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{{Book infobox
|name=''Magical Drafts and Potions''
|name=''Magical Drafts and Potions''
|image=[[File:Magical Drafts and Potions.jpg|250px]]
|image=[[File:Potions Book.png|255px]]
|author=[[Arsenius Jigger]]
|author=[[Arsenius Jigger]]
|released=Before [[1991]]
|released=Before [[1991]]

Revision as of 17:00, October 13, 2012

"For basic brews, look no further."
—Advert at Flourish and Blotts.[src]

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. [1] A copy of this book costs 2 Galleons at Flourish and Blotts. [2]


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.[3]


The book contains many potions, including:[2]

The book also contains information on the properties of moonstone and how it can be used in potions.[3]


Magical Drafts and Potions 2

Magical Drafts and Potions seen in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Notes and references

Potions (class)
Books chapterart hbp 09
Professors: 16th century Professor · Vindictus Veridian · Severus Snape · Horace Slughorn
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
Potioneers: 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
Potions Studied: Boil-Cure Potion · Forgetfulness Potion · Hair-Raising Potion · Shrinking Solution · Undetectable Poisons · Wiggenweld Potion · Girding Potion · Antidotes · Strengthening Solution · Everlasting Elixirs · Felix Felicis · Draught of Living Death · Amortentia · Elixir to Induce Euphoria · Hiccoughing Solution · Poison Antidote · Swelling Solution · Draught of Peace · Wit-Sharpening Potion · Polyjuice Potion

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