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

It is 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.


A bottle of Sneezewort

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.[3]
  • Sneezewort is also a plant native to Great Britain, where the Harry Potter series takes place.


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