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Welcome to my guide to being a medicine cat! Much of the herb knowledge on this page is derived straight from Warriors lore, however, I have filled in some gaps in the lore and invented new meta for treating certain illnesses, creating new techniques, and determining the application of certain remedies. Everything on the page is in alphabetical order (other than the main categories) for ease of finding what you're looking for. I had a lot of fun putting this guide together, so be sure to have fun using it! May StarClan light your path!

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To speed up the healing process.

Herb Usage Application Location Visual
Broom Speculated to help strengthen or speed healing process. Used on serious wounds and broken bones. Chewed to a poultice and applied. Forest territories.
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Goldenrod Helps speed healing process. Chewed to a poultice and applied. Grows near water.


Used to prevent and\or treat infection.

Herb Usage Application Location Visual
Burdock Root Prevents and treats infection, particularly for rat bites. The root is dug up, washed, and chewed. Grows in dry climates.
Chervil Treats infection, can also be used for bellyache. Chewed to extract juice. Woodlands and forest territories.
Oak Leaf Prevents infection. Dried and chewed into a poultice. Found on oak trees.
Oak leaves
Wild Garlic Excellent for a multitude of small scrapes or scratches. Have patient roll around in a patch of the herb. Damp conditions, often found in woodlands.

Relaxants\Pain Killers

Used to soothe a cats muscles or mind.

Herb Usage Application Location Visual
Blackberry Leaves Sooth bee stings. Poulticed and applied directly to injury. Sunny places.
Blackberry Leaves.
Daisy Leaf Eases aching joints. Chewed to a paste by patient. Found nearly everywhere.
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Dandelion Leaf Can act as a painkiller. Chewed. Found nearly everywhere.
Dock Soothes scratches and sore pads. Chewed and applied, may be placed in nests. Can sting when applied. Leafy areas.
Elder Leaf Soothes sprains. Chewed to a poultice and applied. Found on elder trees.
Elder leaves rc
Goatweed If used daily can ease anxiety and grief. Chewed. Drier climates.
Thyme Cure anxiety and grief. Chewed. Grow in hot and sunny climates.


Used to treat bellyache, fever, and more!

Herb Usage Application Location Visual
Borage Leaf Brings down fever. Can also increase milk production. Eaten by nursing queens. Can be found in forests.
Catmint Most effective treatment for greencough, can be used on other coughs. Eaten. Two leg gardens, rarely found in the wild.
Chickweed Used to treat coughs, though catmint is preferred. Eaten. Found in forests.
Coltsfoot Treats cough and eases breathing. Leaves chewed to a pulp. Grows near water.
Feverfew Lowers body temperature and soothes headache. Eaten by those with fever or cold. Grows near water.
Lavender Cures fever and chills. Inhaled consistently. Typically found in two leg gardens or meadows.
Lungwort Treats yellowcough. Eaten. Grows near water.
Watermint Best cure for bellyache. Eaten. Found near streams.


To stop blood flow.

Herb Usage Application Location Visual
Horsetail Stops bleeding, treats infection. Chewed to a poultice and applied. Found in marshes.
Marigold Used to stop bleeding and inflammation. Can treat infection. Chewed to a poultice, juices can also be used. Grows near water.
Marigold SC
Raspberry Leaf Used to stop bleeding during kitting. Eaten. Found on raspberry bushes.


For giving strength (back) to a cat.

Herb Usage Application Location Visual
Chamomile Keeps up a traveling cats strength. Can also be used to soothe the mind. Eaten. Typically found in two leg gardens.
Lamb's Ear Gives a cat strength. Presumably eaten. Found in mountains.
Lambs ear
Ragwort Energizes and strengthens cats. Chewed. Grows in mountains.

Multi-use Herbs

Those over-achieving plants we all know and love.

Herb Usage Application Location Visual
Aloe Vera Soothes burns, prevents infection. The gooey inside of the plant is appliead directly to injury. Dry areas.
Aloe veradoe
Burnet Keeps up a cats strength, assists healing process. Chewed. Dry meadows.
Comfrey Root Repairs broken bones or soothes wounds. Also used for wrenched claws. Can be used for itching or for inflammation on stiff joints. Chewed into a poultice or lined around nests. Damp, grassy locations.
Comfrey root
Juniper Berries Soothes bellyaches, gives strength, and helps troubled breathing.It is also used to help calm cats. Eaten. Found in dry places.
Juniper berries rc
Poppy Seeds Help to calm a cat, help a cat sleep, or ease pain. Chewed on. Not recommended for nursing queens. Throughout forest.
Nettle Induces vomiting, brings down swelling, and can be mixed with comfrey to help heal broken bones. Chewing the stems helps fight against infection. The seeds are eaten by a cat who's swallowed poison, or the leaves are chewed into a poultice for a wound. Found in forests.
Stinging Nettles


A fruit with a hard shell around an edible kernel.

