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"These plants are most efficacious in the inflaming of the brain, and are therefore much used in Confusing and Befuddlement Draughts, where the wizard is desirous of producing hot-headedness and recklessness…"
— A passage about the uses of scurvy grass, lovage and sneezewort[src]

Lovage (Levisticum officinale) is a plant similar to celery, whose fruit and seeds are used in cooking. It has been used in herbal medicines for centuries, especially to facilitate digestion.[4]

History

A jar of Lovage

According to one of Harry's school books, lovage was "most efficacious in the inflaming of the brain", and was used as an ingredient in Confusing and Befuddlement Draughts.[3][2] It was also an ingredient in the Invigoration Draught.[1]

During the 1990–1991 school year, a Muggle ate a salad prepared from magical plants from a witch's garden, which contained lovage, scurvy grass and sneezewort, causing them to became befuddled. Jacob's sibling as part of their student programme at the British Ministry of Magic, investigated the matter on Alastor Moody's instruction, and brewed a remedy in the Alchemy Room at St Mungo's for the Muggle. Professor Pomona Sprout also reviewed the types of plants found in a magical garden for seventh-year Herbology students that year.[2]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 26 (No Laughing Matter) - Assignment "A Witch's Garden"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 18 (Dumbledore's Army)
  4. WP favicon.PNG Lovage on Wikipedia
Herbology
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Herbologists
Blossom Degrasse · Miranda Goshawk · Quiac Marinus · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Nepali wizard · Gethsemane Prickle · Sanjay Shanker · Selina Sapworthy · Phyllida Spore · Tilden Toots · Hadrian Whittle · Sir Winogrand
Herbology at Hogwarts
Herbology Award · Herbology Lesson Cup · Herbology Race Cup · Herbology Store
Greenhouses One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Six · Seven · Professor's Office
Professors Herbert Beery · Pomona Sprout · Neville Longbottom · Unnamed Professor (19th century)
Textbooks Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Ingredient Encyclopedia · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Winogrand's Wondrous Water Plants
Plants studied and grown at Hogwarts
Aconite · Alihotsy · Asphodel · Belladonna · Bouncing Bulb · Bubotuber · Bubotuber pus · Chinese Chomping Cabbage · Cowbane · Devil's Snare · Dirigible plum · Dittany · Fanged Geranium · Fat cactus-like plant · Fire seed bush · Flitterbloom · Floo · Flutterby bush · Fluxweed · Gillyweed · Ginger · Hemlock · Honking daffodil · Ivy · Knotgrass · Lady's Mantle · Lavender · Leaping Toadstool · Lovage · Mandrake · Mimbulus mimbletonia · Mistletoe · Moly · Nettle · Peppermint · Puffapod · Raspberry · Rose · Sage · Screechsnap · Scurvy grass · Self-fertilising shrub · Shrivelfig · Snargaluff · Sneezewort · Sopophorous plant · Sopophorous bean · Spiky Bush · Spiky Prickly Plant · Stinksap · Sugar Shrub · Toad-eating plant · Tormentil · Umbrella Flower · Valerian · Vampiric vegetation · Venomous Tentacula · Walking plant · Wax vegetables · Whomping Willow · Wiggentree · Wild rice · Wormwood
Spells taught in Herbology at Hogwarts
Fire-Making Spell (Incendio) · Herbivicus Charm (Herbivicus) · Incendio Duo Spell (Incendio Duo) · Lumos Solem Spell (Lumos Solem) · Severing Charm (Diffindo)

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