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Post by Jay on Sat May 07, 2016 9:01 pm


Adder Bark - Used for toothache.
Adder's Tongue - Anti-infectant.
Agrimony - Aids recovery from winter colds, fevers, and diarrhea. Cures sores and blemishes.
Aldaka - Helps soothe irritated eyes and prevent blindness.
Alder Bark - Reduces swelling and prevents infection when chewed and applied to a wound. May also be chewed by a cat with a toothache to reduce pain, swelling, and aid in preventing complications.
Alestris - Helps troubled digestive systems; makes the digestive process easier.
Alfalfa - Prevents tooth decay.
Allspice - The pulp can be used for toothache. It should NEVER be swallowed, just applied to the affected area.
Aloe Vera - The gel within the leaves prevent scars, and treat burns, skin diseases, and bruises. The actual herb must NOT be consumed!
Angelica - Soothes upset stomachs, vomiting, ulcers, cramps, and other problems with the digestive track.
Anise - Counters bad breath.
Anserke - Stops bleeding.
Archangelica - Good for colds and the flu.
Arfandas - Treats fractures and broken bones.
Asarabacca - Renders a cat docile when ingested; acts like a tranquilizer.
Ash Tree - New shoots can be eaten to counter adder poison.
Ash Tree Seeds - Treats cramps if consumed.
Aspen Tree Bark - Relieves stress and soothes restlessness and distraughtness.
Astralagus - Stimulates the immune system, prevents colds, and treats common bronchial infections.
Atigax - Aids eyesight.
Attanar - Good for fevers.


Base Mullein - Treats burns.
Basil - Fights infection and intestinal parasites. Stimulates the immune system. Leaves should be ingested.
Bastit - Repels insects when rubbed on a cat's body.
Bay - Fresh leaves should be applied to wounds to help treat them. It also soothes sore joints, treats infections, and repels bugs.
Bay Laurel - A digestive stimulant and indigestion reliever.
Bearberry - For liver disorders.
[Crushed] Beech Leaves - Useful for Juvenile Kidney Syndrome when eaten.
Belan - Stops bleeding.
Belramba - Treats nerve damage.
Benzoin - Can help with increasing blood flow through the heart, and can help tone and strengthen the heart as well. Great as a pre-journey medicine.
Bergamot - Scent can soothe nerves, calm emotions, and even help with tension and insomnia.
Betony - Treats fevers, diarrhoea, sore mouth and throat, internal bleeding, and weaknesses of the liver and heart.
Birch Bark - When moist, can be used as a splint for broken bones.
Birthwort - Induces contractions when chewed.
Black Cohosh - Reduces congestion. Can also reduce inflammation.
Black Mustard - Helps in many different ways. Can soothe chest congestion, coughing, helps with the digestive tract, arthritis, poor blood circulation, and acts as an antibacterial and an anti-fungal.
Bladderwrack - Counters inflammation and aching joints as well as helping the body cope with stress; boosts stamina, and regulates blood pressure.
Blessed Thistle - Increases flow of breast milk for she-cats.
Bloodroot - Applied externally can help skin problems. Toxic; do not ingest.
Boldo - Helps with liver disease.
Boneset - Reduces fever.
Borage - Leaves and Roots should be consumed to stave off fevers. Seeds and leaves should be consumed by the nursing Queen to increase available milk. Borage should never be used dried, only green.
Bramble Twigs - Helps to sleep when chewed to a fine syrup.
Broom - Treats broken bones + open wounds. Chew to a pulp and use that as a poultice.
Bugleweed - Is helpful with heart conditions.
Bull-Rush - Induces sleep.
Burdock Leaves - If chewed, should be applied to a NON-INFECTED wound to speed up healing.
Burdock Root - Mainly used for treating rat bites. Apply thoroughly chewed root to a wound; can also treat rashes or baldness. Internally, treats aching joints and removes poision in the bloodstream.
Bursthelas - Treats fractures and broken bones.
Butterbur - Can help with blood flow, but may cause liver damage.
Buttonbush Down - Helps constipation and urine problems.


