List of Herbs (Alphabetical)
Healing Treatments & Mixtures
Aching Joints - Ragwort leaves, Juniper berries, Goldenrod, or Daisy leaves
Bee Stings - Blackberry leaves
Broken Bones - Wrap in cobwebs, put on comfrey pulp, use poppy seeds to dull pain
Bellyache - Chervil, Watermint, or Juniper berries. Also, try a trip to the dirtplace.
Coughs (whitecough or greencough) - Use either Catmint, Honey, or Tansy, and keep the cat away from other cats.
Cuts in Eye - Trickle Celandine juice into the eye to ease the pain.
Deep Wounds Cobwebs, Marigold, or Horsetail.
Displaced Bones - Give poppy seed, wait for effect, then have cat bite stick while you give the leg a tug and hear it click into place, give them another poppy seed so they sleep.
Dull Pain - Use poppy seed, then when it takes effect preform treatment, give them another to sleep.
Hurting Throat - Honey, or water.
Nettle Stings - Dock leaf pulp, give poppy seed so it dulls the pain and helps cat sleep.
Poison - If poison is in stomach, give cat yarrow leaves so they vomit the poison, have them vomit onto dock leaves
Prevent Infection and Soothe Pain for Burns - Comfrey, honey
Poultice for aching joints - Ragwort leaves and juniper berries.
Poultice for broken bones - Stinging nettle and comfrey.
Rat Bites - A poultice of burdock root with cobwebs on top, and horsetail if it is available
Scratches - Marigold, horsetail
Shock - Thyme or Chamomile. Lick fur to comfort, give water and poppy seeds.
Stiffness - Crushed poppy seeds, marigold or comfrey.
Strengthening Herbs - Tansy, watermint, or feverfew.
Toothache - Use alder bark.
Traveling and Strengthening Herbs - Chamomile, burnet, daisy leaves or sorrel. Lambs ear and ragweed also work.
Wrenched Muscles - Comfrey, nettle and/or water therapy.
Other Non-herbal Treatments
1.) Gently nipping a cat's spine or poking it hard with a claw tests to see if the backbone is broken. If the subject does not feel the nip or poke, then the spine is broken. Many times a medicine cat will have to poke/nip the subject multiple times in different places to find the break.
2.) Licking a cat's fur can help clean wounds, comfort/calm down a shocked or grieving cat, and warm a cat who has become very cold. (Lick the cat's fur the wrong way to do this. The last method is most often used on kits.)
3.) Soaking moss in water and holding the dripping moss before a sick, injured or weak cat makes it easier for them to drink. Soaked moss can also be used to cool feverish cats. Can help bring down a fever.
4.) Rosemary or mint can be used to lighten the death-scent of a dead cat before burial.
5.) Using nectar, honey or mouse blood can make herbs sweeter and more appealing to cats--therefore making it easier to take the medicine.
6. ) Holding a swelling wound in cold water takes down swelling. Cats can also soothe scraped pads by soaking them in water.
7.) A cat with weak or hurting muscles/bone can take part in water therapy. Have them wade in water that is not too deep or shallow, and eventually they'll get stronger.
8.) Having a sick cat wail or yowl keeps their lungs and chest clear of mucus.