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For a similar consumable in Fallout Tactics, see Healing powder (Fallout Tactics). For a similar consumable in Fallout: New Vegas, see Healing powder (Fallout: New Vegas).
Healing powder
Chem Powder.png
+8 to 18 Hit Points
-1 Perception
After 6 Hours:
+1 Perception
Weight1Value$ 20

Healing powder is a drug in Fallout 2.


Commonly found among the tribes of the New West,[1] the healing powder is created out of broc flowers and xander roots and can be prepared with the most rudimentary facilities. The commonplace flower and the rare medicinal root[2] combine to create a potent restorative that can match basic stimpaks. However, the methods used in its preparation are too primitive to isolate curative compounds from those with a narcotic effect. As a result, the powder has a curative and soporific effect that adversely affects perception and awareness.[3] Certain users might also experience clouded vision, hallucinations, and involuntary recurrent memory (flashbacks).[4]

Although usually ignored by wastelanders with money or access to stimpaks, the healing powder is the basic combat healing chem of the Caesar's Legion. It can be easily manufactured on the trail, doesn't require advanced medical supplies, and most importantly, doesn't violate the ban on advanced medicine imposed by Caesar on his legionaries.[5][6]


A low-level healing chem useful until the player has a stable supply of stimpaks. John Cassidy has several unique reactions to being given healing powder (it's the only chem other than stimpaks that he can take without having a heart attack).



  1. Ulysses: "Mojave's got ways of healing most ills - if not, some tribe's usually found a way you didn't expect."
    "Like Healing Powders. Tribes back West only use Xander and Broc flower. There's a way the Twin Mothers in the East used to brew it, though."
  2. PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2): "{27100}{}{Broc Flower}
    {27101}{}{The plentiful flower that forms the base for the powder of healing.}
    {27200}{}{Xander Root}
    {27201}{}{The rare root that gives healing properties to the powder of healing.}"
  3. PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2): "{27300}{}{Healing Powder}
    {27301}{}{A very powerful healing magic- though it will bring the feeling of sleep to your head.}"
  4. John Cassidy: "{365}{}{Thanks, friend. I...whoa. Now my vision's getting all cloudy.}
    {366}{}{I heard this stuff makes you hallucin...whoa! Where the hell did all these snakes come from?!}
    {367}{}{Whenever I take this stuff, I have flashbacks.}
    {368}{}{Nothing like a little backwater tribal healing...}"
  5. Caesar
  6. Siri