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The following is a brief guide to the tools used by Medicine Cats in the treatment of their clanmates. It has been divided into six sections to make it easier to use and reference, and tools applicable to multiple sections have been repeated in all sections to which they apply – again to make referencing easier. In all cases, the tools have been listed with a picture, brief description of their habitat and an explanation of their uses.

Medicinal herbs that occur in only one or two parts of the valley will be included on our *herb map; a graphic designed to inform you of the main locations of these herbs, so that you might collect them, or allude to their collection, during roleplay.

*Please note that this feature is currently on TCE's to-do list.




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Aᴄʜᴇs, Pᴀɪɴs & Pᴏɪsᴏɴs



ASH (TREE)

Habitat: oak woodlands and moist, well-drained soil
Uses: New shoots are to be eaten, and chewed and applied to the bit of an Adder or Viper to stave off the effects of its poisoned bite.
Keys (seeds) of the Ash tree may also be consumed to fight the pain caused by a stitch.
Additional Notes: Only available in The Dark Forest and southern regions of Treeclan.



CHERVIL

Habitat: Rocky land
Uses: The leaves and roots are chewed and applied to infected wounds or provided as a treatment for bellyache.
May also be used during kitting.
Additional Notes: Only available at the foot of the Wild Mountains.



COLTSFOOT

Habitat: Damp soil and the banks of streams and rivers
Uses: Leaves are chewed, then applied to cracked / sore paw pads.
Can also be used to ease breathing issues and treat kitten-cough.



COMFREY ROOTS

Habitat: Damp, grassy spaces
Uses: Used in the treatment of broken bones and to soothe injuries.
May also be used to treat wrenched claws, itching or inflammation of joints.
Additional Notes: Only available in the eastermost regions of Treeclan.



DAISY LEAVES

Habitat: Grassy areas in all territories
Uses: Chewed into a paste and used to treat aching joints.
Used as a traveling herb




DANDELION

Habitat: All terrains
Uses: Sap from the stems may be used to treat bee stings.
Leaves can be chewed to relieve pain




FEVER

Habitat: Along the banks of rivers and streams
Uses: Leaves can be consumed to reduce the body temperature of cats with fevers.
Used to treat aches, pains, and colds. Particularly good for headaches and stomach ailments.



JUNIPER

Habitat: Woodland
Uses: Berries are consumed to ease the stomach, provide strength and calm troubled cats.
Leaves are chewed to ease coughs and other respiratory problems.
Can be used to counter poisons.



MARIGOLD

Habitat: Near sources of fresh water
Uses: Leaves and Flowers consumed to relieve chills.
Leaves and Petals chewed and made into poultices to stop bleeding and infection.
Juice can be used to treat inflammation and stiff joints.



PARSLEY

Habitat: Moist, well-drained soil, with full access to sunlight
Uses: Consumed to prevent Queens producing milk if their kits die / no longer need milk, or the queen is producing too much milk.
Used to treat bellyache.




POPPY (WILD)

Habitat: Meadows, woodlands and lower mountain slopes
Uses: Seeds can be consumed to remove pain and aid in sleep or soothe shock / distress.
Flower heads should be consumed together to relive continuous coughs.
Petals and Leaves should be chewed to aid in sleep and improve resting.
Not recommended for nursing Queens



SNAKEROOT

Habitat: Woodland
Uses: Applied to wounds to treat poison.
The best remedy for snake bites.



STICKS

Habitat: All habitats
Uses: Primarily used to immobilise broken limbs whilst they heal.
May be used to distract cats from pain (by biting) if medicine is unavailable / not recommended.
Often used by Queens during kitting.



STINGING NETTLES

Habitat: Woodland and damp, rich soil
Uses: Induces vomiting.
Mixed with comfrey to treat broken bones.



TANSY

Habitat: Woodland
Uses: Leaves, flowers, and Stems should be eaten together to remove worms.
Leaves may be chewed to relive joint aches.
Flowers should be consumed to cure and prevent coughs / greencough
May also be used to treat wounds and poisons, or to soothe throats.
Pregnant Queens should NEVER be given Tansy, for it causes miscarriages.



TORMENTIL

Habitat: Meadows, forests and swamps
Uses: Roots chewed and applied to injuries to extract poisons.
Can be used to treat any wound.



WATER MINT

Habitat: In marshes and along the banks of rivers, streams and pools. May also grow in water.
Uses: Chewed to a pulp, then consumed to treat bellyaches.



WINTERGREEN

Habitat: Woodland and sandy habitats
Uses: Used to treat wounds and some poisons.



YARROW

Habitat: Grassland and rocky terrain
Uses: Entire plant should be consumed to induce vomiting and treat for poisons.
Leaves chewed and made into poultice that is used to extract poisons from wounds.
May be made into an ointment to soften and heal cracked paw pads.
Can also be used as pain relief – particularly bellyache.
Additional Notes: Only available in easternmost regions of Treeclan.






