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"This is the most complicated potion I've ever seen. Lacewing flies, leeches, fluxweed, and knotgrass."
--Hermione Granger, scanning polyjuice recipe (CS 10).



The idea of leeches sucking out character traits, like they do in the Polyjuice Potion, originated in Europe in the Middle Ages, when they were used with the aim of removing excess or unwanted bodily fluids and balancing the humours.

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