How to Use Alum (Fitkari) for Relief from Common Ailments!


Alum (‘Fitkari’ in Hindi) is a panacea for common ailments. Its top 5 uses are:

If your fingers swell up in cold weather, dip them in warm water boiled with alum.
For treating diarrhoea, drink half a glass water mixed with 5gm alum powder.
Gargle with warm water mixed with 1/4tsp each of alum and salt to relieve tonsillitis.
Rub a mix of alum powder and salt in 2:1 ratio for relieving pain in teeth or gums.
Wash wounds with water mixed with alum to stop bleeding.

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Dr. Greeshma Nair

Dr. Greeshma Nair(B.A.M.S) is a Staunch believer that Ayurveda is not merely a science but lifestyle too. Her holistic approach towards diagnosis and treatment is based on the root cause of disease and gives you a three-dimensional solution to a condition that includes Ahaar (diet), Vihaar (lifestyle) and Aushadhi (medicines).

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