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Lavender was used in Potion-making. Four sprigs of lavender were used in the making of Sleeping Draught, and it was also used in the Fire-Breathing Potion and Calming Draught. Xeep's Luscious Locks Solution was also said to possess a soothing lavender smell.
During the 1989–1990 school year at Hogwarts, Professor Pomona Sprout grew some Lavender, along with Sage and Dittany in the Hogwarts greenhouses, in order to give to Jacob's sibling, who then gave it to Centaurs in the Forbidden Forest as an offering in order to be welcomed into the Centaur Camp.
- Its Latin and scientific name is Lavandula.
Behind the scenes
- Lavenders are also used in cake decorating, because the flowers can become candied. Sometimes they are used in flavouring baked goods and chocolate desserts, and sometimes they use it to make a very delicious "lavender sugar". Lavender flowers are also used to make tea. The French make lavender syrup, which is used to make lavender scones and lavender marshmallows.
- Lavenders are sometimes put in medicine, too, and sometimes to prevent infection - such as lavender oil, that was used in World War 1 to disinfect walls and floors of the hospital. As the folk wisdom says, lavender oil is also helpful to headaches when rubbed on your temple, and lavender tea helps you relax before bed time. Lavender also is very helpful when applied to insect bites.
- Pottermore (First appearance)
- Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Notes and references
- Lavender information in the apothecary on Pottermore
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 2, Side Quest "Help Hagrid!"
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Side Quest "Scaredy-Cats"
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 12 (And Hello Magical Accidents and Catastrophes)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 3 (Mixed Message)