Magical Drafts and Potions is a book written by Arsenius Jigger. It is currently used as a textbook in the Hogwarts Potions subject and as such is one of the required textbooks for students entering their first year at Hogwarts.  A copy of this book costs 2 Galleons at Flourish and Blotts. 
During the 1995-1996 school year, Severus Snape set an essay on the properties of moonstone. Hermione Granger recommended that Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley use Magical Drafts and Potions to look up information on this essay, informing them that she had already lent her copy to Padma Patil. Unwilling to attempt to find the book in the library, Harry and Ron went to find Padma. She agreed to turn over the book if Harry assisted her with her Transfiguration homework.
The book contains many potions, including:
- Antidote to Common Poisons
- Cure for Boils
- Forgetfulness Potion
- Herbicide Potion
- Sleeping Draught
- Swelling Solution
- Wideye Potion
The book also contains information on the properties of moonstone and how it can be used in potions.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter Trading Card Game
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