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Xander root (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For the xander root that appears in Fallout 2, see Xander root (Fallout 2).
Xander root
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+1 Hit Point per second for 4s
-5 Starvation
Component ofHealing powder
Bitter drink
Homebrewed Sunset Sarsaparilla Honest HeartsGametitle-FNV HH.png
Datura antivenom Honest HeartsGametitle-FNV HH.png
Black blood sausage Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
Weight0.02 (hardcore only; no weight in normal)Value0
QuestsBy a Campfire on the Trail
Base ID0013b2b9

Xander root is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Xander root is a large, turnip-like root with mild healing properties. It can easily be identified by its exposed head and tall green stalk protruding from a raised ring of dirt, resembling an onion. Once collected, xander root can be used in the crafting of many items, including both healing powder and stimpaks, or consumed for a small health bonus

Like all other Mojave Wasteland plants, ripe Xander roots found in the wasteland will eventually regrow after being picked by the player, making them an unlimited supply of free food.

Effects of Survival skill

10+1 Hit Point, -6 Starvation60+2 Hit Point, -11 Starvation
20+1 Hit Point, -7 Starvation70+2 Hit Point, -12 Starvation
30+1 Hit Point, -8 Starvation80+2 Hit Point, -13 Starvation
40+1 Hit Point, -9 Starvation90+2 Hit Point, -14 Starvation
50+2 Hit Point, -10 Starvation100+3 Hit Point, -15 Starvation


With the add-on Old World Blues, this item can be crafted by the player.



Xander root can be found across the wastes, often beside rocks or amongst withered roots:


  • Some traders sell xander root despite it not being worth any caps therefore if you "buy" it off the traders you won't have to pay for it.