salamander parts - scarab beetles - Scintillation Solution - scurvy-grass - Shrinking Solution - Skele-Gro - Sleekeazy's Hair Potion - Sleeping Draught/Potion - snake parts - sneezewort - solutions - sopophorous - spiders - Strengthening Solution - Swelling Solution
Salamander blood is used in Strengthening Solution (see).
Crushed, these are used in Wit-Sharpening Potion (see).
Plant used in potions (OP18).
Effect: Makes things shrink in size, apparently reversing the aging process as well
Adding too many rat spleens or too much leech juice can cause the potion to turn orange instead of the bright acid green it's supposed to be; making errors in the potion can cause the mixture to become poisonous (PA7).
See also AGEING POTION.
"skeleton" + "grow" (sounds like a brand name)
Medical magic: Potion which regrows bones. The effect takes about eight hours and can be quite painful.
Skele-Gro comes in a large bottle and is dispensed by the steaming beaker-full. It burns the mouth as it goes down. Regrowing bones is a painful process, and Harry felt stabbing pains in his arm, as if it were full of large splinters (CS10).
In CS/f, the bottle has this on the label:
Bone-Fide Results Everytime
Sold Only by Rubens Winikus and Company Inc.
"Sleekeazy" (note the 'z') is indeed the canon spelling.
Used to style hair.
Effect: causes the drinker to fall into a deep sleep
Snake fangs are used in boil-cure potion (see).
Snake venom is used in some of Voldemort's potions (see).
See also BOOMSLANG PARTS.
According to a book Harry studied during his fifth year, sneezewort is "moste efficacious in the inflaming of the braine, and [is] therefore much used in Confusing and Befuddlement Draughts, where the wizard is desirous of producing hot-headedness and recklessness" (OP18)
The following potions are known as solutions.
Used in Draught of Living Death.
Unknown, but presumably increases the user's strength.
Apparently takes a few days to make, since the students had allowed their mixtures to mature over a weekend (OP17).
Harry was so interested in watching Snape and Umbridge interact that he nearly put pomegranate juice into his potion when he should have been adding salamander blood. The fact that the pomegranate juice was laid out at all suggests that it might also be an ingredient of this potion, although Harry was attempting to add it in the wrong way at that particular time. At the end of the lesson, when his potion was congealing foully and smelling strongly of burned rubber, Harry was given a homework assignment of writing an essay on how and where he went wrong (OP17).
ingredients: puffer-fish eyes
Causes something to get bigger.
The second year students were making this when Harry threw a firecracker into Goyle's cauldron to create a diversion. Where the solution splashed, people's arms, noses, eyes, etc. were enlarged grotesquely. The antidote was a Deflating Draught (CS11).