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29th Mar '18 9:07:19 PM nombretomado
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* The entire ''Franchise/StarOcean'' series uses berries and herbs as healing devices. All it takes to restore 20% of your life in the heat of battle with the ultimate evil bent on destroying all existence are a couple of blueberries.

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* The entire ''Franchise/StarOcean'' ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' series uses berries and herbs as healing devices. All it takes to restore 20% of your life in the heat of battle with the ultimate evil bent on destroying all existence are a couple of blueberries.
18th Mar '18 1:07:43 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/WildArms'' series traditionally uses berries for HP recovery items (heal berry, potion berry, and mega berry, from weakest to strongest,) and magic carrots for MP recovery. The KO-recovery item is the revive fruit, and all the [[RareCandy stat increasing items]] are apples.

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* The ''Franchise/WildArms'' ''VideoGame/WildArms'' series traditionally uses berries for HP recovery items (heal berry, potion berry, and mega berry, from weakest to strongest,) and magic carrots for MP recovery. The KO-recovery item is the revive fruit, and all the [[RareCandy stat increasing items]] are apples.
19th Feb '18 11:53:50 PM intastiel
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* "Adara's rose" in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' will cure any poison.

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* "Adara's rose" in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' will cure any poison.poison with its fragrance alone. Its creation is one of Garion's AchievementsInIgnorance: he was only trying to conjure up a flower as a gift to a friend and doesn't learn that it's a panacea until years later.
8th Feb '18 4:15:29 PM nombretomado
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* Angels in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' have a home plane full of healing herbs that function the same as modern medical equipment and can heal anything from scratches to multiple gunshot wounds to the face. Demons have an EvilCounterpart, the Bone Leech, that runs on HarmfulHealing but will still raise one's hit points.

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* Angels in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' have a home plane full of healing herbs that function the same as modern medical equipment and can heal anything from scratches to multiple gunshot wounds to the face. Demons have an EvilCounterpart, the Bone Leech, that runs on HarmfulHealing but will still raise one's hit points.
21st Dec '17 12:52:04 PM StFan
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' has the Senzu Beans which are grown by Korin, the wise old talking cat. They can heal all of the eater's wounds, and as a bonus sate their hunger for ten days. Unfortunately, they take a very long time to grow, and there are some things they can't fix (like the Saiyans' tails being removed, or the heart virus Goku contracts).

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Senzu Beans which are grown by Korin, the wise old talking cat. They can heal all of the eater's wounds, and as a bonus sate their hunger for ten days. Unfortunately, they take a very long time to grow, and there are some things they can't fix (like the Saiyans' tails being removed, or the heart virus Goku contracts).



* ''FanFic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor'': The beneviolet, a rare mountain flower that grows in high-magic areas. The natural magic of the areas it grows in mixes with the plantís own biological defenses, resulting in the grown flower being a powerful remedy against many kinds of illnesses, including the deadly Horn Rot.

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* ''FanFic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor'': ''Fanfic/ItsADangerousBusinessGoingOutYourDoor'': The beneviolet, a rare mountain flower that grows in high-magic areas. The natural magic of the areas it grows in mixes with the plantís own biological defenses, resulting in the grown flower being a powerful remedy against many kinds of illnesses, including the deadly Horn Rot.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' spinoff game ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'', Stinger mould is extracted for use by the Imperium in making medicine. If used in unprocessed form, it will still give your ganger back some health.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' spinoff game ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'', Stinger mould is extracted for use by the Imperium in making medicine. If used in unprocessed form, it will still give your ganger back some health.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E11ThreesACrowd "Three's a Crowd"]], Discord reveals that his "blue flu" can be cured by an infusion made from the petals of a rare flower growing at the other side of Equestria. When Twilight and Cadance finds the flower, though, they discover it's the size of a ''tree'' [[spoiler:and it's protected by a [[SandWorm giant Tatzlwurm]]. Not that Discord truly needs it anyway]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E11ThreesACrowd "Three's "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E11ThreesACrowd Three's a Crowd"]], Crowd]]", Discord reveals that his "blue flu" can be cured by an infusion made from the petals of a rare flower growing at the other side of Equestria. When Twilight and Cadance finds the flower, though, they discover it's the size of a ''tree'' [[spoiler:and it's protected by a [[SandWorm giant Tatzlwurm]]. Not that Discord truly needs it anyway]].



26th Oct '17 11:08:13 PM Landis
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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): A much more realistic example is knobweed, the sap of which is a powerful antiseptic. The heroes make a small fortune by taking advantage of the fact that Sylphrena is very good at finding patches of these weeds, far better than the workers employed by the local doctors.

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* ''Literature/TheWayOfKings'' (first book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): A much more realistic example is knobweed, the sap of which is a powerful antiseptic. The heroes make a small fortune by taking advantage of the fact that Sylphrena is very good at finding patches of these weeds, far better than the workers employed by the local doctors.[[labelnote:*]]This is probably a perk of Syl's state as a Cognitive being - she can ask the plants what they are in the Cognitive Realm, and pass that information along to Kaladin in the Physical.[[/labelnote]]
26th Oct '17 12:23:50 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', medical plants are one treasure of the Wild.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', medical plants are one treasure of the Wild.
12th Oct '17 4:46:31 AM SAMAS
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** In an episode of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Gohan remembers his dad showing him how to make a medicine out of a leaf. He later uses an even bigger one to heal a wounded dinosaur.

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** In an episode of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Gohan remembers his dad showing him how to make a medicine out of a leaf.leaf, which he uses on himself when Piccolo leaves him alone in the wilderness. He later uses an even bigger one to heal a wounded dinosaur.
12th Oct '17 4:45:29 AM SAMAS
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** In an episode of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Gohan remembers his dad showing him how to make a medicine out of a leaf. He later uses an even bigger one to heal a wounded dinosaur.
28th Sep '17 5:28:07 AM Mhazard
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A certain amount of TruthInTelevision: many plants are the root source of medicines[[note]]A surprising number of medicines were discovered by either investigating folk cures (some of which actually worked, and some of which did not) or by taking extracts from random plants (you get a bunch of work-study students, you drop them off a mile apart along some backroad with a box of bags, and you tell them "pick up five of everything you see") and running them against various screening tests to see if they did anything (this approach is generally called "Weeds and Seeds" or "Find 'Em and Grind 'Em")[[/note]]. However, in RealLife, they are not Magic Antidotes. Like drugs derived from them, herbs can have side-effects, sometimes quite serious, even fatal; they can interact with other drugs; , and unlike the drugs, natural variation in growth means [[OneDoseFitsAll the dosage is unpredicatable]], and there will certainly be impurities. For safety reasons, therefore, do not include Real Life examples. Someone serious about herbal medicine can find much better sources than this wiki.

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A certain amount of TruthInTelevision: many plants are the root source of medicines[[note]]A surprising number of medicines were discovered by either investigating folk cures (some of which actually worked, and some of which did not) or by taking extracts from random plants (you get a bunch of work-study students, you drop them off a mile apart along some backroad with a box of bags, and you tell them "pick up five of everything you see") and running them against various screening tests to see if they did anything (this approach is generally called "Weeds and Seeds" or "Find 'Em and Grind 'Em")[[/note]]. However, in RealLife, they are not Magic Antidotes. Like drugs derived from them, herbs can have side-effects, sometimes quite serious, even fatal; they can interact with other drugs; , and unlike the drugs, natural variation in growth means [[OneDoseFitsAll the dosage is unpredicatable]], and there will certainly be impurities. For safety reasons, therefore, [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease do not include Real Life examples.examples]]. Someone serious about herbal medicine can find much better sources than this wiki.
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