Calming Draught

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Calming Draught
Discovered byUnknown
YearA long time ago
Ingredients4 fresh caterpillars, alive (later pulverized); 1 shredded tentacula leaf; 2 ounces of fresh squid ink; 3 lacewing flies; 6 crushed puffer-fish eyes; 4 drops fluxweed oil; 1 shredded asphodel leaf; 2 ounces wormwood essence
CharacteristicsMilky white
Intended effectsSoothes the nerves of the drinker
Side effectsUnknown

A potion intended to calm the nerves of anxious or frantic people. It is easy to brew and can be easily brewed by students as young as third year. It is often a component of other potions to treat various ailments ranging from anxiety to mild insomnia. This potion is sometimes referred to by the name of Volen. This can be administered by any hospital wing assistant in small to medium doses. If a stronger dose is necessary, senior assistants or higher can administer.

A strained Calming Draught can be bottled and will have a shelf life of three years.


  • Allow 2 quarts of water to boil.
  • Add shredded tentacula leaves.
  • Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  • Pulverize your caterpillars, extracting as much juice as possible. Add to the cauldron.
  • Let boil for 3 minutes.
  • Add the squid ink.
  • Pulverize your lacewing flies.
  • Add to cauldron.
  • Let boil for 4 minutes.
  • Add the crushed puffer-fish eyes.
  • Add the drops of fluxweed oil.
  • Allow to boil for 8 minutes.
  • Finally, add the shredded asphodel leaf and the 2 ounces of wormwood essence.
  • Let boil for another 6 minutes.