Medicine Cat Guide Jan 29, 2014 0:33:06 GMT -5
Post by Thinking of you ♥ on Jan 29, 2014 0:33:06 GMT -5
Cough- a sickness that is like a human cold. Just coughs and sneezes; can be dangerous to kits or young cats.
Greencough- a sickness similar to pneumonia that is often rampant among the Clans in leaf-bare. Symptoms include wheezing, pus excreted from the eyes, fever, and green phlegm streaming from the nose and mouth.
Whitecough- a mild sickness like a cold. More common than greencough, but can become greencough or even the fatal blackcough. Symptoms include sneezing and white phlem streaming from the nose, and a slightly high temperature.This is similar to kittencough, which is the least harmful of all coughs and is mostly caught by kits.
Blackcough- a fatal sickness that spells certain death for any cat who catches it. Symptoms are unknown, but the "black" might be blood.
Chill- a very mild ailment usually caused by very cold weather or falling into icy water. Much like whitecough, but with cold chills.
Cracked pads- a painful ailment usually seen in elderly cats. The pawpads crack from cold or dryness, and if untreated can lead to infection. Symptoms include swelling of the paws and pain.
Aching joints- basically arthritis in cats. Caused by age or damp weather. Symptoms include pain and stiffness.
Bleeding- When injured cats lose blood quickly, for example, during a battle.
Borage leaves: These are chewed and eaten. They increase nursing queens' supply of milk, and also brings down a fever.
Burdock root: These are chewed into a pulp which can be applied to rat bites. It can also cure infections.
Catmint (a.k.a. catnip): Usually found growing in Twoleg gardens. It is the best remedy for greencough.
Chervil: The juice of the leaves can be used for infected wounds, and chewing the roots helps with bellyaches.
Cobweb: Used to wrap around an injury to soak up the blood, keep the wound clean, and stops bleeding.
Coltsfoot: The leaves are chewed into a pulp, which is eaten to help shortness of breath.
Comfrey: The fat black roots of this plant can be chewed into a poultice to mend broken bones and soothe wounds.
Dock: This plant is similar to sorrel. The leaf can be chewed up and applied to soothe scratches.
Dried Oak leaf: Stops infection.
Feverfew: The leaves can be eaten to cool down body temperature, particularly for cats with chills or fevers.
Goldenrod: This plant is usually chewed up and put in a poultice that is terrific for healing wounds.
Honey: Very difficult to collect without getting stung. Great for soothing infections or sore throats of cats.
Horsetail: The leaves can be used to treat infected wounds, and is usually chewed up and applied as a poultice.
Juniper berries: The berries soothe bellyaches and help cats that have trouble breathing.
Lavender: This plant cures fever.
Marigold: The petals or leaves can be chewed up into a pulp and applied as a poultice to wounds to stop infection.
Mouse bile: Put this on a piece of moss and apply to a tick. Wash your paws really well in running water afterward.
Poppy seed: These are fed to cats to help them sleep and to soothe cats suffering from shock and distress. Usage on nursing queens is not recommended.
Stinging nettles: The spiny green seeds can be given to a cat who's swallowed poison, and the leaves can be applied to a wound to bring down swelling.
Snakeroot: Used to counter poison
Tansy: Used to cure coughs, but must be eaten in small doses.
Thyme: This plant can be eaten to calm anxiety and frayed nerves.
Watermint: Usually chewed into a pulp then fed to a cat with a bellyache.
Wild garlic: Rolling in a patch of this can help prevent infection, especially for dangerous wounds like rat bites.
Yarrow: The leaves of this plant can be made into a poultice and applied to wounds or scratches, or fed to a cat to expel poisons.
Nightshade: This has no medicinal value; it is very poisonous.
Deathberries: Red berries that can be fatally poisonous to kits and elders. These are not medicine. Avoid these.
Holly Berries: This has medicinal value; they are poisonous like deathberries.
