation, Repetitive movements, Hostility, Thought disorder, Withdrawal from others, Insomnia, Hallucination, Hearing voices, Paranoia, Anxiety
53 - 68 Days (2 Moons). If the gestation is sooner, then there may be complications with the mother or the young. If the gestation exceeds, then there may be complications and labor may have to be induced.
An expecting queen should be provided a healthy amount of high-protein and fatty prey such as fish and large birds to support herself and her unborn kits. Queens need as much energy as possible and her diet is essential for the health of her kits. Any herbal remedies during pregnancy should be avoided as much as possible.
After kitting, queens should still eat their fill to stay healthy for their kits and provide a nutricious supply of milk.
Expecting queens should have access to water at all times. Her hydration is important for the health of her kits and producing an adequate amount of milk. Queens should drink a healthy amount of water everyday to produce milk and keep her kits healthy.
After kitting, keeping hydrated is still highly encouraged, even moreso. Queens should drink a large amount of water everyday to increase the quantity of her milk.
Sleep is also important, including small naps. Queens need to conserve energy and should receive as much rest as possible everyday before kitting.
After kitting, queens won't be able to sleep as much. However, they should still receive a full nights rest and be able to take small naps when she is not busy with her young.
Excercise in queens should not be daily, but it is encouraged every now and then. It's healthy for the mother and her kits, but she should be guided by a warrior or Medicine Cat in case of complications.
After kitting, the queen will be too busy to excercise as much as she wishes to, and be too exhausted for the first couple weeks. However, as her kits grow and she regains her strength, she will be able to go out on occasion.
Contractions are normal throughout a queens pregnancy and will increase in in force throughout it until labor is reached. A queens contractions cannot be cured, but they can be eased with subtle herbs.