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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]

The Confusing Concoction, also known as Confusing Draught[1], is a potion which causes confusion in the drinker.

History

Harry Potter and his classmates had to brew some for his third year Potions exam, but was unable to get his batch to thicken, as was required. He thought he saw Severus Snape giving him a zero.

Harry Potter read about Confusing Draughts while trying to complete homework one night in his fifth year. His mind was so consumed by worried thoughts that he repeatedly read the same passage of text and then fell asleep with the book still in his hands.[2]

Behind the scenes

Given that every potion must have a magical component to complete its brewing process, the most likely spell to complete this potion's brewing is the Confundus Charm.

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Potions (class)
Wideye-or-awakening-potion
Potioneer
Arsenius Jigger · Damocles · Glover Hipworth · Golpalott · Gregory the Smarmy · Gunhilda of Gorsemoor · Hector Dagworth-Granger · Hesper Starkey · J. Pippin · Laverne de Montmorency · Libatius Borage · Regulus Moonshine · Rubens Winikus · Sacharissa Tugwood · Tilden Toots · Dr. Ubbly · Zygmunt Budge
Professors
Bartholomew · Horace Slughorn · Severus Snape · Swoopstikes · Vindictus Veridian · Unnamed Professor (16th century) · Unnamed Professor (2021)
Textbooks
Magical Drafts and Potions · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Advanced Potion-Making · Moste Potente Potions · A Collection of Above Three Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Physick, and Surgery
Potions at Hogwarts
Potions Classroom · Potions Staircase · Potions basement · Potions Club · Potion Master's office · Potion Master's storeroom · Dungeon Five · Cauldron cupboard
Potions studied at Hogwarts
Amortentia · Antidotes · Antidote to Common Poisons · Boil-Cure Potion · Doxycide · Draught of Living Death · Draught of Peace · Elixir to Induce Euphoria · Everlasting Elixirs · Felix Felicis · Fire Protection Potion · Forgetfulness Potion · Girding Potion · Hair-Raising Potion · Herbicide Potion · Hiccoughing Solution · Poison Antidote · Polyjuice Potion · Shrinking Solution · Strengthening Solution · Swelling Solution · Undetectable Poisons · Wideye Potion · Wiggenweld Potion · Wit-Sharpening Potion