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Herbs

The cats in the Warrior Cats series do not have the fancy medicines we have, instead they have to use natural growing plants and herbs. This page lists all the the known herbs and their uses.

Key
Medical Herbs
Poisons

Medical Herbs

Herb Use
Alder Bark The bark is used to treat cats who get toothaches.
Beech Leaves ThunderClan Medicine Cats use beech leaves to carry their herbs around.
Bindweed This herb is used with sticks to help bind broken legs.
Blackberry Leaves These leaves are chewed into a pulp and applied to treat bee stings.
Blazing Star This mysterious flower is used to cure an unknown illness cats suffered from in the book 'The Blazing Star'.
Bright-eye This herb can be used with lovage in a poultice to help cure a cough, however its specific use is unknown.
Borage Leaves These leaves are given to nursing queens to help them produce milk for their kits. It can also help lower and cure fevers.
Burdock Root These roots are chewed into a poultice to treat scratches and bites. It is effective at preventing infection, and is used for rat bites which have a high chance of infection.
Burnet Burnet leaves are given to cats who aren't feeling very well or generally weak, they are often given for Queens or Elders, it helps them feel better and stronger. It is also used as part of the Travelling Herbs.
Catchweed The burrs are applied on top of poultices to stop them from being rubbed off.
Catmint This is rarely found in the wild, but often grown by Twolegs. It is fed to cats to cure whitecough or greencough.
Celandine This herb is used to sooth damaged eyes.
Chamomile This herb is not used to treat physical injury's, but it is known to strengthen the heart and soothe the mind. It is also used as part of the Travelling Herbs.
Chervil The juice of this herbs leaves can be used to treat infected wounds. Chewing its roots can help with bellyache or help a Queen give birth.
Chickweed This can be used to treat Whitecough or Greencough, however Catmint is more effective.
Cobwebs These are wrapped around bleeding wounds to absorb and stop the bleeding. However sometimes Horsetail or Marigold is used for minor bleeding wounds instead. It is also used to bind damaged bones, or around poultices of other herbs to hold them in place.
Coltsfoot This is chewed into a pulp and fed to cats with trouble of breathing or with a cough. It can also be used to treat cracked or sore pads.
Comfrey This is chewed into a poultice and can be used to repair broken bones or to soothe wounds. It can also be used with nettle to wrap a sprain. Comfrey leaves can also be used on scratched ears by chewing up the leaves and applying the juice to the wound.
Daisy Leaf This is chewed into a poultice and fastened on with Cobwebs to help ease aching joints. The leaves can also be used to help ease sprains. They leaves can be chewed up and eaten to help ease the pain. It is also used as part of the Travelling Herbs.
Dandelions The roots of these can be used like Poppy Seeds, however Poppy Seed is more commonly used. They can help a cat sleep and help sooth shock or distress. Dandelion can also be used to bring down fevers and help a cat sleep.
Dock These leaves are chewed up and applied to sooth scratches, and help stop bleeding. They can also be rubbed on the pads of a cat's paws to sooth them if they are hurting from walking for long periods or on hard surfaces. The leaves can also be used to help sooth bee stings.
Dried Oak Leaf These are left for a while to dry out and can be applied to stop infections.
Elder Leaves These are chewed up and applied as a poultice to help ease sprains. They can also be chewed up and eaten to help ease the pain.
Fennel The stalks of these are broken and the inner juice is squeezed out and drank to ease pain in the hips, such as during a kitting.
Fern Fronds These can be used to cover herbs in the Medicine Cat den to help keep them fresh.
Feverfew The leaves can be eaten to reduce body temperature mainly for cats with fever or chills. It can also help heal aches and headaches.
Funnel The stalks of this herb are broken and the inner juices are squeezed out and given to older Queens to ease the pain from stiffness in their hips.
Goldenrod This is chewed into a poultice and used to heal wounds. A poultice of Horsetail, Goldenrod and Marigold held in place with Cobweb may be used on bad wounds.
Heather Blossom This can be used to help ease aching joints. It is applied with as half a pawful dipped in water.
Heather Flower This is added to herbal mixtures to make them easier to swallow.
Honey This liquid is used to help sooth infections, sore throats, or cats who have breathed smoke. It can also help cats swallow other medicines.
Horsetail This is chewed into a poultice and used on minor wounds to stop bleeding and prevent wounds getting infected. It can be used on rat bites, but Burdock Root and Wild Garlic is more effective. A poultice of Horsetail, Goldenrod and Marigold held in place with Cobweb may be used on bad wounds.
Ivy Leaf ShadowClan cats use this leaf to store other herbs.
Juniper Berries These berries are used to soothe bellyaches and generally strengthen their stomach, give cats strength, and help cats with trouble breathing. It can also be used to help cats calm down from shock or distress.
Juniper Sap This sap can be used to help loosen ticks. (This was used by Barkface in WindClan, Mouse bile is commonly used for this in ThunderClan, but WindClan mainly hunt rabbits)
Lamb's Ear This herb is used to give a cat strength.
Lavender This herb is used to cure fevers and chills.
Lovage This herb can be used with bright-eye in a poultice to help cure a cough, however its specific use is unknown.
Lungwort This herb is only known to be found in WindClan territory by the lake. It is used to cure Yellowcough.
