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Herbal Guide to Medicine
a guide to assist those in need.

Important Herbs[]

A good medical assistant knows all of the many herbs and procedures by heart and is capable of utilizing their herbal, healing properties in a very efficient, practical manner. This section of this guide will list all of the most important herbs and their uses in order to provide you with the most accurate depiction of herbal medicine. Herbs can be poisonous in some situations too.


Alder Tree Bark[]

Dark grey, thick bark that is harvested from an alder tree
This herb can numb toothaches if chewed.

Ash Tree Sprouts[]

Four-leaved sprouts with a thin stem
A poultice of this herb can be used to stop and neutralize the effects of snake bite venom.

Belladonna Leaves[]

Round leaves with a point at the end


Basil[]

Oblong, glossy leaves with many grooved veins leading to a point
This herb can ease headaches if eaten with water.


This herb can ease cramps in expectant queens if chewed.

Birthwort[]

Dark purple flowers with heart-shaped leaves
This herb can cause a queen to induce labor if the leaves are eaten.

Bindweed[]

Think-stemmed plant with white flowers
The stems can be stripped of flowers and leaves and the stem can be used to bind broken bones.
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Borage[]

Oval leaves with five-pointed flowers
This herb can be used to make a queen's milk to flow if the leaves are consumed.
This herb can cause a fever to ease if eaten.

Bramble Twig[]

Thick twigs with serrated thorns
The syrup can be eaten to cause sleep.

Broom[]

Tall, thick stems sporting yellow flowers
If combined with comfrey and placed on sprains or fractures, the herb will promote healing.

Burdock Root[]

Long brown roots with a creamy-white interior.
A burdock root poultice can ease rat bite infections.

Burnet[]

Oval leaves with pointed tips and jagged edges
Burnet is a traveling herb that prevents hunger if eaten.

Catmint[]

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Triangular leaves with ridges along the sides.
Catmint can help to overcome the sicknesses of Whitecough and Greencough if eaten.

Celandine[]

Four thin, yellow petals and jagged leaves with three segments
The juice from the stem can be used to soothe a damaged eye.

Chamomile[]

Small white flowers with yellow powdery middles supported by thin stems
Chamomile will strengthen the mind and bring confidence if eaten.

Chervil[]

Small, green leaves that look similar to parsley
Chervil can aid in easing bellyaches if eaten.
hervil poultice can ease infection in wounds.

Cobweb[]

A thin lattice of white thread from a spider's abdomen
Once applied to a wound, the medicinal caretaker can apply it to a wound, providing pressure, to slow or completely stop the bleeding.
Once stretched, it can be used to hold a splint in place, although bindweed is typically preferred.
Once stretched, it can be placed over a wound to conceal small poultices and keep the area sanitary. However, the bandages must be changed before growing soggy.
Once managed properly, it can be used to absorb very small, or minor, liquid messes/spills.
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Coltsfoot[]

Yellow flowers with long petals and large centers. Has a similar appearance to dandelions.
 A coltsfoot pulp can soothe dry or cracked pads
 Coltsfoot can ease coughs in Youths if eaten.

Comfrey Roots[]

Long, black roots
 A comfrey and broom poultice can be plastered onto a broken limb to ensure proper healing.
 A comfrey pulp can be placed on irritated or itching wounds to induce soothing and comfort.
 A comfrey pulp can be placed on a wrenched claw to aid in proper healing.
 A comfrey pulp can be plastered onto stiff joints to relieve tension.
 A comfrey pulp can be used to treat burns.

Dandelion[]

A flat flower top with long, yellow petals which curve at their end
Dandelion leaves can be chewed and will act as a painkiller.
 The liquid from a dandelion stem will ease the pain of bee stings.

Dock[]

Large leaves with rounded tips
A dock poultice can be placed on scratches to promote quick healing.

Dried Oak Leaf[]

Brown, brittle leaves with wavy edges
The herb can be chewed into a paste to prevent the infection of a wound.
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Echinacea[]

Puffed orange and black middles with pink, draping petals
An echinacea poultice can be plastered on a wound to ease infection.

Elder Leaves[]

Note: Slightly poisonous, chew carefully, or cook before chewing

Round leaves with a point at the end
An elder leaf poultice can be used to ease sprains.

