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PostSubject: Medicines and Ailments   Medicines and Ailments Icon_minitimeMon Sep 12, 2011 7:08 pm

These are the herbs used to cure and wounds or ailments in the Clans.
(Put together by myself with help from Halfkit)

TIP: If you are looking for a cure to a certain illness, press Control + F on your computer keyboard to search for a keyword. For example, if I were looking for a cure to venom, I would search "poison," and medicines used to fight poison would be highlighted.

Alderbark: Eaten to cure toothache

Alfalfa: Used to prevent tooth decay

Aloe: Relieves burning and skin problems

Ash (tree): New shoots are chewed and applied to the bite of an adder or viper to stave off the poison effects; seeds may be eaten to fight the pain of a stitch in the side

Blessed Thistle: Helps strengthen the heart and lungs and increases circulation

Borage Leaves: Used to treat fevers and bring milk to queens

Bramble Twigs: Helps bring sleep when chewed into syrup

Broom: Helps broken legs and wounds, chew into poultice and spit into wound

Burdock root: Chew and place onto wound to help heal rat bites and joint pain

Celadine: Used to help the eyes; it will not prevent or cure blindness, but can postpone it

Catchweed (burrs): Can be used to stick a treatment to the wound

Catmint: Can be used to ease pain and help cure whitecough, greencough and blackcough by gathering and pressing into wounds (this also stops bleeding)

Chamomile: Can be eaten to calm and strengthen a cat

Chapparal: Can be used to clear "acne"

Chervile leaves: Chew into to paste and press onto wound to help prevent or cure infections

Chervile root: Helps cure bellyache

Chickweed: Used to treat greencough

Cobwebs: Used to stop bleeding

Coltsfoot: Used to treat kittencough; helps with breathing

Comfrey: Stems help strengthen bones; used for broken bones

Daisy leaves: Used to treat bellyache and aching joints

Dandelion leaves: For shock and calming

Deathberries (yew): Kills a cat almost instantly; sometimes used as an act of mercy

Dock leaves: Can sooth the pads of a cat, also make a cat's body slippery if they get stuck in a small place

Echinacia: Used to treat infection

Fern: After "crunching" off the outer "shells," it may be used to help cleanse wounds

Feverfew: Used to treat fevers and headaches

Ginger: Used to treat asthma and coughs

Goldenrod: Used in a poultice to treat joints and stiffness; can also be used for severe injuries

Hawthorne Berries: Used to treat burns and indigestion

Honey: Helps sore throats and kittencough; if catnip is not available, it is sometimes used to help fight whitecough, greencough or blackcough but will not get rid of it completely

Horsetail: Apply juice onto wound to fight infection

Juniper berries: Chewed with ragwart to help aching joints; helps bellyaches and whitecough--do NOT swallow

Lavender: Leaves and flowers can be eaten to cute headaches, sore throats and fever; inhaling scent can have a calming effect

Marigold leaves: Used to treat infection and calm wounds, sores, etc.

Mouse bile: Can be rubbed onto ticks to remove them; has horrible taste and smell

Nettle leaves: Used to treat swelling

Nettle seeds: Used as an antidote to poison

Oak leaves: Used to fight infections

Parsley: Used to stop the flow of a queen's milk

Poppy: Seeds, petals and leaves are eaten to numb pain; they make a cat very sleepy

Poppy heads: Eaten to stop continuous coughing

Ragwort leaves: Used in a poultice with juniper to treat aching joints; do NOT swallow

Snake root: An antidote for poison

Stinging nettle: Leaves can be applied to reduce swelling; seeds are eaten by those who have swallowed poison

Tansy: To treat normal coughs

Thyme: Has a calming effect when eaten

Traveling herbs: Give you strength and prevent hunger; eat before traveling long distances

Watermint: Used to treat bellyache

Wild garlic: Rolling in this may help stop infection

Flowering willow (tree): Water from beneath the bark may be used as "eyedrops" to help blurry vision, can also be applied to dry skin as a moisturizer; small bits of bark may be eaten to cure pain, inflammation, fever and diarrhea

Yarrow leaves: Eaten to make cats vomit up poison, also used for scraped paws


Last edited by Magpie on Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:49 pm; edited 11 times in total (Reason for editing : Combined with http://www.forgottenpurrs.com/t246-med-cat-herb-list)
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PostSubject: Re: Medicines and Ailments   Medicines and Ailments Icon_minitimeWed Sep 14, 2011 4:27 pm

These are the known ailments or injuries in the Warriors books.

Aching joints: Arthritis in cats

Chill: A very mild sickness; like whitecough, but instead of fever, chills

Cough: A regular cough--what a cold would be to a human; dangerous to elders and young kits

Cracked pads: The paw of a cat becomes cracked from dryness or cold.

Greencough: Similar to pneumonia in humans--symptoms include coughing, wheezing, pus dripping from eyes, sneezing, and fever

Whitecough: A milder version of greencough

Blackcough: A very severe version of greencough, always fatal

Poisoning: Poisoning from deathberries, Twoleg junk, etc.

Of course there's also starvation, freezing, etc., but I shouldn't have to mention those.
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