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"Stewed Mandrake. Much quieter than the live version."
Harry Potter[src]

Stewed Mandrake was a potion ingredient, consisting of a Mandrake that had been stewed. It was a common, but powerful potion ingredient, and was most effective when it was shaken.[2]


A bottle of Stewed Mandrake

During the 1992–1993 school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Pomona Sprout, the Herbology Professor, was tasked with maturing many Mandrakes for stewing, in order for the Potions Master Severus Snape to brew the Mandrake Restorative Draught with them, as several individuals at the school were petrified following the opening of the Chamber of Secrets.[5] This was a highly successful operation, with all of the individuals who were petrified by the Serpent of Slytherin restored to their original state by the end of the school year.[6]

During the 1996–1997 school year, the Potions Club based in the Hogwarts greenhouses had several bottles of Stewed Mandrake for usage in multiple potions.[2]


Mandrake is a powerful and special plant. It is meant to be put at the bottom of a hanged man's feet. Stewed means crushed and put into a stewy paste.


See also

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 13 (The Very Secret Diary)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 6 (Gilderoy Lockhart)
  4. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - Quashing the Quiche
  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 9 (The Writing on the Wall)
  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 18 (Dobby's Reward)