Herbasense Phitkari White Crystals – Safed Fitkari / White Alum

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Phitkari White Crystals

Latin :  Potassium Alum (Hydrated double Salt)

Other Names : White Alum, Safed Fitkari, Phatkari, Fatkadi, Phitkari, phatkiri, phatphadi, aluminous sulphate, sulphate of alumina and potash, sulphate of aluminium and ammonium, Phatkari, Phitkari, Phitikhari, Phitkiri, Fatkari, Pati-Karam, Padikharam, Shinacarum, Sphatikari, surashtraja, kamakshi, tuvari, pitki.

Origin : India

Naturally sourced Alum

Potassium alum, is the hydrated form of potassium aluminium sulphate and has the chemical formula KAl(SO4)2·12H2O.

Uses of Alum

Gardening : Alum can be used as

1, A Natural Pesticides on Plants (10-20% concentration (as required)  in Water + 10ml of Vegetable Glycerine & then spray that water on Plants
2, Kills Bugs, Snails, Cockroaches, Woodworms etc (Just sprinkle powdered Alum around the area where you see them
3, Repel Insects, Mosquitos etc., in stagnant water (Just sprinkle the crushed or Powdered Alum into the stagnant water
4, Adjust the Soil growth by adjusting the Soil PH with Alum to make the Soil Acidic (1tsp in either 1Litre or with 1Galon – according to requirement)
Alum has several household and industrial uses. Potassium alum is used most often, although ammonium alum, ferric alum, and soda alum may be used for many of the same purposes.
Such as :
  • Water purification,
  • Stops Bleeding on Minor cuts, especially while Shaving,
  • the adjuvant in vaccines (a chemical that enhances the immune response)
  • Mouth Ulcer or Boils
  • deodorant “rock”
  • Can be added to Pickles, helps to keep them crispy
  • Flame retardant
  • the acidic component of some types of baking powder
  • an ingredient in some homemade and commercial modelling clay
  • an ingredient in some depilatory (hair removal) waxes
  • skin whitener
  • ingredient in some brands of toothpaste

 

Therapeutic Uses of Alum:

Various therapeutic properties of alum are listed below.

  • Antibacterial
  • Antiplatelet (prevents platelet aggregation)
  • Anti-obesity
  • Anti- haemorrhagic (stops bleeding)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antidandruff
  • Anti-asthmatic
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Weight

50g Sampler, 250g, 1kg

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