Calamus - Aids hearing; prevents deafness. When ingested, can help with lungs and digestive tract. Removes phlegm from lungs and can help with asthma.
Calendula - Heals damaged tissue, cuts, wounds, burns, ulcers, inflammation, heals rough or problem skin; stimulates blood circulation; and helps to break fevers.
Caraway Seeds - Soothes the digestive track and repels cramps. It may also soothe cramps of pregnant she-cats.
Cascara Sagrada - A laxative. Can help constipation or flush out unnatural objects within the body.
Catchweed - Used to help protect freshly-applied poultices by sticking them over the area.
Catnip - Treats greencough. Feed chewed leaves to infected cat.
Cat's Claw - Prevents infection by boosting the immune system.
Cayenne - A popular herb for cleansing the body of germs by killing bacteria in illnesses such as colds. It also aids in the treatment of sore throats and feverishness by warming the body and inducing beneficial sweating.
Cedar Leaf - Good for infections.
Cedarwood - Oil can be used to treat skin problems, as an insect repellant, or can help with moderate respiratory problems.
Celandine - Soothes damaged or irritated eyes; can prevent blindness. Also aids blind eyes.
Celery - Treats headaches, stomach aches, and ulcers. Can help with kidney or bladder problems, though should be avoided if either area is inflamed.
Celery Seeds - Help rid the body of a chemical that causes inflammation and swelling in arthritis.
Chamomile - Soothes frayed nerves. Ingest the leaves.
Chapparal - Digestive & liver tonic & stimulant; bitter; antioxidant; can be useful in cases of bacteria, viruses or parasites. Also can be used to help clean the face.
Chaste Tree Berries - Increases flow of breast milk and aids the digestive track. Also increases hormonal output to aid infertility.
Cherries - Cures coughs, but is also mildly poisonous. (Not fatal. Use as a last resort.)
Chervil Root - Treats bellyache. Relaxes restlessness. It is also good for building stamina and strength.
Chickweed - Treats greencough and minor whitecough. Can be used in blackcough, though it is almost useless.
Chicory - Reduces bitterness of food, and aids in cleansing the urinary tract, aching joints, and digestion problems.
Cinnamon Leaves - Used for infection prevention, pain relief, a digestive aid, and soothing the uteruses of she-cats.
Clove - Used for toothaches, infection prevention, digestive aid, and treats ringworm. It is especially effective in the oral area, and should not be given to young kits.
Cobwebs - Stops bleeding and binds broken bones.
Coltsfoot - Helps uneven breathing.
Comfrey Root - Helps repair broken bones, and helps wounds to heal faster. Also good for ulcers.
Copal Resin - Good for infections.
Coptis - Works as an antibacterial, anti-parasitical, and an anti-inflammatory.
Coriander - Used for indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea, and externally for muscle or joint pains.
Cornsilk - A mild laxative; blood cleanser; eases bladder irritation due to infection.
Costmary - Used for the strong scent, which helps keep the body awake and ready.
Cranberry - Can be used as a plaque remover for bad teeth.
Cranberry Juice - Helps treat urinary tract infection.
Cubeb - An antiviral.
Cucumber - The juice is good for the skin, burns, and sunburn. Sliced cucumber on closed eyes refreshes the eyes.
Culver's Root - The bitter-tasting root purges a cat of toxins.
Cumin - Can be useful in relieving an upset stomach.


Dainaberry - Induces sleep.
Daisy Leaves - Treats aching joints.
Damiana Leaves - Helps nervousness, weakness, exhaustion, and dizziness. Can be used as a mild laxative.
Dandelion - Treats colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, ulcers, itching and internal injuries.
Dandelion Roots - Help dispose of skin bacteria, stimulate the digestive system, and support the liver.
Darnell - Dims sight.
Deer-tongue - Used to flavor poultices and remove bitterness.
Dill - Fights infection and soothes the digestive system. Used for stomach problems, flatulence, and urinary tract infections.
Dittany - Prevents infection.
Dock Leaves - Leaves can be chewed and applied to a cat's body to make them slippery. A good lubricant.
Dried Oak Leaf - Collected in leaf-fall and stored in a dry place. Stops infections.
Dwarf Mallow - Cures bee stings and insect bites.


Echinacea - Fights infection, strengthens tissue, kills a wide variety of diseases (viral and bacterial), and helps aching joints. It highly boosts the immune system.
Eldaas - Cures nausea.
Elder Berries - For coughs, drying, colds, flus, and fevers.
Elder Flower - Soothes sunburn.
Elder Leaves - Help cure skin rashes, and help heal bruises or sprains.
Elecampane - Induces vomiting.
Slippery Elm - Helps heal wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, reduces pain and inflammation, and inner bark can help soothe throat and support the urinary tract.
Eucalyptus - Loosens phlegm, kills influenza, and may help bacterial bronchitis. An effective treatment for minor cuts and scrapes.
Evening Primrose - Soothes inflammation and supports the immune system. Also helps bloodflow, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Everlasting - Works in many ways: anti-inflammatory, infection, respiratory conditions, muscle pain, arthritis, liver failure, and increases production of skin cells.
Eyebright - For sore, red, or infected eyes. Can also treat nasal infections.


