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Once widespread, this plant is now only found in wild places. Its flowers are useful in Potion-making, but its leaves are very toxic. The root of aconite can be used as a potion ingredient. Aconite is most commonly known as an ingredient of Wolfsbane Potion, but it is also an ingredient in Wideye Potion.
Behind the scenes
- There are over 250 species of Aconitum, the most common of which are known as aconite, monkshood, or wolfsbane.
- Aconitum species are highly toxic, although they were used in medicine as a pain-reliever, diuretic, heart sedative, and to induce sweating.
- In medieval Europe, aconite was often used as poison in animal bait. or on arrows used when hunting wolves, hence the herb also became known as wolfsbane.
- Aconite, a member of the buttercup family, was believed to be an important ingredient in witches' flying ointments.
- The closed captions for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone erroneously refers to aconite as "akamite."
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 8 (The Potions Master)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 30 (Into the Vault) - Herbology Lesson "Aconite"
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - GBC version
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