""Episkey," said Tonks. Harry's nose felt very hot, then very cold. He raised a hand and felt it gingerly. It seemed to be mended."
—Nymphadora Tonks fixes Harry Potter's broken nose[src]

Episkey is the incantation of a healing charm that heals relatively minor injuries such as broken noses, toes,[1] and split lips.

Known casters and uses

Caster(s) Date Notes
Poppy Pomfrey 1985–1986 school year Madam Promfrey asked Jacob's sibling to first study the spell, she then proceeded to teach them the spell.[2]
Jacob's sibling 1985–1986 school year Jacob's sibling learned this spell in order to help out Madam Promfrey in the Hospital Wing.[2]
Nymphadora Tonks 1 September, 1996 Tonks used this spell to fix Harry Potter's broken nose.[3]
Harry Potter 1996 Harry used it to fix Demelza Robins' broken lip; he probably had not learned it in class, but assumed that if it could heal broken noses, it could heal split lips.[4]

Known practitioners


The word comes from the Greek "episkevi" ("επισκευή"), which means "repair".

Behind the scenes


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