How to Heal Wounds and Stop Bleeding in Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey


Is your Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey clan dying off after getting mauled? Or is your monkey in danger of bleeding to death? Here’s what to do.

In Ancestors, your hominid can get hurt in any number of ways. Most conditions, such as poison or a broken leg will heal on their own and the condition icons will disappear, even though they may impact your maximum health.

Bleeding, however, won’t go away. If you see an all red icon on your screen, it means your character has been wounded and unless you sort it they’re in risk of dying. Here’s what to do.

  • Use your senses to sweep any large, wide trees in the vicinity.
  • When you find any yellow question mark boxes, hold down “Y” to mark them.
  • Climb up the target you’ve marked.
  • Grab the item, and hold down “X” to identify it.
  • If the item’s identified as “kapok fiber”, a fluffy white/yellow substance, you’re in luck. If not, try a different tree until you find kapok fibre.
  • Take the fiber and hold down “A” to apply it. Your bleeding wounds will be healed.

Now you’ve identified kapok fibre, you’ll be able to spot it more easily. Any time you have the all-red bleeding status, grab a kapok and apply it. The longer you wait, the more chance there is it’ll negatively affect your health.

Other monkeys may also get bleeding wounds in Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, which also won’t heal on their own. You can switch to them and heal yourself or you can give them the kapok fibre and they should apply it. If you gain the ability to carry two objects at once you can carry some with you, just in case you have an unpleasant encounter.

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