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

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

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.

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

The Half-Blood Prince used a slightly different potion formula, that included Honeywater, mint sprigs, stewed Mandrake, and essence of Lavender.[4]

Behind the scenes

See also

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) - GBA version
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 5 (Tulip Karasu) - Potions Lesson "Antidote to Common Poisons"
  3. Pottermore
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
  5. Mentioned in a broadcast of Potterwatch.


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