"This is a small object. It can be used, and might do something useful.
"This gourd contains specially formulated and mildly enchanted shaper-made goo. Eating it has some beneficial effect. Fortunately, it keeps for a long time. Pods help only you. Use spores to help your entire group." - In-game description
Pods are potions which can only be used to affect the player character. All pods weigh 0.3 lbs.
Heal Self (Effect: 5-30)
Haste Self (Effect: 5-10)
Cure Self (Effect: 5-30)
Restore Essence (Effect: 5-15)
Shield Self (Effect: 4-8)