Year 4 Potions- Do you know your instructions?

Hermione Granger: “What are the three most crucial ingredients in a Forgetfulness Potion?
Ronald Weasley: “I forgot.
— Ron and Hermione studying for their final exams.[src]

The Forgetfulness Potion is a potion which causes an unknown degree of memory loss in the drinker. The recipe for this potion can be found in Magical Drafts and Potions; its key ingredients include Lethe River Water, mistletoe berries, and Valerian sprigs.

History

Since this potion was of beginner’s level, Professor Severus Snape had his first year students brew this potion for their final exam in 1992.

Brewing instructions

Part 1

  1. Add 2 drops of Lethe River Water to your cauldron
  2. Gently heat for 20 seconds
  3. Add 2 Valerian sprigs to your cauldron
  4. Stir 3 times, clockwise
  5. Wave your wand
  6. Leave to brew and return in 45-60 minutes

Part 2

  1. Add 2 measures of Standard Ingredient to the mortar
  2. Add 4 mistletoe berries to the mortar
  3. Crush into a medium-fine powder using the pestle
  4. Add 2 pinches of the crushed mixture to your cauldron
  5. Stir 5 times, anti-clockwise
  6. Wave your wand to complete the potion

Behind the Scenes

Given that every potion’s brewing process must include a magical component to complete it, the most likely spell to complete this potion’s brewing process is a Memory Charm.

Advertisements

About class03

Class teacher at Robin Hood School. Literacy Coordinator
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s