With the Bandage, you can heal yourself or other RUST players. With the bandage equipped on the hotbar,
Left-Click your mouse to heal yourself, and
Right-Click to heal another player within close proximity.
A bandage will heal you for five health and stop any ongoing bleeding. It also has a mostly unknown ability to reduce poison counts by -2 each time they’re used.
While a bandage’s animation will take 5 seconds to use, you will see the health come back slightly before the animation ends if you watch your health bar.
If you change items on your hotbar and back to the bandage, it will cancel the rest of the animation, and you can begin healing again.
Bandages cost such a small amount of hemp that it is good to craft them while you are on the move. Be sure to keep and use your Hemp Seeds.
While the bandage only heals five health, consistently healing with them as you travel will save you from using more expensive healing items, such as the Medical Syringe or Large Medkit.