Medicinal Plants of Gor
Despite the advanced nature of Gorean medicine, many Physicians still rely upon materials gathered from Their surroundings to keep Their kits and halls stocked. The following pages are for Those who utilize natural resources. Plants are listed alphabetically and include a picture, a description for identification, list of climates / areas where the plant grows, any medicinal properties or uses, and when applicable, a quote to prove its existence in Gor.
Items listed in the dark font are those which do not appear to be referenced in any of the books of Gor, however they are listed on the Plant pages. Encourage use of sparingly. They will be changed when suitable evidence of their existance on Gor is available.
Plants A – I
Agrimony, Allspice (Pimento), Anise, Apricot, Arro (Arrowhead),Basil, Bay Leaf, Bergament (Bergamot), Blackwine, Brak Bush, Cacao Tree, Cardamom, Caraway, Cayenne Pepper,Celery, Chamomile, Cherries, Chervil, Chive, Cilantro and Coriander, Cinnamon, Clover, Cloves, Costmary, Cumin, Dates, Dill, Dina, Fennel, Fenugreek, Frankincense & Myrrh, Garlic (Allium), (Colored) Grass, Hemp, Honey
Plants J – R
Kanda, Kes, Lavendar, Lavenia, Lemon, Liana Vine, Lovage, Luptus, Matchweed, Marigold, Marjoram, Melons, Needle Tree, Nutmeg and Mace, Olives, Onion, Palm Tree, Parsley, Peach, Peas, (Black) Pepper, Peppermint, Plum, Pomogranate, Raisins, Rep, Rosemary
Plants S – Z
Tips for Gathering Plants / Herbs
Saffron, Sage, Salt, Sip Root, Summer and Winter Savory, Sunflower Seeds, Tamarind, Tarragon, Telekint, Teslik, Thyme, Turmeric, Turnip, Valerian, Vanilla, Verminium, White Sage,Wild Yam, Willow, Zingiber (Ginger)
~ Herbs are used in a variety of ways and each herb is best used in specific ways. Methods on how to medicinally prepare plants are located on the Preparation Methods page. Also, it is recommended that You use only ceramic, glass or wooden materials and cookware when preparing herbs, as many metals will chemically alter the healing properties of most herbs.
~ Only pick or dig every third plant that You find. This will ensure that enough specimens remain to continue propagation.
~ If You find a wild crop of useful herbs, it is recommended that You do not share its location unless it is a person close to You or whom You have solid trust in. This will ensure that large numbers of people do not clean out an entire wild crop in a short time.
~ You should be able to identify plants native to the area You live in. It is strongly recommended that even if You are fortunate to have a Phsyician’s Hall, that You learn AT LEAST the plants and properties indigenous to Your area as You never know when emergencies will arise.
Regions of Gor by Climate
Polar / Acrtic Areas
Polar Basin ~ Includes Torvaldsland, Hrimgar Mountains, Ax Glacier and surrounding areas.
Northern Woods ~ Includes the northern forest that borders the southeast portion of Torvaldsland and borders the northern Voltai Range and surrounding areas.
Plains of Turia ~ Lands of the Wagons People: Kassars, Tuchuk, Paravaci and Kataii.
Northern or Central Gor and Mountains Ranges ~ Includes great cities such as Thentis and Ar, also the Sardar Mountain Range, Voltai Mountain Range, the Outlands.
The Tahari ~ Includes Tor, Klima, various Oasis' and territory within the vast desert.
Tropics / Sub-Tropics
Jungles of Schendi, Rainforests and Riverways ~ Includes all territory in the Schendi from the bordering Thassa to Lake Ngao
Thassa ~ Includes the Sea itself and all Islands within this major body of water, such as Tyros, Cos and Anango.