Polyjuice Potion Essay

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The Polyjuice Potion, according to Moste Potente Potions, is an extremely complex potion to brew and concoct. The usage of the Polyjuice Potion is strictly monitored by the Ministry of Magic since 1867, as it is highly dangerous and may result in many side effects. Polyjuice Potion, when consumed, will result in the transformation of a person to the likeness of another. The potion, when properly made, should be around the shade of murky green, though colour varies after adding a portion of the person whose appearance you wish to take on. Ingredients needed include lacewings flies. Lacewing flies help to counter the effects of disfiguration on the consumer's face, such as scars and boils. Leeches and fluxwood is also a vital ingredient to be added to the potion. While the usage of leeches in Polyjuice Potion is unknown, it is believed that without the addition of leeches, the results of the Polyjuice Potion may lead to dire consequences. Powdered horn of a Bicorn also plays an important role in neutralizing the acidic effects of the Polyjuice Potion. The acidic nature of the Polyjuice Potion may cause the consumer to have a bad stomachache, or induces serious vomiting. Boomslang skin is extremely valuable, but its magical properties makes it suitable to be added to the Potion. The skin would ensure that the transformation of the consumer is only a temporary state. Polyjuice Potion however, cannot be used on humans to take the form of animals. This may cause drinker to have a burning sensation as well as suffer disastrous effects of the potion. Therefore, I conclude that Polyjuice Potion is not advisable for students to attempt to make the potion, as it is an extremely complicated process and may go

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