False Unicorn Root - Prevents miscarriage.
Fennel - Relaxes the digestive tract and expels gas.
Fennel Juice - Can treat chronic coughs.
Fenugreek - Used in the treatment of sore throats and to loosen and expel mucus.
Feverfew - Treats fevers and suppresses head pains. Leaves should be ingested. It may cause sores within the mouth.
Flax Seed - A laxative; crushed and mixed with enough water to make a paste is effective as a drawing poultice for boils, etc.; can be served with honey & lemon for coughs and colds.
Foxglove Cloves - Used to purge toxins from the body. Will force you to throw up the toxins.
Fringe Tree - Shoots kill germs and stop infections.
Fucus - Improves metabolism.
Fumitory - Helps skin diseases.


Garlic Juice - Dripped into wounds to prevent infection. Will cause slight stinging sensation when used.
Gentian - A tonic that stimulates cats, similar to catnip. Also stimulates the digestive system.
Geranium - Useful to heal cuts, burns, diarrhea, great for skin care, and can improve depression or stress.
Ginger - Treats stomach aches.
Ginger Root - A digestive stimulant; relieves indigestion; for nausea, and for flus and colds. Pregnant she-cats should only take the dried root, not the fresh one.
Ginkgo - Increases blood flow to the brain which can prevent strokes and heart attacks, improve memory, help impotence and chronic dizziness. It also helps with blindness, circulation, and deafness.
Ginseng Roots - Boosts the immune system and protects the liver.
Goldenrod - Treats aching joints and stiffness.
Goldenrod Juice - Dripped into wounds to relieve the tingling or pain sensation. It does nothing to heal, but numbs the pain.
Golden Seal Root - This kills many disease causing organisms e.g. bacteria, yeasts, fungi and parasites and also helps to boost the immune system.
Grapefruit - Helps fight bacterial and parasitical illness.
Grass - Soothes upset stomachs if consumed.
Gumweed - When chewed, used to help seal wounds from infection. It will slightly sting, and helps to collect the skin together and close quicker.


Hawthorne Berries - Counters diarrhea and repels toxins; treats indigestion, very similiar in appearance to deathberries.
Heather Down - When thinned out, treats a kit's indigestion.
Heather Nectar - Improves the taste of bitter herbs, suck as dock and yarrow. Does no harm to the treatment.
Hibiscus Flowers - Aids sore throats.
Honey - Soothes tender, sore, or raw throats. Stored in moss. [Most effectively soothes infections or the throats of cats who have breathed smoke.]
Hops - Relaxes the nervous system as well as the muscles, and a bitter digestive aid.
Horehound Flower - Good for minor respiratory problems, coughs, colds, and bronchitis.
Hornbeam - Can be chewed to aid in fighting depression and stress.
Horsetail - Treats infected wounds and prevents infection.
Hyssop - Flowers and leaves treat cough and irritation of colds and flu. DO NOT use on pregnant she-cats!


Iris Petals - Should be crushed and given to a she-cat during the birthing process to stimulate breathing. Also treats sore throats in kits.
Irish Moss - Draws out excess mucus for lungs and stomach and provides moisture to dry coughs. Also a digestive aid.
Ivy - Relieves sunburn.
Ivy Juice - Calms a cat if ingested.


Jinab - Keeps awake.
Jojojopo - Treats frostbite.
Juniper Berries - Treats bellyaches and sometimes troubled breathing.


Kava Kava - Relaxant; for anxiety & depression; soothes pain.
Kelp - Leaves fight infection, but have an unpleasant taste.