Healing Herbs and Remedies
Cobwebs- To stop bleeding
Poppyseeds- To ease pain and bring sleep
Deathberries- Name explains it all
Mouse Bile- To loosen ticks on skin
Goldenrod poultice- For wounded limbs in pain
Marigold leaves- Dressing to keep away infection
Dark Herbs- A traveling herb to stop hungry pains
Horsetail- For wounds
Wild Garlic- To draw out poisons
Tansy- For coughs
Juniper Berries- For bellyaches
Borage Leaves- Queen's Milk
Burdock Root- For rat bites, and sores
Catmint(or nip)- Cures Green cough
Chamomile- Soothes and relaxes the mind
Chervil- Jucie is good for infected wounds
Yarrow- Expels poisons
Celandine- Soothes weak or bad eyes
Honey- Sooths and helps throats
Willow Bark- Good for headaches
Sap- Good for sticking things together
Redroot- Helps stop large bleeding
Chervil Root- Belly aches
Thick Meadow Grass- Like Cobwebs, to stop bleeding
Horsetail- Cures coughs
Basil - Used to treat paw problems
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 with the supply of milk. Also brings down fever.
Broom - Used in poultices for broken legs.
Burdock root - A tall-stemmed, sharp-smelling thistle with dark leaves. The roots are to be dug up, the dirt washed off, and chewed into a pulp, which can be applied on rat bites, especially infected ones.
Catchweed - Used to help protect freshly-applied poultices by sticking them over the area. Green and fluffy seeds.
Catmint - Leafy plant normally found in Twoleg gardens. The best remedy for green cough. Also called catnip.
Celandine - Used to treat ailments of the eyes
Chamomile - This can be used for calming nerves.
Chervil - Sweet-smelling plant with spreading, fern-like leaves and small white flowers. Juice of leaves can be used for infected wounds, and chewing the roots helps with bellyache.
Chickweed - An herb used to treat greencough.
Cobweb - Spiderwebs that are wrapped around an injury to soak up blood and to keep the wound clean. Stops bleeding.
Coltsfoot - A flowering plant, a bit like a dandelion, with yellow or white flowers. Leaves can be chewed into a pulp, which is eaten to help shortness of breath.
Comfrey - Identifiable by its large leaves and small bell-shaped flowers, which can be pink, white, or purple. The fat black roots can be chewed into a poultice to mend broken bones or soothe wounds.
Dock - A plant similar to sorrel. The leaf can be chewed up and applied to soothe scratches.
Dried oak leaf - Collected in the autumn/leaf-fall and stored in a dry place. Stops infections.
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.
Goldenrod - A tall plant with bright yellow flowers. A poultice of this is terrific for healing wounds.
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.
Horsetail - 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.
Juniper berries - A bush with spiky dark green leaves and bright red berries. The berries soothe bellyaches and help cats who are having trouble breathing.
Lamb's ear - A herb used along with ragwort to help strengthen exhausted or weakened cats.
Lavender - A small purple flowering plant. Cures fever.
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 infections.
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.
Nettle - Used to treat swelling
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.
Ragwort leaves - Used alongside juniper berries in a poultice to treat aching joints, sores, or most other hide or muscle retinas, such as scratches, bruises, and broken bones.
Snakeroot - Used to counter poison
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.
Tansy - A strong-smelling plant with round yellow flowers. Good for curing coughs, but must be eaten in small doses.
Thyme - This herb can be eaten to calm anxiety and frayed nerves.
Watermint - A leafy green plant found in streams or damp earth. Usually chewed into a pulp, then fed to a cat suffering from bellyache.
Wild garlic - Rolling in a patch of wild garlic can help prevent infection, especially for dangerous wounds like rat bites.
Yarrow - A flowering plant whose leaves can be made into a poultice and applied to wounds or scratches to expel poison, or to make cats who've ingested poison vomit.
Oak Leaves- Used like Marigold
Deathberries - Red berries that can be fatally poisonous to kits and elders. Also known as yew. This not a remedy.
Nightshade - of no medicinal value; is poisonous.
Holly Berries - of no medicinal value; poisonous like deathberries.
Sicknesses and Ailments
Cough - a sickness that is like a human cold. Symptoms are just coughs and sneezes, though it can be dangerous to kits or young cats.
Best Treatment: Tansy
Greencough - a sickness similar to pneumonia that is often rampant among the Clans in leaf-bare. Symptoms include wheezing,coughing, pus excreted from the eyes, sneezing, fever, and green phlegm streaming from the nose.
