Alchemy Ingredients and Effects

Last Updated: Nov-06-2017 (improved checklists with Hearthfire ingredients and garden planting indicators).

Alchemy allows you to create potions that temporarily enhance skills, increase damage or restore health, stamina and magicka. Most ingredients are plentiful and can be picked up as you wander around Skyrim.

The PDFs and table below list the four effects for each ingredient. The Effect number corresponds to the order of effects in-game, as shown in the image below. Remember, you can always learn the first effect by eating the ingredient!

Order of Effects


Printable Checklists

The-Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim-Alchemy-Ingredients-Grouped-by-Effect-Checklist.pdf (51262 downloads)
The-Elder-Scrolls-V-Skyrim-Alchemy-Ingredients-and-Effects-Checklist.pdf (30543 downloads)

List of Alchemy Ingredients

DB = Dragonborn DLC (ingredients found in Solstheim)
DG = Dawnguard DLC
HF = Hearthfire

Ingredient NameEffect No.EffectDLCHF Garden
Abecean Longfin1Weakness to Frost
Abecean Longfin2Fortify Sneak
Abecean Longfin3Weakness to Poison
Abecean Longfin4Fortify Restoration
Ancestor Moth Wing1Damage StaminaDG
Ancestor Moth Wing2Fortify ConjurationDG
Ancestor Moth Wing3Damage Magicka RegenDG
Ancestor Moth Wing4Fortify EnchantingDG
Ash Creep Cluster1Damage StaminaDB
Ash Creep Cluster2InvisibilityDB
Ash Creep Cluster3Resist FireDB
Ash Creep Cluster4Fortify DestructionDB
Ash Hopper Jelly1Restore HealthDB
Ash Hopper Jelly2Fortify Light ArmorDB
Ash Hopper Jelly3Resist ShockDB
Ash Hopper Jelly4Weakness to FrostDB
Ashen Grass Pod1Resist FireDB
Ashen Grass Pod2Weakness to ShockDB
Ashen Grass Pod3Fortify LockpickingDB
Ashen Grass Pod4Fortify SneakDB
Bear Claws1Restore Stamina
Bear Claws2Fortify Health
Bear Claws3Fortify One-handed
Bear Claws4Damage Magicka Regen
Bee1Restore Stamina
Bee2Ravage Stamina
Bee3Regenerate Stamina
Bee4Weakness to Shock
Beehive Husk1Resist Poison
Beehive Husk2Fortify Light Armor
Beehive Husk3Fortify Sneak
Beehive Husk4Fortify Destruction
Bleeding Crown1Weakness to FireY
Bleeding Crown2Fortify BlockY
Bleeding Crown3Weakness to PoisonY
Bleeding Crown4Resist MagicY
Blisterwort1Damage StaminaY
Blisterwort3Restore HealthY
Blisterwort4Fortify SmithingY
Blue Butterfly Wing1Damage Stamina
Blue Butterfly Wing2Fortify Conjuration
Blue Butterfly Wing3Damage Magicka Regen
Blue Butterfly Wing4Fortify Enchanting
Blue Dartwing1Resist Shock
Blue Dartwing2Fortify Pickpocket
Blue Dartwing3Restore Health
Blue Dartwing4Fear
Blue Mountain Flower1Restore HealthY
Blue Mountain Flower2Fortify ConjurationY
Blue Mountain Flower3Fortify HealthY
Blue Mountain Flower4Damage Magicka RegenY
Boar Tusk1Fortify StaminaDB
Boar Tusk2Fortify HealthDB
Boar Tusk3Fortify BlockDB
Boar Tusk4FrenzyDB
Bone Meal1Damage Stamina
Bone Meal2Resist Fire
Bone Meal3Fortify Conjuration
Bone Meal4Ravage Stamina
Briar Heart1Restore Magicka
Briar Heart2Fortify Block
Briar Heart3Paralysis
Briar Heart4Fortify Magicka
Burnt Spriggan Wood1Weakness to FireDB
Burnt Spriggan Wood2Fortify AlterationDB
Burnt Spriggan Wood3Damage Magicka RegenDB
Burnt Spriggan Wood4SlowDB
Butterfly Wing1Restore Health
Butterfly Wing2Fortify Barter
Butterfly Wing3Lingering Damage Stamina
Butterfly Wing4Damage Magicka
Canis Root1Damage StaminaY
Canis Root2Fortify One-handedY
Canis Root3Fortify MarksmanY
Canis Root4ParalysisY
Charred Skeever Hide1Restore Stamina
Charred Skeever Hide2Cure Disease
Charred Skeever Hide3Resist Poison
Charred Skeever Hide4Restore Health
Chaurus Eggs1Weakness to Poison
