- Available: Summer 20%
- Climate: Temperate
- Locale: Forest
- Type: Perennial
- Herbaceous Plant
- Cost: 5 cp/ 5 cp
- Uses: 1
“Lightning striking and rolling thunder, guided Kaelin to a hidden meadow, its floor a carpet of what became ‘Thunderbloom’, the legacy of ‘the Stormrider’.”
Kaelin Stormrider was a renowned herbalist and adventurer hailing from the highland villages. Legend has it that during a violent thunderstorm, he sought refuge in a hidden meadow. There, he found Thunderbloom, and as he approached the plant, the storm’s thunder seemed to harmonize with the melodious hum of the blossoms.
Kaelin dedicated his life to understanding this unique herb’s properties and sharing its benefits with his people. His discovery of Thunderbloom led to the development of various medicinal applications. The herb became a symbol of resilience in the highland communities, where it was used to treat ailments caused by the harsh weather and altitude. Kaelin’s legacy lives on as his teachings are passed down through generations.
Thunderbloom is a striking herbaceous plant known for its vibrant Mauve to Cyber Grape coloured blossoms that emit a faint, melodious hum during the rainy seasons. Its leaves are a lush green, slightly serrated, and arranged in rosettes around the base of the stem. The plant’s stem is non-woody and grows up to 18 inches in height. Thunderbloom’s roots are fibrous and form dense networks just below the surface of the meadow soil.
Herb Climate: Highland Meadows: Thunderbloom thrives in the cool, misty highland meadows where the air is crisp, and gentle rains are frequent.
- Seeds: Thunderbloom produces small, black seeds that are dispersed by the wind.
- Flowers: Trumpet-shaped in vivid Violet, Mauve to Cyber Grape colors, growing in clusters. They emit a soft hum during rainy periods, which locals attribute to their healing properties.
- Fruits: Small, round seed pods with thin, papery coverings.
- Leaves: The herb forms rosettes of serrated leaves at the base of the stem. They are lush green with a slight gloss and measure about 6 inches in length.
- Stem: Slender and non-woody, can reach up to 18 inches in height, and bears the blossoms.
- Root: They are fibrous, forming a dense network just below the surface of the meadow soil.
- Tisanes: Thunderbloom tisanes are made by steeping the dried violet blossoms in hot water. They are consumed for their calming and rejuvenating effects.
- Salves: Thunderbloom salves are created by infusing the herb’s leaves into a soothing base. They are used topically to alleviate skin irritations and minor burns.
- Essential Oils: Thunderbloom essential oil is obtained through a gentle steam distillation process. It is used in aromatherapy to relieve stress and anxiety.
Thunderbloom blossoms are carefully dried in a shaded, well-ventilated area to retain their color and aroma. They are then stored in airtight containers to protect them from moisture and light.
Handling and Refinement:
- Tisanes: Dried blossoms are steeped in hot water to make tisanes.
- Salves: Leaves are infused into a carrier oil to create salves.
- Essential Oils: Thunderbloom essential oil is obtained through a gentle steam distillation process.
- Thunderbloom tisanes are stored in sealed containers to preserve their freshness.
- Essential oil is kept in dark glass bottles to protect it from light exposure.
- Salves are typically stored in small, sealed jars.
- Tisanes: Thunderbloom tisanes are consumed as a soothing tea to alleviate stress and anxiety or promote restful sleep.
- Salves: Thunderbloom salves are applied topically to soothe skin irritations, minor burns, and insect bites.
- Essential Oils: Thunderbloom essential oil is used in aromatherapy. It is diffused to create a calming atmosphere and reduce stress.
All Thunderbloom products share the ability to induce relaxation, and promote a sense of well-being.
While Thunderbloom is generally safe, excessive consumption of tisanes may lead to drowsiness. It is advisable not to operate heavy machinery or perform tasks requiring focus after consuming large quantities.
Thunderbloom is considered a symbol of resilience in highland communities. Its hum during rainy periods is believed to be a harmonious connection between the plant and the storm, signifying nature’s balance and healing power.
Last Updated on 2023-10-28 by IoM-Christian