Greetings, I am Skyheart, welcome to the Thunderclan medicine den! What’s that? You have come to learn about herbs and their uses? Well you certainly came to the right place! Come we have much to learn!
Now let’s start with the most basic of herbs, Marigold! It is the best herb for infected wounds or to prevent the infection of wounds-No, no! that not Marigold, that’s Yarrow! See? Yarrow is used for making you sick, it expels poison. If you put that on some cat’s scratch, you’d get your ears clawed! If I don’t get to you first!
Now this is how you use the herb, you bite off the leaves and petals and chew them up into a poultice. Then you apply the poultice to the wound, but make sure to give it a good lick first! Marigold also stops bleeding and can be used to sooth the elders’ stiff joints.
let’s move on to juniper, this herb is used for soothing belly aches mostly, but it can be used to give strength and help the elders’ breathing after a climb up the highledge. Juniper is one of the herbs used in our traveling herbs. What color are they? They are purple-blue berries and their leaves are like rose marry leaves.
Are you getting bored? I hope not! Now let’s move on to the next herb!
Horsetail is similar to Marigold it has the same uses but Marigold is stronger and more efficient. We only use this herb when Marigold isn’t available.
Now one of my favorite medicines! Honey, the apprentices just love it! It a warm soothing sticky liquid that is used to sooth smoked throats. No! you certainly can’t have some! Its leafbare! Oh cheer up newleaf is on its way there’ll be plenty of honey then, I’m sure the apprentices will share.
Where were we? Oh yes the most common of medicines! I’m sure Mothwing’s got some in her herb store! They are used to dull pain or to send your patient to sleep so you can work on their wounds in peace. These seeds are so small here, you pick them up by dabbing your paw in some water, just shake off the extra!
Well I think that enough herbs for today we’ll go over some more another time. I’ll see you at Halfmoon Willowpaw!