Hi! I'm Lillyleaf, Moonclan's medicine cat. I have knowledge on herbs and am connected to Starclan easily, though sometimes the messages aren't clear. If you have a question, come ask me! I'll do my best to answer. Head over to the medicine den to talk to me. I have taken on an apprentice, Seapaw. She is learning the herbs and is doing well. If I'm away ask her and she may help you with most illness related things. Thanks for stopping by, and keep an eye out for the herbs up here. They are listed under-- Ouch, Rainpaw has a thorn in her paw, again. I better go. Don't mess anything up!
Hi! I'm Seapaw, Lillyleaf's apprentice! This is the herb storage. We might be gone to get more stuff. Anyway, this is the area to find out the things you need to know if you are a medicine cat apprentice like me, the medicine cat is away or you are going on a trip with out one. Don't forget the traveling herbs!
1. Borage Leaves: To be chewed and eaten. The plant can be distinguished by its small blue or pink star-shaped flowers and hairy leaves. Great for nursing queens as it helps increase their supply of milk. Also brings down fever.
2. Burdock Root: A tall-stemmed, sharp-smelling thistle with dark leaves. A medicine cat must dig up the roots, wash off the dirt, and chew them into a pulp, which can be applied to rat bites. Cures infection.
3. Catmint (also known as catnip): A delicious-smelling, leafy plant that's hard to find in the wild; often found growing in Twoleg gardens. The best remedy for greencough.
4. Chervil: A sweet-smelling plant with large, spreading, fern-like leaves and small white flowers. The juice of the leaves can be used for infected wounds, and chewing the roots helps with bellyache.
5. Cobweb: Webs can be found all over the forest; be careful not to bring along the spider when you take the web! Medicine cats wrap it around an injury to soak up the blood and keep the wound clean. Stops bleeding.
6. Coltsfoot: A flowering plant, a bit like a dandelion, with yellow or white flowers. The leaves can be chewed into a pulp, which is eaten to help shortness of breath.
7. Comfrey: Identifiable by its large leaves and small bell-shaped flowers, which can be pink, white, or purple. The fat black roots of this plant can be chewed into a poultice to mend broken bones or soothe wounds.
8. Dock: A plant similar to sorrel. The leaf can be chewed up and applied to soothe scratches.
9. Dried Oak Leaf: Collected in the autumn and stored in a dry place. Stops infections.
10. Feverfew: A small bush with flowers like daisies. The leaves can be eaten to cool down body temperature, particularly for cats with fever or chills.
11. Goldenrod: A tall plant with bright yellow flowers. A poultice of this is terrific for healing wounds.
12. Honey: A sweet, golden liquid created by bees. Difficult to collect without getting stung, but great for soothing infections or the throats of cats who have breathed smoke.
13. Horestail: A tall plant with bristly stems that grows in marshy areas. The leaves can be used to treat infected wounds. Usually chewed up and applied as a poultice.
14. Juniper Berries: A bush with spiky dark green leaves and purple berries. The Berries soothe bellyaches and help cats who are having trouble breathing.
15. Lavender: A small purple flowering plant. Cures fever.
16. Marigold: A bright orange or yellow flower that grows low to the ground. The petals or leaves can be chewed into a pulp and applied as a poultice to wounds. Stops infection.
17. Mouse Bile: A bad-smelling liquid that is the only remedy for ticks. Dab a little moss soaked in bile on a tick and it'll fall right off. Wash paws thoroughly in running water afterward.
18. Poppy Seed: Small black seeds shaken from a dried poppy flower, these are fed to cats to help them sleep. Soothes cats suffering from shock and distress. Not recommended for nursing queens.
19. Stinging Nettle: The spiny green seeds can be administered to a cat who's swallowed poison, while the leaves can be applied to a wound to bring down swelling.
20. Tansy: A strong-smelling plant with round yellow flowers. Good for curing coughs, but must be eaten in small doses.
21. Thyme: This herb can be eaten to calm anxiety and frayed nerves.
22. Watermint: A leafy green plant found in streams or damp earth. Usually chewed into a pulp and then fed to a cat suffering bellyache.
23. Wild Garlic:Rolling in a patch of wild garlic can help prevent infection, especially for dangerous wounds like rat bites.
24. Yarrow: A flowering plant whose leaves can be made into a poultice and applied to wounds or scratches to expel poison.
25. Silver bells: Small, silver bell shaped flowers. They help with internal infection if eaten.
Note: Deathberries: Red berries that can be fatally poisonous to kits and elders. They are NOT a medicine, but can be used to kill pests such as snakes. Known to Twolegs as yew berries. BEWARE!