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Makes poisoned or spoiled food and drink usable

Original D&D[]

Purify Food & Water[]

The spell is introduce in Men & Magic as a cleric spell. Anti-clerics can use the reversed form.

  • Spell Level 1

Makes a quantity of spoiled or poisoned food and water (enough to serve several dozen people) usable.


The reversed form of the spell is not mentioned, but presumably causes the above amount of damage.


Purify Food & Drink[]

Debuted in the Player's Handbook as a cleric spell.

Level: 1 School: Alteration
Components: V, S
Range: 3" Casting Time: 1 round
Duration: Permanent Saving Throw: None
Area: 1 cubit foot/level, 1" square area

Makes spoiled, rotten, or otherwise contaminated food and drink in the area safe for consumption. This also spoils unholy water, turning into normal water.


The reverse of this spell putrefies food and drink in the area, making it unsafe for consumption. It also spoils holy water, turning it into normal water.