Chaurus Eggs2Fortify Stamina
Chaurus Eggs3Damage Magicka
Chaurus Eggs4Invisibility
Chaurus Hunter Antennae1Damage StaminaDG
Chaurus Hunter Antennae2Fortify ConjurationDG
Chaurus Hunter Antennae3Damage Magicka RegenDG
Chaurus Hunter Antennae4Fortify EnchantingDG
Chicken's Egg1Resist Magic
Chicken's Egg2Damage Magicka Regen
Chicken's Egg3Waterbreathing
Chicken's Egg4Lingering Damage Stamina
Creep Cluster1Restore MagickaY
Creep Cluster2Damage Stamina RegenY
Creep Cluster3Fortify Carry WeightY
Creep Cluster4Weakness to MagicY
Crimson Nirnroot1Damage Health
Crimson Nirnroot2Damage Stamina
Crimson Nirnroot3Invisibility
Crimson Nirnroot4Resist Magic
Cyrodilic Spadetail1Damage Stamina
Cyrodilic Spadetail2Fortify Restoration
Cyrodilic Spadetail3Fear
Cyrodilic Spadetail4Ravage Health
Daedra Heart1Restore Health
Daedra Heart2Damage Stamina Regen
Daedra Heart3Damage Magicka
Daedra Heart4Fear
Deathbell1Damage HealthY
Deathbell2Ravage StaminaY
Deathbell4Weakness to PoisonY
Dragon's Tongue1Resist FireY
Dragon's Tongue2Fortify BarterY
Dragon's Tongue3Fortify IllusionY
Dragon's Tongue4Fortify Two-handedY
Dwarven Oil1Weakness to Magic
Dwarven Oil2Fortify Illusion
Dwarven Oil3Regenerate Magicka
Dwarven Oil4Restore Magicka
Ectoplasm1Restore Magicka
Ectoplasm2Fortify Destruction
Ectoplasm3Fortify Magicka
Ectoplasm4Damage Health
Elves Ear1Restore Magicka
Elves Ear2Fortify Marksman
Elves Ear3Weakness to Frost
Elves Ear4Resist Fire
Emperor Parasol Moss1Damage HealthDB
Emperor Parasol Moss2Fortify MagickaDB
Emperor Parasol Moss3Regenerate HealthDB
Emperor Parasol Moss4Fortify Two-handedDB
Eye of Sabre Cat1Restore Stamina
Eye of Sabre Cat2Ravage Health
Eye of Sabre Cat3Damage Magicka
Eye of Sabre Cat4Restore Health
Falmer Ear1Damage Health
Falmer Ear2Frenzy
Falmer Ear3Resist Poison
Falmer Ear4Fortify Lockpicking
Felsaad Tern Feathers1Restore HealthDB
Felsaad Tern Feathers2Fortify Light ArmorDB
Felsaad Tern Feathers3Cure DiseaseDB
Felsaad Tern Feathers4Resist MagicDB
Fire Salts1Weakness to Frost
Fire Salts2Resist Fire
Fire Salts3Restore Magicka
Fire Salts4Regenerate Magicka
Fly Amanita1Resist FireY
Fly Amanita2Fortify Two-handedY
Fly Amanita3FrenzyY
Fly Amanita4Regenerate StaminaY
Frost Mirriam1Resist Frost
Frost Mirriam2Fortify Sneak
Frost Mirriam3Ravage Magicka
Frost Mirriam4Damage Stamina Regen
Frost Salts1Weakness to Fire
Frost Salts2Resist Frost
Frost Salts3Restore Magicka
Frost Salts4Fortify Conjuration
Garlic1Resist Poison
Garlic2Fortify Stamina
Garlic3Regenerate Magicka
Garlic4Regenerate Health
Giant Lichen1Weakness to ShockY
Giant Lichen2Ravage HealthY
Giant Lichen3Weakness to PoisonY
Giant Lichen4Restore MagickaY
Giant's Toe1Damage Stamina
Giant's Toe2Fortify Health
Giant's Toe3Fortify Carry Weight
Giant's Toe4Damage Stamina Regen
Gleamblossom1Resist MagicDG
Gleamblossom3Regenerate HealthDG
Glow Dust1Damage Magicka
Glow Dust2Damage Magicka Regen
Glow Dust3Fortify Destruction
Glow Dust4Resist Shock
Glowing Mushroom1Resist ShockY
Glowing Mushroom2Fortify DestructionY
Glowing Mushroom3Fortify SmithingY
Glowing Mushroom4Fortify HealthY
Grass Pod1Resist PoisonY
Grass Pod2Ravage MagickaY
Grass Pod3Fortify AlterationY
Grass Pod4Restore MagickaY
Hagraven Claw1Resist Magic
Hagraven Claw2Lingering Damage Magicka
Hagraven Claw3Fortify Enchanting
Hagraven Claw4Fortify Barter
Hagraven Feathers1Damage Magicka
Hagraven Feathers2Fortify Conjuration
Hagraven Feathers3Frenzy
Hagraven Feathers4Weakness to Shock
Hanging Moss1Damage Magicka
Hanging Moss2Fortify Health
Hanging Moss3Damage Magicka Regen
Hanging Moss4Fortify One-handed
