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Herbs of the pack

Post by Snowflower on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:23 am

If you know of an herb to add to this list, please reply to this post with the name of the herb, its uses, the location you can find it, and an image. This herb knowledge is only known by Medicine Wolves and their Apprentices. Warriors generally do not know these particular herbs and where to find them, and would ask a Medicine Wolf. Each Clan has its own stores of herbs in its pack camp near the Medicine Den.


Key:
Red Name = Treatment of Wounds
Yellow Name = Treatment of Diseases
Blue Name = Poisonous
Green Name = Other

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Alder Bark



Description: Bark of the alder tree.
Location: Unknown.
Usage: For tooth pain
Effect: Eases toothaches

Blackberry Leaves



Description: Leaves from the prickly blackberry bush.
Location: Almost anywhere; they are very hardy plants.
Usage: These leaves are chewed into a pulp.
Effect: Eases the swelling of beestings.


Borage Leaves



Description: It is easily distinguished by its small blue or pink star-shaped flowers and hairy leaves.
Location: Grows best in rainforests
Usage: It is chewed and eaten by nursing queens.
Effect: It produces more and better milk. It also brings down fevers.


Burdock Root



Description: Tall-stemmed thistle with a sharp smell and dark leaves.
Location: Best in dry areas
Usage: The root is dug up, the soil is washed off, and then it is chewed into a pulp.
Effect: Lessens and heals the pain of infected rat bites.


Burnet



Description: Has oval-shaped leaves with serrated edges. Stems grow 50-200cm tall, with large clusters of small flower buds on top.
Location: Unknown
Usage: A traveling herb
Effect: Is said to help stop minor bleeding on humans. Keeps a wolf's strength up



Catchweed



Description: A plant with fuzzy green balls on long clining stems.
Location: Unknown
Usage: The burrs are put on the pelt where poltices are.
Effect: Stops poltices from being rubbed off without hurting the skin.


Catmint



Description: A leafy and delicious-smelling plant.
Location: Rarely found in the wild; mostly found in gardens.
Usage: Eaten
Effect: Best remedy for the deadly greencough, which pups and elders usually catch in the season of winter. Can also be used for whitecough.


Celandine



Description: Yellow flower with four petals
Location: Grows better on the territory
Usage: Juice is trickled into the eye
Effect: Soothes damaged eyes.



Chamomile



Description: A small, white flower with a large, yellow center
Location: Can be found in the camp
Usage: Eaten
Effect: Strengthens the heart and soothes the mind. Also given to traveling wolves for strength.



Chervil



Description: A sweet-smelling plant with large, leafy, fern-like leaves and small white flowers.
Location: In the forests
Usage: Chewed to extract the juice of the leaves or the root.
Effect: For infected wounds and bellyache, respectively. Can be used during whelping



Chickweed



Description: Tall-stemmed plant with fat, almond-shaped leaves.
Location: In the forests
Usage: Unknown
Effect: Treats greencough, though catmint is often preferred.



Cobwebs



Description: Long, thin, shiny strands spun into a web by spiders. Very common.
Location: All around the territory
Usage: Press over wound.
Effect: To soak up and stop (or slow) the bleeding. It may also be used to bind broken bones.



Coltsfoot



Description: A flowering plant with yellow or white flowers resembling dandelions. Grows best in spring.
Location: Grows by a waterfalls or creeks and rivers
Usage: Leaves chewed into a pulp
Effect: Eases breathing or puppy-cough, as well as cracked or sore pads.



Comfrey Root



Description: It has large leaves, small bell-shaped flowers, which are pink, white, or purple, and fat, black roots. Tangy smell
Location: Unknown
Usage: Roots are chewed into a poultice
Effect: Repairs broken bones or soothes wounds. Also used for wrenched claws. Can be used for itching, Used for inflammation on stiff joints



Daisy Leaf



Description: Thick, dark green, oval shaped leaves
Location: Unknown
Usage: Chewed into a paste
Effect: Eases the pain of aching joints. It is also a travelling herb.



Dandelion



Description: Common yellow-flowered plant with long, hollow stems.
Location: Unknown
Usage: The white liquid is thought to be applied to bee stings, Leaves can be chewed
Effect: Thought to soothe and heal bee stings. Its leaves can also be chewed to act like a painkiller.




