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"A potion of prodigious power, to repulse the vile Doxy. Students of my work may wonder why I chose to devote my genius to deterring these fairy-like nuisances. Suffice it to say that even hermits suffer from household pests. Hence I created this, a full-bodied venomous mixture, yet well-rounded."
Zygmunt Budge, Book of Potions[src]

Doxycide is a black-coloured foul smelling solution used to spray Doxies. It paralyses them for a period of time, allowing the user to safely remove the Doxies without fear of being bitten. The recipe can be found in Book of Potions.[1]

Recipe

Brewing Instructions:

  1. Juice the Bundimun. Add the Bundimun acid to the cauldron and stir quickly.
  2. Grind the Streeler shells and add to cauldron.
  3. Stir the potion then heat.
  4. Add chopped dragon liver and stir vigorously.
  5. Add a dash of hemlock essence and stir again.
  6. Add a glug of cowbane essence and a dash of tormentil tincture.
  7. Stir slowly then heat the cauldron.
  8. Wave your wand over the cauldron to finish the potion.

History

Doxycide

A bottle of Doxycide

Zygmunt Budge developed a recipe for Doxycide to deal with the swarms of Doxys that inhabited Hermetray during autumn. His first attempt, rather than repelling the Doxys, made them red-hot and fiery, thus setting fire to both Budge's house and the island itself. Budge was forced to spend that night in the sea, breathing through a hollow stick. Budge perfected his Doxycide the following autumn, killing the entire swarm and allowing him to sweep their corpses into the sea.[2]

Molly Weasley and the adolescents at 12 Grimmauld Place used it to remove Doxies from the draperies at the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix.

Fred and George Weasley used Doxycide to paralyse Doxies before pocketing them, intending to use their venom in the development of the Skiving Snackboxes.

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