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Cowbane was the common name of Cicuta virosa, a poisonous plant. It could be used as a potion ingredient,[3] and a "splash" of what would presumably be an infusion of cowbane was an ingredient in the recipe for Shrinking Solution listed in Book of Potions.[2] It could also be used as an ingredient for Doxycide.[3][1]

History

During the 1990–1991 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Pomona Sprout grew Cowbane, along with Hemlock and Tormentil in the Herbology greenhouses, in response to an infestation of doxies in Hogwarts Castle in which students were getting bitten and winding up in the Hospital Wing. She had Jacob's sibling, Chiara Lobosca and Barnaby Lee harvest these plants in the greenhouses so Doxycide could be brewed.[1]

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 17 (An Infestation of Doxies)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wonderbook: Book of Potions
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Pottermore
Herbology
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Herbology at Hogwarts
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