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Ammoniacum is a gum-resin exuded from the stem of a perennial herb (Dorema ammoniacum) of the umbel family (Apiaceae). Ammoniacum has a faintly foetid, unpleasant odour; externally it possesses a reddish-yellow appearance and a waxy lustre.[1]

Ammoniacum has magical properties: 2 drachms of it are a component of Belch Powder.[2][3]

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Notes and references

  1. "Ammoniacum" at Wikipedia
  2. Label Collection book in the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection box set.
  3. The label reads: "of Mummy, Mastick, Red Myrrhe, Olibanum, Ammoniacum, Oppopanax, Bdelium, each ʒii. Vitriol ℔ii. Honey, ℔ii. Tartar ℥1,ſs. Aquavitæ, gal.iii." which uses the apothecaries' system of weights.
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