"Wiggenweld Potion? That's a really difficult one. Mind if I watch you make it? Good luck!"
Harry Potter makes this potion for Potions Club[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 the Draught of Living Death.


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.

This was also a potion made by Harry Potter in his sixth year in order to gain entrance into the Potions Club.[5]

Brewing instructions

The instructions for brewing the Wiggenweld Potion are thus[6]:

  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.


"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


Notes and references

See also

Potions (class)
Professors: 16th century Professor · Vindictus Veridian · Severus Snape · Horace Slughorn
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 at Hogwarts: Potions Classroom · Potions Staircase · Potions basement · Potions Club · Potion Master's office · Potion Master's storeroom · Dungeon Five · Cauldron cupboard
Potioneers: Arsenius Jigger · Damocles · 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 Studied: Boil-Cure Potion · Forgetfulness Potion · Hair-Raising Potion · Shrinking Solution · Undetectable Poisons · Wiggenweld Potion · Girding Potion · Antidotes · Strengthening Solution · Everlasting Elixirs · Felix Felicis · Draught of Living Death · Amortentia · Elixir to Induce Euphoria · Hiccoughing Solution · Poison Antidote · Swelling Solution · Draught of Peace · Wit-Sharpening Potion · Polyjuice Potion