Lady's Mantle - Used for skin problems.
Lamb's Ears - Builds strength.
Lavender - Treats chills; leaves and flowers are particularly good for head and throat pains. Inhaling the scent of fresh flowers may calm a cat. Also cures fever.
Lavender Stem - Calms a cat in shock.
Lemon - Can be chewed to a pulp, or balm, which in turn treats wounds, viral infections, digestive problems, or cramps. It can also be used as a sedative.
Licorice Root - Good for coughs, colds, lung problems, and soothing sore throats.
Light Flower - Only known cure for bloodcough - fed to the victim of bloodcough. Can heal almost any other illness as well, but is rarely used for anything but bloodcough.
Lime Juice - Heals injured paws.
Lotus Root - Prevents a cat from falling asleep.


Mallow - Treats broken bones.
Marigold - Leaves and Flowers should be consumed to relieve chills. Leaves and Petals can be chewed and placed on wounds to prevent infection.
Marigold Petals - When crushed, used to prevent against infection of serious wounds. Avoid around eyes, for it can irritate the skin.
Marjoram - An effective digestive aid.
Marsh Mallow - Has soothing qualities.
Meadowsweet - Calms the nervous system, as well as a painkiller, inflammation fighter, and aids with ulcers.
Milk Thistle - Repels toxins and stimulates proper liver function and protects liver from toxins & stress. It also aids the healthiness of the spleen and kidneys and stimulates breast milk.
Milkweed Juice - Used for sores or burns. Do not use around eyes or ears. Poisonous if ingested.
Mint - Soothes the stomach and numbs wounds.
[Broken] Mint Leaf - Has a slightly numbing effect when rubbed on one's skin.
Motherwort - Relaxes the nervous system and reduces anxiety.
Mouse Bile - Wards off ticks.
Mugwort - Nerve relaxant; helps anxiety and shaking; aids colds & flus; treats fevers; circulatory stimulant.
Mullein Leaf - Stimulates expulsion & drying up of excess lung fluid & toxins through coughing; sedative.
Myrrh - Fights bacteria, especially in the oral area.


Narcissus Flower Petals - Used when a she-cat has contractions. Helps soothe their mind.
Nettle Leaves - Treats swelling.


Oatstraw - Fights chronic depression and reduces nervousness, stress, and anxiety.
Onion - Helps sore throats.
Oregano Leaf - A digestive aid, as well as a treatment for dry, chesty coughs and bronchitis.
Oregon Grape Root - Not to be used by pregnant she-cats. Aids constipation and allergies; externally, use for infections and rashes.
Osha Root - Helps expel excess fluid from lungs; for coughs; circulatory and digestive stimulant.


Palm Fronds - Used as a splint for injured paws or claws.
Parsley - Seeds and leaves contain liquid that help with fever, freshen breath, and help with allergies.
Passionflower - Eases shock or trauma.
Pau d' Arco - This can be taken internally or used externally for treating infections such as thrush or any yeast/fungal overgrowth. It is also effective against some intestinal parasites.
Pawpaw Roots - Treats kitten cough; should be crushed and ingested.
Peacock Flower Petals - Clears nasal passages and clogged throats. Treats kitten cough as well.
Peppermint - Good for digestion, relieves gas; induces perspiration; helps open up nasal passages.
Pleurisy Root - Makes a cat discharge phlegm or other fluids from the respiratory tract.
Poison Ivy Leaves - Helps cracked pads.
Pokeweed - Counters viruses and bacteria.
Pond Apple - Cures bellyaches.
Poppy Seeds - Used to help cats or kittens sleep, and also to dull pain.


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Ragwort - Travelling herb, often found in mountains. Helps keep up strength and energy.
Raspberry Leaf - Relieves diarrhea; good for mouth ulcers, cleansing wounds; promotes easy labor and childbirth (taken near the onset of labor); too much may cause constipation.
Red Clover - Treats coughs.
Red Pepper - A good digestive aid, can relieve infectious diarrhea, helps chronic pain when used externally, and helps headaches. Has a pleasant taste.
Rose Hips - Very high in Vitamin C, good for colds, flu, etc. Can also be eaten if there is no prey.
Rosemary - A good digestive aid and kills bacteria.
Rosemary Blooms - Should be broken and used to heal eye infection or to treat wounds around the eyes or eyelids.
Rosinweed - Used to clean out the system when poisons have been digested. (Will happen during "relieving yourself.")
Rushes - Binds broken bones.


