Rangers of the North
(S. Gassvil, Q. Antsulë)
Other Names: Snakeweed.
Type: Muscle/Cartilage/Tendon Repair.
Original Refennce: Previously unreported.
Range/Where Found: Bodies of freshwater at high
elevations or in cool climes.
Characteristics: Eeldrake resembles the weeds that line the
bottoms of lakes and rivers, with the exception that the tip
of each leaf is notched and resembles a tiny mouth. In fact,
in dim light the plant is easily mistaken for a waiting eel. It
can grow to a length of up to 3.’
Medicinal Uses: Although nearly impossible to uproot,
eelrake is easily cut. If a large handful of still-dripping
eelrake is placed on a roaring fire, the steam that pours
forth (10 minutes/lb of eeldrake placed on the fire) has the
capacity to heal any muscular injury if the affected region is
held over the steam for 10 minutes. Once the plant dries out,
it is useless. For this reason, healers usually keep it in covered
crocks of water.
Other Uses: None.
Cost: 5 gp/lb.
Difficulty of Finding: Medium.
Warning: If inhaled, eeldrake steam causes
lightheadedness and disorientation. Care must be
exercised by others to keep the patient from accidentally
stumbling into the fire.