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PostSubject: Alchemist Guide to Herbs   Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:18 am

Alder Bark
Description: Bark of the alder tree.
Location: Grows mainly in boggy, wet terrain.
Usage: For tooth pain.
Effect: Eases toothaches.

Beech Leaves
Description: Large, broad leaves that can be serrated, entire or sparsely toothed.
Location: Grows in almost any soil that is not waterlogged.
Usage: For carrying other herbs.
Effect: None.

Bindweed
Description: Arrow-head shaped leaves with pale white or pink trumpet shaped flowers.
Location: Grows almost anywhere.
Usage: Fastens sticks to broken legs to keep them in place.
Effect: Unknown.

Blackberry Leaves
Description: Leaves from the prickly blackberry bush.
Location: Almost anywhere; they are very hardy plants.
Usage: These leaves are chewed into a pulp.
Effect: Eases the swelling of bee stings.

Borage Leaves
Description: It is easily distinguished by its small blue or pink star-shaped flowers and hairy leaves.
Location: Grows best in forests.
Usage: It is chewed and eaten by nursing mothers.
Effect: It produces more and better milk. It also brings down fevers.

Burdock Root
Description: Tall-stemmed thistle with a sharp smell and dark leaves.
Location: Best in dry areas.
Usage: The root is dug up, the soil is washed off, and then it is chewed into a pulp.
Effect: Lessens and heals the pain of infected rat bites.

Burnet
Description: Has oval-shaped leaves with serrated edges. Stems grow 50-200cm tall, with large clusters of small flower buds on top.
Location: Usually found in dry, grassy meadows.
Usage: A traveling herb.
Effect: Is said to help stop minor bleeding on humans. Keeps a wolf's strength up.

Catchweed
Description: A plant with fuzzy green balls on long stems.
Location: It is common in hedges and other low, shrubby vegetation.
Usage: The burrs are put on the pelt where poultices are.
Effect: Stops poultices from being rubbed off without hurting the skin.

Catmint
Description: A leafy and delicious-smelling plant.
Location: Rarely found in the wild; mostly found in human habitations.
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Best used for cough of influenza.

Celandine
Description: Yellow flower with four petals.
Location: Anywhere.
Usage: Juice is trickled into the eye.
Effect: Soothes damaged eyes.

Chamomile
Description: A small, white flower with a large, yellow center.
Location: Human habitations.
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Strengthens the heart and soothes the mind. Also given to traveling wolves for strength.

Chervil
Description: A sweet-smelling plant with large, leafy, fern-like leaves and small white flowers. The roots are described as being knobby and brown.
Location: In the Forest.
Usage: Chewed to extract the juice of the leaves or the root.
Effect: For infected wounds and bellyache, respectively. Can also be used during birthing.

Chickweed
Description: Tall-stemmed plant with fat, almond-shaped leaves.
Location: In the Forest/
Usage: Eaten, such as catmint/catnip.
Effect: Treats influenza.

Cobwebs
Description: Long, thin, shiny strands spun into a web by spiders. Very common.
Location: All around the forest.
Usage: Press over wound.
Effect: To soak up and stop (or slow) the bleeding. It may also be used to bind broken bones.

Coltsfoot
Description: A flowering plant with yellow or white flowers resembling dandelions. Grows best in Spring.
Location: Grows by a waterfall or dark places.
Usage: Leaves chewed into a pulp.
Effect: Eases breathing or cough, as well as cracked or sore pads.

Comfrey Root
Description: It has large leaves, small bell-shaped flowers, which are pink, white, or purple, and fat, black roots. Tangy smell.
Location: Damp, grassy places.
Usage: Roots are chewed into a poultice.
Effect: Repairs broken bones or soothes wounds. Also used for wrenched claws. Can be used for itching or for inflammation on stiff joints.

Daisy Leaf
Description: Thick, dark green, oval shaped leaves.
Location: Almost everywhere.
Usage: Chewed into a paste.
Effect: Eases the pain of aching joints. It is also a travelling herb.

Dandelion
Description: Common yellow-flowered plant with long, hollow stems. After flowering is finished, the flower transforms a sphere made out of hundreds of smaller white florets with seed heads at the bottom that connect to the flower head.
Location: Almost everywhere.
Usage: The white liquid is thought to be applied to bee stings. Leaves can be chewed.
Effect: Thought to soothe and heal bee stings. Its leaves can also be chewed to act like a painkiller.

