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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]
Sneezewort

A strand of Sneezewort.

Sneezewort is a species of herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the genus Archillea.[1]

Uses

Sneezewort

A bottle of Sneezewort

It is used as an ingredient in the making of various potions, such as the Befuddlement Draught[2] and Strong Invigoration Draught.[3] It is kept with other potion ingredients in the Potions Classroom at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This plant was also covered as part of the sixth year Herbology curriculum at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the 1989–1990 school year.[4]

Behind the scenes

  • Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) is a member of the yarrow family. The dried leaves of this plant may be used to create a sneezing powder.[5]
  • Sneezewort is also a plant native to Great Britain, where the Harry Potter series takes place.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. WP favicon Achillea ptarmica on Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 18 (Dumbledore's Army)
  3. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 16 (The Wizard In White) - Herbology Lesson "Sneezewort"
  5. Sneezewort at Britannica


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Herbology at Hogwarts
Herbology Award · Herbology Lesson Cup · Herbology Race Cup · Herbology Store
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Professors Herbert Beery · Pomona Sprout · Neville Longbottom
Textbooks Encyclopedia of Toadstools · Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Goshawk's Guide to Herbology · Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Winogrand's Wondrous Water Plants
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