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Stop human aging


Naturally produced by tulkuns



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First Appearance

Avatar: The Way of Water

This stuff just happens to stop human aging, like... stops it.
Mick Scoresby about amrita

Amrita is a yellowish neurocrine liquid produced by tulkuns in the glands at the base of their brain. It is said to be able to stop human aging completely.

Amrita was discovered by Ian Garvin while he was dissecting a tulkun corpse. Due to its anti-aging properties, it has replaced unobtanium as the most profitable resource found on Pandora, and is ounce-for-ounce the single most valuable substance known to man. One vial of it is worth approximately $80 million in an unspecified currency in the year 2170. The tulkun hunting conducted by the Cet-Ops division of the Resources Development Administration pays for most of their colonization campaign after their return to Pandora.


  • Amrita is a Sanskrit word which means "immortality".[1]
  • According to the Avatar: The Way of Water: The Visual Dictionary, amrita is always spelt lowercase, excluding the beginning of sentences.
  • James Cameron said in a Q and A that there is an unrevealed reason as to why scientists can't replicate or synthesize amrita.[2]
  • Amrit or Amrita is a concept from Hindu mythology. It is a drink or food which makes the consumer immune to death, or, metaphorically, which addresses serious issues leading to death, such as antitoxins, vaccines, antidotes to poisons, etc. For example, vaccines have been called Amrit, as have revolutionary treatments like chemotherapy. This is a concept running through Hinduism from Vedic times.[3]
  • Amrita may be a reference to sperm oil, a clear yellowish colored liquid wax produced from the cranial melon in sperm whales. It is a natural antioxidant and heat-transfer agent, prized as an illuminant in the late 18th and early 19th centuries for its bright, odorless flame, and as a popular lubricant for its low viscosity and thermal stability. It was also used as a rust inhibitor to protect metals, and saw widespread use in the aerospace industry. With the 1987 international ban on whaling, sperm oil is no longer legally sold.[4]