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CHAMOMILE

Habitat: Well-drained soil in open, sunny locations
Uses: Leaves and Flowers may be consumed to sooth the heart and mind.
Included amongst traveling herbs.
Additional Notes: Only available in easternmost regions of Treeclan.



JUNIPER

Habitat:
Uses: Berries are consumed to ease the stomach, provide strength and calm troubled cats.
Leaves are chewed to ease coughs and other respiratory problems.
Can be used to counter poisons.



POPPY (WILD)

Habitat: Meadows, woodlands and lower mountain slopes
Uses: Seeds can be consumed to remove pain and aid in sleep or soothe shock / distress.
Flower heads should be consumed together to relive continuous coughs.
Petals and Leaves should be chewed to aid in sleep and improve resting.
Not recommended for nursing Queens



Tʀᴀᴠᴇʟʟɪɴɢ & Sᴛʀᴇɴɢᴛʜ-Gɪᴠɪɴɢ Hᴇʀʙs



BURNET

Habitat: Dry, grassy meadows
Uses: Used as a traveling herb to maintain a cats strength during long journeys
Additional Notes: Only available in easternmost regions of Treeclan.




CHAMOMILE

Habitat: Well-drained soil in open, sunny locations
Uses: Leaves and Flowers may be consumed to sooth the heart and mind.
Included amongst traveling herbs.
Additional Notes: Only available in easternmost regions of Treeclan.







SORREL

Habitat: Sunny woodlands and open areas
Uses: Traveling herb




Sᴛᴏʀɪɴɢ / Tʀᴀɴsᴘᴏʀᴛɪɴɢ Hᴇʀʙs

BEECH LEAVES

Habitat: Beech grows in almost any soil that is not waterlogged.
Uses: Used for carrying other herbs.




IVY LEAVES

Habitat: Woodland
Uses: Used to store other herbs.



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BRAMBLE TWIGS

Habitat: Woodland and lower mountain slopes
Uses: Chewed into a fine syrup to help cats sleep.







POPPY (WILD)

Habitat: Meadows, woodlands and lower mountain slopes
Uses: Seeds can be consumed to remove pain and aid in sleep or soothe shock / distress.
Flower heads should be consumed together to relive continuous coughs.
Petals and Leaves should be chewed to aid in sleep and improve resting.
Not recommended for nursing Queens



THYME

Habitat: Sandy soils and sunny areas
Uses: Leaves are chewed to treat nervousness, anxiety and shock.
Can be used to aid sleep.



Iɴᴊᴜʀɪᴇs & Iɴꜰᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴs



ALDER

Habitat: Alder grows in boggy, wet terrain.
Uses: Reduces swelling and prevents infection when chewed and applied to a wound. May be used to treat toothache.
Additional Notes: Only available in The Dark Forest.






BURDOCK

Habitat: River banks and fields
Uses: Leaves chewed and applied to wounds that are clear of infection to speed healing.
Roots chewed and applied to a wound to draw infection from it, and lessen the pain of rat bites.



CELANDINE

Habitat: Hedges and damp ground
Uses: Juice is used to treat damaged eyes.
Additional Notes: Only available in the The Dark Forest's outskirts.



CHERVIL

Habitat: Rocky land
Uses: The leaves and roots are chewed and applied to infected wounds or provided as a treatment for bellyache. It may also be used during kitting.
Additional Notes: Only available at foot of Wild Mountains



COBWEBS

Habitat: Anywhere
Uses: Gathered and pressed into wounds to stop bleeding.
Occasionally used to bind broken bones.
Generally only used with wounds that risk bleeding heavily as they can increase the risk of infection.



COMFREY ROOTS

Habitat: Damp, grassy spaces
Uses: Used in the treatment of broken bones and to soothe injuries.
Also used to treat wrenched claws, itching and joint inflammation.
Additional Notes: Only available in easternmost regions of Treeclan.



DOCK LEAVES

Habitat: Woodland and other leafy areas
Uses: Used to soothe scratches and sore paw pads.
May sting upon application.





GOLDENROD

Habitat: Moorland and lower mountain slopes
Uses: Chewed and made into a poultice for wounds.
Additional Notes: Only available in easternmost regions of Treeclan.





HORSETAIL

Habitat: Marshy areas
Uses: Chewed and made into a poultice for wounds.
Used to stop bleeding and treat infections.
Additional Notes: Only available in The Dark Forest.




MARIGOLD

Habitat: Near sources of fresh water
Uses: Leaves and Flowers consumed to relieve chills.
Leaves and Petals chewed and made into poultices to stop bleeding and infection.
Juice can be used to treat inflammation and stiff joints.



OAK LEAVES (DRIED)

Habitat: Woodland
Uses: Helps to prevent infection.









SWEET-SEDGE

Habitat: Along the banks of rivers and streams
Uses: Sap is swallowed to ease infection




TORMENTIL

Habitat: Meadows, forests and swamps
Uses: Roots chewed and applied to injuries to extract poisons.
Can be used to treat any wound.





