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"Ah, always useful to have around, particularly if you know you'll be mixing some poisonous ingredients."
Potions Club girl to Harry Potter[src]

The Antidote to Common Poisons (or Antidote for Common Poisons) was a potion and antidote which counteracted ordinary poisons, such as creature bites and stings.[3] Its ingredients included bezoars, Standard Ingredient, ground unicorn horn and mistletoe berries.[2] The recipe for this potion could be found in Magical Drafts and Potions.[1]

History

During the 1986–1987 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Severus Snape taught his third-year Potions students how to concoct this particular brew.[2]

Brewing instructions

A bottle of this potion

Part 1

  1. Add 1 Bezoar to the mortar
  2. Crush into a very fine powder using the pestle
  3. Add 4 measures of the crushed Bezoar to your cauldron
  4. Add 2 measures of Standard Ingredient to your cauldron
  5. Heat to a medium temperature for 5 seconds
  6. Wave your wand
  7. Leave to brew and return in 40 minutes with pewter cauldron, 34 minutes with brass cauldron and 30 minutes with copper cauldron[1]

Part 2

  1. Add 1 pinch of Unicorn Horns to your cauldron
  2. Stir 2 times, clockwise
  3. Add 2 Mistletoe Berries to your cauldron
  4. Stir 2 times, anti-clockwise
  5. Wave your wand to complete the potion[1]

The Potions Club used a slightly different potion formula, that included Honeywater, mint sprigs, stewed Mandrake, and essence of Lavender.[4]

See also

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

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