Bullwinkle Aug 6 @ 2:00pm
Skyrim is educating me (for real)
Well I never expected THIS, but I just went for a walk outside and noticed some lavender growing wild... recognized it from the game. Then I saw some thistle. Picked em both and verified... yep, those were thistle and lavender. Thank you, HD Plants + Herbs mod.

Before you ask, no I didn't eat them to see if I turned invisible or anything :-P
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Epathos Aug 6 @ 2:04pm 
You Would be scared that Game's and Video Game's actually Teach Better then our Current day Teachers. Cold Truth.
Stania Aug 6 @ 2:18pm 
Haha I remember that once my mom and I passed through a flower store, and saw a pretty flower. "Oh, it's a real life white dragon's tongue!" I said. The florist told me "Uhm... it's an orchid" and started to laugh.
Elaini Aug 6 @ 2:28pm 
Nice, but you cannot exactly turn them into the potions in the game.

The real world properties of:

- Lavender: Helps for skin problems, digestive problems, hair loss, restlessness, insomnia, nervousness and depression. Sometimes also used for cooking desserts.

Effects that the game gets right: Fortify Stamina, desserts (Lavender Dumplings)
Effects that the game gets wrong: Resist Magic, Ravage Magicka, Fortify Conjuration

- Milk thistle: Helps for liver problems, poison symptoms or resisting poison, cancer, hepatitis, diabetes, loss of appetite, breast milk flow and depression. Sometimes used in salads or seeds are roasted.

Effects that the game gets right: Resist Poison
Effects that the game gets wrong: Resist Frost, Ravage Stamina, Fortify Heavy Armor

You're welcome.
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Bullwinkle Aug 6 @ 2:42pm 
Real world lavender helps with "skin problems"? There are thousands of types of skin problems. It helps them all? Actinic Keratosis? Pimples? Leprosy? In-grown toenails? Burns? Scabies? This is the snake-oil level of pseudoscience that gives the phrase "I read it on the internet" a bad name.

Something that helps with "digestive problems?" You mean I should eat lavender if I have acid reflux, intestinal volvulus, ulcerative colitis, food poisoning, pernicious anemia or just a tummy ache?

They got it wrong by giving resist magic properties to lavender? How would one ever know if that is indeed wrong unless you believe in real-world magic and happen to know that only toadstools have resist magic properties? The game has magic as part of its virtual reality, so I don't think it is "wrong" to include lavender as part of that magical fiction.

"You're Welcome?" The 1800s-level information posted in the previous post is potentially very dangerous to follow today. It was dangerous to follow in the 1800s too, but they didn't have any better alternatives. Today we do, Scientology for example. :-P

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pike Aug 6 @ 2:44pm 
Originally posted by Stania:
Haha I remember that once my mom and I passed through a flower store, and saw a pretty flower. "Oh, it's a real life white dragon's tongue!" I said. The florist told me "Uhm... it's an orchid" and started to laugh.
nice to see you stania , dont eat the ninroot
Elaini Aug 6 @ 4:49pm 
Originally posted by Bullwinkle:
"You're Welcome?" The 1800s-level information posted in the previous post is potentially very dangerous to follow today. It was dangerous to follow in the 1800s too, but they didn't have any better alternatives. Today we do, Scientology for example. :-P
I didn't post it all seriously you know. :D But believing only what a game says about them is equally dangerous.

I've used lavender oil for treating burns, and it's much better than keeping the injury bathed in the water, and it has a longer lasting effect on easing the pain. Tea tree oil also works, and it also helps on a lot of skin related problems, but it's slightly toxic if it's swallowed.

There are few herbal products that I trust, but that's another topic.
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WanderingJarlPuncher Aug 6 @ 4:56pm 
Originally posted by Bullwinkle:
Before you ask, no I didn't eat them to see if I turned invisible or anything :-P

pfff and you call yourself a true dragonborn.....
Elaini Aug 6 @ 4:58pm 
Originally posted by WanderingJarlPuncher:
Originally posted by Bullwinkle:
Before you ask, no I didn't eat them to see if I turned invisible or anything :-P

pfff and you call yourself a true dragonborn.....
I find the idea of eating human flesh or heart for examining it's potion qualities disturbing.
Fa Kju Tooh Aug 6 @ 5:09pm 
Originally posted by Epathos:
You Would be scared that Game's and Video Game's actually Teach Better then our Current day Teachers. Cold Truth.
But they do teach you when to use capital letters.
soldier905 Aug 6 @ 5:24pm 
Originally posted by Bullwinkle:
Real world lavender helps with "skin problems"? There are thousands of types of skin problems. It helps them all? Actinic Keratosis? Pimples? Leprosy? In-grown toenails? Burns? Scabies? This is the snake-oil level of pseudoscience that gives the phrase "I read it on the internet" a bad name.

Something that helps with "digestive problems?" You mean I should eat lavender if I have acid reflux, intestinal volvulus, ulcerative colitis, food poisoning, pernicious anemia or just a tummy ache?

They got it wrong by giving resist magic properties to lavender? How would one ever know if that is indeed wrong unless you believe in real-world magic and happen to know that only toadstools have resist magic properties? The game has magic as part of its virtual reality, so I don't think it is "wrong" to include lavender as part of that magical fiction.

"You're Welcome?" The 1800s-level information posted in the previous post is potentially very dangerous to follow today. It was dangerous to follow in the 1800s too, but they didn't have any better alternatives. Today we do, Scientology for example. :-P

Tho i dont know much about lavendar vs skin effects i do know peppermint is good for acid and other stomach/intestinal issues . I have used mint quite often when issues occur as its alot safer than toxic medication that causes more harm than good most of the time . Remember prescriptions are not the only way to heal things , natural ways are just as good if not better than a RX in some cases . If you try things for yourself before judging others on your obvious lack of knowledge on the subject you wouldnt have that type of attitude.
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WanderingJarlPuncher Aug 6 @ 5:33pm 
Originally posted by Elaini:
Originally posted by WanderingJarlPuncher:

pfff and you call yourself a true dragonborn.....
I find the idea of eating human flesh or heart for examining it's potion qualities disturbing.

it's for science you can do it
Bullwinkle Aug 6 @ 8:41pm 
I never said anything against "natural ways". When used with proper knowledge and training, natural cures are wonderful. But just because someone has an opinion doesn't mean they know wtf they are talking about.

Telling people that thistle "helps for liver problems," when there are many different types of liver problems is ridiculous. Something that is good for one type of "liver problem" can make a different type of "liver problem" worse. And that is true whether the alleged cure came from grinding up a flower or is a synthesized chemical developed by Big Pharma.

Being uneducated in chemistry, physiology, pathology, etc, does not make someone an expert on natural healing; it makes them someone who should keep their uneducated mouth shut. If you want natural cures, go for it. Just try to get your advice from someone who actually has a clue about the diseases they are advising you on...someone who understands that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and their first duty is to do no harm.
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