Babbling Beverage is a potion that causes the imbiber to babble nonsense.
As such it is commonly used to play pranks or to undermine authority figures.
Related Drugs: Doxycide, Dr. Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction, Garrotting Gas & Murtlap Essence.
The Confusing Concoction, also known as Confusing Draught, is a potion which causes confusion in the drinker.
Few details have been revealed regarding it, but it seems unwise that how to make a potion with such potential as a date rape drug was taught to a group of horny teenagers.
Related drugs: Rat Tonic, Shrinking Solution and Wolfsbane Potion.
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.
Dr. Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction is a curative potion used to treat the psychic wounds left by telepathic and other mental attacks.
It is not a complete cure, requiring repeated applications over a long period of time, and even then, some scars may remain.
Related Drugs: Babbling Beverage, Doxycide, Garrotting Gas & Murtlap Essence.
Doxycide is a powerful black potion with a foul odour, which, when sprayed on Doxies, causes them to fall into a state of paralysis for a time.
The name of Doxycide is misleading, as it does not directly kill Doxies. It does, however, leave them in a state that frequently leads to their deaths.
Related Drugs: Babbling Beverage, Dr. Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction, Garrotting Gas & Murtlap Essence.
The Elixir of Life is a potion that prevents aging, although regular drafts of it must be taken or it will wear off. It can also be used in certain circumstances to recreate a body for those who have misplaced theirs through poorly applied magic.
Created by the alchemist Nicholas Flamel through the use of the Philosopher’s Stone, it is unclear whether or not there remains another means of creating it now that the Stone has been destroyed, or whether the remaining supplies of it are all there is.
Related Drugs: Fire Protection Potion and Weedosoros
Fire Protection Potion – also known as Ice Potion – is a potion that protects the imbiber from the effects of naked flames, whether natural or magical. It is generally purple or black in colour, and known ingredients of the potion include bursting mushrooms, salamander blood and wartcap powder, although it is clear that there are other ingredients in addition to these.
When drunk, Fire Protection Potion gives the imbiber intense chills, sometimes described as feeling like ice flooding their body. Its effects are relatively short lived, but near to absolute while they last.
Related Drugs: Elixir of life and Weedosoros
Garrotting Gas is a colourless vapor arising from a potion. It is unclear whether the gas is dangerous to breathe, but it can be deadly nonetheless.
The gas lives up to its name, actually strangling those who pass through it, causing choking and even complete suffocation if exposure goes on long enough.
Related Drugs: Babbling Beverage, Doxycide, Dr. Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction & Murtlap Essence.
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.
Related Drugs: Deflating Draught, Mandrake Restorative Draught, Pepperup Potion, Polyjuice Potion, Skele-Gro & Swelling Solution.
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)
Murtlap Essence is created from the strained and pickled tentacles of Murtlaps. It is both a curative and anesthetic, soothing the pain of cuts and abrasions, and helping them to heal.
It is also effective in the treatment of certain other minor ailments of the skin, such as boils.
Related Drugs: Babbling Beverage, Doxycide, Dr. Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction & Garrotting Gas.
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 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.
Rat tonic is a healing potion for specifically intended to heal rats. It can also be used to treat the symptoms of ageing in rats. It is sold in a small red bottle at the Magical Menagerie in Diagon Alley, and presumably at similar locations elsewhere.
It is also the case that excessive use of Rat tonic can result in the rat drinking it becoming engorged, enlarged and even deformed. It is recommended that the directions on the bottle be followed to the letter.
Related drugs: Confusing Concoction, Shrinking Solution and Wolfsbane Potion.
A Regeneration Potion is used to heal and restore a wizard whose after extreme physical damage, up to and including maiming and disfigurement. It is a work of the darkest magic, requiring the flesh of an ally and the blood of an enemy among its ingredients.
The entire body of the wizard being treated must be immersed in the cauldron in which it is brewed, so only the largest of cauldrons can be used in its creation. For all of these reasons, it is very rarely prepared.
In 1994, this potion was brewed to resurrect Voldemort, using the blood of his enemy, Harry Potter. The use of Potter’s blood would prove an error, as due to other enchantments placed upon it, it prevented Voldemort from killing Potter – but not the reverse.
Related drugs: Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion.
Shrinking Solution is, as the name suggests, a potion that causes the drinker to shrink. It is primarily used to transport livestock.
However, the potion does not merely cause shrinking, but also causes the imbiber to become younger (which often also results in a loss of size, if the reversion continues into childhood). As a result, it must be used with great care.
Related drugs: Confusing Concoction, Rat Tonic and Wolfsbane Potion.
Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion is a cosmetic treatment used to make messy hair more manageable.
While very effective, application is a bothersome and time-consuming process, meaning that it is used for special occasions rather than daily by most users. Also, for reasons unknown, but presumably magical, its use is not recommended by those with red hair.
Related drugs: Regeneration Potion.
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.
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.
Weedosoros is a magical poison, taught a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Little is known about it, other than that it was one of the many potions used by Severus Snape.
Related Drugs: Elixir of life and Fire Protection Potion
Wolfsbane Potion is a potion with complex and powerful magical effects. It relieves the symptoms of lycanthropy (i.e. being a werewolf). As the name suggests, the plant wolfsbane (also known as aconite and monkshood) is a major ingredient.
It is important to note that Wolfsbane Potion only relieves lycanthropic symptoms – it is not a cure, but simply reduces the pain of transformation and assists the human lycanthropy sufferer to remain mentally in control when transformed.
Wolfsbane Potion is difficult to prepare and tastes horrible, which means that few werewolves even choose to use it without a pressing need. In addition, due to the fact that aconite is a deadly poison, Wolfsbane Potion must be prepared very carefully – too much aconite in the mixture will permanently cure the imbiber of lycanthropy – and life.
Related drugs: Confusing Concoction, Rat Tonic and Shrinking Solution.