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Sacred datura root is a consumable item in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.


The plant in which the sacred datura root is derived from is a small, green flowering bush with white, blossoming flowers. The plant can be consumed by the player character, resulting in a unique poison effect called sacred datura poison for 30 seconds and a reduction in one's Perception for 90 seconds. The sacred datura poison does not reduce HP, but results in a woozy visual and sporadic audial effect, similar to other poisons. It can be cured by datura antivenom, but regular antivenom has no effect.

Related quests

  • Rite of Passage: The Courier learns that sacred datura root can be used to create a bitter-tasting tea with hallucinogenic effects. The only known person to be able to create this tea is White Bird of the Sorrows tribe.


  • The datura root can be picked within The Narrows.
  • It can also be purchased from Joshua Graham.
  • There are two to three roots near each bridge in Zion.


The Pip-Boy icon is identical to that of the xander root.

Behind the scenes

The sacred datura root is based on the real world Datura wrightii, colloquially known as "sacred datura root." It is found in the Southwestern United States and Mexico.