- "Can you get rid of hangovers by dunking yourself in a bacta tank?"
- ―Thane Kyrell
Bacta was a thick, gelatinous slime that had healing properties. It helped the body regrow tissue, including nerves, skin, and muscles. Injured individuals could be immersed in bacta-filled tanks in order to recover from their wounds more quickly. Being submerged in bacta was often described as going into a blissful state, in which emerging from it would often leave one feeling worse for a few days due to the loss of the sense of peace provided by the substance. After his commanding officer, Clone Captain Rex, was injured during a battle on Saleucami, clone trooper medic Kix dressed the captain's wound with a bacta bandage. When the Alliance to Restore the Republic was stationed on the frozen planet of Hoth, Luke Skywalker had to be put in a bacta tank after being attacked and maimed by a wampa ice creature.