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"Today you will learn to brew the Wiggenweld Potion. It is a powerful healing potion that can be used to heal injuries, or reverse the effects of a Sleeping Draught."
Professor Severus Snape describes this potion to a first-year Potions class.[src]

The Wiggenweld Potion is a healing potion with the power to awaken a person from a magically-induced sleep, which gives it the ability to reverse the effects of potions like the Sleeping Draught and the Draught of Living Death.

History

A wizard prince once used this potion to awaken a princess who had been given the Draught of Living Death by the Hag Leticia Somnolens. The prince first put some of the potion on his lips and then kissed the princess.[citation needed]

During the 1984–1985 school year, the Wiggenweld Potion was taught to first years in Potions class.[4]

This was also a potion made by Harry Potter in his sixth year in order to gain entrance into the Potions Club.[6]

Brewing instructions

The instructions for brewing the Wiggenweld Potion are thus[7]:

  1. Add salamander blood until the potion turns red.
  2. Stir until the potion turns orange.
  3. Add more salamander blood, this time until it turns yellow.
  4. Stir until the potion turns green.
  5. Add more salamander blood, until the potion turns turquoise.
  6. Heat until it turns indigo.
  7. Add more salamander blood until the potion turns pink.
  8. Heat until the potion turns red.
  9. Add five lionfish spines.
  10. Heat until the potion turns yellow.
  11. Add five more lionfish spines.
  12. Add flobberworm mucus, until the potion turns purple.
  13. Stir until it turns red.
  14. Add more flobberworm mucus, this time until it turns orange.
  15. Stir till it turns yellow.
  16. Add Honey water until it turns back to a turquoise colour.
  17. Add another few drops of boom berry juice.
  18. Stir the potion again, then let it simmer for thirty minutes.
  19. Take the potion away from the heat and allow it to cool, when it is cool its ready for use.

Etymology

"Wiggentree" or "Wiggen Tree" is the name which in the UK is given to the Mountain Ash (a species of the genus Sorbus) because, it has traditionally been used as an anti-witching device.

"Wiggen" from the old Breton means "strength", "bravery" or still "courage". As for "weld", it is an English word which means "join together by heating to the point of melting"'.

Thus, "Wiggenweld Potion" would mean literally "Welder Strength" or "Who Welds the Strength Potion".

Behind the scenes

Appearances

See also

Notes and references


Potions (class)
Wideye-or-awakening-potion
Potioneers
Arsenius Jigger · Damocles Belby · 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 at Hogwarts
Cauldron cupboard · Dungeon Five · Potions basement · Potions Classroom · Potions Club · Potions Staircase · Potion Master's office · Potion Master's storeroom
Professors Bartholomew · Horace Slughorn · Severus Snape · Swoopstikes · Vindictus Veridian · Unnamed Professor (16th century) · Unnamed Professor (2021)
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 studied at Hogwarts
Ageing Potion · Amortentia · Antidotes · Antidote to Common Poisons · Calming Draught · Boil-Cure Potion · Doxycide · Draught of Living Death · Draught of Peace · Elixir to Induce Euphoria · Everlasting Elixirs · Felix Felicis · Fire Protection Potion · Forgetfulness Potion · Girding Potion · Hair-Raising Potion · Herbicide Potion · Hiccoughing Solution · Pepperup Potion · Poison Antidote · Polyjuice Potion · Shrinking Solution · Skele-Gro · Strengthening Solution · Swelling Solution · Undetectable Poisons · Weedosoros · Wideye Potion · Wiggenweld Potion · Wit-Sharpening Potion