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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]

Scurvy grass is a plant used as an ingredient in the Befuddlement Draught.[1] It is kept with other potion ingredients in the Potions Classroom at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

ScurvyGrass

A jar of scurvy grass

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  • 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.[2] Scurvy grass also has antiseptic, diuretic, and mild laxative properties.[3]

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