• Potions The Babbling Beverage is a potion that causes the target person to talk nonsense. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Bartemius Crouch Jr., known as Barty, was one of Voldemort’s most faithful Death Eaters. Barty Crouch Jr. was the only child of Ministry official Barty Crouch, Sr., who personally sent his son to Azkanban. Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Hogwarts academics A medicine of dubious value which supposedly increases cognitive performance. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More
• Potion ingredients Bats are used as potions ingredients. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Creature Bats are nocturnal flying mammals that are found all over the world. Thousands of live bats were used to decorate the Great Hall for Hallowe’en (PS10, CS8, PA8, GF16). Harry told the Dursleys that Sirius Black might turn them all into bats if he… Read More
• Character Mr. Belby was the father of Marcus Belby and the estranged brother of Damocles Belby, inventor of the Wolfsbane Potion (HBP7). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)… Read More
• Character Humphrey Belcher was a wizard who mistakenly thought a cheese cauldron would be a good idea (HBP10). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Belladonna is a mundane (but toxic) plant with magical uses (DP2, JKR-W1). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character Bernadette was an Executioner at MACUSA in 1920s New York. When Tina Goldstein and Newt Scamander were accused by Auror Percival Graves of using an Obscurus to cause destruction, Bernadette led Tina to the Death Cell. She extracted happy memories from Tina’s mind and dropped them into the pool of… Read More
• Potion ingredients A shriveled, kidney-like “stone”that comes from the stomach of a goat, protects from most poisons Professor Snape quizzed Harry on the bezoar during the very first Potions Class. In his fourth year, while distracted by thoughts of Cho Chang and the Yule Ball, Harry forgot to add a bezoar during… Read More
• Creature Horn of this creature is used as a potion ingredient (Pm, CS10, CS11). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Potion ingredients Bicorn parts are ingredients in some potions. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Potion ingredients Dried stings from a Billywig (FB) Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Creature The Billywig is a magical insect, about a half-inch long and vivid blue in color, with a large stinger that causes levitation and laughter in victims. The Billywig is native to Australia (FB). Dried Billywig stings are used in several potions and are allegedly a component in Fizzing Whizzbees (FB). They… Read More
• Potion ingredients Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics A title claimed in handwriting in the margins by the mysterious owner of the book Advanced Potion Making some 20 years in the past. Since there is no royalty in the Wizarding world, this presumptive title was a bit of a mystery. Podcast:… Read More
• Potions The Blood-Replenishing Potion is a type of medical magic that replaces lost blood, rather like a blood-transfusion. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Character The Bobbin family own a large chain of apothecaries (HBP7). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Potions The Boil Cure Potion is a simple potion to cure boils. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple… Read More
• Books and Literature The Book of Potions is a definitive study of the subtle art of potion-making by Zygmunt Budge. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Creature The boomslang (Dispholidus typus) is a large, venomous snake, found in Africa. Snape keeps boomslang skin in his private stores (CS11). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 —… Read More
• Potion ingredients Shredded boomslang skin is used in Polyjuice Potion. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Source Augmented reality game for the PlayStation. The book gives detailed instructions for brewing a number of potions. List of potions in the book: Beautification Potion Cure for Boils Doxycide Felix Felicis Laughing Potion Potion of All Potential Shrinking Solution Sleeping Potion… Read More
• Character Libatius Borage was a famous potioneer and author. Borage attended the Castelobruxo Wizarding School in Brazil (Pm). He wrote several books, including: Advanced Potion-Making, Asiatic Anti-Venoms and Have Yourself a Fiesta in a Bottle! Podcast:… Read More
• Titles, nicknames, and honorifics Bread Head is what Rose Granger-Weasley calls Scorpius Malfoy in their Potions Class (CC3.14). She is referring back to an earlier time, when he had said that she smelled like bread (CC1.10). Then she had thought he was making fun of her, although he was actually trying to say something… Read More
• Potions Bruise-Healing Paste is a medicinal thick yellow paste used to heal bruises. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Plants A magical plant full of stinky pus. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Potion ingredients The stinky pus of a magical bubotuber plant, used diluted as a cure for acne. Undiluted it can burn the skin, and smells strongly of petrol (GF13). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More
• Character Zygmunt Budge is considered to be one of the most accomplished Potioneers the world has ever known (according to him). He is the author of The Book of Potions.  Budge was a student at Hogwarts in the 1500s and excelled at potion making. He was rather boastful and proud, and… Read More
• Potions Orange Burn-Healing Paste is used to heal burns. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:56 — 3.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Hogwarts Peeves the poltergeist was lurking in a hallway hoping to drop a bust of Paracelsus on someone’s head, according to Nearly Headless Nick who warned Harry about it (OP14). Podcast: Play in new window |… Read More