How To Brew a Potion of Healing in Minecraft

Instant health is amazing
Britt Britt (157)
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Arguably the most useful potion in Minecraft! While it does require gold and plenty of melons to make a bunch, a potion of healing can give players instant health up to 4 hearts!

Here’s an easy guide to brewing a potion of healing in Minecraft!

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glass bottle

In order to begin brewing, use 3 glass blocks in a crafting table to make 3 glass bottles!

water bottle

Take your freshly made glass bottles, go up to a water source and right click. You’ve now created a water bottle.


This is the most tedious part of brewing. In order to begin the actual brewing process, you’ll need to collect blaze powder to fuel a brewing stand. You can craft a blaze powder from blaze rods, which are dropped by (you guessed it) blazes!

blaze powder recipe

Simply put the blaze rod anywhere on the crafting table to create 2 blaze powders.

nether wart

Basic potions require a potion modifier. In this case, we need to gather nether wart. So while you’re looking for blazes, be sure to also grab some soul sand and nether wart from the nether fortress!

awkward potion

The base potion for every standard potion is an awkward potion. Place 3 water bottles, blaze powder, and nether wart into the brewing stand’s GUI as shown above.

glistering melon potion

This potion requires an easy to gather effect ingredient: glistering melon! Copy the recipe below to craft a glistering melon. Leaving everything how it was from the last step, simply place the glistering melon in the top empty space.

glistering melon

After brewing is complete, you’ve created a standard potion of healing. This potion restores health by 2 hearts.

Keep reading to learn how to enhance the potion!


Enhancing a potion improves the effect that it has on the player or entity. Add a glowstone dust into the base ingredient slot (the top one) to begin brewing. The output potion restores 4 hearts of health.

Become a superhuman in Minecraft!
Britt Britt (157)
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Sometimes you just need an extra boost in melee attacks! Minecraft developers had that in mind when they added in the potion of strength. This potion can increase a player's melee attack damage!