"The Draught is used to calm someone down when they suffer a shock or an emotional outburst."
—Description[src]

A Calming Draught is a potion that is used to calm a person down after they have had suffered a shock, trauma, or emotional outburst.[1] Even if it works fine in majority of the situations, sometimes it may give a disastrous outcome, for instance, if animals like cats and dogs drink it.

History

During the 1987–1988 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Severus Snape taught his fourth years how to concoct this particular brew in Potions class.[3]

Somewhere between 1st September 1984 to Rowan Khanna's death, Jacob's sibling took Penny Haywood's help to brew a calming draught for Rubeus Hagrid's dog Fang, though Jacob's sibling's cat spilled it and drank the potion instead, which didn't work well on the cat.

In 1996, Madam Pomfrey administered a Calming Draught to Hannah Abbott in her fifth year after she burst out crying in a Herbology lesson, claiming to be too stupid to take her exams.[1]

When Muggle monster hunter Laura Thorn's Obliviated memories of witnessing a Troll resurfaced after smelling Percival Shacklehorn's dirty socks, Ministry witch Mathilda Grimblehawk had St Mungo's Healer Omar Abasi bring her a Calming Draught, passing it off for a brew.[4] Despite being confined to the Leaky Cauldron during the investigation, Thorn later escaped to look for the Troll while Abasi was busy brewing another Calming Draught.[5]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 27 (The Centaur and the Sneak)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Scaredy-Cats"
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 4, Chapter 2 (The Mysterious Madam Rakepick) - Potions Lesson "Calming Draught"
  4. Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World - Case 2: The Smell of Fear, Act 3
  5. Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World - Case 2: The Smell of Fear, Act 4


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