Pulel Herb Species in Starstruck | World Anvil

Pulel Herb

A small herb that grows close to the ground in the forests of the Varnenda Highlands.

Basic Information

Biological Traits

Pulel herbs consist of small clumps of oval shaped leaves. The leaves curl on the edges slightly, and sit on 2-2.5 cm stems. Each spring it blooms with small yellow blossoms.

Ecology and Habitats

Pulel prefers partial shade and cool weather. It needs the cold winter months to bloom, so it cannot be grown in the south. Soil wise, pulel aren't too picky and can survive in bad soil. However, the plant prefers areas with ambient magic, a rarity today.

Additional Information

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Pulel are commonly grown in northern households as an old remedy for mana poisoning. As pulel take in some ambient magic as grows, households would put a potted pulel beside a poisoned person's bed. It doesn't cure the mana poisoning entirely, but does speed recovery a little.
In reverse, the leaves can also be brewed into a tea for mana deficiency. The tea need to be brewed for at least 7 minutes, and most take it with some fruit juice added to sweeten it bit. The leaves can be stored dried for up to 2 years, but the healing properties generally fade after a year and a half.
The roots can be used for settling someone's stomach, but since it works best fresh, most people don't use the roots for that.  


Its said that if a clearing is filled with more pulel than grass, buried treasure is nearby. In reality, excessive pulel is more generally a sign of a monster's nest.
4-5 years
Conservation Status
Pulel have started appearing less and less often in the wild as the ambient magic decreased. However, it still is thriving in the households of northern rabbitkin.
Average Height
5-6 cm
Varnenda Highlands
Geographic Location | Oct 22, 2018

The Quiet Hills

Pulel Tea Pastries
Item | Jan 8, 2019

Comfort food of the north


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Jul 3, 2018 04:24 by Adeline Dragon

What would happen if this plant was grown in a place without magic? Would it simply not grow at all?

Jul 3, 2018 04:25 by Mint

It would be weak and sickly, at best. At the very least, it wouldn't make it to create seeds. At worst, yeah, no growth. In the long run, you won't get any growing in a magic free area.

Jul 3, 2018 04:37 by Koray Birenheide

"The leaves can be stored dried for up to 2 years" I would restructure that into "The dried leaves can be stored for up to 2 years", rolls more of the tongue ^-^   I can't bring up nearly as much here as I could the last time since you really took my previous advice to heart, good job! This article is superbly formatted and a real piece of eye-candy. Not sure what the prompt was, but this short article format was perfect for describing a plant in a satisfying and entertaining way.   I also like the follow-up flavor of it not being as common anymore since the Starfall (if I remember correctly that is when magic became less), so it is very logically consistent. Great work!

Jul 3, 2018 04:43 by Mint

Right, will fix!
I tried my best to keep it all in mind! Formatting is one of my weaker points, so any advice I get I try to take advantage of! And thank you! The prompt was describe a medicinal plant, and so I did! I might go into mana deficiency for the condition prompt! Its not a plague, so I couldn't do it for the Plague contest.
And I try to keep the Starfall in mind for all my articles! Its the biggest event in recent history, so a lot of things have been affected by it. That sort of internal consistency is something I like to keep an eye on.
Also, thank you very much for following my world! I'll try to keep the articles coming!

Jul 3, 2018 04:49 by Koray Birenheide

I'm happy to follow your world, what I've read so far was very interesting, and I like your style ^-^ I would love to read more on mana deficiency, sounds like an interesting condition. Of course after that you gotta give more in-depth info on how mana works in your world :P

Jul 3, 2018 05:05 by Mint

True enough, explaining mana is probably going to be the biggest roadblock in writing the article, haha. Explaining a plant is easy, but magic... That's rough, in a lot of ways.
But I'm glad that you like my world/style!

Jul 3, 2018 04:42 by Heath O'Donnell

Very clever article, especially with regards to the rumor of treasure! Monsters? Ha!

Jul 3, 2018 04:44 by Mint

Thank you! Sometimes people like to find treasures in terrible places. There's always one or two rumors like that going around, haha.

Jul 3, 2018 08:50 by Tikal

Well, I mean...there could still be treasure. Just like...under the monster?

Jul 3, 2018 18:25 by Mint

Maybe... Guess it depends on how much risk you wanna take?