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The Harry Potter Canon

A kiss from lips smeared with this potion revives people from the Draught of Living Death; a young wizard Prince used this trick to marry a princess who had pricked her finger on a spindle coated with the Draught (FW).


The exact ingredients may vary from game to game:

  • Wiggentree Bark
  • Horklump juice
  • Dittany
  • Moly
  • Flobberworm mucus
  • Chizpurfle fangs
  • Billywig sting slime
  • a sprig of mint
  • Boom Berry Juice
  • Mandrake, stewed
  • Honeywater
  • Sloth brain mucus
  • Moondew drops
  • Salamander blood
  • Lionfish spines
  • Unicorn horn
  • Wolfsbane


Preparation varies according to the video game. In some games the potion isn't brewed, but found and put into a vial.  While the potion seems to originally have been the antidote to the Draught of Living Death, in the games it exists to give Harry stamina points. View an example of Wiggenweld preparation in this Fan-made Video.

History and Notes

  • This is a reference to the Muggle fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. Wiggenweld Potion first appeared in the video games from Electronic Arts and was subsequently mentioned on a Famous Wizard card for the Hag Leticia Somnolens, making it part of the canon.

References from the canon

  • The main ingredient is bark from the Wiggentree, a type of rowan that gives protection from Dark creatures (Pm).
  • Snape mentions wormwood and asphodel as ingredients in Draught of Living Death, but not the cure (PS8)


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