Herbal Potions Inspired by the Magical World of Harry Potter
Saturday, October 26, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
In the magical world of Harry Potter, witches and wizards make powerful potions that can “bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses.” In our muggle world, we don’t use mystical concoctions like Polyjuice Potion or Felix Felicis but we do have real-world, medicinal herbs for potion-making. Inspired by the students at Hogwarts, in this class we will use common medicinal herbs to reimagine three potions, the Sleeping Potion, Draught of Peace and the Pepperup Potion. We will examine the medicinal properties of the herbs in these potions and you will take home the recipes. You will also learn how to create your own “magical” potions at home using the folk method for herbal extracts. Light-hearted and fun, this class is recommended for all Harry Potter fans 12 to 100 years old. Costumes are welcome and encouraged.
Instructor: Tiara Leitzman, Herbalist-in-Training (and serious Harry Potter-fan) at Nectar Apothecary.