Herb Usage Application Location Visual
Beech Nuts Can be used to make creams. Smash until thick and creamy. Along rivers on Beech Trees.
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Cob Nuts Can be used to make creams. Smash until thick and creamy. Sunny areas on Hazel Trees.


For other things...

Herb Usage Application Location Visual
Alder Bark Cures toothache. Chewed on by patient. Boggy, wet terrain.
Alder bark
Blackberry Leaf Eases swelling of bee stings. Chewed to a pulp and applied to affected area. Can be found nearly anywhere.
Blackberry leaves
Celandine Soothes damaged eyes. Juice is applied to eyes. Found primarily in woodlands and meadows.
Mint Hides the scent of death. Applied to a body. Grows in forests.
Parsley Stops a queen from producing milk. Eaten. Sunny and wet places.
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Poison and Anti-poisons

Tip: Poisons are the best way to euthanize a patient who can not be saved.

Herb Usage Application Location Visual
Tormentil Extracts poisons. Chewed and applied to wound. Grow in cool areas.
Wintergreen Treats some poisons. Leaves are chewed. Oak-pine woods and sandy habitats to sub-alpine.
Yarrow Extracts poison from wounds. Will make a cat vomit up toxins. Chewed into a poultice which can then be eaten or applied to wounds. Grows in the forest.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Poison Deadliness Application Location Visual
Deadly Nightshade 10/10 Eaten. Shady places.
Deathberries 10/10 Eaten. Grows in ravines.
Foxglove Seeds 6/10 Eaten. Can cause paralysis and heart failure. Nearly everywhere.
Foxglove- the poisonous plant, not an oc
Holly Berries 3/10 Eaten. Highly dangerous to kits. Thrives in shade.
Water Hemlock 8/10 Eaten. Causes writhing pain and foaming at the mouth. Grows near water.
Water Hemlock


Not every tool in your tool box has to be an herb! Here's some useful items that can help you save lives:

Tool Usage Application Location Visual
Beech Leaves Used to carry herbs. SImply wrap your herbs in a bundle of beech leaves, optionally securing with a thin vine or other stringy plant. Can be found nearly anywhere.
Bindweed Fastens sticks to broken bones. Wrap the weed around bone and stick tightly, secure with a knot. Can be found nearly anywhere.
Catchweed Used to stop poultices from being rubbed off. The burrs are put on the pelt with poultices. Found among low, shrubby vegetation.
Catchweed Sage
Cobwebs Used to stop bleeding or hold remedies to a wound. Wrap around affected area. CAUTION: cobwebs have been known to cause infection. Can be found nearly anywhere.
Honey Soothes sore throughts, prevents infection, masks taste of foul herbs. Swallowed or applied directly onto injury. Can be found whever bees are.
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Mouse Bile Removes ticks. Soaked up with moss and applied to the pelt. Found wherever mice are present.
Mouse bile
Rush Binds broken bones. Wrapped as a cast around affected area. Grows in infertile soils.
Rush Stalks
Stick Used to bind bones, can be used to distract cats from pain. Placed against bone as a brace. Bitten down on and used as a painkiller. Found everywhere.

Procedures and Surgeries

Surgical Procedures

Sometimes herbs alone does not cut it. Here's some advanced curative procedures that every medicine cat needs to know.

