Herbal medicine is extremely common in both reality and fiction. However, fiction sometimes falls short on actually describing those herbs, instead resorting to simple descriptions of the actions rather than giving the plants themselves any attention. These kinds of little details can make a world seem a lot more robust and realistic, all for what amounts to a few minutes of extra work. Use this simple template to make medicinal herbs for your world. Plant Name(s): Plants often get named different things in differing regions. Use as many as you like. Appearance: What does it look like? Gathering: Where exactly is it found? How common is it? Is it difficult or dangerous to gather it? Medicinal Uses: What sort of ailments does this plant treat, and how effective is it? Treatment Method: How is it prepared for medicinal use? Some examples include just plain old eating it, brewing it into a tea, and making it into a poultice to apply to a wound. Side Effects: Does the use of this herb have any unfortunate side effects, and if so what are they? Overdoses: Is it possible to overdose with this herb, and if so what are the effects? Other: Anything else you think is worth describing about the plant.