Campaign of the Month: April 2012
Chima plant, binomial name Ilex floenrexis, is a species of holly (family Aquifoliaceae), well known as the source of an herbal tea, mainly used to calm nerves and promote health. Though the plant is called erva in Elven, (“herb” in Eastern), it is a tree and not a herbaceous plant. It is native to subtropical Floenry Isles, Timiro, Land of the South Winds, Old Kingdom and the southwestern Western Empire.
The chima plant, Ilex floenrexis, is a shrub when young and a tree when adult, growing up to 15 meters tall. The leaves are evergreen, 7–11 cm long and 3–5.5 cm wide, with a serrated margin. The flowers are small, greenish-white, with four petals. The fruit is a red drupe 4–6 mm in diameter. The leaves are often called erva (Elven) or chima (Wolfen), both of which mean “herb”. They contain caffeine and related compounds and are harvested en masse by specialized botanists in the Land of the South Winds
Roggan regularly drinks it, using a specialized bamboo straw with a filter, in a dried gourd.
Picture thanks to Koehler’s Medicinal-Plants