Feverfew[]

White flowers with curved petals
Feverdew will ease fevers along with the aches and pains that come as symptoms if eaten.

Goldenrod[]

Tall plant with thin leaves branching from the stem before being topped with wispy yellow flowers
 A goldenrod poultice can be plastered into a wound to promote healing of a wound.

Goosegrass[]

Round patches of grass with stems branching from the center
Once woven into cobweb bandaging, goosegrass will slow the blood flow of a wound

Heather-Nectar[]

A tall plant with small purple flowers lining the stems
Once mixed with bitter herbs or remedies, this herb will sweeten the mixture
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Horsetail[]

Tallgrass ringed with brown streaks
A horsetail poultice can be plastered onto a wound to slow blood flow and prevent infection.

Lamb's Ear[]

Green, soft-textured leaves shaped similarly to the ear of a lamb
This herb will bring strength if eaten.

Lavender[]

Small-stemmed plants with several bunches of purple flowers lining the top
 This herb will relieve fevers if eaten.

Lemongrass[]

Tall green grass with a singular, round root
Once consumed, this herb will ease a stomach ache


Marigold[]

Puffed yellow-orange flowers
 A marigold poultice can be plastered onto a wound to drive out infection.
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Poppy Seeds[]

Note: Do not feed to Youths

Small round, gray seeds
 This herb will put a patient to sleep if eaten.
➣ This herb will relax nerves if eaten.
 This herb will ease internal pain if eaten.

Ragweed[]

Of similar structure to goldenrod, but without the yellow flowers
This herb will provide temporary strength if eaten.

Ragwort leaves []

Oddly shaped leaves with five separate sections with yellow flowers.
 This herb will keep a patient's strength up if eaten, usually to help with kitting

Raspberry[]

Similar to that of a blackberry plant
Once the leaves are chewed, this herb will help to reduce bleeding

Saffron[]

Note: keep this herb away from elders and adolescents.

A purple flower with six petals
➣ This herb will put the patient in a state of unconsciousness if eaten

Skullcap[]

Tall plants with purple, bell-shaped flowers
Once the seeds are mixed with chamomile and consumed, this herb will bring mental strength and rest to an anxious recipient.
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Tansy[]

Puffed, yellow flowers atop a tall, erect stem
 This herb will aid in the depletion of coughs if eaten.

Thyme[]

Small, quarter-inch leaves growing along stems which fan from the center and grow upward
 This herb soothes a patient's nerves if eaten.

Tormentil[]

Small, yellow flowers with four petals and thin stems
A tormentil poultice can be plastered onto a poisoned wound, especially a serpent bite, to neutralize the toxins

Watermint[]

Crowded purple flowers encasing the top of the stem
This herb will ease bellyaches if eaten.

Wild Garlic[]

A grass-like root with upright leaves
Once rolled in, this herb will prevent rat bites from advancing to infection.
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Yarrow[]

Small white flowers with small yellow centers
 This herb removes toxins from the stomach through regurgitation if eaten.

Poisons[]

Note: This guide only includes poisons mentioned in the books. Too many poisons exist to list every single one.


Deathberries[]

Large, red berries with a hole in the center that leads to a black inner seed.
This berry, which up-walkers refer to as yew berries, can stop your heart within minutes. The only part that isn't poisonous is the red berry around the seed. If the seed isn't chewed, it will cause little to no harm. If not chewed, it can easily be vomited up.
 To prevent death, there is no much you can do if the seed has been chewed, except for perhaps eating yarrow, eating stinging nettle seeds, eating a painkiller, and/or giving them something to make them sleep.


Foxglove Seeds[]

Holly Berries[]

Nightshade[]

Water Hemlock[]

Scenarios[]

Greencough Treatment[]

Feed patient catmint, along with tansy herbal tea. If catmint isn't available, use chickweed or hawkweed.
If extreme fever occurs, feed borage leaves.
If shortness or struggling to breathe occurs, feed coltsfoot.

Large Laceration or Wound Treatment[]

The wound should be cleansed.
A poultice of horsetail and goldenrod should be applied to the wound, followed by cobwebs.
To soothe pain and stop bleeding, create a wrap of thyme, willow leaves, and dandelion leaves, perhaps adding a poppyseed if the patient is in extreme pain and isn't youth.
If the wound becomes infected, apply chervil, echinacea, or marigold.