Sacred Root - Used for upset stomachs if digested.
Sage - An anti-perspirant, as well as a fighter against infection, and a digestive aid. Can soothe sore throats as well as adding tasteful flavors to bitter remedies.
Sage Leaves - Can be crushed and applied to wounds.
Sage Root - Used for cracked pads.
Sarsaparilla - Cleanses and detoxifies the blood by binding toxins. It is also good for skin problems.
Sassafras - Externally for skin problems of all types, rashes, etc.; internally, thins the blood.
Savory - Has excellent soothing properties for kits, and can be used to treat the digestive track and colds.
Shock Root - Stimulates the nerve system. Use after a cat has been knocked unconscious, poisoned, or received head trauma.
Skullcap - Leaves can be used as tranquilizers. Anti-spasmodic.
Skullcap Seeds - Gives a cat extra strength.
Slippery Elm - Nutritious; soothing properties.
Smut Rye - Stimulates uterine contractions.
Snakeroot - Used to counter poison.
Snapdragon Seeds - Clears ringworm and rids the body of fleas.
Spirulina - An almost microsopic freshwater plant that boosts the immune system.
St. John's Wort - Counters chronic depression and viral or bacterial sicknesses.
Sundew - Relieves bad coughs.


Tansy - Treats coughs, colds, etc. Also treats wounds.
Tansy Leaves - Keeps hunger at bay.
Tarragon - Chew fresh leaves for toothache, apply fresh leaves to cuts and wounds. Prevents infection.
Thyme Leaves - Treats shock.
Tormentil Root - Good for all wounds and for poison.


Usnea Lichen - Treats parasites and strengthens the immune system.
Uva Ursi - For sluggishness, infections, or urinary tract problems.


Valerian Root - A powerful but pungent sedative; it has the ability to temporarily ease spasms when ingested. Lasts 1-12 hours. The scent of the root attracts rats.
Vervain - Leaves are used to treat headaches, for mild pain relief, and a very mild laxative.


Watermint - Treats bellyache.
White Bryony [Root] - Treats pnuemonia when ingested. Root should be chewed well before being ingested.
Whitecandle [Flowers] - Relieves pain when ingested.
Wild Garlic - Can be rolled in to prevent infection.
Wild Lettuce - For back pains, restlessness, aching joints, or headaches. Also a nerve relaxant.
Willow Bark - Juice beneath the bark can be applied to eyes to clear clouded vision; also cures itches. Small amounts of the actual bark can be eaten as a painkiller or to cure fevers.
Witch Hazel - Prevents inflammation, and is good for sore muscles, cuts, and bruises.
Windflower Shoots - Counters cramps, especially in pregnant she-cats.
Wintergreen - Good for all wounds and for poison.
Wormwood - Relieves pain when chewed.
[Dried] Wood Sorrel - Temporarily doubles the cat's ability to endure heat effects when ingested. (Increases tolerance; it does not counteract dehydration, etc.)


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Yaran - Temporarily enhances senses for one hour.
Yarrow - Induces vomiting; used for removing toxins from the body. However, if given to an extremely ill cat, it could make them sicker.
Yerba Santa - Treats sinus infections, coughs, aids the respiatory system, and dries the mucus membranes.
[Crushed] Young Lad's Love Flowers - Should be chewed to a pulp (poultice) and dripped on minor frostbites to cure them.


Zur - Temporarily enhances senses for one hour.

Deadly Herbs

Bael - Poisonous.
Belladonna - One of the most poisonous plants, the leaves, roots and berries are all fatally toxic.
Bleeding Heart - Deadly.
Buttercups - Not fatal, but it's best to avoid this, as it can cause a nasty bellyache.
Cashew Apple - Poisonous.
Cherries - Poisonous; they grow on small trees.
Coast Spice Bush - Causes a rash.
Deathberries - Bright scarlet in color, these berries can be used to kill a cat in a matter of seconds. Use if you're getting revenge or, if a cat is near death and in great pain, make their passage easier.
English Ivy - Gives a stomach ache.
Foxglove - Poisonous. The cloves, however, have medicinal purposes.
Hemlock - Fatal.
Leopard's Bane - Poisonous.
Nightshade - Deadly berries; can be bright red or green.
Orange Angel's Trumpet - Poisonous.
Sweet Acaica - Poisonous.
Thorn Apple - Poisonous.
Tree Tobacco - Poisonous.

Traveling Herbs

Crushed Lotus Roots - Used to aid alertness, so that you will not fall asleep. (Energizer)
Poppy Seeds - Used to help dull the hunger, or pain in your paws.
Tansy Leaves - Used to keep your hunger at bay.
Skullcap Seeds - Used to give you extra strength. (Acts like a steroid)

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