Alum Powder: Uses & Benefits (Fitkari)

Alum Powder: Uses & Benefits (Fitkari)


The benefits and uses of alum powder also
known as fitkari. 1. Alum is a crystal compound which is formed
naturally in rocks which contain potassium and sulfide minerals. This has been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic
medicine since ancient time for its wonderful healing properties. 2. To make this powder simply purchase a bar
of potassium alum, and grind using a pestle and mortar to create a fine powder. 3. It is commonly used as an aftershave treatment
due to its styptic properties. This means that it can be applied to the skin
to stop bleeding from shaving cuts. 4. The powder can also be used as a natural deodorant
when applied under the arms. It has the ability to kill bacteria which
causes body odour. 5. If you suffer with canker sores, also known
as mouth ulcers. Place 1 teaspoons of alum powder in warm water
with a pinch of salt. Rinse this around the painful area to heal
the sore within 1 to 2 days. 6. This is also used by many dentists to stop
the bleeding during procedures and as an astringent to cause a contraction of the gum tissue. 7. You can use alum powder to treat acne and
pimples, as it works to dry out the infected skin. Simply mix a little alum powder with rose
water to make a paste. Apply this to the skin for 20 minutes before
washing. This tightens the pores and destroys harmful
bacteria on the skin, making you look younger. 8. Alum is an ingredient found in many waxes
used for the removal of body hair. It helps to sooth the skin after wax treatments. 9. In the 1950’s men applied alum to their hair
to keep the hair standing up for flattop or crew-cut styles. 10. It is also used as a fire retardant in cloth,
paper and wood products in order to make them less flammable. 11. If you suffer with cracked heels or athletes
foot, simply stir 3 teaspoons of alum powder in a small amount of water until dissolved. Add this to a bowl of warm water and soak
the feet until it turns cold. Do this daily to heal the skin and kill the
fungus causing the problem. 12. The Ancient Egyptians used alum to purify
muddy and cloudy water. The crystal introduces a positive charge to
the water which causes coagulation. The particles fall to the bottom leaving the
fresh water on top. 13. It has been traditionally used to treat haemorrhoids
also known as piles. Half a tablespoon can be added to bath water,
to soak the painful area. This works to bring down inflammation and
pain and can even shrink the piles a little. 14. Alum powder is also used in leather tanning
to remove moisture from the animal hide and prevent rotting. 15. It is sometimes found as an ingredient in
baking powder as it helps cakes and breads to rise whilst baking. Thank you very much for listening, a like
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