Procedure Usage Tools Notes
Amputation Removal of a limb. Some scenarios which amputation would be necessary would be if a limb has become unusable from a traumatic injury or to prevent the spread of a disease such as gangrene. A sharp and sterile tool, cobwebs, honey This procedure should be used as a last resort, only 20% of patients survive.
Step by Step
  1. Drain the blood from the soon to be amputated area by elevating it.
  2. Prepare a mixture of bramble twigs, saffron, lavender, and honey. Feed to the patient, waiting for the patient to become unconscious before proceeding.
  3. Break the appropriate bone in the limb you are going to amputate using a heavy rock. If you are going to amputate one of the patient's front legs, break the humerus. If you are amputating a hind leg, break the femur. If you are amputating a tail, break as far away from the sacrum as possible.
  4. Use a sharp, sterile rock, claw, or sharpened bone to cut through the necessary ligaments and fascia. Press sterile, damp moss to the recently amputated stump, expelling any bacteria and preventing further blood loss.
  5. Once the stump has been thoroughly cleansed, apply a paste of violet mist and honey to its flesh walls. Apply a few thick, anti-infectious and wound pastes to the stump as well, such as broom malice, wild garlic, sweet wood root (to enhance the effect), and oak tree sap.
  6. Wrap the stump in goosegrass-enforced cobweb.
  7. Before the patient becomes fully conscious, feed them a dose of willow tree bark or turmeric. Once the patient becomes fully conscious, feed them a dose of shock root and blessed thistle.
Procedure Usage Tools Notes
Cauterizing To burn the flesh with a heated instrument, typically to stop bleeding or prevent the wound from becoming infected. This should be used when a patient is losing blood fast and 1) there are no clotting agents available, 2) stitching would take too long. Fire, a sharp, sterile tool, wet moss, HIGH-RISK PROCEDURE. Only use in dire situations!
Step by Step
NOTE: This procedure is best preformed with 2 MCs.
  1. Prepare a fire and collect a sharp stone or bone. Make sure your tool is completely sterile. Hold tool's tip over the fire, allowing it to heat up sharply but not to the point of glowing red or white.
  2. While one cat is preparing the tool, have another tend to the patient and arrange for the procedure. Apply a poultice of comfrey root, dandelion leaf, and horsetail to the perimeter of the laceration. Offer the patient a stick to bite down on.
  3. Dampen the surrounding fur using a soaked mass of moss. Wring out and keep handy.
  4. Place the tool in short, 1-2 second bursts onto the wound. Be careful not to hold the tool to the skin too long as it will cause burns. Repeat all the way around the wound. Dab the wound with damp moss occasionally to rid the wound of excess blood.
  5. Feed the patient a tonic of shock root, poppy seeds, willow tree bark, and honey. Apply broom and wild garlic to the wound after thoroughly cleaning.
  6. Apply cobwebs to the wound, changing the bandages twice a day. Before applying the bandages (excluding the initial set) apply a generous amount of aloe vera. Keep a sharp eye out for infection and expect a scar.
Procedure Usage Tools Notes
Stitching Used to hold body tissues together after an injury or surgery. Cactus needles or thorns, cobwebs, wet moss Keep a sharp eye out for infection! Remove after a week.
Step by Step
  1. Press a wet wad of moss to the wound to flush out bacteria, grit, and any other toxins. Do this until thoroughly sterile.
  2. Gingerly apply a lather of violet mist to the wound's flesh walls.
  3. Line the inside of the wound with a thin layer of cobwebs and a paste of turmeric root and aloe vera.
  4. Gently scrub the outside edges of the wound with a moist wad of moss to further sterilize it.
  5. Rub a paste of witch hazel and turmeric root onto the outside edges of the wound.
  6. Have another cat pin the patient to keep them still. A chamomile petal can be given to the patient as well to relax them if they are conscious.
  7. With the patient pinned, have a third cat dully bite the two ends of the lacerated flesh together so that they meet.
  8. Retrieve a sterile, violet mist laced thorn or cactus needle. With great care, push the object through the two ends of the flesh, pinning them together and closing the wound. Repeat this process along the wound in a stitched zigzag pattern to insure security.
  9. Leaving the thorn/cactus needles in, rub the walls with a paste of oak tree sap and broom and cover with cobwebs.

Non-surgical Procedures

From kitting to binding bones, you won't want to skip on learning these medical essentials.

