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MAGICAL DRAFTS AND POTIONS

BY ARSENIUS JIGGER

While this book should be in possession of every first year at Hogwarts, the library also offers a few copies in the Magical Textbook Section.

Chapter 1 A Treatise on Potions


Potions (Latin potio, 'beverage') are magical mixtures commonly brewed in cauldrons and used to create various effects on the drinker. A wizard or witch who specializes in potion brewing is known as a potioneer. Potions are brewed from ingredients with magical properties. Potions can be used as medicine, lethal poison, or give the drinker any effect from strength enhancement to immunity to flames. Potions are not necessarily used by drinking, as some can be applied by physical contact or create an effect simply by being created, such as the Regeneration Potion. One very important thing to remember about potions is "A clean cauldron keeps potions from becoming poisons." The science of potion making includes the use of words that are specific to this art. A brew is a liquid mixture made by steeping, soaking, or boiling solid ingredients in water. A concoction is, simply, a mixture of ingredients. A draught or draft is one serving or portion of a potion. The word draft indicates the substance is drawn from a cask rather than from a closed bottle. An elixir is a sweetened, aromatic solution used as medicine. A philtre is a potion designed to enchant or charm the drinker. A poison is a potion intended to cause harm or death to the drinker. A tincture is a benign medicine preserved in alcohol. The supplies for potions are universal for all potions. Silver, brass, copper or pewter Cauldron Glass or crystal phials Silver Knife Mortar and pestle Scales Various ingredients for specific potions A wand

Chapter 2 Antidote for Common Poisons


The Antidote to Common Poisons (or Antidote for Common Poisons) is a potion which counteracts ordinary poisons, such as creature bites and stings. When brewed properly, it is a bluish-green color. Add 1 Bezoar to the mortar Crush into a very fine powder using the pestle Add 4 measures of the crushed Bezoar to your cauldron Add 2 measures of Standard Ingredient to your cauldron Heat to a medium temperature for 5 seconds Wave your wand Leave to brew and return in 40 minutes with Pewter Cauldron, 34 minutes with Brass cauldron and 30 minutes with copper cauldron. Add 1 pinch of Unicorn Horns to your cauldron Stir 2 times, clockwise Add 2 Mistletoe Berries to your cauldron Stir 2 times, anti-clockwise Wave the wand to complete the potion

Chapter 3 Antidote for Uncommon Poisons


The Antidote to Uncommon Poisons is a potion that cures Doxy venom and other uncommon poisons. When correctly brewed, it is slate grey in color. Add 3 Fire Seeds to the mortar Add 1 Powdered Graphorn Horn to the mortar Crush into a very fine powder using the pestle Add 6 measures of the crushed ingredients to your cauldron Add 2 measures of Standard Ingredient to your cauldron Heat to a low temperature for 20 seconds Wave your wand Leave to brew and return in 40 minutes. Add 1 pinch of Billywig stings to your cauldron Stir 4 times, clockwise Add 3 Chizpurfle carapaces to your cauldron Stir 5 times, anti-clockwise Wave the wand to complete the potion

Chapter 4 Cure for Boils


The Cure for Boils (also known as simply Boil Cure) is a potion which cures boils. When brewed correctly, the cure shall be a deep blue in color. Add 6 snake fangs to the mortar. Crush into a fine powder using the pestle. Add 4 measures of the crushed fangs to your cauldron. Heat the mixture to 250 for 10 seconds. Wave your wand. Leave to brew and return in 45 minutes. Add 4 horned slugs to your cauldron. Take the cauldron off the fire before adding the next ingredient. Add 2 porcupine quills to your cauldron. Stir 5 times, clockwise. Wave your wand to complete the potion.

