It is a potion-making book and therefore cannot be traded. It is also a required first year textbook.
|“||Magical Drafts and Potions, by Arsenius Jigger, is a required Potions textbook for first-year Hogwarts students.||”|
|“||For basic brews, look no further.||”|
Flourish and Blotts description:
|“|| For basic brews, look no further.
You will need to buy and collect ingredients to brew potions from this book, so stock up on as many items as you can.
|“|| Once you have the right ingredients you can brew these potions. Successful potions can be given to your friends as gifts and you'll also be awarded house points for your efforts. You will lose house points for badly-brewed potions, so follow the instructions carefully.
Before you brew a real potion, you can practise making Cure for Boils and you won't win or lose any house points for trying.
Below is a list of all the potions for which the book contains directions.