Best Treatment: Catmint, feverfew, and lavender
Whitecough - a mild sickness like a cold. More common than greencough, but can become greencough or even the fatal blackcough. Symptoms include sneezing, coughing, white phlegm streaming from the nose, and a slightly high temperature. This is similar to kittencough, which is the least harmful of all coughs and is mostly caught by kits.
Best Treatment: Catmint
Blackcough - a fatal sickness that spells certain death for any cat who catches it. Symptoms are unknown, but the "black" might be blood.
Best Treatment: None
Chill - a very mild ailment usually caused by very cold weather or falling into icy water. Much like whitecough, but with cold chills instead of fever.
Best Treament: Catmint, feverfew, and lavender
Cracked pads - a painful ailment usually seen in elderly cats. The pawpads crack from cold or dryness, and if untreated can lead to infection. Symptoms include swelling of the paws and pain.
Best Treatment: Marigold, and poppy seed if there is pain
Aching joints - basically arthritis in cats. Caused by age or damp weather. Symptoms include pain and stiffness.
Best Treatment: Anything that cures pain other than poppy seeds
Bleeding - blood loss due to injury, such as a wound sustained in battle. Severity depends on injury.
Best Treatment: Cobwebs pressed onto the wound
Poisoning - the case of eating deathberries, poisoned rabbits, or other kinds of harmful things.
Best treatment: Yarrow and stinging nettle
Freezing - a case where a cat is too cold and might die.
Best Treatment: Grooming fur the wrong way to get the blood flowing.
Starvation - a case where a cat is too hungry.
Best treatment: Fresh kill or queen's milk.
Weakness - a case where a cat is exhausted.
Best Treeatment~rest and plenty of sleep;freshkill wouln't hurt either.
A More Extensive Guide
Human Term: Poppy Seeds
Description: Small grey-blue seed of a poppy flower. Commonly stored in the dried head of a poppy, with the seeds still intact. They are slightly tangy, but quite tasteless.
Treatment Procedure: They serve as a mild sedative that reduces pain. Get cat whose suffering the pain to eat 1 or 2 seeds depending on the intensity of the pain.
Other Directions: Remember not to totally deaden the pain, as the amount of pain can help tell you the condiction of the cat.
Human Term: Burdock Root
Description: As a blood purifier; Natural healers use this herb as an effective blood purifier, believing that it rids the body of toxins. Excellent for arthritis and applied externally for skin problems. Burdock is still used today as a diuretic, and to support the healing of chronic acne and psoriasis. In the books the medicine cat uses it to treat rat bites; cleaning the wound of lethal poisons.
Treats: Rat Bites
Treatment Procedure: Apply chewed burdock root to wound(s).
Other Directions: None.
Human Term: Cobwebs
Description: Filaments from a web that was spun by a spider. Cobwebs are spiderwebs; thin, thread-like substances that are fairly sticky (clingly).
Treatment Procedure: Gather cobwebs in a swath and apply to bleeding wound. Replace if required. Keep until wound has stopped bleeding.
Other Directions: None.
Human Term: Mouse Bile
Description: Bile; A digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats. Mousebile in the warriors books is always 'stored' and used when moss soaked with the substance. There-for, it appears as wet moss.
Treatment Procedure: Press bile-soaked moss with paws against areas of the fur where ticks are are.
Other Directions: Wash your paws in a stream afterwards, and never get any in your mouth.
Human Term: Marigold
Description: This bright yellow flower is used culinarily to flavor and add color to salads, soups and other dishes. The petals are sometimes dried, powdered and used as a coloring agent.
Human Term: Chamomile
Description: The small Chamomile plant has yellow and white flowers that resemble daisies. These blossoms are dried and included in our bath tea blends for their soothing and revitalizing properties.
Treats: 'Soothe Hearts'
Human Term: Cat Nip
Description: Catnip has downy, heart-shaped leaves, and is a minty-scented plant containing a volatile oil that cats find stimulating.
Treats: Green Cough
Human Term: Yarrow
Description: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a common herb found throughout North America and Europe. It has finely divided, almost feathery leaves, and tiny white or yellow flowers that form a flat-topped cluster. It grows in fields and urban waste places, flowering throughout the summer. Can be planted to combat soil erosion because it is resistant to drought.