Dock
Description: Common, large-leafed plant with a tangy smell and taste.
Location: Doesn't grow well in mountains, best in leafy areas.
Usage: Chewed up and applied to scratches. Similar to sorrel.
Effect: Soothes scratches, though can sting when being applied. Soothes sore pads.

Fennel
Description: Thin, spiky leaves.
Location: Found in numerous places, especially on dry soils near the sea/coast and on riverbanks.
Usage: Stalks are broken and juice is squeezed into the receiver's mouth.
Effect: Helps pain in the hips.

Feverfew
Description: Small bush with flowers resembling daisies. Has a sharp tangy smell and small soft leaves.
Location: Grows best along the water.
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Reduces body temperature for wolves with fever or chills. Also heals aches and pains, especially good for headaches.

Goldenrod
Description: A tall plant with bright, yellow flowers.
Location: Grows well on the moors.
Usage: Chewed into a poultice.
Effect: Good for healing wounds.

Heather Nectar
Description: Nectar found in bell-shaped flowers.
Location: Best grown in shady areas.
Usage: Included in herbal mixtures.
Effect: Makes swallowing easier and sweetens mixtures.

Honey
Description: A sweet, golden-coloured liquid made by bees.
Location: In honeycombs or bees nests up in trees.
Usage: Eaten, or given by moss soaked in it.
Effect: Soothes infections, smoke-damaged or sore throats, helps wolves swallow other concoctions, helps soothe coughing, and gives energy.

Horsetail
Description: A tall, bristly-stemmed plant, referred to with fleshy stalks.
Location: Any marshy area.
Usage: Chewed to a poultice, and applied to wounds.
Effect: Treats infections and stops bleeding.

Ivy Leaf
Description: Leaves from the ivy vine.
Location: Anywhere.
Usage: To store other herbs.
Effect: None.

Juniper Berries
Description: Purple-blue berries from the dark green, spiky-leaved juniper bush.
Location: Grows in places that are not wet.
Usage: Chewed and eaten.
Effect: Soothes bellyaches, gives strength, and helps troubled breathing. It is also used to help calm wolves.

Lamb's Ear
Description: Soft, fuzzy green plant.
Location: Commonly found in the mountains.
Usage: Unknown
Effect: Gives a wolf strength.

Lavender
Description: A small purple flowering plant.
Location: Grown in human habitations. Can also be found in sunny spots with sandy or gravelly soil.
Usage: Unknown.
Effect: Cures fever and chills. Also a herb used to hide the scent of death.

Mallow Leaves
Description: Large fuzzy three-nubbed leaves from a flowering shrub; sweet rose scent.
Location: Grows best near shore, but best collected at sunhigh, when they are dry.
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Soothes bellyache.

Marigold
Description: A low-growing flower; yellow to bright orange.
Location: Near water.
Usage: Petals or leaves chewed in a poultice. Juice can be used as well.
Effect: Stops infection. Stops bleeding. Used for inflammation of stiff joints.

Mint
Description: Downy, serrated leaves ranging from green to purple and yellow in color. Flowers are small and white or purple in color.
Location: Sometimes in the wild.
Usage: Rubbed on a dead body.
Effect: Hides the scent of death.

Mouse Bile
Extracted from the mouse. The only remedy for ticks, mouse bile is foul smelling, and is stored in moss. When dabbed on a tick, the tick falls off. Smell can be masked by wild garlic, or by washing paws in running water. If accidentally swallowed, can leave a horrible taste in mouth for days. Alchemists always have to remember to wash their paws in a body of water, such as a creek or stream, after using mouse bile.

Dried Oak Leaf
Description: Round, cartoon-like ruffled leaves.
Location: All over the forest floor and collected in Autumn.
Usage: Press against wound, use cobwebs to stick to wound
Effect: Stops infection from setting in.

Parsley
Description: A long-stemmed plant with ragged-edged crinkly leaves, Sharp scent, tastes cold and fresh, tastes the same fresh or dried.
Location: Grows best in moist, well drained soil, with full sun.
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Stops a mother from producing milk if her pups die, don't need milk anymore, or are producing too much milk. Also used to cure bellyache.

Poppy Seeds
Description: Tiny, round black seeds that are shaken out of a dried poppy flowerhead.
Location: All over forest.
Usage: Chewed on.
Effect: They can help a wolf sleep, soothe shock or distress, or ease pain. Not recommended for nursing mothers.