Dock



Description: Common, large-leafed plant with a tangy smell and taste.
Location: grows best in leafy areas
Usage: Chewed up and applied to scratches. Similar to sorrel.
Effect: Soothes scratches, though can sting when being applied. Soothes sore pads



Fennel



Description: Thin, spiky leaves
Location: Unknown
Usage: Stalks are broken and juice is squeezed into the receiver's mouth



Feverfew



Description: Small bush with flowers resembling daisies, sharp tangy smell, small soft leaves
Location: Grows best along the water
Usage: Eaten
Effect: Reduces body temperature for cats with fever or chills. Also heals aches and pains, especially good for headaches
Effect: Helps pain in the hips



Goldenrod



Description: A tall plant with bright, yellow flowers.
Location: Grows well on damp soil
Usage: Chewed into a poultice.
Effect: Good for healing wounds.



Heather Nectar



Description: Nectar found in bell-shaped flowers.
Location: Best grown in shady areas
Usage: Included in herbal mixtures.
Effect: Makes swallowing easier and sweetens mixtures



Honey



Description: A sweet, golden-coloured liquid made by bees.
Location: In honeycombs or bees nests up in trees.
Usage: Eaten, or given by moss soaked in it.
Effect: Soothes infections, smoke-damaged or sore throats, and helps wolves swallow other concoctions.



[color=red]Horsetail[/colour]



Description: A tall, bristly-stemmed plant, referred to with fleshy stalks
Location: Any marshy area.
Usage: Chewed to a poultice, and applied to wounds
Effect: Treats infections


Juniper Berries



Description: Purple-blue berries from the dark green, spiky-leaved juniper bush.
Location: Grows in places that are not wet
Usage: Chewed and eaten.
Effect: Soothes bellyaches, gives strength, and helps troubled breathing. It is also used to help calm cats.


Lamb's Ear



Description: Soft, fuzzy green plant.
Location: Commonly found in the mountains
Usage: Unknown
Effect: Gives a wolf strength.


Lavender



Description: A small, purple, flowering plant.
Location: In the camp
Usage: Unknown
Effect: Cures fever and chills. Also a herb used to hide the scent of death.



Mallow Leaves



Description: Three-nubbed leaves from a flowering shrub, sweet rose scent
Location: Grows best near shore, but best collected at sunrise when they are dry.
Usage: Eaten
Effect: Soothes bellyache.



Marigold



Description: A low-growing flower, yellow to bright orange
Location: Near water
Usage: Petals or leaves chewed in a poultice. Juice can be used as well
Effect: Stops infection. Stops bleeding. Used for inflammation of stiff joints



Mint



Description: None
Location: Patch beside the nursery
Usage: Rubbed on a dead body
Effect: Hides the scent of death



Mouse Biles
Extracted from the mouse. The only remedy for ticks, mouse bile is foul smelling, and is stored in moss. When dabbed on a tick, the tick falls off. Smell can be masked by wild garlic, or by washing paws in running water. If accidentally swallowed, can leave a horrible taste in mouth for days. Medicine cats always have to remember to wash their paws in a body of water, such as a creek or stream, after using mouse bile.



Dried Oak Leaf



Description: Round, cartoony ruffled leaves.
Location: All over the forest floor and collected in autumn.
Usage: Unknown, but stored in a dry place.
Effect: Stops infection from setting in.



Parsley



Description: A long-stemmed plant with ragged-edged crinkly leaves, Sharp scent, tastes cold and fresh, tastes the same fresh or dried
Location: Unknown
Usage: Eaten
Effect: Stops a queen from producing milk if her pups die, don't need milk anymore, or are producing too much milk. Also used to cure bellyache.



Poppy Seeds



Description: Small black seeds that are shaken out of a dried poppy flowerhead.
Location: All over the forest
Usage: Chewed on
Effect: They can put a wolf to sleep, soothe shock or distress, or ease pain. Not recommended for nursing queens.



Ragwort Leaves



Description: Tall shrub with yellow flowers, Tastes foul to cats
Location: Unknown
Usage: Crushed and chewed; mixed with juniper berries, it can help aching joints.
Effect: Treats aching joints and keeps a wolf's strength up



Ragweed



Description: Ragged-leaved plant resembling a fern.
Location: Thought to be commonly found in the mountains
Usage: Thought to give wolves extra strength
Effect: Like lamb's ear, ragweed gives a wolf extra strength and energy



Raspberry Leaves



Description: Soft to the touch, but with jagged edges.
Location: In the forest, it grew near the catmint
Usage: It could be a painkiller, or help stop bleeding during whelping
Effect: Could possibly ease pain, or stop bleeding



Rosemary



Description: Tall with needle-like leaves and purple flowers.
Location: Near the warriors den in the camp.
Usage: Put on the pelt of a dead wolf to prepare for burial.
Effect: Hides the scent of death.


