Benefits of Alum (Fitkari) in urdu/hindi – Fitkari ke fayde
1. ALUM FOR CANKER SORES:
Usually for canker sores, a small piece of alum is powdered and then a pinch of that alum powder is pressed over the canker sore. It stings for a while, but by the next day, usually the person is relieved of canker sores. But many don’t like to use the alum powder as such and young children will find it hard to bear the burn caused due to alum powder. This homemade alum mouth rinse is good way to use alum to get rid of mouth sores. To make the rinse, powder alum in a mortar and pestle. Boil water in a pan along with little salt, once the salt has dissolved remove from the heat and stir in the alum powder. Once the alum has dissolved, strain and use it as a mouth rinse at least 2 to 3 times a day. Salt is also very effective in treating canker sores and this mouth rinse can be safely used by both young and old. If you are using the raw alum powder, make sure not to swallow it while applying over the canker sore and use only a tiny bit.
2. ALUM FOR EYE ABSCESS:
Alum is wonderful for treating eye abscess. One of my relatives who taught me the remedy has been using it for eye abscess for quite some time. For treating abscess, rub alum on a sandalwood stone along with little water. You have to rub it nicely to get a paste, as it doesn’t rub into a paste easily. This paste is very effective and it stings initially, when applied. But the boil breaks on the same day it is applied, giving one a good relief from eye abscess. In India, you can find this stone pretty easily. This stone can be stored for years and used.
3. ALUM FOR CRACKED HEELS:
Alum powder is very useful in treating cracked heels. For this remedy alum is heated in a small empty kadai. When we heat alum, it liquifies and foams. Once all the water evaporates, we are left with a crumbly mixture. Once it cools down, it is powdered and mixed with coconut oil and applied on the legs. The mixture should be ground smoothly, else it will be difficult to apply it on the heels. This remedy gives amazingly good relief, if applied regularly for some time.
4.ALUM FOR SHAVING:
Alum has been used as an after shave treatment for centuries. Once you start using alum, you will get rid of all the expensive after shaves. For the first time, you might not like it, but if you continue to use it, you will find positive improvement in you skin tone. To use, after shaving, rub a piece of alum block over the wet face for few seconds. You can either wash it off or leave it on the skin.
5.ALUM FOR WATER PURIFICATION:
Alum is amazing for water treatment. To purify the muddy water, powder alum and add about 1 gm of alum powder for every liter of muddy water. You will find the muddy particles settling down, leaving you with clear water. Next time you go on a camping trip, take a small block of alum with you.
6.ALUM AS A DEODORANT:
Alum is wonderful as a deodorant due to it’s antiseptic and anti bacterial properties. To make the deodorant, powder alum along with little myrhh and use it as dusting powder, or you could simply wet an alum block and use it. However it is advised to use it every other day instead of every day.
7.ALUM FOR HAIR REMOVAL:
Alum can be effectively used for body hair removal for women. A mixture of alum powder and water or better still rosewater can be applied all over the body. This paste tends to retard the body hair growth over time.
8.ALUM FOR WRINKLES:
Alum can be effectively used for wrinkles. Take a piece of alum and wet it in water. Rub it on your damp face for few seconds. Alum tends to tighten the skin. Wash your face in water and apply moisturizer.
9. ALUM FOR PIMPLES:
Alum can be effectively used for treating pimples. A face pack made with egg whites, powdered alum and fullers earth is very effective in treating acne.
10. ALUM FOR LICE TREATMENT:
Alum can be used effectively to get rid of hair lice. To make the lice treatment, powdered alum is mixed in water along with little tea tree oil. This mixture when applied on the scalp for some time, helps to get rid of lice.