Ragwort Leaves
Description: Tall shrub with yellow flowers. Tastes foul to wolves.
Location: Almost everywhere, especially in cool areas with high rainfall.
Usage: Crushed and chewed; mixed with juniper berries, it can help aching joints.
Effect: Treats aching joints and keeps a wolf's strength up.

Ragweed
Description: Ragged-leaved plant resembling a fern.
Location: Thought to be commonly found in the mountains.
Usage: Thought to give cats extra strength.
Effect: Like lamb's ear, ragweed gives a wolf extra strength and energy.

Raspberry Leaves
Description: Soft to the touch, but with jagged edges.
Location: Found on raspberry bushes.
Usage: It could be a painkiller, or help stop bleeding during birthing.
Effect: Could possibly ease pain, or stop bleeding.

Rosemary
Description: Tall with needle-like leaves and purple flowers.
Location: In the Forest.
Usage: Put on the pelt of a dead wolf to prepare for burial.
Effect: Hides the scent of death.

Rush
Description: It has long narrow leaves and lavender-colored head stalks.
Location: Often grows in infertile soils in a wide range of moisture conditions.
Usage: Used to bind broken bones.
Effect: Helps hold a broken limb in place, like casts for humans.

Snakeroot
Description: The best remedy for poison, especially snake bites.
Location: Grows mainly in warmer areas, however some grow in cooler areas.
Usage: Thought to be applied to wounds.
Effect: Thought to heal poison.

Sorrel
Description: Similar to dock, sorrel is used as a traveling herb.
Location: Can be found near human habitations.
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Traveling herb.

Stinging Nettle
Description: It has green, spiny seeds.
Location: All over the forest.
Usage: The seeds are eaten by a wolf who's swallowed poison, or the leaves are chewed into a poultice for a wound.
Effect: Induces vomiting, or brings down swelling, respectively. Can be mixed with comfrey to help heal broken bones. Helps with wounds.

Sweet-Sedge
Description: Thick green stem with long buds at the top.
Location: Grows all through winter. Best found in moist locations.
Usage: One must swallow the sap.
Effect: Eases infection.

Tansy
Description: The tansy plant has round, yellow leaves, and has a very sweet and strong scent, making it good for disguising a wolf's scent.
Location: Found in the forest and near Twoleg places.
Usage: To be consumed, but only in small doses.
Effect: Cures coughs. Can be used to cure wounds and poisons. Stops wolves from getting a cough. Soothes throats.

Tormentil
Description: It has a strong, aromatic scent to it and a sharp taste.
Location: Found in most cool or cold areas, but other types may be found in gardens.
Usage: Chewed and put on the wound.
Effect: Its root is good for treating all wounds and extracting poison.

Thyme
Description: Small, delicate, thick, sticky leaves with a fresh tang.
Location: Best in hot, sunny locations.
Usage: Leaves can be chewed on.
Effect: Calms nervousness, anxiety, and wolves who are in shock.

Traveling Herbs
Traveling Herbs consists of sorrel, daisy, chamomile and burnet. Used to give a wolf more energy and strength, and it keeps the wolf from getting hungry for a long time.

Watermint
Description: A green, leafy plant.
Location: Usually found in streams or damp earth.
Usage: It is usually chewed into a pulp, and then eaten.
Effect: Eases the suffering that originates from a bellyache.

Wild Garlic
Description: Due to its strong smell, it is good for hiding the scent of a wolf.
Location: Anywhere.
Usage: One must roll in it.
Effect: Prevents infection, especially rat bites.

Willow Bark
Description: Bark of the willow tree.
Location: Grows near Twoleg places.
Usage: Unknown.
Effect: Eases pain.

Willow Leaves
Description: Leaves of the willow tree.
Location: Unknown
Usage: Eaten.
Effect: Stops vomiting.

Wintergreen
Description: Easily identifiable by its red berries.
Location: Oak-pine woods and sandy habitats to sub-alpine places.
Usage: Unknown.
Effect: Treats wounds and some poisons.

Yarrow
Description: A flowering plant.
Location: Sunny locations.
Usage: Its leaves are chewed into a poultice that can be given to wolves or applied to a wound depending on the situation.
Effect: Extracts poison from wounds. Will make a wolf vomit up toxins. The ointment will soften and help heal cracked pads.

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