Procedure Usage Tools Notes
Bone Binding Used on broken bone. Cobwebs, bindweed -
Step by Step
  1. Lather a poultice of arnica blossoms, birch tree bark, and comfrey root on the affected area.
  2. Form a splint with cobwebs and bindweed/rush, apply as needed. (For the jawbone, use cobweb only and wrap it around the bottom jaw).
  3. Give the patient a dose of willow bark and blessed thistle.
Procedure Usage Tools\Herbs Notes
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) CPR is used if a feline's heart or breathing has stopped. - -
Step by Step
  1. Rest the patient on their back, chin slightly tilted back.
  2. Push hard and push fast. Place your paws, one on top of the other, in the middle of the chest. Use your body weight to help you administer deep compressions delivered at a rate of at least 100\per minute. Complete one rep of 100 compressions before moving on.
  3. With the cat's head tilted back slightly and the chin lifted, pinch the nose shut and place your mouth over the cat's mouth to make a complete seal. Blow into the cat's mouth to make the chest rise. Deliver two rescue breaths, then continue compressions.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 until the cat is breathing at a steady rate.
Procedure Usage Tools\Herbs Notes
Kitting Ahh, the miracle of life! - Kitting should take place in the nursery and not the medic's den! Check out the Queen Care Poultice for more tips!
Step by Step
  1. Coat a stick in crushed raspberry leaves, narcissus leaves, and iris petals. Place the stick between the queen's jaws. Have another stick close by in case she snaps the first one (the second stick won't need to be coated)
  2. Have one cat who has a close relationship with the queen (i.e her mate, mother, sibling, etc.) stay by her head for emotional support. Have the cat dab the queen with damp moss regularly to keep her cool.
  3. The first of the queen's contractions will stretch from 10 minutes to an hour. After the first contractions, her first/only kit should be born.
  4. Immediately remove the newborn's amniotic sac and umbilical cord using your teeth. Groom the baby's fur from tail to neck to warm the kit, start blood circulation, and clean the baby up.
  5. Return the kit to its mother's belly and allow it to suckle.
  6. The next kit will be born in 10 minutes to an hour. Repeat steps 4-5 until all of the kits are born.
  7. After the kitting, feed the mother 3 borage leaves, and then leave her and her mate/family alone until sundown. If the kitting took place anywhere besides the nursery, the queen should move to the nursery as soon as she is strong enough.

NOTE: If the first of the queen's contractions last longer than an hour during labor, check for swelling. If swelling is present and preventing the queen's kits from being born, or if there is heat radiating off of the queen, inform her right away and tell her to stop pushing. Feed the queen a few nettle leaves or a some calendula petals and wait for the swelling to go down. Once the swelling goes down proceed as usual and allow the queen to push again.

Procedure Usage Tools\Herbs Notes
Relocation To counteract dislocation. Stick, lavender This procedure is best preformed with the help of two other felines.
Step by Step
  1. Offer the patient a stick coated in lavender to bite down on.
  2. Have one feline hold the patient's neck and one pin the patient's body to ensure the patient does not move during the procedure.
  3. Gently hold the limb in question and firmly pull, popping it back into the socket.

Remedies and Poultices

Herbal mixtures for the mind, body, and soul.

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A thick liquid\semisolid used for cosmetic\medical benefits, typically with a cob or other nut base.

Aloe Assemblage: Burns

General assembly: Gut an aloe vera plant and mix in poulticed dandelion leaves to ease pain and optional lavender for a pleasant aroma.

Application: Smooth directly over a burn.

Sleep Salve: Improve Mental State/Aid Sleep

General assembly: Smash cob nuts into a paste and mix in crushed lavender, poulticed chamomile, and mashed thyme.

Application: Apply to a felines pads, as to not ruin their pelt. Have them sleep with their paws near their nose.


A soft, moist mass of plant material used to relieve a medical complication.

Asthma Ailment: Treat Asthma

General assembly: Poultice a mixture of coltsfoot, juniper berries, and optional poppy seeds.

Application: Have patient chew until the herbs go bitter, do a wash of fresh water in the mouth with the herbs still present, and then spit.

Herculean Help: Strength

General assembly: Poultice a mixture of chamomile, lamb's ear, and ragwort. Some picky cats may prefer this poultice with honey.

Application: Have patient chew until the herbs go bitter, and then spit.

Peaceful Poultice: Improve Mental State

General assembly: Poultice a mixture of chamomile, goatweed, and thyme. Some picky cats may prefer this poultice with honey.

Application: Have patient chew until the herbs go bitter, and then spit.

Queen Care: Pre and Post Natal Care

General assembly: Poultice a mixture of borage leaves, feverfew, watermint, raspberry leaves, and chamomile

Application: Have the queen eat the poultice once a day for the week before and week after kitting.

Herb and Tool Care

Herb Care

        Herb Collection: When gathering herbs, always leave a small amount of the herb behind to regrow. If herbs are plentiful, gather sections of the herbs to plant around your territory to ensure a greater harvest next year or later that season.

