Proficiency with a herbalism kit “lets you add your proficiency bonus to any ability checks you make to identify or apply herbs” (D&D Basic rules, p. 51). Do you “apply herbs” when attempting to stabilize a dying character with a Wisdom (Medicine) check (p. 76)? Or is Medicine proficiency the only way to get your proficiency bonus on a stabilization check?
Closely related: The Hoard of the Dragon Queen adventure mentions the use of “healing kits” for this purpose, but they don’t seem to exist in the game as published. Were healing kits removed from the game entirely, or should I simply read that as “herbalism kit” and take it as evidence that herbalism helps with stabilization?