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The Red Herb is one of three different herbs that can be found growing in pots around the Arklay Mountains and Raccoon City, along with Green and Blue Herbs. Although useless on its own (in most titles), a Red Herb greatly amplifies the healing effect of a Green Herb when combined with one. The combined mixture of a Green Herb and a Red Herb can even completely restore one's health.

The herbs were either transplanted to Europe and Africa by Umbrella (unless the plants originally came from one of these locations), as they appear in the fourth- and fifth-numbered games in the series, fulfilling the same function.

In Resident Evil Outbreak, the herb can do something alone; It can stop your viral meter for about 30 seconds.

In Resident Evil Gaiden, the Red Herb directly heals damage. Its description says "This herbal compound will restore heavy damage".

In Resident Evil: Revelations 2, its effect is slightly different. Instead of triple the effect, it triples the amount of a Green Herb, making 1 Green Herb into 3.

In Resident Evil 2 remake, combining it with a Blue Herb provides a R+B mixture which greatly reduces the damage taken by the player, while also providing immunity against poison for a short period of time.

They can be found in almost about every title except Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, Resident Evil Revelations, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Resident Evil Village whose game mechanics do not require them.


Resident Evil 4[]

  • Red Herb
"Mixing it with a Green Herb will completely restore health."
  • Mixed Herbs (G+R)
"A mixture of 2 different herbs. Completely restores health."

Resident Evil 5[]

  • Red Herb
"The red herb has no effect on its own, but can greatly increase the healing properties of a green herb when combined."
  • Herb (G+R)
"A health restorative made from the combination of a green herb and a red herb. It will completely restore one's health."