Deflating Draught

The Deflating Draught is probably best known as an antidote to the Swelling Solution. As such, it is a standard medical treatment in the wizarding world, used to reduce swellings of all kinds, whether they are magically induced or not.

Rumours that it can be used as a kind of magical viagra remain unconfirmed.

Related Drugs: Hair Raising Potion, Mandrake Restorative Draught, Pepperup Potion, Polyjuice Potion, Skele-Gro & Swelling Solution.

Hair-Raising Potion

Few details are known about Hair-Raising Potion. As the name suggests, the potion causes the imbiber’s hair to stand on end. That’s about it.

Oh, and one of the ingredients is an unspecified number of rat tails. No one knows why, and we’re all happier that way.

Much happier.

Related Drugs: Deflating Draught, Mandrake Restorative Draught, Pepperup Potion, Polyjuice Potion, Skele-Gro & Swelling Solution.

Mandrake Restorative Draught

Mandrake Restorative Draught is cure for various magical curses and transfigurations.

One of its best known uses is to cure the victims of basilisk attacks, a use to which it was put to cure the several victims of such attacks at Hogwarts across 2002 and 2003. Mandrake Restorative Draught is unusual in that it equally efficacious when administered to ghosts as to the living.

Related Drugs: Deflating Draught, Hair Raising Potion, Pepperup Potion, Polyjuice Potion, Skele-Gro & Swelling Solution.r of Secrets (First mentioned)

Pepperup Potion

Pepperup Potion is a magical cure for the common cold, and reasonably effective at doing so.

It does, however, come with the side-effect that steam is emitted from the ears of those who take it for several hours after taking it. If muggles ever discovered it, it would be enormously popular among the mainstream for its curative effects, and among steampunks for its side effects.

It was first created by Glover Hipworth, although it is unclear whether he did so in the late 18th or early 18th centuries.

Related Drugs: Deflating Draught, Hair Raising Potion, Mandrake Restorative Draught, Polyjuice Potion, Skele-Gro & Swelling Solution.

Polyjuice Potion

Polyjuice Potion is an alchemical preparation that allows a human drinker to temporarily assume the form of another person – although only a particular person. In particular, it cannot be used to take the form of any non-human – although numerous attempts have ended in the potion drinker being stuck in some sort of in-between form.

The potion is a difficult and time-consuming one to prepare – among other things, it needs to brew for a month after its final brewing – and one of the most difficult to acquire ingredients is a sample of the target person, usually hair, although other substances will work just as well. Polyjuice Potion is also highly variable in the duration of its effect, with the quality of the numerous ingredients and the skill of the brewing both influencing the outcomes.

Related Drugs: Deflating Draught, Hair Raising Potion, Mandrake Restorative Draught, Pepperup Potion, Skele-Gro & Swelling Solution.

Skele-Gro

Skele-Gro is a well-known potion manufactured by Rubens Winikus and Company Inc. It is an aid to healing, which makes broken bones knit together more rapidly than they naturally would.

Unfortunately, it has several major drawbacks – it tastes terrible, it burns the throat on the way down, the bone-knitting process is still slow by magical standards while also creating excruciating pain, and it gives off smoke in a disconcerting fashion when its bottle is opened. For lack of a better replacement, it remains a go-to part of magical medicine treatments.

Related Drugs: Deflating Draught, Hair Raising Potion, Mandrake Restorative Draught, Pepperup Potion, Polyjuice Potion & Swelling Solution.

Swelling Solution

The Swelling Solution is a potion which causes whatever it touches to swell in size; its three ingredients are bat spleens, dried nettles, and puffer-fish eyes, which are carefully combined over moderate heat.

It matched by its antagonist, Deflating Draught, and each of the two substances are often employed as cures for an excess of the other.

Rumours that Swelling Solution can be used as a kind of magical viagra remain unconfirmed.

Related Drugs: Deflating Draught, Hair Raising Potion, Mandrake Restorative Draught, Pepperup Potion, Polyjuice Potion & Skele-Gro.