Chapter 5 Forgetfulness Potion


The Forgetfulness Potion was a potion which caused an unknown degree of memory loss in the drinker. The potion, when brewed properly, is a deep amber color. Add 2 drops of Lethe River Water to your cauldron Gently heat for 20 seconds Add 2 Valerian Sprigs to your cauldron Stir 3 times, clockwise Wave your wand Leave to brew and return in 95 minutes Add 2 measures of Standard Ingredient to the mortar Add 4 Mistletoe Berries to the mortar Crush into a medium-fine powder using the pestle Add 2 pinches of the crushed mixture to your cauldron Stir 5 times, anti-clockwise Wave your wand to complete the potion

Chapter 6 Herbicide Potion


Herbicide Potion (or simply Herbicide) is a potion that kills or damages plants. It has a disgusting taste, and is not for human consumption, as it may affect the drinker's health. It has a dark green color when finished. Add 4 Lionfish spines to the mortar Crush into a rough powder using the pestle Add 2 measurements of Standard Ingredient to the mortar Crush into a rough powder Add 3 measures of the crushed mixture to your cauldron Wave your wand Leave to brew and return in 60 minutes Add 2 measures of Horklump juice to your cauldron Heat to a medium temperature for 10 seconds Add 2 blobs of Flobberworm Mucus to your cauldron while it's still on the heat Stir 4 times, clockwise Wave your wand to complete the potion

Chapter 7 Sleeping Draught


The Sleeping Draught was a potion that caused the drinker to fall almost instantaneously into a deep but temporary sleep. A standard Sleeping Draught differed from the Draught of Living Death, which was much more powerful, lasting, and difficult to make. Sleeping Draught when properly brewed is a bright purple in colour. Add 4 sprigs of Lavender to the mortar Add 2 measures of Standard Ingredient to the mortar Crush into a creamy paste using the pestle Add 2 blobs of Flobberworm Mucus to your cauldron Add 2 measures of Standard Ingredient to your cauldron Gently heat for 30 seconds Add 3 measures of the crushed mixture to your cauldron Wave your wand Leave to brew and return in 70 minutes(time depends on cauldron) Add 2 measures of Standard Ingredient to your cauldron Heat on a high temperature for 1 minute Add 4 Valerian Sprigs to your cauldron Stir 7 times, clockwise Wave your wand to complete the potion

Chapter 8 Swelling Solution


The Swelling Solution is a potion which causes whatever it touches to swell in size. When brewed, swelling solution is a deep green color. Add two scoops of dried nettles to the mortar Add three puffer-fish eyes to the mortar Crush into a medium-fine powder Add two measures of the crushed mix to your cauldron Heat on a medium temperature for twenty seconds Wave your wand Leave to brew and return in 60 minutes Add one bat spleen to the cauldron Stir four times, counter-clockwise Heat to low for thirty seconds Wave your wand to complete the potion

Chapter 9 Wideye Potion, or Awakening Potion


The Wideye Potion, also known as the Awakening Potion, was a potion which prevented the drinker from falling asleep and could also be used to awaken someone from drugging or concussion. It acted as an antidote for the Draught of Living Death. The potion when correctly brewed is a bright green color. Add 6 Snake Fangs to the mortar Add 4 measures of Standard Ingredient to the mortar Add 6 Dried Billywig Stings to your cauldron Heat on a medium temperature for 30 seconds Finely crush the ingredients in the mortar Add 4 measures of the crushed ingredients to your cauldron Stir 3 times, clockwise Wave your wand Leave to brew and return in 95 minutes Add 2 sprigs of Wolfsbane to your cauldron Stir 3 times, anti-clockwise Wave your wand to complete the potion

