|Used for||Anti-inflamatory and Recreational|
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
”Rubbing firemoss was said to make a man’s mind more receptive to thoughts and ideas. The one time Szeth had tried it, it had given him a headache and two blistered fingers.
Firemoss is a plant native to Roshar. It is an addictive drug used by rubbing the firemoss between the thumb and forefinger. When rubbed, it gives off a crackling sound and wisps of smoke and can blister the fingers until calluses are built up. It makes the experienced user feel euphoric.
Firemoss can also be used to reduce cranial swelling in extreme cases, although there is a high risk of the patient developing an addiction. While Kaladin is recovering from the fight with the chasmfiend and wandering in the chasms, he is offered firemoss as a pain reliever. He refuses it because he knows firemoss is addictive and remembers that his father hated using it.
Teft, of Bridge Four, is a firemoss addict. His addiction becomes a minor plot point in Oathbringer.