Humphrey Balsamo was a British wizard and shop assistant working at Slug & Jiggers, a shop specialising in potions and their ingredients in Diagon Alley.


At the time of Balsamo's employment at Slug & Jiggers, the apothecary was broken into and wrecked by what seemed to be a magical beast, thus prompting investigation by Mathilda Grimblehawk and her partner from the Ministry of Magic's Beast Division.[1]


  • In Latin, "balsamo" is a declension of the noun "balsamum", meaning balsam or balm, a sweet-smelling oil or soothing ointment derived from plants; it's a rather fitting surname for someone who works in an apothecary.


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Notes and references

  1. Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World - Case 6: A Filthy Business, Act 2
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