Mallow The leaves can be used to help soothe bellyache and pains. It can also be used to help ease coughs as a substitute for tansy.
Marigold The petals or leaves can be rubbed on minor wounds, or chewed into a poultice and applied to to stop bleeding and prevent wounds from becoming infected. It can also be done by squeezing the juices onto the wound. It can be used on rat bites, but Burdock Root and Wild Garlic is more effective. A poultice of Horsetail, Goldenrod and Marigold held in place with Cobweb may be used on bad wounds.
Mint This is rubbed onto the pelt of a dead cat to help cover the sent of death to prepare for vigil and later the burial.
Mouse Bile This is not a wild herb but a bile extracted from a mouse. It is used to kill ticks found in cats pelts.
Mouse Blood This is sometimes used on herbs to sweeten them and make them taste better.
Moss This is used to soak up water to give to ill cats or queens who can't access water themselves. It is also used for nest lining, or to wrap wounds as an alternative to Cobweb.
Nectar This is sometimes used on herbs to sweeten them and make them taste better.
Nettle Seed These seeds are used to help a cat who has swallowed poison such as crowfood, Twoleg waste, or other toxic objects, however Yarrow is more commonly used for this.
Parsley This is used to stop a Queen producing milk, this may be used if their Kits have died, they are producing too much milk or their Kits just no longer need milk. One leaf is taken each day until the milk stops coming.
Pine Sap This is rubbed onto the pelt of a dead cat to help cover the sent of death to prepare for vigil and later the burial.
Poppy Seeds These seeds are used to help put a cat to sleep, or soothe shock and distress. They are not recommended for nursing Queens in case it effects their milk and Kits.
Ragwort Leaves These leaves are crushed and mixed into a poultice with Juniper Berries, it is used to help aching joints. It can also be used to give a cat strength and help with shock. This is more commonly used by the Tribe Of Rushing Water.
Ragweed This herb is used to give a cat strength.
Raspberry Leaves This herb is used in kittings. It could be a painkiller, or to help stop bleeding during the kitting.
Rosemary This is rubbed onto the pelt of a dead cat to help cover the sent of death to prepare for vigil and later the burial.
Rush This herb is used to bind broken bones.
Sheep Sorrel This can be used to help ease fevers.
Snakeroot This herb is used to heal cats effected by poison, mainly snake bites.
Sorrel The leaves are also used to give cats a appetite when they refuse to eat. It is also used as part of the Travelling Herbs.
Sticks Although they are not technically a herb, they can be used to help bind broken legs and other wounds with bindweed, rush or cobweb. They are also given to cats to bite down on to help with extreme pain such as giving birth or fixing a dislocated leg.
Stinging Nettle The leaves are used to bring down the swelling on a wound. The seeds can be given to a cat who has been poisoned by crowfood, Twoleg waste, or other toxic objects. It can also be used with comfrey to wrap on a sprain.
Sweet-sedge This herb is used to help cure infections by swallowing the sap. It mainly grows in RiverClan but grows in leaf-bare, so can be useful when there is a lack of other herbs.
Tansy Leaf This herb is used to cure coughs, but because it is a strong herb must only be taken in small doses. It also has a strong fragrance which can be used to hide a cat's scent. It can also be used to help wretched legs.
Thyme This herb is given to cats to calm them from nervousness, anxiety, and cats who are in shock or distress. It can also help ease muscle pain.
Tormentil The root of this is chewed and applied to a wound to help heal it and extract any poison. This is not a common Clan used herb, however it is used commonly by The Tribe Of Rushing Water.
Travelling Herbs Travelling Herbs are made up of Sorrel, Daisy, Chamomile and Burnet. Chamomile can strengthen a cats heart, and calm them, while daisy helps with aching joints. The other herbs exact uses are unknown.
Tree Sap / Bark There is a certain tree only known to be in SkyClan territory that's bark has a sap that can help cure redcough.
Watermint This herb is chewed into a pulp and fed to cats to sooth bellyache. It is also used to This is rub onto the pelt of a dead cat to help cover the sent of death and prepare for the vigil and later the burial.
Wild Garlic This herb has a very strong smell which is useful for disguising a cat's scent. It can also be used as a substitute for Burdock Root for rat bites.
Willow This bark is used to sooth general pains. The leaves can be chewed into a pulp and fed to cats who are sick to help ease their stomach.
Wintergreen Mentioned by StoneTeller when healing a wound. Exact use unknown, but perhaps to help heal wounds or prevent infection.
Yarrow The leaves can be made into a poultice, and applied to wounds to extract poison. It can also be used to make a cat vomit, this can be used to save cats who have eaten Deathberries. Ointment of Yarrow can also be applied to help with cracked pads.


Poisons

Poison Description
Deathberries/Yew Berries/Night Seeds These are extremely toxic red berries. If consumed they can kill a cat in a matter of minutes.
Foxglove Seeds These seeds are a dangerous herb. They can help strengthen a cat's heart, however they can also cause paralysis and heart failure.
Hemlock Hemlock is a very toxic herb, and is the second most dangerous to the cats of the clans, next to deathberries. It has been known to be mistaken for parsley.
Holly Berries These aren't very toxic but are still a danger if eaten by a kit.
Nightshade Nightshade is an extremely toxic herb to both cats and Twolegs. It is capable of killing a full-grown Twoleg in under forty-five minutes.
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