Mulligrubs Materia Medica was a herbalists shop in Diagon Alley in London, England, sharing a building with S. Starling.[1]


  • Mulligrubs is an obsolete term for colic, a term that can refer to either a type of abdominal pain or a plant used to treat such pain.
  • Materia medica is a Latin term for the collected knowledge of the substances that can be used for healing. The term is mostly obsolete today, having been replaced by pharmacology.


Notes and references

  1. Illustration of Diagon Alley by Jim Kay from the Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (see image).