To make any potion/salve/tea you can follow the following formula:
1 part herb pulp/powder + 1 part catalyst + 1 part water (shake or mix) = 1 part potion/salve/tea
8 parts herb pulp/powder + 8 parts catalyst + 8 parts water (shake or mix) = 8 parts potion/salve/tea
All the items need to be COMBINED into 1 large group. For example, if you need 4 parts pulp, it needs to be 1 pulp with a COUNT of 4, not 4 pulps with a COUNT of 1. Same goes for liquids, which can be combined using the POUR verb.
COUNT your items as you're preparing them to determine the number of parts they have. You can COMBINE like items together to increase the parts, or BREAK them to make them smaller. You can count all the items you are working with, including the water.
Some useful syntax:
- BREAK my <item> <half/piece>
- COMBINE <item> (when holding 2 of the same things)
- COUNT my <item>
- CRUSH <item> in my mortar with my pestle
- POUR my <container1/potion/water/etc> <part/half/most> into my <container2>
There are different methods to making the prepared herb. If you have a closeable jar, simply put the items into the jar, close the jar, then SHAKE your jar. If you have an open jar or bowl, you will also need a mixing stick. Place all three elements (herb pulp, catalyst and water) into the jar/bowl, and with the stick, mix them until you have created your prepared herb. You can also use any closeable box, pouch, backpack, etc. with nothing else in it, put the three elements into it, close the object and shake it until you have your prepared herb.