Cure for Boils is a potion which is made in the brewing potions mini-game. Proper brewing gains the maker 8 house points currently.


Making the potion

Part one

  • Add 6 Snake Fangs to your mortar.
  • Crush them into a fine powder using your mortar.
  • Add 4 measures of the crushed fangs to your cauldron.
  • Heat the mixture to 250 for 10 seconds.
  • Wave your wand.
  • Leave to Brew

Part two

Brew times

Time to return to cauldron

Points per hour ratio

Other information

Students are able to practise brewing Cure for Boils at any time, as many times as they wish. When practising, you will not use or need any ingredients needed to brew the potion, but at the same time, students will not lose or gain any House Points if they fail/correctly brew the potion. Practising this potion takes a far shorter amount of time than brewing the potion regularly.

Pottermore at Playstation Home

On Pottermore at Playstation Home, Cure for Boils is the 1st Pottermore Card in part 1 of the Potions & Ingredients category.