How to Make a Potion of Healing in Minecraft

A yellow and black brewing stand on black bricks and in front of a white wall.

One of the best potions in Minecraft is the Potion of Healing. This is due to it instantly restoring 4 Hearts of Health–a rarity in this game. To make a Potion of Healing, you’ll need to brew it.

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    What You Need to Make a Potion of Healing

    Using a glistening melon and 3 awkward potions to make 3 potions of healing at a brewing stand.

    To make potions, you’re going to need a Brewing Stand. After you make and place one, you’ll need to get some Blaze Powder to fuel it. When you have the equipment set up, place 1 to 3 Awkward Potions onto the bottom slots. These are the base potions for your Potions of Healing, however, you’ll need a final key ingredient: a Glistening Melon Slice. Place 1 Glistening Melon Slice on the top slot of your Brewing Stand and watch the white progress arrow fill up. When it’s full, your Awkward Potions on the bottom slots will transform into Potions of Healing.

    How to Make a Brewing Stand

    You can create this alchemy tool from 1 Blaze Rod and 3 stone blocks of any kind (Cobblestone, Stone, Cobbled Deepslate, etc.). Blaze Rods are dropped by Blazes, which are enemies that you can find in Nether Fortresses. Remember, you will also need Blaze Powder for Brewing Stand fuel, so farming Blazes would be a good idea. You can break down 1 Blaze Rod to get 2 Blaze Powder.

    How to Make Awkward Potions

    It’s simple for you to make these basic potions if you have Nether Wart. Place Water Bottles on the bottom slots of a Brewing Stand and 1 Nether Wart on the top slot. This will give you as many Awkward Potions as Water Bottles you placed onto the Brewing Stand.

    How to Get a Glistening Melon Slice

    First, you’ll need to break a Melon to get Melon Slices. You will get from 3 to 7 Melon Slices every time that you break a Melon. You can break this fruit block with any kind of tool or your hand to get its drops.

    To make a Glistening Melon Slice, put a Melon Slice on the centermost slot of a Crafting Table. Then, surround it on every other slot with 8 Gold Nuggets. This expensive recipe will only give you 1 Glistening Melon, so use it wisely.