While the common vervain has flowers that are typically some shade of blue, the True Vervain or Imperial Vervain is known for tight clumps of tiny yellow-green flowers. It is recognised by its brilliantly green, excessively hairy leaves which release a delicate, fresh aroma when crushed or bruised. These leaves are carefully gathered, dried and prepared to release their powerful healing qualities. The aromatic juice of the crushed leaves and stems is held to have a calming, relaxing effect when added to boiling water and the steam inhaled. Overuse may result in stomach ache, apathy, and a feeling of mental dullness or mild depression. Small quantities, when mixed with soda crystals can also provide relaxing bubbles for bathing.
- Can only be applied by a character with the physick skill.
- Heals a target with at least 1 hit remaining to full hits after 10 seconds of appropriate roleplaying.
- Can be applied while treating a dying character with the chirurgeon skill to restore the target to full hits after 30 seconds of appropriate roleplaying.
True Vervain can be applied by a physick in ten seconds of appropriate roleplaying to heal a target with at least one hit remaining back up to full. A physick that is using the chirurgeon skill to treat a dying character can apply this herb at the same time to restore the patient to full hits.