Hawk Beak1Restore Stamina
Hawk Beak2Resist Frost
Hawk Beak3Fortify Carry Weight
Hawk Beak4Resist Shock
Hawk Feathers1Cure Disease
Hawk Feathers2Fortify Light Armor
Hawk Feathers3Fortify One-handed
Hawk Feathers4Fortify Sneak
Hawk's Egg1Resist MagicHF
Hawk's Egg2Damage Magicka RegenHF
Hawk's Egg3WaterbreathingHF
Hawk's Egg4Lingering Damage StaminaHF
Histcarp1Restore Stamina
Histcarp2Fortify Magicka
Histcarp3Damage Stamina Regen
Honeycomb1Restore Stamina
Honeycomb2Fortify Block
Honeycomb3Fortify Light Armor
Honeycomb4Ravage Stamina
Human Flesh1Damage Health
Human Flesh2Paralysis
Human Flesh3Restore Magicka
Human Flesh4Fortify Sneak
Human Heart1Damage Health
Human Heart2Damage Magicka
Human Heart3Damage Magicka Regen
Human Heart4Frenzy
Ice Wraith Teeth1Weakness to Frost
Ice Wraith Teeth2Fortify Heavy Armor
Ice Wraith Teeth3Invisibility
Ice Wraith Teeth4Weakness to Fire
Imp Stool1Damage HealthY
Imp Stool2Lingering Damage HealthY
Imp Stool3ParalysisY
Imp Stool4Restore HealthY
Jazbay Grapes1Weakness to MagicY
Jazbay Grapes2Fortify MagickaY
Jazbay Grapes3Regenerate MagickaY
Jazbay Grapes4Ravage HealthY
Juniper Berries1Weakness to FireY
Juniper Berries2Fortify MarksmanY
Juniper Berries3Regenerate HealthY
Juniper Berries4Damage Stamina RegenY
Large Antlers1Restore Stamina
Large Antlers2Fortify Stamina
Large Antlers3Slow
Large Antlers4Damage Stamina Regen
Lavender1Resist MagicY
Lavender2Fortify StaminaY
Lavender3Ravage MagickaY
Lavender4Fortify ConjurationY
Luna Moth Wing1Damage Magicka
Luna Moth Wing2Fortify Light Armor
Luna Moth Wing3Regenerate Health
Luna Moth Wing4Invisibility
Moon Sugar1Weakness to Fire
Moon Sugar2Resist Frost
Moon Sugar3Restore Magicka
Moon Sugar4Regenerate Magicka
Mora Tapinella1Restore MagickaY
Mora Tapinella2Lingering Damage HealthY
Mora Tapinella3Regenerate StaminaY
Mora Tapinella4Fortify IllusionY
Mudcrab Chitin1Restore Stamina
Mudcrab Chitin2Cure Disease
Mudcrab Chitin3Resist Poison
Mudcrab Chitin4Resist Fire
Namira's Rot1Damage MagickaY
Namira's Rot2Fortify LockpickingY
Namira's Rot3FearY
Namira's Rot4Regenerate HealthY
Netch Jelly1ParalysisDB
Netch Jelly2Fortify Carry WeightDB
Netch Jelly3Restore StaminaDB
Netch Jelly4FearDB
Nightshade1Damage HealthY
Nightshade2Damage Magicka RegenY
Nightshade3Lingering Damage StaminaY
Nightshade4Fortify DestructionY
Nirnroot1Damage Health
Nirnroot2Damage Stamina
Nirnroot4Resist Magic
Nordic Barnacle1Damage Magicka
Nordic Barnacle2Waterbreathing
Nordic Barnacle3Regenerate Health
Nordic Barnacle4Fortify Pickpocket
Orange Dartwing1Restore Stamina
Orange Dartwing2Ravage Magicka
Orange Dartwing3Fortify Pickpocket
Orange Dartwing4Lingering Damage Health
Pearl1Restore Stamina
Pearl2Fortify Block
Pearl3Restore Magicka
Pearl4Resist Shock
Pine Thrush Egg1Restore Stamina
Pine Thrush Egg2Fortify Lockpicking
Pine Thrush Egg3Weakness to Poison
Pine Thrush Egg4Resist Shock
Poison Bloom1Damage HealthDG
Poison Bloom2SlowDG
Poison Bloom3Fortify Carry WeightDG
Poison Bloom4FearDG
Powdered Mammoth Tusk1Restore Stamina
Powdered Mammoth Tusk2Fortify Sneak
Powdered Mammoth Tusk3Weakness to Fire
Powdered Mammoth Tusk4Fear
Purple Mountain Flower1Restore StaminaY
Purple Mountain Flower2Fortify SneakY
Purple Mountain Flower3Lingering Damage MagickaY
Purple Mountain Flower4Resist FrostY
Red Mountain Flower1Restore MagickaY
Red Mountain Flower2Ravage MagickaY
Red Mountain Flower3Fortify MagickaY
Red Mountain Flower4Damage HealthY
River Betty1Damage Health
River Betty2Fortify Alteration
River Betty3Slow
River Betty4Fortify Carry Weight
Rock Warbler Egg1Restore Health
