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Babbling Beverage potion

Causes the target person to talk nonsense.

Beautifying Potion / Beautification Potion potion

Potions to make the drinker more lovely in appearance.

Befuddlement Draught potion


Belch Powder potion

This substance presumably causes the target creature to belch.

belladonnapotion ingredient - plant

Essence of this poisonous plant is part of a student's standard potion-making kit (GF10).

bezoar potion ingredient - creature

(PS8, GF22)
A shriveled, kidneylike "stone" (HBP18) that comes from the stomach of a goat, protects from most poisons (PS8)
Actually a bezoar isn't a stone per se, but a hairball that looks something like a stone; in legend bezoars are indeed supposed to have the properties attributed to them by JKR.

bicorn parts potion ingredient - creature

Powdered horn used in Polyjuice Potion.

Billywig parts potion ingredient - creature

Dried stings (FB)

black beetle parts potion ingredient - creature

Black beetle eyes are sold at the apothecary's in Diagon Alley. The rate was five Knuts a scoop the summer before Harry's first year (PS5).

Blood-Replenishing Potion potion

Medical magic: this potion makes up for lost blood.

boil cure potion potion

ingredients: dried nettles, crushed snake fangs, stewed horned slugs, porcupine quills (added after taking the cauldron off the fire)

Simple potion to cure boils.

boomslang parts potion ingredient - creature

Shredded boomslang skin is used in Polyjuice Potion. See also snake parts more generally.

bruise-healing paste potion

Medical magic: this is a thick yellow paste used to heal bruises.

bubotuber potion ingredient - plant

A plant, the pus of which is used for healing potions (GF13).

Bulbadox Powder potion

Substance which causes the skin of a person who touches it to break out in boils

Bundimun secretion potion ingredient - creature

Diluted, this is used in some magical cleaning solutions.

burn-healing paste potion

Medical magic: this is an orange paste is used to heal burns.

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