Chapter 10 Wiggenweld Potion


The Wiggenweld Potion is a healing potion with the power to awaken a person from a magicallyinduced sleep. When properly concocted, the potion has an acid green color. A prince once used this potion to awaken a princess who had been given the Draught of Living Death by the Hag Leticia Somnolens. The prince first put some of the potion on his lips and then kissed the princess. Add 7 Chizpurfle fangs to the mortar. Add A sprig of mint to the mortar. Add 3 pieces of Wiggentree bark to the mortar. Finely crush the ingredients in the mortar. Add 5 measures of the crushed ingredients to your cauldron. Add 2 drops of Flobberworm Mucus to your cauldron. Heat on a low temperature for 1 minute. Add 5 drops of Boom Berry juice to your cauldron. Stir 7 times, anti-clockwise. Add 1 stewed Mandrake to your cauldron. Add 3 measures of Powdered Root of Asphodel to your cauldron. Wave your wand. Leave to brew and return in 95 minutes. Add 10 Lionfish Spines to your cauldron. Add 1 sprig of Wolfsbane to your cauldron. Add 1 Unicorn Horn to the mortar. Finely crush the ingredients in the mortar. Add 2 measures of the crushed ingredients to your cauldron. Stir 3 times, clockwise. Wave your wand to complete the potion.

Chapter 11 Hair-Raising Potion


The Hair-Raising Potion is a potion that causes the drinker's hair to stand on end. It is a relatively simple potion to make, but requires quite a bit of patience. When brewed correctly, it should appear to be a hazy green color. Add 3 porcupine quills to the mortar Add 2 puffer-fish eyes to the mortar Crush into a fine powder using the pestle Add 3 measures of the crushed ingredients to your cauldron Add 4 measures of Standard Ingredient to your cauldron Heat to a low temperature for 1 minute Wave your wand Leave to brew and return in 130 minutes. Add 3 rat tails to your cauldron Stir 8 times, clockwise Add 2 chopped dandelion roots to your cauldron Stir 4 times, anti-clockwise Wave the wand to complete the potion

Chapter 12 Girding Potion


The Girding Potion is a Potion that gives the consumer extra endurance. It has a rather foul odor as well as a golden hue when prepared. The maximum dosage is no more than two vials of the potion. Add one set of fairy wings. Heat until the potion turns turquoise. Add one doxy egg. Heat until the potion turns pink. Add the toasted dragonfly thoraxes until the potion turns red. Heat until the potion turns blue. Add toasted dragonfly thoraxes until the potion turns silver. Heat the potion until it turns red. Add three doxy eggs. Add some dragonfly thoraxes. Heat the potion until it turns blue. Add three flying seahorses. Heat until the potion turns golden.

Chapter 13 Shrinking Solution


Shrinking Solution is a potion that causes the drinker to decrease in size or apparent age. It is bright green when brewed correctly and, if prepared incorrectly, it can apparently be poisonous. Add five sliced caterpillars. Heat the potion for 20 seconds. Shake the peeled Shrivelfig until it is ready (this is extra important, as if one tries to add it before it is ready the potion may emit noxious green gases). Add peeled Shrivelfig to the cauldron. Allow the potion to simmer for 30 minutes. Add four rat spleens to the cauldron. Add three minced daisy roots to the cauldron. Add five drops of leech juice. Add two more Shrivelfigs to the cauldron. Add one sliced caterpillar. Allow the potion to simmer for 10 minutes. Wave your wand to complete the potion.

Chapter 14 Undetectable Poisons


Undetectable Poisons are a type of poison that are presumably undetectable by any method. Unfortunately, since they are undetectable, there is little one can do to detect them, save for look for the symptoms of the poison from the person who ingests it. A poison is any substance that can cause severe distress or death if ingested, breathed in, or absorbed through the skin. There exists both an Antidote to Common Poisons that can counteract the effect of many ordinary poisons, as well as an Antidote to Uncommon Poisons that is helpful against many rarer ones. A bezoar is a stone taken from the stomach of a goat that will reverse the effects of most poisons, though there are certain unusual ones that it won't work against.

Chapter 15 Conclusion

Potions are a very delicate subject, and must be handled delicately. One missed step in their creation can either create an undesired effect, or even poison a person. This book is simply an introduction to potion-making for students of the craft. It should also serve as a warning to treat potions seriously, as most instances of poisonings are because of incorrectly brewed potions. However, with a careful eye and a steady hand, potions can save live and enhance oneself.