Rock Warbler Egg2Fortify One-handed
Rock Warbler Egg3Damage Stamina
Rock Warbler Egg4Weakness to Magic
Sabre Cat Tooth1Restore Stamina
Sabre Cat Tooth2Fortify Heavy Armor
Sabre Cat Tooth3Fortify Smithing
Sabre Cat Tooth4Weakness to Poison
Salmon Roe1Restore StaminaHF
Salmon Roe2WaterbreathingHF
Salmon Roe3Fortify MagickaHF
Salmon Roe4Regenerate MagickaHF
Salt Pile1Weakness to Magic
Salt Pile2Fortify Restoration
Salt Pile3Slow
Salt Pile4Regenerate Magicka
Scaly Pholiota1Weakness to MagicY
Scaly Pholiota2Fortify IllusionY
Scaly Pholiota3Regenerate StaminaY
Scaly Pholiota4Fortify Carry WeightY
Scathecraw1Ravage HealthDB
Scathecraw2Ravage StaminaDB
Scathecraw3Ravage MagickaDB
Scathecraw4Lingering Damage HealthDB
Silverside Perch1Restore Stamina
Silverside Perch2Damage Stamina Regen
Silverside Perch3Ravage Health
Silverside Perch4Resist Frost
Skeever Tail1Damage Stamina Regen
Skeever Tail2Ravage Health
Skeever Tail3Damage Health
Skeever Tail4Fortify Light Armor
Slaughterfish Egg1Resist Poison
Slaughterfish Egg2Fortify Pickpocket
Slaughterfish Egg3Lingering Damage Health
Slaughterfish Egg4Fortify Stamina
Slaughterfish Scales1Resist Frost
Slaughterfish Scales2Lingering Damage Health
Slaughterfish Scales3Fortify Heavy Armor
Slaughterfish Scales4Fortify Block
Small Antlers1Weakness to Poison
Small Antlers2Fortify Restoration
Small Antlers3Lingering Damage Stamina
Small Antlers4Damage Health
Small Pearl1Restore Stamina
Small Pearl2Fortify One-handed
Small Pearl3Fortify Restoration
Small Pearl4Resist Frost
Snowberries1Resist FireY
Snowberries2Fortify EnchantingY
Snowberries3Resist FrostY
Snowberries4Resist ShockY
Spawn Ash1Ravage StaminaDB
Spawn Ash2Resist FireDB
Spawn Ash3Fortify EnchantingDB
Spawn Ash4Ravage MagickaDB
Spider Egg1Damage Stamina
Spider Egg2Damage Magicka Regen
Spider Egg3Fortify Lockpicking
Spider Egg4Fortify Marksman
Spriggan Sap1Damage Magicka Regen
Spriggan Sap2Fortify Enchanting
Spriggan Sap3Fortify Smithing
Spriggan Sap4Fortify Alteration
Swamp Fungal Pod1Resist ShockY
Swamp Fungal Pod2Lingering Damage MagickaY
Swamp Fungal Pod3ParalysisY
Swamp Fungal Pod4Restore HealthY
Taproot1Weakness to Magic
Taproot2Fortify Illusion
Taproot3Regenerate Magicka
Taproot4Restore Magicka
Thistle Branch1Resist FrostY
Thistle Branch2Ravage StaminaY
Thistle Branch3Resist PoisonY
Thistle Branch4Fortify Heavy ArmorY
Torchbug Thorax1Restore Stamina
Torchbug Thorax2Lingering Damage Magicka
Torchbug Thorax3Weakness to Magic
Torchbug Thorax4Fortify Stamina
Trama Root1Weakness to ShockDB
Trama Root2Fortify Carry WeightDB
Trama Root3Damage MagickaDB
Trama Root4SlowDB
Troll Fat1Resist Poison
Troll Fat2Fortify Two-handed
Troll Fat3Frenzy
Troll Fat4Damage Health
Tundra Cotton1Resist MagicY
Tundra Cotton2Fortify MagickaY
Tundra Cotton3Fortify BlockY
Tundra Cotton4Fortify BarterY
Vampire Dust1Invisibility
Vampire Dust2Restore Magicka
Vampire Dust3Regenerate Health
Vampire Dust4Cure Disease
Void Salts1Weakness to Shock
Void Salts2Resist Magic
Void Salts3Damage Health
Void Salts4Fortify Magicka
Wheat1Restore HealthY
Wheat2Fortify HealthY
Wheat3Damage Stamina RegenY
Wheat4Lingering Damage MagickaY
White Cap1Weakness to FrostY
White Cap2Fortify Heavy ArmorY
White Cap3Restore MagickaY
White Cap4Ravage MagickaY
Wisp Wrappings1Restore Stamina
Wisp Wrappings2Fortify Destruction
Wisp Wrappings3Fortify Carry Weight
Wisp Wrappings4Resist Magic
Yellow Mountain Flower1Resist PoisonDG
Yellow Mountain Flower2Fortify RestorationDG
Yellow Mountain Flower3Fortify HealthDG
Yellow Mountain Flower4Damage Stamina RegenDG

