Pepperup Potion

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Pepperup Potion
Discovered byGlover Hipworth
YearMid-to-late 18th century or early 19th century.
IngredientsFor 3-4 bottles: 1 ½ quarts fresh water; 1 oz. powdered bicorn horn; 3 oz. octopus powder; 4 ½ oz. dragon blood; 1 ½ inch mandrake root, finely chopped; 2 ½ inch ginger root, finely chopped; 1 sprig lemongrass, finely chopped; 1 inch valerian root, finely chopped; 2 oz. peppermint oil (for taste); 2 oz. honey (for taste)
Intended effectsRelieves and/or cures cold symptoms
Side effectsCauses steam to come out of the drinker's ears for a few hours

This potion can help alleviate the symptoms of the common cold and mild flu. It can also help combat the intense sleepiness that will come with a calming draught or heavy pain potions. This potion can be brewed, with supervision of a more experienced apothecary, as young as second year. It can be administered by any hospital wing assistant.


  • Light fire under cauldron, fill with water and allow to boil.
  • Add bicorn horn and octopus powder.
  • Allow to boil for 3 minutes.
  • Add dragon blood.
  • Stir counterclockwise four times.
  • Allow to boil for 5 minutes.
  • Add mandrake root, ginger root, lemongrass and valerian root.
  • Allow to boil for 6 minutes.
  • Stir clockwise ten times.
  • Add peppermint oil and honey.
  • Allow to boil 2 minutes.
  • Stir clockwise ten times again.
  • Strain out solids and bottle.