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Antidote to Common Poisons

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The Antidote to Common Poisons (or Antidote for Common Poisons) is a potion which counteracts ordinary poisons, such as creature bites and stings.[1] Its ingredients include Bezoars, Standard Ingredient, ground unicorn horn and mistletoe berries. The recipe for this potion can be found in Magical Drafts and Potions.[2]

Brewing instructionsEdit

Part 1Edit

  1. Add 1 Bezoar to the mortar
  2. Crush into a very fine powder using the pestle
  3. Add 4 measures of the crushed Bezoar to your cauldron
  4. Add 2 measures of Standard Ingredient to your cauldron
  5. Heat to a medium temperature for 5 seconds
  6. Wave your wand
  7. Leave to brew and return in 40 minutes with Pewter Cauldron, 34 minutes with Brass cauldron and 30 minutes with copper cauldron.

Part 2Edit

  1. Add 1 pinch of Unicorn Horns to your cauldron
  2. Stir 2 times, clockwise
  3. Add 2 Mistletoe Berries to your cauldron
  4. Stir 2 times, anti-clockwise
  5. Wave your wand to complete the potion

The Half-Blood Prince used a slightly different potion formula, that included Honeywater, mint sprigs, stewed Mandrake, and essence of Lavender.[3]

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