Known Herbal Uses
Note: The Alchemical Effects for specific herbal remedies can only be utilized by a trained alchemist.
Acanthas Root (Uncommon) — The acanthas flower grows from a palm-sized bulb and sprouts into a short-stemmed, vivid pink-rimmed yellow flower with 8 outwardly-arched petals. The flower boasts a long white stamen crowned with three bright pink nodules. Just beneath the flower, the plant is surrounded by a wreath of short rounded leaves, and is about the width of an adult human hand when in full bloom. The flower itself serves no medicinal purpose, however its roots can provide healing and cures for most poisons. (+1d4 HP & Cure Poison when eaten). The root stems have a sweet smell, but taste extremely sour with a long-lasting aftertaste. Each fully matured flower can produce as many as 10 (1d10) root stems, each of which counts as 1-dose of its effect. From planting to maturity takes approximately 2-months of growth in a moderately temperate growing season with ample condensation. In ideal growing conditions, the acanthas flower has a 65% chance of growing into a useful mature plant which in addition to medicinally useful roots may produce 1d2 viable bulbs (after an additional 2 months of growing). If an acanthas flower is harvested for its roots, it must be harvested before it produces any viable acanthas bulbs.
Alchemy Notes: with an (Alchemy) DC 18 check, an bunch of acanthas root (4 root stems/dose) can be brewed down into either a cure moderate wounds potion or a cure poison potion. The type of potion resulting from the brewing depends on the utilization of a catalyst (willow sap), which if used, will cause the brewing to result in the cure poison effect.