"It's shig. We grow the behot for it locally. I find it bracing."
Degan Cor[src]

Behot was a species of herb that grew on the planet Mandalore. The herb was citrus-flavored and grew rapidly, making it the favored choice of ingredients for the Mandalorian beverage shig, a tisane brewed from a number of herbs.[1] Behot was mildly antiseptic and stimulating,[2] and capable of soothing an upset stomach.[3] Shig brewed from behot possessed an amber color and the herb's citrus flavor.[4]

In 20 BBY, the Null-class ARC trooper Mereel used behot herbs in the shig he brewed for a pregnant Etain Tur-Mukan in order to help settle her stomach.[3] Mereel's adopted father, Kal Skirata, also enjoyed a mug of behot-made shig when looking to calm his nerves.[5] By the end of the Clone Wars, members of the anti-Imperial resistance on Toprawa had taken to growing behot locally[4] on the Outer Rim world,[6] using it to make their own shig. Resistance leader Degan Cor had a taste for shig brewed from behot, as did several of his rebel colleagues.[4]

Behind the scenesEdit

Behot first appeared in Star Wars canon in the Republic Commando series novel, True Colors, written by author Karen Traviss and published October 30, 2007. The herb appeared again in Traviss' 2009 novel, Imperial Commando: 501st, and she included details about Behot in her Star Wars Insider article, The Mandalorians: People and Culture. The 2013 novel The Last Jedi, written by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, featured behot-made shig, and noted that the herb was grown locally on Toprawa in addition to Mandalore.



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