Learn about Harry Potter and the Herbology Featured in the Movies

Explore the fascinating subject of Herbology in the Harry Potter universe. Discover how plants and herbs are used for different purposes in the movies. Check out our exclusive Loungefly Harry Potter Herbology Backpacks and Wallets featuring these notable plants and herbs.

  • Rose Thorn: A plant with thorns that can be used to make a potion that causes boils to erupt on the skin1.
  • Valerian: A plant that can be used to make a sleeping potion2.
  • Mandrake: A plant with a root that looks like a human baby. Its cry can be fatal to anyone who hears it3.
  • Leaping Toadstool: A mushroom that can be used to make a potion that causes the drinker to jump uncontrollably1.
  • Wormwood: A plant that can be used to make a potion that induces hallucinations1.
  • Aconite Flower: A flower that can be used to make a potion that transforms the drinker into a werewolf1.
  • Gillyweed: A plant that allows the user to breathe underwater1.
  • Wolfsbane potion: A potion that allows werewolves to retain their human minds during the full moon1.
  • Asphodel: A plant that can be used to make a potion that causes the drinker to fall into a deep sleep1.
  • Devil’s Snare: A plant that can strangle anyone who touches it1.
  • Mimbulus Mimbletonia: A plant that can shoot a disgusting mucus-like substance at anyone who comes near it1.
  • Puffapod: A plant that can be used to make a potion that causes the drinker to puff up like a balloon1.
  • Dirigible plum: A fruit that can be used to make a potion that causes the drinker to float in the air1.
  • Earmuffs: A magical item that can be used to protect the wearer’s ears from the cry of a Mandrake3.
  • Wand: A magical item that can be used to cast spells1.
  • Dragonhide Gloves: Gloves made from dragon hide that can protect the wearer from dangerous plants1.

These are just a few examples of the many plants and herbs used in the Harry Potter movies. Herbology is a fun part of the Harry Potter series which inspired our Loungefly Harry Potter Backpack and Wallet design.

Sources:

1)  https://www.nnlm.gov/sites/default/files/2021-09/HERBOLOGY_IN_HARRY_POTTER-GINGER_PEPPERMINT_AND_VALERIAN_508.pdf

2) https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Valerian

3) https://www.looper.com/1006220/the-magical-plants-in-harry-potter-are-way-more-real-than-you-thought/