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Mr Mulpepper's Apothecary[1] was a shop in Diagon Alley which sold potion ingredients. It was established in 1106,[2] and was located directly next door to its competitor Slug & Jiggers Apothecary. One could buy a Potion Kit Bag here for a charge of 10 sickles and Cleaning Solutions & Restorative Draughts could also be purchased here. Another shop was located in Knockturn Alley.

Known inventory

"Our stock is a bit short right now..."
—Mr Mulpepper on his inventory in summer of 1992.[src]

The shop did not sell unicorn blood, as the sale of it is forbidden. A large sign was posted on the shop's door warning patrons not to ask about it.[6]

Behind the scenes

  • 'Mulpepper' seems to be a reference to Nicholas Culpeper, an English botanist and pharmacologist who was accused of witchcraft after angering his fellow physicians by condemning their greed and their use of harmful practises such as toxic remedies and bloodletting. A revolutionary, Culpeper was able to provide his services for free. This, and a willingness to examine patients in person rather than simply examining their urine (in his opinion, "as much piss as the Thames might hold" did not help in diagnosis) created an affray between him and the Society of Apothecaries, who were similarly incensed by the fact that he suggested cheap herbal remedies as opposed to their expensive concoctions. Culpeper's Complete Herbal was one of the reference books that J. K. Rowling used when writing the series.[8]
  • Despite standard British English punctuation rules dictating that a full stop does not follow a title such as Mr, Mr Mulpepper's Apothecary includes one, following the standard American convention instead.

Appearances

Notes and references


Diagon Alley
Shops

2nd Hand Brooms · Amanuensis Quills · Beard Trimming · Brigg's Brooms · Broomstix · Broom Brakes Service · Broom Shop · Bufo's · Cranville Quincey's Magical Junkshop · Eeylops Owl Emporium · Fine Enchanting Caldrons · Floo-Pow · Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour · Flourish and Blotts · Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop · J. Pippin's Potions · Janus Galloglass · Jimmy Kiddell's Wonderful Wands · The Junk Shop · Leaky Cauldron · Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions · Madam Primpernelle's Beautifying Potions · Magical Menagerie · Mr. Mulpepper's Apothecary · Mulligrubs Materia Medica · Noltie's Botanical Novelties · Obscurus Books · Ollivanders · Praedico Predico · Pettichaps · Potage's Cauldron Shop · Quality Quidditch Supplies · Rosa Lee Teabag · S. Starling · Scribbulus Writing Implements · Second-Hand Bookshop · Second-Hand Robes · Slug & Jiggers Apothecary · Sugarplum's Sweets Shop · Surgical dental operator · Tangle & Noils Wigmakers & Perruquiers · Twilfitt and Tattings · Twinkle's Telescopes · Wand Showroom · Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes · Whizz Hard Books · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment

Other services

Brews and Stews · Daily Prophet's main office · Diagon Alley stalls · GalloLoans · Gringotts Wizarding Bank · The Ministry Press · Peter Boat · TerrorTours

Locations

1 Diagon Alley · 18a Diagon Alley · 129b Diagon Alley · 275 Diagon Alley · 343 Diagon Alley South · 59 Diagon Alley · 92 Diagon Alley · 93 Diagon Alley · 94 Diagon Alley

Known residents and shop employees

Archibald Bennett · Bloke who fixed the toilet at Leaky Cauldron · Broom Shop shopkeeper · Cleaner at Leaky Cauldron · Clutterbuck Crispe · Cook at Leaky Cauldron · Cranville Quincey · Crookshanks (formerly) · Daily Prophet personnel · Daisy Dodderidge · Day maid at Leaky Cauldron · Florean Fortescue (deceased) · Fred Weasley (deceased) · Garrick Ollivander · George Weasley · Hannah Longbottom née Abbott · Hedwig (formerly; deceased) · Healer · Jimmy Kiddell · J. Pippin · Leaky Cauldron maid · Madam Malkin · Madam Primpernelle · Madam Potage · Magical Menagerie saleswoman · Magical Menagerie salesman · Manager of Flourish and Blotts · Manager of Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop · Mulpepper · Neville Longbottom · Night maid at Leaky Cauldron · Podric Batworthy · Ronald Weasley · Shimmy Hardoteer · Sugarplum · Tom (formerly) · Unidentified female Eeylops Owl Emporium employee · Unidentified male Eeylops Owl Emporium employee · Unidentified Quality Quidditch Supplies employee · Unidentified Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment employee · Verity