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Elixir to Induce Euphoria

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Elixir to Induce Euphoria
Elixir to Induce Euphoria
Potion information

Induces a sense of irrational happiness upon the drinker, cures depression.

Side effects
  • Excessive singing
  • Nose-tweaking
  • Sunshine yellow in colour
  • Sweet
  • Aromatic
Difficulty level


Known ingredients
"Euphoria, I take it? And what's that I smell? Mmmmm.... you've added just a sprig of peppermint, haven't you? Unorthodox, but what a stroke of inspiration, Harry, of course, that would tend to counterbalance the occasional side effects of excessive singing and nose-tweaking... I really don't know where you get these brain waves, my boy..."
Horace Slughorn compliments Harry Potter's brewed Elixir to Induce Euphoria[src]

The Elixir to Induce Euphoria is a sunshine-yellow potion that induces a sense of inexplicable, irrational happiness upon the drinker.


The ingredients for the potion include Shrivelfig, porcupine quills, castor beans, and Wormwood, though the brewing process itself remains a mystery.


As the name implies, this potion induces sudden euphoria in the drinker - excessive singing and nose-tweaking are possible side-effects (a sprig of peppermint added to the potion during preparation helps to counterbalance these).


Harry brewed this potion in his sixth year while most of his classmates were taking their tests for Apparition licensure. Professor Slughorn set his remaining students the task of creating "something amusing." Harry prepared the potion with the hope that, if he could persuade the professor to taste the potion, Slughorn would be in "such a good mood that he would be prepared to hand over" the memory about young Voldemort and his search for information about Horcruxes. [1] According to the Half-Blood Prince's instructions, the potion recipe was heavily altered.

Behind the scenes

  • As an elixir, the potion must be sweet and aromatic (as elixirs are, by definition). This would fit with the potion's nature.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 22 (After the Burial)

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