"The viridian stem of a plant recently in flower, known for its medicinal effects."
Much like honey, yuckwheat stem is one of the common and efficent remedies in Qud. It is always a good idea to harvest these from the yuckwheat if you are able to as it is quite precious, especially if you are on your way to Golgotha.
If you eat one while you are confused, the status effect will be removed. This can help you greatly if you run into some unexpected Seekers of the sightless way; it can also be combined with Witchwood Bark for instant healing.
Eating a Yuckwheat Stem while suffering from the progress of Glotrot and Ironshank will halt the disease's progression and grant you a +3 bonus to your next save against another similar disease. To gain maximum benefit, you must eat one dose each day (whenever you get a message of "Your throat feels sore" or "You feel a bit better".)
- You can (and should) take one dose prior to being infected, since the bonus to your next save lasts until that save actually occurs, no matter how long that might be.
- The bonus from yuckwheat does not stack with the identical bonus from Honey, and neither is effective once glotrot is fully-progressed to the point where your tongue has begun to rot.