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"Euugghh! That's disgusting."
—Tasting Herbicide[src]

Herbicide Potion (or simply Herbicide) is a poisonous potion that kills or damages plants. It has a disgusting taste and is not fit for human consumption since it may affect the drinker's health.[2] The recipe for this potion can be found in Magical Drafts and Potions.[1]

History

During the 1984–1985 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Professor Severus Snape taught his first year Potions students how to brew this potion.[3]

Brewing instructions

Part 1

  1. Add 4 lionfish spines to the mortar
  2. Crush into a rough powder using the pestle
  3. Add 2 measurements of Standard Ingredient to the mortar
  4. Crush into a rough powder
  5. Add 3 measures of the crushed mixture to your cauldron
  6. Wave your wand
  7. Leave to brew and return in 45/51/60 minutes (depending on your cauldron)

Part 2

  1. Add 2 measures of Horklump juice to your cauldron
  2. Heat to a medium temperature for 10 seconds
  3. Add 2 blobs of Flobberworm mucus to your cauldron while it's still on the heat
  4. Stir 4 times, clockwise
  5. Wave your wand to complete the potion

Behind the scenes

  • Brewing a Herbicide potion is free, as all of its ingredients regenerate.
  • Probably due to its poor points per galleon-minute, according to the Pottermore Insider, Herbicide is the least commonly brewed potion.
  • While the Antidote to Common Poisons has an even worse points per galleon-minute, it is much quicker to make. Additionally all of Herbicide ingredients come in bottles, which are known for being extremely unwieldy.

Appearances

Notes and references


Potions (class)
Wideye-or-awakening-potion
Potioneers
Arsenius Jigger · Bilius Finbok · Damocles Belby · Erica Stainwright · Fleamont Potter · Gethsemane Prickle · Gilderoy Lockhart · Glover Hipworth · Golpalott · Gregory the Smarmy · Gunhilda de Gorsemoor · Hector Dagworth-Granger · Hesper Starkey · J. Pippin · Laverne de Montmorency · Libatius Borage · Linfred of Stinchcombe · Mulpepper · Nicolas Flamel · Phineas Bourne · Quintia McQuoid · Regulus Moonshine · Rubens Winikus · Sacharissa Tugwood · Skower · Tilden Toots · Dr. Ubbly · Vindictus Viridian · Zygmunt Budge
Potions at Hogwarts
Cauldron cupboard · Dungeon Five · Potions basement · Potions Classroom · Potions Club · Potions Staircase · Potion Master's office · Potion Master's storeroom
Professors Bartholomew · Horace Slughorn · Severus Snape · Swoopstikes · Unnamed Professor (16th century) · Unnamed Professor (2021)
Textbooks Magical Drafts and Potions · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Advanced Potion-Making · Moste Potente Potions · A Collection of Above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick, and Surgery
Potions studied at Hogwarts
Ageing Potion · Amortentia · Antidotes · Antidote to Common Poisons · Antidote to garish pink blended poison · Antidote to Uncommon Poisons · Befuddlement Draught · Calming Draught · Cheese-Based Potions · Confusing Concoction · Cough potion · Cure for Boils · Deflating Draught · Doxycide · Draught of Living Death · Draught of Peace · Elixir to Induce Euphoria · Erumpent Potion · Everlasting Elixirs · Felix Felicis · Fire Protection Potion · Forgetfulness Potion · Garish pink blended poison · Girding Potion · Hair-Raising Potion · Herbicide Potion · Hiccoughing Solution · Invigoration Draught · Laughing Potion · Pepperup Potion · Polyjuice Potion · Pompion Potion · Potion for Dreamless Sleep · Regerminating Potion · Shrinking Solution · Skele-Gro · Sleeping Draught · Strengthening Solution · Swelling Solution · Undetectable Poisons · Weedosoros · Wideye Potion · Wiggenweld Potion · Wit-Sharpening Potion · Wound-Cleaning Potion
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