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A phial of dragon blood.

Dragon blood is the blood of any of the many species of dragon. It has a number of magical properties, and was fairly expensive to buy bottled. It has at least twelve uses, the discoveries of which are typically all credited to the famous Hogwarts headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, although Ivor Dillonsby claimed that he had already discovered eight of them and that Dumbledore "borrowed" his notes.

Dragon blood seems to have a notable taste, as Dumbledore was able to distinguish it from human blood by placing a small amount in his mouth in 1996. He was, however, the foremost expert on the substance, and the distinction may not have been notable to anyone else.



A container of dragon blood.

  • In 1995, Rubeus Hagrid used dragon blood to help with his injuries after being attacked by giants.
  • The very next year, Horace Slughorn used dragon blood to try to fool Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter, pretending to have been attacked by Death Eaters.
  • Two of the listed uses are as an oven cleaner[1] and spot remover[2].
  • Can be used to make red ink
  • Can be used as a potion strengthener and has healing properties

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