Healing is the act of using health items. The following is detailes on healing mechanics and options.
In most games up to Resident Evil 4, healing items are used through the inventory screen with no associated animations. In Resident Evil: Revelations, the character uses herbs without accessing an inventory screen, but the effect is instantaneous and has no animation. In Resident Evil 5 and Revelations 2, herbs and First Aid Sprays are employed as sprays.
In Resident Evil 4, Leon may use healing items on himself or on Ashley. In Resident Evil 5, healing items are used by the player produce a spray that also heals the partner if in close proximity; in Resident Evil 5 and 6, a player may also use an herb or First Aid Spray to heal a character who is in mortal distress.