Emotional Distancing Potion
A magical effect used to put off major emotional trauma. This mind altering recipe is in the Herbalism, Potions, & Magical Healing secret recipe book by Ohno Suzu's family. The few known to be treated with this potion report the following:
Known IngredientsSalt, daikon radish, and persimmon
Ingredients Mentioned by One Patient and Not AnotherHibiscus, pine needles, okra, arnica (because the jar was labeled that way), ground coffee, mushrooms, and possibly pickled plum brine.
Unidentified IngredientIridescent crystals pulled from a dark amber jar with no label. When added to the bath, gave the water a gentle effervescence. Patients recalled the scent that reminded them of cinnamon. Though, recollections of the crystals are hazy.
PreparationThe healers chopped the solid items finely, added the salt and strange crystals in the bath, and then the chopped ingredients. The patient soaked with this 'soup' in the deep tub.
ProcessThe trauma victim was put in a bath. The healer poured the ingredients in with them.
DurationPatients guess about 1 hour. But additional potion was added to extend the effect in one patient's case.
EffectWithin seconds the patient couldn't remember what recently happened before they were in the bath. They were a little loopy and more extroverted than normal during the effect. But the person's mental state seemed to settle before they had to deal with the overwhelm of what they had been through.
- When it wore off the emotions came in all at once. It could be harsh, but of short duration.
- Disorientation. Feeling that the patient should have known or remembered something important. Though the memories returned when the potion wore off.