"...in all the panic about You-Know-Who, odd things have been cropping up for sale everywhere, things that are supposed to guard against You-Know-Who and the Death Eaters. You can imagine the kind of thing... so-called protective potions that are really gravy with a bit of bubotuber pus added..."
Molly Weasley explaining fake protective potions in 1996[src]

Fake protective potions were sold to people under the claim that the potions are to protect the drinker from dark magic, but in truth were usually nothing more than a scam, such as a mixture of Bubotuber pus and gravy.[1]

Following the publicised return of Lord Voldemort in 1996, a vast market appeared for protective potions, most of which were fake and did nothing, if not inflicting harm to the drinkers. Small-time crooks like Mundungus Fletcher sold them to the frightened hordes, who apparently did not notice their unhelpful (if not harmful) ingredients.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 5 (An Excess of Phlegm)
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