HEALING HERBS OVERVIEW

HEALING HERBS
(Sorted Alphabetically)

ARV, THE
Importance. Addictive stimulant.
Summary.
A leafy plant about .75 peds in height with a bulb of greenery on the top with small white flowers hanging off the branches. In amongst the mess of a plant are small unattractive brown lumps (seeds) attached mainly to the thin main stem of the plant. It is the small brown seeds which when eaten causes the addictive caffeine effect. They should be used only with extreme caution. [READ MORE] Return to the top

AVAÁSH'Á'QUERÍN, THE
Importance. Lung ailments.
Summary.
A beneficially parasitic vine. Long tendrils, delicate skyblue flowers, and semitranslucent oval leaves which flutter in the slightest breeze. Grows near the tops of high trees where it can catch air and sunlight. "Winders", as it is casually nicknamed by non-elves, is coincidentally good for pneumonia, allergic reactions, asthma, and any other lung-related difficulties. Return to the top

EASESCATHE, THE
Importance. Antiseptic gel.
Summary.
A flat rosette of oval leaves close to ground, small lavender florets. Leaves bruised and laid over cuts have antiseptic, astringent properties. Well-known farmer’s remedy. Return to the top


HERB'O'TRESHOLD, THE
Importance. Anaesthetic carnivorous plant.
Summary.
A fascinating plant which has a euphemistic name and a number of uses, some more commonly known than others. Shaped like a hollow cup, in a pale greenish yellow colour, the Herb’oThreshold is actually carnivorous; small insects, ants, and flies which are attracted to the moist interior become trapped inside by the paralysing mists arising from the plant’s flesh.

Some enterprising race (probably the Brownies) discovered that these mists act as an anesthetic on minor wounds, numbing the surrounding area and relieving the pain for a short time. On small animals the fresh plant can even be used to render them unconscious for a short time - a few prized cats and dogs belonging to noble families have been successfully treated by well-paid if contemptuous physicians while under the influence of the Herb’oThreshold’s paralytic odours. The cats and dogs, that is, not the physicians. The plant is severed at the base, cut vertically open to form a flat slab of moist fiber, washed carefully, and then placed directly upon the wound and held for several heartbeats.

It is said to take its name from the fact that it can kill (insects, at least) thus "bringing them over Queprur’s Threshold". However, it is whispered, although only from mother to daughter, or among close female friends, that this plant can be applied prior to one’s wedding night, or even before any intimate encounter which one might find uncomfortable, or even, Lady forfend, boring...
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MERCY ATHLANE, THE
Importance. Potent medicinal herb.
Summary.
Pale fern-green leaves, about a hand’s length, borne upon a single slim stalk. Flowers hang down in drooping curves of lavender pendants.

Not a woman’s name, but a rare and lovely medicinal herb. The famous Brownie healing draught depends for most of its potency upon this plant. Leaves are bruised lightly and left to soak in an alcoholic fermentation for over a year.
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MIYUESTIAC BUSH, THE
Importance. Miyu beans are topical anaesthetics.
Summary.
Miyu (me-you) Beans are taken from the Miyuestiac Bush and are a recently rediscovered plant seed rising in prominence among healers for their anesthetic properties. Overdoses of Miyu Bean mixtures however might be quite dangerous. [READ MORE] Return to the top

ODEA MOSS, THE
Importance. Coagulant and wound-healer.
Summary.
In the gap between the Auturian Woods and the Tolonian Heath grows a mysterious green moss. Appearing during the colder months of the year the Odea Moss Plant has been used be the Tethinrhim elves since it was discovered as a highly potent healing plant. [READ MORE] Return to the top

TRINITY, THE
Importance. Three-lobed leaves, medicinal.
Summary.
Shade-loving, tri-furcated leaves, tiny bell-shaped white flowers. Shallow root system. Another medicinal herb known to elves and brownies. All parts of the plant are beneficial, although the clover-shaped leaves are strongest. Return to the top

YAHRLE, THE
Importance. Dispels melancholy, stops bleeding.
Summary.
Common healing herb, also refered to as Meadow Hop, Military Herb or Staunchweed. The whole plant is more or less hairy, with white, silky hairs pressed close to the stem and leaves. It is used in the treatment of wounds or dispelling melancholy. The Yahrle is harvested, dried and made into an ointment that is applied to a wound to stop any bleeding. The flower alone can be dried and one or two petals boiled in one or more liters of water. This tea is then drunk for dispelling melancholy. [READ MORE] Return to the top

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