"For basic brews, look no further. You will need to buy and collect ingredients to brew potions from this book, so stock up on as many items as you can."
—Advert at Flourish and Blotts[src]

Magical Drafts and Potions was a book written by Arsenius Jigger containing information on how to brew a number of potions.[1] It was used as a textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for Potions class.[1] A copy of this book cost two Galleons at Flourish and Blotts in Diagon Alley.[2]

History

A copy of this book

This book was one of the required textbooks for students entering their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[1]

During the 1995-1996 school year at Hogwarts, Severus Snape set an essay on the properties of moonstone. Hermione Granger recommended that Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley use Magical Drafts and Potions to look up information on this essay, informing them that she had already lent her copy to Padma Patil. Unwilling to attempt to find the book in the library, Harry and Ron went to find Padma. She agreed to turn over the book if Harry assisted her with her Transfiguration homework.[3]

Known contents

The Cure for Boils

Recipes

The book contains recipes for many potions, including:

Other topics

Behind the scenes

  • The cover design of Magical Drafts and Potions, as seen in the Harry Potter films (see here), seems to have borrowed some elements of the characteristic geometrical strapwork of 16th-century Grolier bindings (cf. this and this).

Appearances

Notes and references


Potions (class)
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Potioneers
Arsenius Jigger · Bilius Finbok · Blossom Degrasse · Damocles Belby · Erica Stainwright · Fleamont Potter · Gethsemane Prickle · Gilderoy Lockhart · Glossy · 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 · Mundungus Fletcher · 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 (19th 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 · Essence of Insanity · Everlasting Elixirs · Felix Felicis · Fire Protection Potion · Forgetfulness Potion · The Famous French Method for the Bite of a Mad Dog · Garish pink blended poison · Garrotting Gas · Girding Potion · Hair-Raising Potion · Herbicide Potion · Hiccoughing Solution · Invigoration Draught · Laughing Potion · Memory Potion · Pepperup Potion · Polyjuice Potion · Pompion Potion · Potion for Dreamless Sleep · Regerminating Potion · Scintillation Solution · Shrinking Solution · Skele-Gro · Sleeping Draught · Strength Potion · Strengthening Solution · Swelling Solution · Undetectable Poisons · Veritaserum · Weedosoros · Wideye Potion · Wiggenweld Potion · Wit-Sharpening Potion · Wound-Cleaning Potion
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