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Sacred datura root
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Icon xander root.png
Sacred datura poison for 30 seconds
-2 Perception for 90 seconds
Component ofDatura hide
Datura antivenom
QuestsRite of Passage
Base IDxx0094bb
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Sacred datura root is a consumable item in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on, Honest Hearts.


The plant in which the sacred datura root is picked appears as a small green bush with white flowers similar to morning glory flowers blossoming from it.

Although it is easily able to be seen as a poison to the player, it can still be consumed. Doing this will lead to effects similar to those of cazador and nightstalker poisons. However, it can only be cured by the datura antivenom - as the antivenom from the Mojave Wasteland has no effect on this type of poison.

During the quest Rite of Passage, it is shown that the sacred datura root can be used to create a bitter tasting tea with rather severe hallucinogenic effects. The only known person to be able to create this tea is White Bird of the Sorrows tribe.

It can also be used by the Courier to craft other consumables, such as datura hide and datura antivenom, neither of which suffer from the negative side effects of the plants raw form.


  • The datura root can be found within the The Narrows. The root must be picked.
  • It can also be purchased from Joshua Graham.
  • There are two to three roots near each bridge in Zion.

Related quests


  • The Pip-Boy icon is identical to that of the xander root.

Behind the scenes

  • Datura has, in many cultures, been used for both its hallucinogenic and its toxic properties for many centuries.