Minor Laceration or Wound Treatment[]

The wound should be cleansed.
Apply a dock poultice to the wound.
If pain persists after a few sunrises, give them a poppyseed or dandelion leaves.

Damaged Eye Treatment[]

If the eye is damaged, extract the cold liquid from the stem, and trickle it into an organism's damaged eye and continue with a Large Laceration or Wound Treatment.
Feed bramble tree syrup and/or a poppyseed to make the patient sleep.
Advise them to keep their eye shut until further notice.

Snake Bite Treatment[]

The wound should be cleansed.
➣ Bindweed should be used to pressurize the area around the wound and the patient should be immobilized temporarily.
➣ An ash tree sprouts and tormentil poultice should be applied to wounds to extract poison.
➣ A horsetail and goldenrod poultice, as well as cobwebs, should be applied to wound.
➣ To soothe pain, create a wrap of thyme and dandelion leaves, perhaps adding a poppyseed if the patient is in extreme pain and isn't an youth.
➣ If the wound becomes infected, apply chervil, echinacea, or marigold.

Bellyache Treatment[]

➣ Depending on whether the bellyache stemmed from food or just stomach pains, either create a yarrow, heather-nectar, and honey paste if it is stemmed from food, or a lemongrass, watermint, and honey paste if it is just stomach pains.
➣ If the pains were caused by food, have the patient vomit away from any food, sleeping, or drinking areas.
➣ Once the patient has received their treatment, give them chervil and allow them to rest.

Poison Treatment[]

➣ Create a yarrow, heather-nectar, and honey paste and feed it to the patient.
➣ Feed the patient a strengthening herb, such as ragwort, lamb's ear, or ragweed.

Pregnancy Treatments[]

Before Delivery[]

➣ If a queen-to-be is having bad cramps, feed the patient belladonna leaves.

During Delivery[]

➣ If the queen is having troubles, feed her birthwort.
➣ Give the queen a stick to hold in her teeth that has been rubbed with raspberry leaves, crushed windflower sprouts, and iris petals.
➣ Give the queen beforehand ragwort, lamb's ear, or ragweed and dandelion leaves.

After Delivery[]

➣ If a mother is not producing a lot of milk, feed her borage.

Fever Treatment[]

➣ A borage and feverfew wrap should be fed to the patient 
➣ The patient should be confined to a closed off, cool environment with plenty of air flow.

Broken Limb Treatment[]

Poppyseeds and dandelion leaves should be used as a painkiller.
Broken bone should be bound with bindweed and cobwebs.
Broken Bone should be bound with bindweed and cobwebs.
If the patient grows restless, poppy seeds and/or bramble twig sap can be used to put the patient to sleep.


Traveling Herbs[]

Burnet
Chamomile
Sorrel
Lamb's Ear
Daisy Leaves
Lotus Roots


Gardening[]

Establishing A Garden []

Step One[]

➣ Find a suitable plot of land with plenty of sunlight and close to a water source.

Step Two []

➣ Turn the soil.

Step Three[]

➣ Place a layer of dried leaves and other compost materials on top of the dirt.

Step Four[]

Cover the compost in native dirt.

Step Five[]

Turn the soil.

Step Six[]

Test the ground but rubbing it between your paws. If the dirt crumbles and is dry, moisten the ground.

Step Seven[]

Begin planting.

What To Plant []

Note: A good suggestion would be to separate your garden into two parts, for each of the different kinds of vegetation. This list only includes herbs that can be grown in a standard garden.

Herbs[]

➣ Borage
➣ Broom
➣ Burnet
➣ Daisy
➣ Celandine
➣ Chamomile
➣ Dandelion
➣ Poppies
➣ Tansy
➣ Tormentil
➣ Thyme


Berries[]

➣ Blackberries
➣ Raspberries
➣ Strawberries
➣ Blueberries
➣ Juniper berries
➣ Cloudberries
➣ Elderberries
➣ Gooseberries
➣ Dewberries


Planting[]

Tending[]

Harvesting[]

Non-standard Varieties Of Gardens[]

Dry Sand Garden[]

➣ A Dry Sand Garden is created using dry, sandy/gravelly soil, which is sometimes much more efficient when growing certain herbs, such as with mountain-native species, such as lavender and goldenrod.


