Herbal Remedies

Herbal preparations supply a large part of the medicines that healers use, particularly if the home is located a distance from a city. Herbs for medicines may be acquired from raids or traded and bought from caravans, cities and settlements.

Antiseptic Ointment: A remedy in a base of fat that is smoothed onto a condition, such as a wound or rash. There are a number of blends that can be used, such as peppermint/white sage.

Blue Short Grass: This plant grows under the water of waterfalls. When dried and crushed into powder it has numbing qualities and reduces pain. Works well as a salve or ointment.

Brak Bush: A shrub whose leaves have a purgatory (laxative) effect when chewed. In higher doses it can induce vomiting. It may also be used as a powder.

Emetics: This can be used in herbal or drug forms as a laxative or to induce vomiting.

Green Herbal Powder: There is no detail as to what the ingredients of this powder is. It may vary according to what is available, since it is obviously an herbal medicine. This is a strong antiseptic and antibiotic. As a powder, it can be sprinkled directly onto a wound or mixed with water to cleanse. It can also be used as a tea.

Healing Salve: A salve or ointment used to promote fast healing. It is quickly absorbed. There is mention in the Scrolls of different kinds of healing salve with different effective rates. The healing salve of the Caste of Physicians may be more effective than that of outlying settlements and camps. The healing salve of the Priest-Kings is the most effective being very quickly absorbed and very fast to heal with no scarring.

Honey: Applied to a wound, it helps promote healing. On burns, it takes away pain, promotes healing, and minimizes scarring. In a tea, it works to fight congestion, settle upset stomach, and decreases pain.

Kur Fat: This fat is prized for its antibiotic properties. Often desired for the making of salves and ointments and is also used as a treatment for the skin of newborn infants.

Laxatives: There are herbal and drug forms of this. They are used to control the stomach and bowels of slaves. Vomiting may also be induced with this as a treatment for poisoning.

Poultices: This is used when herbs need to be applied externally, such as for a burn or for a wound. Pour boiling water over the herbs using just enough to dampen them or evenly cover the plant matter. The object is to moisten it. When it is evenly wet, strain away the liquid and place herbal matter between 2 pieces of rence or rep cloth. Apply the cloth and herbs against the affected area and allow soaking into the injury.Placed about a sprained ankle or other area, it helps to decrease swelling and pain.

Numbing Salve: Any salve or ointment that contains ingredients that give a numbing effect. Blue short grass is one.

Paga: It is used as a strong cleanser. It can be applied alone for quick cleansing. It is a strong antiseptic.

Sip Root: A bitter root whose extract is the active ingredient in slave wine. Red Savages make their slaves chew it as a means of birth control.

Sleeping Powder: An amber powder that turns blue when mixed with water. It is a strong sleep inducer (There is no description that says it is herbal, but it is included here anyway).

Tassa Powder: A reddish powder that is mixed with kalana. It renders a person unconscious (There is no description to say that this is an herbal, so it is included here).

Teslik: This is a plant whose extract is the active ingredient in breeding wine.

Yellow Powder: This is the powder form of the brak brush. It is concentrated in this form and used as a laxative. It will cause diarrhea in strong doses.