Rush



Description: It has long narrow leaves and lavender-colored head stalks
Location: Unknown
Usage: Used to bind broken bones
Effect: Helps hold a broken limb in place, such as casts for Twolegs



Snakeroot



Description: The best remedy for poison, especially snake bites
Location: Unknown
Usage: Thought to be applied to wounds
Effect: Thought to heal poison



Sorrel



Description: Similar to dock, Sorrel is used as a traveling herb
Location: Can be found near the creek
Usage: Eaten
Effect: Traveling herb



Stinging Nettle



Description: It has green, spiny seeds.
Location: All over the forest
Usage: The seeds are eaten by a wolf who's swallowed poison, or the leaves are chewed into a poultice for a wound.
Effect: Induces vomiting, or brings down swelling, respectively. Can be mixed with comfrey to help heal broken bones. Helps with wounds



Tansy



Description: The tansy plant has round, yellow leaves, and has a very sweet and strong scent, making it good for disguising a wolf's scent
Location: Found in the forest
Usage: To be consumed, but only in small doses.
Effect: Cures coughs. Can be used to cure wounds and poisons. Stops cats from getting greencough. Soothes throats.



Tormentil



Description: It has a strong, romantic scent to it and a sharp taste
Location: Unknown
Usage: Chewed and put on the wound
Effect: Its root is good for treating all wounds and extracting poison



Thyme



Description: Small, delicate, thick, sticky leaves with a fresh tang
Location: Unknown
Usage: Leaves can be chewed on
Effect: Calms nervousness, anxiety, and wolves who are in shock.



Travelling Herbs
Traveling Herbs consists of sorrel, daisy, chamomile and burnet. Used to give a wolf more energy and strength.



Watermint



Description: A green, leafy plant
Location: Usually found in streams or damp earth
Usage: It is usually chewed into a pulp, and then eaten
Effect: Eases the suffering that originates from a bellyache



Wild Garlic


Description: Due to its strong smell, it is good for hiding the scent of a certain wolf, and disguising wolfs.
Location: Not far from the forest entrance in the camp.
Usage: One must roll in it
Effect: Prevents infection, especially rat bites.



Willow Bark



Description: Bark of the willow tree
Location: Grows near dry places
Usage: Unknown
Effect: Eases pain



Wintergreen



Description: Easily identifiable by its red berries
Location: Unknown
Usage: Unknown
Effect: Treats wounds and some poisons



Yarrow




Description: A flowering plant
Location: Beside mossy rocks
Usage: Its leaves are chewed into a poultice that can be given to cats or applied to a wound depending on the situation.
Effect: Extracts poison from wounds. Will make a cat vomit up toxins. The ointment will soften and help heal cracked pads.



POISONS


Deathberries



Description: Red berries from the dark-leaved, poisonous yew bush.
Location: Unknown
Usage: Sometimes used to kill other wolves by making them eat the berry.
Effect: Kills a wolf within minutes when consumed.



Foxglove Seeds



Description: Tiny, black seeds from the bell-shaped flower of the foxglove plant.
Location: Unknown
Usage: They are used to treat the heart
Effect: They can easily cause paralysis and heart failure


Holly Berries



Description: Plant with spiny leaves that produces red berries with no medicinal value.[120]
Location: Unknown
Usage: Unknown
Effect: Not a bother to adult wolves, however can be poisonous for pups.




Nightshade



Description: Tubular flower with radiating petals
Location: Unknown
Usage: To kill a wolf who cannot be saved quickly.
Effect: Poisonous



Water Hemlock



Description: Green or white flowers with petals in umbrella-shaped clusters
Location: Unknown
Usage: Unknown
Effect: Causes writhing and foaming at the mouth.



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Re: Herbs of the pack

Post by Seaspray on Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:34 pm

Great idea, very informative. I have a feeling you got some of the herb ideas from Warriors Cats...

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Re: Herbs of the pack

Post by Rosaleena on Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:59 pm

Woah! So much information! Thanks for posting this Snowflower, this will defiantly help everyone in the roleplay when we all get hurt c: And I don't have the time to read all of it, yet, so hopefully I'll get the chance to finish reading it soon! And in fact, this is so helpful in the pack that I'm moving it to a better place! If you want it moved back or any reason, please PM me and tell me your reason c: And, you've earned yourself 30 Feathers! =D

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