Shady Garden[]

➣ A Shady Garden is created using regular, yet overly moist soil, which is sometimes much more efficient when growing certain herbs, such as plants that grow well in dark, damp places, such as parsley and horsetail.


Waterside Garden[]

➣ A Waterside Garden is created using very moist soil next to a river, stream, or water source, which is sometimes much more efficient when growing certain herbs, such as plants that grow well in damp places with a lot of water, such as watermint and marigold.


Tree Orchard[]

➣ An orchard is created using regular soil, and is used to grow a large fruit trees. This kind of garden must be created over many generations, and a great deal of documentation and care must go into creating, growing, harvesting, and mantaining this kind of garden.

Herbal Tea Method []

Step One
➣ Fill the cup with the clean water (check for leaks) and place it above your heating source. Wait for it to come to a simmer while proceeding with the next steps.
Step Two 
➣ Take possession of the pestle and the hard, flat surface. Use your pestle to crush your desired herbs into small pieces atop the surface.
Step Three
➣ By now, your water should be at the desired temperature. Add your crushed herbs to the hot water.
Step Four
➣ Let the mixture sit for several minutes. Stir occasionally.
Step Five
➣ Once you can smell the aroma of the tea in the air, your remedy is finished. Careful when removing the solution from the heat source, as it will be hot.
Step Six
➣ Before serving to your patient, carefully pour the tea onto the dry moss, allowing as little of the herb particles to fall from the cup as possible. Give to the patient and allow them to drink from the moss.


Herbal Tea Ingredients[]

Damiana[]

➣ Increases blood circulation

Lavender[]

➣ Calms the mind and has an enjoyable taste

Gumweed[]

➣ Eases coughs and clears inflamed sinuses

Heather-nectar[]

➣ Has an enjoyable taste

Honey[]

➣ Has an enjoyable taste

Lotus roots[]

➣ Keeps patient awake

Mint[]

➣ Has an enjoyable taste

Ash Tree Seeds[]

➣ Cures stomach pains

Ragweed[]

➣ Gives you temporarily strength

Raspberry Juice[]

➣ Has an enjoyable taste

Snakeroot[]

➣ Cures insomnia and/or schizophrenia

Watermint[]

➣ Cure stomach aches

Hops[]

➣ Cure anxiety

Juniper Berries[]

➣ Cures anxiety and stress
➣ Helps cure small stomachaches

Chamomile[]

➣ Strengthens the mind and the heart to bring confidence

Lemongrass[]

➣ Cure stomach aches

Thyme[]

➣ Soothes a patient's nerves

Ginger[]

➣ Eases coughs and tastes good


Herbal Teas to Enjoy Regularly[]

Energy Evoking Tea[]

Ingredients:

➣ Locus roots
➣ Mint
➣ Ragweed
➣ Honey

Anti-depressant Tea[]

Ingredients:

➣ Locus roots
➣ Chamile
➣ Thyme
➣ Juniper
➣ Gooseberry Roots (ground up)
➣ Roselle flower


Calming Tea[]

Ingredients:

➣ Lavender
➣ Damiana
➣ Thyme
➣ Chamomile
➣ Hops
➣ Juniper

Delicious Tea[]

Ingredients:

➣ Lavender
➣ Mint
➣ Heather-nectar
➣ Honey
➣ Raspberry Juice

Insomnia Tea[]

Ingredients:

➣ Thyme
➣ Snakeroot
➣ Bramble Twig Sap
➣ Mint

Cough Easing Tea[]

Ingredients:

➣ Ginger
➣ Damiana
➣ Gumweed
➣ Honey
➣ Raspberry Juice

Stomachache Easing Tea[]

Ingredients:

➣ Lemongrass
➣ Lavender
➣ Honey
➣ Ash Tree Seeds
➣ Juniper Berries
➣ Watermint

Closing[]

Much of this guide is inspired by RisenxSun. Big thanks to her for many of the ideas and the entire Herbal Tea Method section. All images used on this page have been published on Wikipedia and are free to use. Most of the coding is by me (TheAmazingCoconut), except for the header, which is owned by Defenestratiion. Big thanks to both of them!


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