Medical Herbs
This guide was built to help medicine cats with their herbs, as well as help apprentices to know what to learn about the herbs as well. All the herbs listed here were taken from Erin Hunter's Warriors Field Guide.
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[li]Borage Leaves Small plant with pink or blue flowers and hairy leaves. Chewed and eaten by nursing queens for producing better milk. Also treats fevers. Can be easily identified by it's star shaped flowers.

[/li][li]Burdock Root Tall stemmed thistle with a sharp smell and dark leaves. When dug up and washed off, it is chewed into a pulp, and put on wounds inflicted by rats to keep them from becoming infected. Can also be used on infected rat bites to lessen and heal the pain.

[/li][li]Chamomile Long rooted green plants with a white daisy look. They are used to calm a cat.

[/li][li]Catmint/Catnip A leafy and delicious-smelling plant which is rarely found in the wild. Mostly found in Twoleg gardens. Best cure for Greencough.

[/li][li]Celandine A crooked and squarish leaved plant used to treat ailments of the eyes.

[/li][li]Chervil A large bush that is used to treat bellyache.

[/li][li]Chervil Root Sweet smelling plant, which has large leaves, which are almost fern-like. When the leaves are chewed, the juice can be placed on wounds to prevent or heal infection. The roots can be chewed up and eaten to cure bellyache.

[/li][li]Chickweed Light purple plants with yellow stems used to help treat greencough.

[/li][li]Cobwebs Put on a wound to soak up and stop (or slow) the bleeding.

[/li][li]Coltsfoot A flowering, dandelion-like plant with yellow or white flowers. The leaves are chewed into a pulp, and given to cats with difficulty breathing.

[/li][li]Comfrey Large leaves and small, bell-shaped flowers, which range in color from pink, to white, and also purple. Its fat, black-colored roots, when chewed into a poultice, can be used to repair broken bones, or to soothe wounds.

[/li][li]Dandelion Leaves Chewed up pure green leaves in order to calm a cat.

[/li][li]Daisy Leaves White flower plants used to treat aching joints.

[/li][li]Dock Similar to sorrel, the leaves can be chewed up and applied to soothe scratches. To apply, chew it into a pulp, and lick the juice onto the wound, and then spit the remains of the leaf out.

[/li][li]Dried Oak Leaf Most readily available in autumn, the leaves are stored in a dry place, and can stop infection when applied.

[/li][li]Feverfew
Small bush with flowers like a daisy. The leaves can be eaten to reduce body temperature, especially cats with fever or chills. Also can heal aches and headaches.

[/li][li]Goldenrod A tall, plant with bright, yellow flowers. When chewed into a poultice, it is good for healing wounds.

[/li][li]Honey A sweet, golden-colored liquid that is made by bees. While difficult to obtain without being stung, it is great for soothing infections or sore throats.

[/li][li]Horsetail A tall, bristly-stemmed plant that grows in marshy areas. The leaves can be chewed into a poultice, and applied to infected wounds to help treat them.

[/li][li]Juniper Berries Juniper berries grow on a bush with dark green, spiky leaves. The berries are purple in color, and can soothe bellyaches and help troubled breathing.

[/li][li]Lavender A small, purple, flowering plant that cures fever.

[/li][li]Mallow The leaves are best collected at sunhigh, when they are dry.

[/li][li]Marigold A low-growing flower that is bright orange or yellow in color. The petals or leaves can be chewed into a pulp and applied to wounds as a poultice to stop infection.

[/li][li]Mouse Bile The only remedy for ticks, mouse bile is foul smelling, and is stored in moss. When dabbed on a tick, the tick falls off. Smell can be masked by wild garlic, or by washing paws in running water.

[/li][li]Poppy Seeds Small black seeds that are shaken out of a dried poppy flower head. They can put a cat to sleep, or soothe shock and distress, but is not reccomended to nursing queens. They are given by wetting the paw, pressing on them, causing them to stick to the paw, and then having the sick or injured cat lick them off.

[/li][li]Ragwort Leaves Strong and long leaves used alongside juniper berries in a poultice to treat aching joints.

[/li][li]Nettle (Leaves) Well grown nettle leaves used to treat swelling.

[/li][li]Snake Root A sharp plant used to counter poison.

[/li][li]Stinging Nettle (Seeds) The leaves, when applied to a wound, can bring down swelling. The spiny green seeds can be given to a cat who has been poisoned by crowfood, Twoleg waste, or other toxic objects.

[/li][li]Tansy The tansy plant has round, yellow leaves, and a very strong smell, making it good at disguising scent. It is good for curing coughs, but must be given in small doses.

[/li][li]Thyme This herb can be eaten to calm nervousness and anxiety.

[/li][li]Watermint A green, leafy plant found in streams or damp earth. Usually chewed into a pulp and fed to cats with bellyache.

[/li][li]Wild Garlic When rolled in, it can help prevent infection. Especially good for rat bites. Due to it's strong smell, it is good at hiding scent.

[/li][li]Yarrow A flowering plant whose leaves can be made into a poultice, and applied to wounds to extract poison. Also will make a cat retch.

Other Herbs

[/li][li]Deathberries are an extremely poisonous red berries, and are known to Twolegs as yew berries. There have been several appearances of the deathberry, most of the time resulting in sickness, and once, death.

[/li][li]Holly Berries Holly berries, while not as dangerous as deathberries, are still a danger to kits.

[/li][li]Nightshade Of no medicinal value; is poisonous


[/li][li]Dock Leaves Used to make a cat's coat slippery; also can be used as a surface for vomiting.[/li][/ul]