First Years Guide to Ace Potions: A Study Guide
This book is intended for all who need a quick study reference guide for PTNS-101. It has a glossary of terms & its appropriate meanings for the entire course. Each chapter is based on a lesson; where it won't go into grave detail, but will give you the necessary components to study for upcoming tests & assignments. This does not include mid-term & final exams. All detailed information about each topic is in your official lessons with the Professor. DO NOT COPY AS IT IS PLAGIARISM!
Lesson Seven: Back to the Start Study Guide
Magical creatures & magical plants have magical abilities. Mandrakes are an example of this due to their beast-like nature, but is also the Kingdom Plantae. Magical ingredients are quicker to affect & the magic rushes metabolic reactions to the body. The body breaks down nutrients at a rapid speed, but it is different for each person. It has been discovered that magical ingredients can increase your metabolism. Magical ingredients also has a greater impact with potions. Very young, very old, those that are pregnant, & those that have weak immune systems should not take potions. Adding a wrong item to a potion can be fatal.
Mundane ingredients are a softer substitute for magical ingredients. Ginger can help with inflammation and motion illness. You can drink this root daily in a tea & children can also take it. Non-magical ingredients are to help the flavor, such as lavender & mint. It can also help to counteract nasty effects in a potion. Roses can be used to help stomach issues in a potion as well as ginger.
Dragonfly Thoraxes have no magic, but when put with magical items, it will show magical qualities. In the Girding Potion, Thoraxes are used for energy & stamina, while its wings are used for quick thinking potions. This type of magic is an expression of magical gifts & talents. It draws Muggles & wizards to magical creatures. Magic became a vestigial organ until it disappeared.
⊱ Dragons are considered magical; dragon blood, claws, & horns.
⊱ Never add items to a potion unless you know that it will not wreck the completed potion.
⊱ When magic lets go of the energy, it is able to break & put back together chemical bonds. It changes the identity of molecules in ways that the heat from a cauldron can't.
⊱ Dragonflies are beautiful, non-magical creatures that are symbolized as change.