Herbs and their uses.Edit
Alder Bark: Bark from an alder tree is good for healing toothaches.
Blackberry Leaves: This herb is good for bee stings.
Borage Leaves: This herb is used to treat fevers. It also helps nursing queens bring up their milk supply.
Burdock Root:This herb is used to treat infections, and is especially good for rat bites.
Catmint (also called catnip): This herb is good for treating whitecough and greencough.
Celandine: This herb is used to ease pain. It can also be used to treat injuries of the eyes.
Chamomile: This herb is used to calm a cat in the case of a nervous breakdown or severe shock.
Chervile: This herb is used to treat bellyache.
Chervile Root: This herb is used to keep away and treat infections.
Chickweed: This herb can be used as another treatment for greencough.
Coltsfoot: This herb can be used as another treatment for whitecough. It can also be used to ease a sick cat's breathing.
Comfrey: This herb is used to put broken bone on the right path for mending.
Daisy Leaves: This herb is used to soothe aching joints.
Dandelion Leaves: This is another herb used to calm a cat in the event of a nervous breakdown or severe shock.
Dock Leaves: This herb is used to treat nettle stings. Its juices are also good for soothing sore paw pads.
Elder Leaves: This herb can be used to help treat sprains.
Feaverfew: This herb is used to cool feverish cats and treat headaches.
Goldenrod: This herb is used in poultices to treat aching joints and stiffness. It can also be used to treat severe injuries.
Goosegrass: This herb is used to stop bleeding from a wound.
Horsetail This herb is used to treat infected wounds.
Juniper Berries: This is another herb used to treat bellyache. It can also be used to calm a cat in the event of a nervous breakdown or severe shock.
Lavender: This herb is used to treat coughs and fevers. It can also be used to calm a cat in the event of a nervous breakdwn or severe shock.
Mallow: This herb is used to fight infection. It can also be used to treat bee or wasp stings.
Marigold: This herb is used to keep wounds from getting infected. It can also heal sores.
Nettle Leaves: This herb is used to keep down the swelling of a wound.
Nettle Seeds: This seed is used to counter the effects of weak poisons.
Oak Leaves: This herb is used to stop bleeding from a wound and to fight infection.
Parsley: This herb is used to stop the initial flow of milk in nursing queen. (After kits feed, a queen's milk still flows, and this herb is used to dry it up so it can be saved for later.)
Poppy Seeds: This seed is used to numb pain and help a cat sleep. Giving a cat more than two seeds may negitivly affect their health, so be careful.
Ragwort Leaves: This is another herb used to treat aching joints.
Raspberry Leaves: This herb is used to ease pain during a queen's kitting.
Snake Root: This herb is used to counter the effects of poison.
Tansy: This herb is used to treat coughs. It can also be used to heal wounds.
Thyme: Yet another herb used to calm a cat in the event of a nervous breakdown or severe shock.
Tormentil: This herb is good for treating wounds and countering the effects of weak poisons.
Traveling Herbs: These herbs are eaten by cats before making long journies, such as ones to the Moontree. They keep away the pangs of hunger and gove a cat strength.
Watermint: This is another herb used to treat bellyache.
Yarrow: This herb is used to make a cat vomit. This action expels poisons from the body.
Cobwebs: Cobwebs are used to stop bleeding.
Honey: Honey is used to treat sore throats.
Mouse Bile: Mouse bile is used to make ticks release their grip on a cat.
Wild Garlic: Rolling in this herb can help to keep infection out of wounds. It is also good for rat bites.
Other Non-Herbal Treatments:
1. Gently nipping a cat's spine or poking it hard with a claw tests to see if the backbone is broken. If the subject does not feel the nip or poke, then the sprine is broken. Many times a medicine cat will have to poke/nip the subject multiple times in different places to find the break.
2. Licking a cat's fur can help clean wounds, comfort/calm down a shocked or grieving cat, and warm a cat who has become very cold. (Lick the cat's fur the wrong way to do this. The last method is most often used on kits.)
3. Soaking moss in water and holding the dripping moss before a sick, injured or weak cat makes it easier for them to drink. Soaked moss can also be used to cool feverish cats.
4. Rosemary or mint can be used to lighten the death-scent of a dead cat before burial.
5. Using nectar, honey or mouse blood can make herbs sweeter and more appealing to cats--therefore making it easier to take the medicene.
6. Holding a swelling wound in cold water takes down swelling. Cats can also soothe scraped pads by soaking them in water.
7. A cat with weak or hurting muscles/bone can take part in water therapy. Have them wade in water that is not too deep or shallow, and eventually they'll get stronger.
8. Having a sick cat wail or yowl keeps their lungs and chest clear of mucus.
Taking Care of Your Herbs:
Here is how a medicine cat should keep their herbs fresh and usaable.
--If any herbs are wet, leave them out in the sun until they dry.
--Gather fresh herbs when your stock gets low.
--Leave enough of the herb on the plant you use for gathering it so it can reproduce
--Check your store often and throw out old herbs or herbs that have lost their healing qualities.
Other Herbs To Not Keep Much often the Medicine Den:
Note: ONLY use these herbs for self-defense against a cat who is a danger to all the Clans, or if a cat from your own Clan asks for a quick, painless path to StarClan while on his or her deathbed.
Holly Berries: A poisonous berry. Cats die almost instantly if they are consumed. If consumtion if not intentional, use yarrow to get the berries out of the cat's stomach.
Deathberries (Yew berries): A posionous berry. Cats die almost insyantly if they are consumed. If consumtion is not intentional, use yarrow to get the berries out of the cat's stomach.
The berries listed above can also be used as traps for dangerous predators. (Snakes, moutian lions, foxes, badgers, ect.) Stuff a piece of fresh-kill with these berries and set it near the pedator's den. They will die quickly and painlessly.
After the queen gives birth she will be tired, but will have enough energy to make sure her kits are fed, but after around 4-5 minutes if the kits dont stop crying and squirming the queen obviously has not developed/created enough milk for her kits, give her borage leaves, and that should increase the amount of milk she has
Parsley Stops a queen from producing milk or lessen the amount.
Sometimes borage leaves are uneeded.
The queen will start experiancing pain.
Tell her to do her stretches until she ca no longer do them.
Give her a stick to chew on,
Give her small amounts of chervil during the birth
Give her Juiper berries To soothe her breathing.
If she is shocked, give her laveder.
Massage her stomach and then she will convulse, her kit will usually slither out, but she might convulse 2 times.
Continue this method until all her kits are out.
Preparing kits method:Edit
When the kits are born, They must be cleaned, fed, and checked.
The herb guide and used will help you if there is any issues with the kit.
1. Clean the kit and lap its fur the wrong way to warm it up.
2. Check the kit to see if its okay and isnt experiancing issues with breathing or anything else, if it is see herbs and uses
3. Set the kits and their mother in a comfortable spot so they can feed.
Lap the wound clean then apply herbs that would suit the wound above, then apply cobwebs and set the cat in a 'comfortable position ex: In their nest with dock leaves. And let them relax.