is one of the few video games whose popularity has lasted 10 years. Even after a decade, gamers still return to combat hungry wolves, mischievous demigods, and a slight case of civil war. As the Dragonborn, players will have a much easier time surviving the harsh environment if they know the Restore Health potion recipe.

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Players have a myriad of options for regaining Health, from potions and food, to items and spells. From the onset, all Dragonborns can cast Healing; however, this can be slow, endanger the player, and comes at the expense of the player’s available Magicka. Instead, many players find it beneficial to know the recipe for crafting Restore Health potions – one of the best Alchemy recipes in


– and which ingredients work best.

Updated June 14, 2021 by Mark Hospodar: With the recent announcement of Starfield's release date, mounting excitement is beginning to build among Bethesda's fanbase. Todd Howard describes Starfield as "Skyrim in space." That's a lofty comparison, considering Skyrim's undiminished popularity even after ten years. Exploring the furthest reaches of the galaxy sounds like a tantalizing prospect, one that RPG-lovers are sure to relish. Nevertheless, seeing as how Starfield won't be released until November 11, 2022, players have ample opportunities to explore the land of the Nords a few more times before the new sci-fi epic hits the shelves.

Alchemy 101: How To Craft A Restore Health Potion

Newcomers to Skyrim may be at a loss at first when it comes to Alchemy. Luckily, the game actually includes a built-in tutorial that walks the player through the Alchemy process. It just so happens that the first potion the game tasks the player with brewing is Restore Health. Talking to these NPCs will start the tutorial process:

Arcadia, the proprietor of Arcadia's Cauldron in Whiterun

Orgnar, the innkeeper of the Sleeping Giant Inn in Riverwood

Zaria, the owner of Grave Concoctions in Falkreath

Talking to these individuals and inquiring about the use of their Alchemy Lab will trigger the tutorial. Players will receive their first Restore Health recipe, which is composed of Blisterwort and Wheat. The Dragonborn can purchase these items in the shop, or find them out in the wild. With the ingredients in hand, activate the Alchemy Lab and combine them. It's that simple!

How To Find The Restore Health Effect



, potions and poisons are produced by combining two or more ingredients at an Alchemy Lab. There are four effects for each ingredient, which can be discovered through experimentation (successfully combining at least two, compatible elements reveals the common effect), and through consumption.

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Eating an ingredient reveals its primary effect. Players should take caution, as this includes damage and other negative status effects; players should also note that only the first effect is revealed through consumption unless they have chosen the “Experimenter” Perk(s). In that case, they can glean knowledge of multiple effects through eating an ingredient.

The Ingredients Of A Restore Health Potion

Two ingredients that share an effect can be combined into a mixture. Those with Restore Health include:


Blue Mountain Flower


Butterfly Wing

Blue Dartwing

Imp Stool

Charred Skeever Hide

Rock Warbler Egg

Swamp Fungal Pod

Eye of Sabre Cat

Daedra Heart

Ash Hopper Jelly (



Felsaad Tern Feathers (



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Additional Creation Club Content Ingredients

It's worth noting that certain Creation Club content adds additional ingredients to the base game. These optional ingredients can also be utilized when crafting a Restore Health Potion if their respective content pack (Rare Curios & Saints and Seducers) is installed:


Corkbulb Root

Flame Stalk

Heart of Order



Void Essence

Combining any of the listed ingredients at an Alchemy Lab will result in a Restore Health potion. The Dargonborn can consume it to immediately regain several health points, dependent upon the strength of the mixture. However, because it’s possible to craft Restore Health potions that also cause damage to the player, it’s advisable for players to take note of any additional effects that may be shared between ingredients. For example, combining a Butterfly Wing with a Daedra Heart (one of the rarest Alchemy ingredients in


) results in a potion that restores Health


damages Magicka.

Players can mix more potent potions by increasing their Alchemy Skill level, selecting Alchemy Perks, and equipping items with the Fortify Alchemy enchantment. Ingredients and Labs are ubiquitous throughout the game, so becoming a master of Alchemy in


is simple, practical, and highly recommended.

Useful Perks For Better Health Potions

Skyrim is full of perks that help players better hone their craft. If the Dragonborn is serious about Alchemy, making doubly sure each potion is brewed to perfection is of tantamount importance. Alchemist players should grab these Perks at their earliest convenience.

Alchemist (5 Ranks) - Brewed potions and poisons become 20%, 40%, 60%, 80%, and finally Twice as strong with each successive rank

Physician - Brewed Restore Health, Stamina, and Magicka potions become 25% more powerful

Benefactor - Potions mixed with beneficial effects have an additional 25% greater magnitude

Experimenter (3 Ranks) - Each successive rank reveals an additional effect when an ingredient is consumed

Purity - All negative effects are removed from crafted potions

Certain jewelry and armor items can also come in handy when looking to brew Restore Health potions. Players can, of course, craft and enchant their own clothing items. However, these three ready-made Fortify Alchemy items are also useful for getting the job done at the brewing station:

Muiri's Ring

Ring of Pure Mixtures


Skyrim is available now for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Source: The Elder Scrolls Wiki

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