How to Make a Regeneration Potion in Minecraft

Regenerate your health and heal other players

What to Know

  • After you gather the required supplies, activate the Brewing Stand with Blaze Power, add a Nether Wart, then add a Ghastly Tear to a Water Bottle.
  • To brew variations of the regeneration potion, you'll need Glowstone, Redstone, Gunpower, and Dragon's Breath.
  • Regeneration potions can restore your own health and heal others.

This article explains how to make every regeneration potion in Minecraft on any platform.

What You Need to Make a Potion of Regeneration

To create a Potion of Regeneration (or regen potion) in Minecraft, you'll need the following items:

  • A Crafting Table (craft with 4 Wood Planks)
  • A Brewing Stand (craft with 1 Blaze Rod and 3 Cobblestones)
  • 1 Blaze Powder (craft with 1 Blaze Rod)
  • 1 Netherwart
  • 1 Ghastly Tear
  • 1 Water Bottle

To brew variations of the regeneration potion that you can use on other players, you'll also need the following materials:

  • Gunpower
  • Dragon's Breath
  • Redstone
  • Glowstone Dust

Look out for witches, who will sometimes drop regen potions.

How to Make a Regeneration Potion in Minecraft

To brew a regeneration potion in Minecraft, follow these steps:

  1. Craft Blaze Powder using a Blaze Rod.

    Craft Blaze Powder using 1 Blaze Rod.
  2. Craft a Crafting Table using four wood planks. Any type of plank (Warped PlanksCrimson Planks, etc.) will do.

    Craft a Crafting Table using four wood planks.
  3. Place the Crafting Table on the ground and open it to bring up the 3X3 crafting grid.

    Place the Crafting Table on the ground and open it to bring up the 3X3 crafting grid.
  4. Craft a Brewing Stand. Add a Blaze Rod to the middle of the top row and three Cobblestones in the second row.

    Add a Blaze Rod to the middle of the top row and three Cobblestones in the second row.
  5. Place the Brewing Stand on the ground and open it to bring up the brewing menu.

    Place the Brewing Stand on the ground and open it to bring up the brewing menu.
  6. Add a Blaze Powder to the upper-left box to activate the Brewing Stand.

    Add a Blaze Powder to the upper-left box to activate the Brewing Stand.
  7. Add a Water Bottle to one of the boxes at the bottom of the brewing menu.

    Add a Water Bottle to one of the boxes at the bottom of the brewing menu.

    Make up to three potions at once by adding Water Bottles to the other bottom boxes in the brewing menu.

  8. Add a Nether Wart to the top box of the brewing menu.

    Add a Nether Wart to the top box of the brewing menu.
  9. Wait for the brewing process to finish. When the progress bar is full, the bottle will contain an Awkward Potion, which has no effect by itself.

    The bottle will contain an Awkward Potion
  10. Add a Ghastly Tear to the top box of the brewing menu.

    Add a Ghastly Tear to the top box of the brewing menu.
  11. Wait for the brewing process to finish. When the progress bar is full, the bottle will contain a Potion of Regeneration.

    The bottle will contain a Potion of Regeneration.

    Extend the duration of your regen potion's effect by adding Redstone.

How to Make a Potion of Regeneration II

To make a regeneration potion that restores even more health, follow these steps:

  1. Add a Potion of Regeneration to one of the bottom boxes in the brewing menu.

    Add a Potion of Regeneration to one of the bottom boxes in the brewing menu.
  2. Add Glowstone Dust to the top box in the brewing menu.

    Add Glowstone Dust to the top box in the brewing menu.
  3. Wait for the brewing process to finish. When the progress bar is full, the bottle will contain a Potion of Regeneration II.

    The bottle will contain a Potion of Regeneration II.

    It's not possible to extend the duration of the Potion of Regeneration II with Redstone.

How to Make a Splash Potion of Regeneration

To create a Splash Potion of Regeneration that you can use on others, add Gunpowder to the top box of the brewing menu and a regular Potion of Regeneration to one of the bottom boxes.

Add Gunpowder to the top box of the brewing menu and a regular Potion of Regeneration to one of the bottom boxes.

To create a Splash Potion of Regeneration II, use a Potion of Regeneration II as the base instead.

How to Make a Lingering Potion of Regeneration

To make a Lingering Potion of Regeneration, add Dragon's Breath to the top box of the brewing menu and a Splash Potion of Regeneration to one of the bottom boxes.

Add Dragon's Breath to the top box of the brewing menu and a regular Splash Potion of Regeneration to one of the bottom boxes.

What Does the Potion of Regeneration Do?

Drinking the Potion of Regeneration slowly increases your health until the effect wears off. The Splash Potion of Regeneration has the same effect on other players when you use it on them. The Lingering Potion of Regeneration creates a cloud that gives the effect to anyone who steps inside. How you use a potion differs depending on the platform you're playing on:

  • PC: Right-click and hold
  • Mobile: Tap and hold the screen
  • Xbox: Press and hold LT
  • PlayStation: Press and hold L2