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The '''Sleeping Draught''' was a [[potion]] that caused the drinker to fall almost instantaneously into a deep but temporary sleep.<ref name="cs12" /><ref name="pottermore" /> A standard Sleeping Draught differed from the [[Draught of Living Death]], which was much more powerful, lasting, and difficult to make. [[Hermione Granger]] referred to the Sleeping Draught as "simple, but powerful".<ref name="cs12" /> Its recipe can be found in ''[[Magical Drafts and Potions]]''.<ref name="pottermore" />
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The '''Sleeping Draught''' was a [[potion]] that caused the drinker to fall almost instantaneously into a deep but temporary sleep.<ref name="cs12" /><ref name="pottermore" /> A standard Sleeping Draught differed from the [[Draught of Living Death]], which was much more powerful, lasting, and difficult to make. [[Hermione Granger]] referred to the Sleeping Draught as "simple, but powerful".<ref name="cs12" /> Its recipe can be found in ''[[Magical Drafts and Potions]]''<ref name="pottermore" /> and ''[[Book of Potions]]''.<ref name=BOP>''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]].''</ref>
   
Key ingredients of the Sleeping Draught included [[Flobberworm Mucus]], [[lavender]], and [[valerian]] sprigs.<ref name="pottermore" />
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Key ingredients include [[Flobberworm Mucus]], [[lavender]], [[Valerian|valerian sprigs]] and [[Standard Ingredient]]<ref name="pottermore"/>.
   
 
==Brewing instructions==
 
==Brewing instructions==
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#Add 3 measures of the crushed mixture to your cauldron
 
#Add 3 measures of the crushed mixture to your cauldron
 
#Wave your wand
 
#Wave your wand
#Leave to brew and return in 70 minutes(time depends on cauldron)
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#Leave to brew and return in 70 minutes (time depends on cauldron)
 
#Add 2 measures of [[Standard Ingredient]] to your cauldron
 
#Add 2 measures of [[Standard Ingredient]] to your cauldron
 
#Heat on a high temperature for 1 minute
 
#Heat on a high temperature for 1 minute
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#Stir 7 times, clockwise
 
#Stir 7 times, clockwise
 
#Wave your wand to complete the potion<ref name="pottermore"/>
 
#Wave your wand to complete the potion<ref name="pottermore"/>
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According to [[Book of Potions]]:
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#Crush the wormwood, add to cauldron. Stir slowly.
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#Chop the valerian, add to cauldron, and apply a high heat.
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#Juice your Flobberworm and add its thick mucus to your cauldron.
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#Stir vigorously, apply a low heat and then give it another stir.
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#Chop the Sopophorous bean and add to cauldron.
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#Stir the mixture quickly, then heat.
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#Add a sprinkle of powdered asphodel petals and a dash of essence of nettle.
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#Heat the potion a final time, then stir slowly.
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#Wave your wand over the cauldron to finish the potion
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==History==
 
==History==
[[File:Cakes COS 1.jpg|left|thumb|155px|Cakes containing sleeping draught]]
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[[File:Cakes_COS_1.jpg|thumb|left|165px|Cakes containing sleeping draught]]
 
===1992===
 
===1992===
Hermione spiked two, plump chocolate cakes with Sleeping Draught in her second year. [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] left these sweets out for [[Vincent Crabbe]] and [[Gregory Goyle]] to find. The two [[Slytherin]]s ate them, unquestioningly, and soon fell unconscious. Their expressions were frozen on their faces.
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Hermione spiked two, plump [[chocolate cake]]s with Sleeping Draught in her second year. [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] left these sweets out for [[Vincent Crabbe]] and [[Gregory Goyle]] to find. The two [[Slytherin]]s ate them, unquestioningly, and soon fell unconscious. Their expressions were frozen on their faces.
   
 
===1995===
 
===1995===
[[File:SleepingDraught.jpg|150px|right|thumb|A phial of Sleeping Draught.]]
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[[File:SleepingDraught.jpg|thumb|110px|A phial of Sleeping Draught.]]
 
