"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]

Scurvy grass is a mundane plant with magical properties.[2]

History

A jar of scurvy grass

It was used as an ingredient in the Befuddlement Draught.[2] It is kept with other potion ingredients in the Potions Classroom at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[3] It was also an ingredient in the Invigoration Draught.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • Scurvy grass (Cochlearia officinalis) is a biennial herb that grows in salt marshes or along the seashore in northern and western Europe and Great Britain. Its high vitamin C content meant is was used in the past to help cure or prevent scurvy, or Vitamin C deficiency.[4] Scurvy grass also has antiseptic, diuretic, and mild laxative properties.[5]

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Notes and references

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