This document uses material from the “Skyrim:Ingredients” article and linked articles on The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages ( and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


  1. Would be nice to have a list of all enchants including the shadow ones and blessing of mara that doesn’t work. As well as a list of shouts including DLC

  2. Missing ingredient: Salmon Roe. Obtained from jumping salmons only – look for them in waterfalls. Effects (in order from first to fourth): Restore Stamina, Waterbreathing, Fortify Magicka, Regenerate Magicka

  3. Hi Chris, it took a while, but the checklists and table have been updated with the Hearthfire ingredients: Salmon Roe and Hawk’s Egg. Thanks for the note.

  4. You are absolutely a godsend and a life saver for this list. I realized it would take me a decade and I owe you all my alchemy levels from here on!!

  5. Is there any way that this could get updated to include the ingredients from Rare Curious? I have the Creation downloaded and I love it, but it drives me crazy that my list from you doesn’t have these new additions! Thanks regardless, I love your work!

  6. Thank you so very much for the hard work and enormous time it took to make this list to share. Blessed Be.

  7. Thank you so much. I’ve been looking for physical guides because while skyrimalchemy is amazing, it requires reloading pages and sometimes the internet just doesn’t want to play ball. I would seriously pay good money for a nicely bound physical book with your pdfs (I *did* pay for the Stardew Valley fan-made book!); so thank you so much for making them printable (I can print them off and paste them into a nice notebook instead lol)

  8. Awesome list, but it would be even cooler if it had anniversary edition ingredients such as ones from Rare Curios. Also, a list that has the effects listed with all ingredients that have that effect would be really nice.

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