Potions are used for several reasons in the wizarding world but mostly it is in connection with the body as in trying to heal it or fix memories etc. For those taking Potions at NEWT level, Advanced Potion-Making by Libatius Borge, is the set text.

The following ingredients are used in Potions but there are many more that we've yet let to learn:

A variety of potions can be made from some of the above ingredients, including:

  • Polyjuice Potion used to transer one wizard into the exact appaearnce of another.

  • Potions to cures boils

  • Shrinking potions often used in Muggle-baiting.

  • Memory potions to modify memories.

  • Confusing concoctions

  • Swelling potions

  • Wolfsbane Potion used to help werewolves turn into simple wolves when it is a full moon. The Wolfsbane Potion was invented by Damocles Belby.

  • Truth potions with Veritaserum being the most effective of them all. This is a colourless and odourless potion.

  • Love potions such as Amortentia, which causes a powerful infatuation or obsession that is depicted to be love.

  • Pepper-up Potion

  • Sleeping potions

  • Forgetfulness potions

  • Acne cures

  • Felix Felicis, which is liquid luck. Too much of it causes giddiness, recklessness and dangerous overconfidence, but in a sufficient dosage, it creates the perfect day for its drinker. it is very difficult to make though, and takes 6 months.

  • The Draught of the Living Dead

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