WILD GARLIC

Habitat: River and lake banks, floodplains, woodland and fields
Uses: Rolled in to prevent infections.
Particularly good for rat bites.



WINTERGREEN

Habitat: Woodland and sandy habitats
Uses: Used to treat wounds and some poisons.



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BINDWEED

Habitat: Low lying terrain of almost all soil types
Uses: Used to fasten sticks to broken limbs, and thus speed the healing process by preventing movement of the bones.





COMFREY ROOTS

Habitat: Damp, grassy spaces
Uses: Used in the treatment of broken bones and to soothe injuries.
May also be used to treat wrenched claws, itching or inflammation of joints.
Additional Notes: Only available in easternmost regions of Treeclan.



STICKS

Habitat: Any area containing trees or woody shrubs
Uses: Primarily used to immobilise broken limbs whilst they heal.
May be used to distract cats from pain (by biting) if medicine is unavailable / not recommended.
Often used by Queens during kitting.



STINGING NETTLES

Habitat: Woodland and damp, rich soil
Uses: Induces vomiting.
Mixed with comfrey to treat broken bones.





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BORAGE

Habitat: Forests
Uses: Leaves and Roots should be consumed to stave off fevers.
Seeds and leaves should be consumed by nursing Queens to increase the quantity and quality of milk.
Borage should never be used dried, only green.



CATNIP

Habitat: Well-drained sandy / loamy soil in open areas and near hedgerows
Uses: Leaves and Flowers can be consumed to relive congestion and coughs.
The best known remedy for Greencough; also used to treat whitecough.
Best collected late in the day, when it is dew-free and less likely to rot in the store.
Additional Notes: Only available in easternmost regions of Treeclan.



CHICKWEED

Habitat: Rocky land
Uses: An alternate treatment for greencough.
Catmint usually preferred






COLTSFOOT

Habitat: Damp soil and the banks of streams and rivers
Uses: Leaves are chewed, then applied to cracked / sore paw pads.
Can also be used to ease breathing issues and treat kitten-cough.



FEVER

Habitat: Along the banks of river and streams
Uses: Leaves can be consumed to reduce the body temperature of cats with fevers.
Used to treat aches and pains. Particularly good for headaches and stomach ailments.
May also be used to treat colds.



MARIGOLD

Habitat: Near sources of fresh water
Uses: Leaves and Flowers consumed to relieve chills.
Leaves and Petals chewed and made into poultices to stop bleeding and infection.
Juice can be used to treat inflammation and stiff joints.



TANSY

Habitat: Woodland
Uses: Leaves, flowers, and Stems should be eaten together to remove worms.
Leaves may be chewed to relive joint aches.
Flowers should be consumed to cure and prevent coughs / greencough
May also be used to treat wounds and poisons, or to soothe throats.
Pregnant Queens should NEVER be given Tansy, for it causes miscarriages.





Tᴏxɪᴄ Pʟᴀɴᴛs



DEATHBERRY (YEW BERRIES)

Habitat: Widespread in woodland and swamps, but largely limited to river banks in drier terrain
Uses: The most poisonous of valley plants
A poison that kills within minutes of consumption.
May be used to end a cat’s life and prevent unnecessary suffering from mortal injuries.



FOXGLOVE SEEDS

Habitat: Woodland, moorland and sea-cliffs
Uses: A dangerous medicine that may cause paralysis and heart failure if used incorrectly.
Often mistaken for poppy seeds.







HOLLY BERRIES

Habitat: Woodland
Uses: Relatively mild poison that is particularly dangerous to kits.



NIGHTSHADE

Habitat: Woodland and moist, well-shaded areas
Uses: A poisonous plant that may be used to provide a quick death to cats that cannot be saved.



WATER HEMLOCK

Habitat: Marshy areas
Uses: The second most poisonous of valley plants.
Causes writhing and foaming at the mouth.
Additional Notes: Only present in The Dark Forest.






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ALFALFA

Habitat: Meadows and near rivers
Uses: Used to prevent tooth decay.




BORAGE

Habitat: Woodland and meadows
Uses: Leaves and Roots should be consumed to stave off fevers.
Seeds and leaves should be consumed by nursing Queens to increase the quantity and quality of milk.
Borage should never be used dried, only green.



FOXGLOVE SEEDS

Habitat: Woodland, moorland and sea-cliffs
Uses: A dangerous medicine that may cause paralysis and heart failure if used incorrectly.
Often mistaken for poppy seeds.



MOUSEBILE

Habitat: Where ever mice can be found
Uses: Bile from the liver of the common mouse may be harvested and used to kill stubborn fleas and ticks.
Has a foul taste that lasts for days, so should only be handled with paws, which should be washed immediately after use.



PARSLEY

Habitat: Moist, well-drained soil, with full access to sunlight
Uses: Consumed to prevent Queens producing milk if their kits die / no longer need milk, or the queen is producing too much milk.
Used to treat bellyache.



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