Potions in HP

These are the potions in Harry Potter series……..


Amortentia is also known as a love potion and it gives the drinker a powerful obsession and infatuation with the giver of the potion. It is usually either forced upon someone or covertly given. It should be forewarned that the longer the potion awaits consumption, the stronger the effects will be, as seen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince when Ron mistakenly eats a box of Chocolate Cauldrons spiked with the intense love potion intended for Harry. The potion’s aroma is unique to each person who consumes it, as it smells like whatever attracts each individual. It is the most powerful aphrodisiac of all. It can also be identified by its characteristic spirals of steam and its mother-of-pearl sheen.

2. Confusing Concoction
A Confusing Concoction will cause the drinker to become confused and sick. During potions in his third year, Harry has to brew this potion but cannot manage to thicken it. Harry sees Snape scribble something on a clipboard that looks suspiciously like a zero. He then investigates.

3. Draught of Living Death
When a person drinks the Draught of Living Death, they go into a deep sleep so strong that they appear to be dead, hence the name. It is made from powdered root of asphodel which is added to an infusion of wormwood, and was first in mentioned in Harry’s first potions lesson with Snape, in the Philosophers Stone and again in his first ever Potions lesson with Horace Slughorn in Half-Blood Prince, Harry receives top marks in Horace Slughorn’s first NEWT Potions class for brewing this potion so well, having used the handwritten advice in the Half-Blood Prince’s (Snape’s) book. He is then awarded a small bottle of the potion Felix Felicis as a prize.

4. Draught of Peace
The Draught of Peace calms anxiety and soothe agitation. In Order of the Phoenix, Snape makes Harry and his class make it. It is a very difficult potion to make as the ingredients have to be added in a very certain order, the mixture has to be stirred exactly the right number of times and the heat of the flames on which it is simmering has to be lowered to exactly the right level for the right number of minutes before the final ingredient is added. Susan Bones had to have this potion in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to calm her about worrying the upcoming O.W.L’S.

5.Felix Felicis
Felix Felicis, also called Liquid luck, grants whoever drinks it unusually good luck. The time span depends on how much is imbibed. Because of its properties, it is banned in all sporting events, competitions and examinations. It looks like gold in fluid form. According to Horace Slughorn, excessive consumption results in side effects that include giddiness and overzealousness, among other effects related to overconfidence.

6. Polyjuice Potion
Polyjuice Potion allows the drinker to assume the appearance of someone else for one hour. Its ingredients include fluxweed, knotgrass, lacewing flies, leeches, powdered Bicorn horn, and shredded Boomslang skin. The final component is a bit of the individual to be impersonated; strands of hair are most often used for this purpose.

7. Skele-Gro
Skele-Gro is a medicinal potion that can regrow missing/removed bones, though it tastes terrible and the process is very slow and extremely painful. In Chamber of Secrets, Harry has to take a dose and spend the night in the hospital wing after Gilderoy Lockhart accidentally removes all of the bones from his broken arm while trying to heal it.

6. Veritaserum
Veritaserum is also known as the truth potion or truth serum. It is a magical version of the common Muggle truth serum or truth drug. Just three drops of this potion is needed to force anyone to tell the true answer to any question. An example of its use is when it is used on Barty Crouch Jr. in Goblet of Fire. In Order of the Phoenix, Umbridge tried to use it while interrogating students about their affiliation with Dumbledore’s Army, but Snape said that she had already used up his whole supply of Veritaserum (and in fact, the students were being given an ineffective potion). In Half-Blood Prince, Harry considered using the potion to get Slughorn to reveal his memories about Voldemort, but thought better of it, and in Deathly Hallows Rita used the potion to extract the story of Dumbledore’s childhood from Bathilda Bagshot. Rowling has revealed on her fansite that Veritaserum can be fooled using Occlumency and is hence not usually accepted in general practice in wizard courts.


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