Treats: Induces Vomiting, which can be used to get rid of poisons if used immidently after intake of poison.
Human Term: Honey
Description: Honey is a sweet and viscous fluid produced by bees and other insects from the nectar of flowers.
Treats: Sore throats
Other: Stored in Moss
Human Term: Thyme Leaves
Description: Thyme (Thymus) is a genus of about 350 species of aromatic perennial herbs and sub-shrubs to 40 cm tall, in the family Lamiaceae. They are native to Europe, north Africa and Asia. The stems are thin and wiry; the leaves are evergreen in most species, arranged in opposite pairs, oval, entire, and small, 4-20 mm long. The flowers are in dense terminal heads, with an uneven calyx, with the upper lip three-lobed, and the lower cleft; the corolla is tubular, 4-10 mm long, and white, pink or purple.
Human Term: Coltsfoot
Description: A low, woolly perennial herb that produces a flowering stem with a single terminal yellow flower head. After the flower stem dies down, the hoof-shaped leaves appear.
Treats: Stimulates/helps breathing
Human Term: Juniper
Description: The Juniper is a thorny bush with long dark needles and produces a brownish-black berry. Bath By Bettijo uses Juniper berry Essential Oil as well as dried Juniper berries for their purifying and astringent qualities.
Treats: Stimulates/helps breathing and helps bellyaches
Human Term: Water Mint
Description: A European mint that thrives in wet places; has a perfume like that of the bergamot orange; naturalized in eastern North America
Human Term: Chervil
Description: Chervil (Anthriscus cereifolium) is an aromatic herb, a member of the parsley or carrot family, and indigenous to the regions around the Black and Caspian Seas. It is an essential ingredient of fines herbes, widely used in French cuisine. Some varieties of chervil also have edible roots which are like small turnips. Turnip-rooted chervil was enjoyed by the early Greeks and Romans, and in England during the 14th to 17th centuries.
Human Term: Horsetail
Description: Perennial rushlike flowerless herbs with jointed hollow stems and narrow toothlike leaves that spread by creeping rhizomes; tend to become weedy; common in northern hemisphere; some in Africa and South America
Treats: Infected Wounds
Human Term: Feverfew
Description: Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a traditional medicinal herb which is found in many old gardens, and is also occasionally grown for ornament.
Human Term: Lavender
Description: This fragrant shrub has long, bluish-green woody branches and blooms with beautiful purple buds. The aroma from Lavender is soothing, calming and relaxing.
Human Term: Celandine or Jewelweed
Description: Jewelweed; North American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers; grows chiefly on wet rather acid soil.
Treats: Soothes blind eyes
Human Term: Tansy
Description: Common perennial aromatic herb native to Eurasia having buttonlike yellow flower heads and bitter-tasting pinnate leaves sometimes used medicinally.
Human Term: Borage Leaves
Description: An annual herb with rough hairy stems and leaves. The inflorescence (flower cluster), a coiled spiral that unrolls and straightens from the base as the flowers open, is the hallmark of the family.
Human Term: Daisy Leaves
Description:The English daisy (Bellis perennis) is a wild flower with short creeping rhizomes and small rounded or spoon shaped evergreen leaves. It is not destroyed by mowing and is therefore often a weed on lawns in western Europe. The outer florets are white to (in cultivars) light pink and the small fertile central florets are golden yellow.
Treats: Aching Joints
Human Term: Nettles
Description: Nettle (Urtica) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Urticaceae, mostly perennial herbs but some are annual and a few are shrubby.
Human Term: Ragwort
Description: European weed having yellow daisylike flowers; sometimes an obnoxious weed and toxic to cattle if consumed in quantity.
Human Term: Alder (bark)
Description: A hard strong wood resembling maple, easily stained to imitate darker woods.
Human Term: Broom
Description: A large shrub with compound leaves that have three leaflets. The yellow, purple, or white flowers are solitary or in small clusters. The fruit is a small pod.
Treats: Poultice for broken limbs.
Ragwort & Crushed Juniper Berries
Human Term: Ragwort & Crushed Juniper Berries
Description: These plants (see above) Can be mixed together to create a poultice for aching joints.
Treats: Poultice for broken limbs