A jar of salamander blood

"Salamander blood, Harry! Not pomegranate juice!"
—Hermione Granger[src]

Salamander blood was the blood of the magical salamander.[1] It had healing and rejuvenating properties,[1] and could be used to brew strengthening potions,[1] including the Strengthening Solution.

In 1995, fifth-year students at Hogwarts used salamander blood in their Potions classes. Hermione Granger had to stop Harry Potter from mistakingly adding pomegranate juice to his Strengthening Solution instead.[2]

Behind the scenes

  • Salamander blood is mentioned in the French translation of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery during the Wiggenweld Potion lesson.
  • The powerful regenerative properties of Salamander blood is likely a nod to real-world salamanders, many of which are capable of regrowing lost limbs. Some, like the Axolotl, remain in infancy stages for their entire life, which explains why Salamander blood has rejuvenating properties in addition to healing.


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Salamander blood information in the apothecary on Pottermore
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 16 (In The Hog's Head)