        Scavenging from Twoleg Gardens: Scavenging from twoleg gardens can be an incredibly challenging and dangerous feat, however, it can prove to be well worth it if you are successful in your efforts. Click anywhere on this paragraph to continue reading!
         First of all, the herbs to look out for in twoleg gardens are the highly coveted and life-saving catmint, and the soothing chamomile and lavender. If you want to play it safe and only have time to collect one of these herbs, select the catmint every time as it is rarely found in the wild and an absolute essential to have on hand during leaf-fall and leaf-bare.

Moving on to the actual collection of these herbs, you'll want to:

  1. Select 1-2 trustworthy and highly competent warrior(s) to accompany you on your quest.
  2. Make your way towards the twoleg garden, being extremely cautious of any potential hazards. If you feel at risk at any time, seek immediate refuge and continue the quest once the coast is clear.
  3. Once you have made it to the garden, have your warrior(s) patrol the edge of the garden to alert you of any incoming dangers while you search.
  4. As quickly as possible, locate the herbs you are searching for. Once you have found the herbs, take only as much as you need, being discreet about the amount you take as to not have the twolegs alerted of your scavenging and risking a security upgrade.
  5. Immediately after you have finished gathering your herbs, exit the garden as quickly as possible and head home.
  6. If your warrior(s) alert you of any danger, abandon the mission and leave as quickly as possible. If you are already carrying herbs, there is no need to drop them. Because of this, you will want to keep your herbs on you at all times.
        Storing Herbs: Your herbs should be kept in dry, sterile conditions away from rodents, insects, and other pests. My recommendation is to craft a "hut" of stones to store your herbs in to keep them safe.

        Disposing of Used Herbs: You should dig a pit and line it with large leaves (such as banana leaves), or with cobwebs dressed with smaller leaves if larger leaves are not available. When you are finished with your herbs, dispose of them in this pit. Once the pit is filled with herbs, carefully fold the leaves into a bundle and carry them away from camp to be buried elsewhere.

Tool Care

        Collecting Honey: Coming soon!

        Storing Tools: Just like herbs, tools should be kept in dry, sterile conditions. You may be interested in constructing another storage hut for your tools. Honey can be stored by the comb and wrapped in a bundle of leaves to keep the honey from pooling.

        Cleaning Tools: If your tool is reusable, it should be cleaned and sanitised immediately after every use. Rinse the tool with clean water, rub with a disinfectant, and rinse with water again.

Diseases and Sicknesses

Here's some things to watch out for as a medicine cat and how to treat them.


A short term and typically treatable illness. Keep a sharp eye out for sicknesses during leaf-fall and leaf-bare.

Sickness Symptoms Deadliness Treatment Notes
Fever High temperature, lightheadedness, excessive sweating. Often not deadly alone. Tansy and/or borage. Fever is often a sign of worse things to come. Keep a close eye on patients.
Greencough A dry, heaving cough, often accompanied by a fever, This sickness can be extremely inhabilitating, leading to cats being bed-ridden. Extremely Deadly The best known treatment is catnip. If fevers accompany the cough, tansy or borage is used as well. Most deadly to kits and elders, but it has claimed the lives of many healthy cats. This sickness is highly contagious.
Redcough A heaving cough accompanied by blood. Often means death by internal bleeding. This sickness can be treated with catnip, though it may not be effective depending on how far on the illness is. Patients are close to death. Treat felines with the upmost care and compassion in their final moments.
Whitecough A dry, heaving cough. Easily treated if cought early on. As this sickness is just a less severe version of greencough, the treatment is the same. Whitecough, if left untreated, can develop into the much more deadly greencough. This sickness is highly contagious.
Yellowcough Loss of appetite, fever, difficulty breathing, delirium, and sore throat. Extremely deadly if left untreated. Lungwort. This sickness is highly contagious.


A long term, possibly untreatable illness.

Disease Symptoms Deadliness Treatment Notes
Asthma Trouble breathing, heaving coughs. Only deadly in severe cases. Depending on the severity of the disease, administer the patients daily, bi-weekly, or weekly treatments of coltsfoot or the Asthma Ailment poultice. If an asthma attack insues, treat with catmint and goatweed.
Carrionplace Disease An extreme infection. Highly deadly. Burdock root. This disease is extremely contagious and is rat-borne.
Rabies Foaming at the mouth, convulsions, deleria. 100% Chance of death. There is no known treatment, your patient will have to be euthenized. Handle your patient with care. They are in their final moments, and you must be careful not to let them take you down with them.

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