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"Antidotes!"

-- Professor Snape (GF18)

 

A CLEAN CAULDRON KEEPS POTIONS FROM BECOMING POISONS and ANTIDOTES ARE ANTI-DON'TS UNLESS APPROVED BY A QUALIFIED HEALER.

-- Sign on the wall at St. Mungo's Hospital (OP22)

There are antidotes for many poisons and for potions effects.

Ingredients

ingredients: vary, but often include mandrakes or a bezoar.

Preparation

various

References from the canon

  • Antidote for Swelling Solution is the Deflating Draught (CS11)
  • Fourth-year Potions studies antidotes; Snape hinted that he might poison a member of the class before Christmas to see if his or her antidote worked (GF15)
  • The Mandrake Draught is the antidote for Petrification
  • A bezoar will act as an antidote to most poisons (PS8). Ron consumed one during his sixth year (HBP19).
  • Snape had an antidote handy to restore Trevor the toad when he was turned into a tadpole with Shrinking Solution (PA7).
  • Mrs. Weasley had an antidote handy for Doxy bites when she and the children spent the morning de-Doxifying the draperies of the drawing room of number twelve, Grimmauld Place (OP6).
  • At least one antidote to counter the effects of Veritaserum exists (HBP17)
  • Slughorn supplied "a glass of clear liquid" as an antidote to the love potion Ron had accidentally eaten (HBP18)

Commentary

Etymology

from the Greek "antidoton" meaning "given as a remedy"

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