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"Euugghh! That's disgusting."
— The foul taste of this potion[src]

Herbicide Potion (or simply Herbicide) was a poisonous potion that killed or damages plants.[1][2] It had a disgusting taste and was not fit for human consumption, since it may have negatively affected the drinker's health.[3] The recipe for this potion could be found in Magical Drafts and Potions.[1]

History

"Today we will create a potent Herbicide. Do not let one drop find its way to the Greenhouses. Watch closely."
— Professor Snape introducing first years to this potion in class[src]

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.[2]

Brewing instructions

A bottle of completed Herbicide Potion

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)[1]

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 is still on the heat
  4. Stir 4 times, clockwise
  5. Wave your wand to complete the potion[1]

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Pottermore
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 1, Chapter 7 (Class Matters) - Potions Lesson "Herbicide Potion"
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) - GBC version
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