At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. Spoilers will be present within the article.
- "Harry started unwrapping the shopping. Apart from The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 4, by Miranda Goshawk, he had a handful of new quills, a dozen rolls of parchment, and refills for his potion-making kit — he had been running low on spine of lionfish and essence of belladonna."
- —Harry Potter examines his school supplies[src]
Belladonna is a mundane plant with magical uses. The foliage and berries of this plant are highly poisonous when ingested, being often known to cause delirium and hallucinations. Fluids from this poisonous plant are used by students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in Potions class, where it is a part of their standard potion making-kit. Other names for Belladonna are Atropa, Deadly Nightshade, Deaths Herb, Dwale, and Witch's berry. The seed of the Belladonna plant is purple.
Behind the scenes
- Like Aconite, belladonna was once believed to be a key ingredient in witches' flying ointment.
- In the Middle Ages, some believed belladonna to be the favourite plant of the devil.
- Historically, belladonna has also been known to have been used as medicine and cosmetics.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First appearance)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
- The Making of Harry Potter
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