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Encyclopedia of Potions

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

See CONFUSING AND BEFUDDLEMENT DRAUGHTS.


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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