The four [[dragon]]s used in the first task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]] in [[1994]] were given Sleeping Draught to make the trip from the [[Romanian Dragon Sanctuary]] to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] easier. [[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]] stated that he thought it would be better for the dragons to awake in a tranquil setting, but, upon waking in the [[Forbidden Forest]], the beasts were as vicious as ever. In Charlie's words, the team of [[dragonologist]]s used "a Sleeping Draught" to knock out all four dragons, suggesting that a normal dose of the potion might be potent enough to have an effect on a creature as big as a dragon.
 
The four [[dragon]]s used in the first task of the [[Triwizard Tournament]] in [[1994]] were given Sleeping Draught to make the trip from the [[Romanian Dragon Sanctuary]] to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] easier. [[Charles Weasley|Charlie Weasley]] stated that he thought it would be better for the dragons to awake in a tranquil setting, but, upon waking in the [[Forbidden Forest]], the beasts were as vicious as ever. In Charlie's words, the team of [[dragonologist]]s used "a Sleeping Draught" to knock out all four dragons, suggesting that a normal dose of the potion might be potent enough to have an effect on a creature as big as a dragon.
   
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
 
*''[[Pottermore]]''
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*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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[[it:Distillato Soporifero]]
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[[pl:Eliksir Słodkiego Snu]]
 
[[Category:Mental potions]]
 
[[Category:Mental potions]]
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[[Category:Sleep potions]]

Latest revision as of 10:28, August 4, 2014

Sleeping-draught
Sleeping Draught
Potion information
Effect

Made the drinker quickly fall into a deep but temporary sleep

Difficulty level

Simple[1]

Known ingredients

The Sleeping Draught was a potion that caused the drinker to fall almost instantaneously into a deep but temporary sleep.[1][2] A standard Sleeping Draught differed from the Draught of Living Death, which was much more powerful, lasting, and difficult to make. Hermione Granger referred to the Sleeping Draught as "simple, but powerful".[1] Its recipe can be found in Magical Drafts and Potions[2] and Book of Potions.[3]

Key ingredients include Flobberworm Mucus, lavender, valerian sprigs and Standard Ingredient[2].

Brewing instructionsEdit

  1. Add 4 sprigs of Lavender to the mortar
  2. Add 2 measures of Standard Ingredient to the mortar
  3. Crush into a creamy paste using the pestle
  4. Add 2 blobs of Flobberworm Mucus to your cauldron
  5. Add 2 measures of Standard Ingredient to your cauldron
  6. Gently heat for 30 seconds
  7. Add 3 measures of the crushed mixture to your cauldron
  8. Wave your wand
  9. Leave to brew and return in 70 minutes (time depends on cauldron)
  10. Add 2 measures of Standard Ingredient to your cauldron
  11. Heat on a high temperature for 1 minute
  12. Add 4 Valerian Sprigs to your cauldron
  13. Stir 7 times, clockwise
  14. Wave your wand to complete the potion[2]

According to Book of Potions:

  1. Crush the wormwood, add to cauldron. Stir slowly.
  2. Chop the valerian, add to cauldron, and apply a high heat.
  3. Juice your Flobberworm and add its thick mucus to your cauldron.
  4. Stir vigorously, apply a low heat and then give it another stir.
  5. Chop the Sopophorous bean and add to cauldron.
  6. Stir the mixture quickly, then heat.
  7. Add a sprinkle of powdered asphodel petals and a dash of essence of nettle.
  8. Heat the potion a final time, then stir slowly.
  9. Wave your wand over the cauldron to finish the potion


HistoryEdit

Cakes COS 1

Cakes containing sleeping draught

1992Edit

Hermione spiked two, plump chocolate cakes with Sleeping Draught in her second year. Harry Potter and Ron Weasley left these sweets out for Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle to find. The two Slytherins ate them, unquestioningly, and soon fell unconscious. Their expressions were frozen on their faces.

1995Edit

SleepingDraught

A phial of Sleeping Draught.

The four dragons used in the first task of the Triwizard Tournament in 1994 were given Sleeping Draught to make the trip from the Romanian Dragon Sanctuary to Hogwarts easier. Charlie Weasley stated that he thought it would be better for the dragons to awake in a tranquil setting, but, upon waking in the Forbidden Forest, the beasts were as vicious as ever. In Charlie's words, the team of dragonologists used "a Sleeping Draught" to knock out all four dragons, suggesting that a normal dose of the potion might be potent enough to have an effect on a creature as big as a dragon.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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