First Years Guide to Ace Potions: A Study Guide

written by Lily Lavender

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!

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Chapter 8

Magical Ingredients

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

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.

Transitional Ingredients

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.

Fun Facts
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.

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