Phitkari, also know as ‘Alum’ is one of the most commonly used household items. It contains potassium aluminum-sulfate and is considered very useful to heal all kinds of diseases. Many of its benefits have been mentioned in Ayurveda as well.
Alum can do wonders to the skin, face and it is also used for health purposes. There are five surprising uses of ‘phitkari you must read:
1) For skin tightening
The use of phitkari gives you tight shiny skin. Make a paste of phulkari powder with water and apply it on the face. Leave it for half an hour and wash it with water. You can also use rose water and egg white for more amazing results.
2) For dark underarms
Using a paste of phitkari with rose water weekly on the affected area can bring back your white underarm.
3) For fighting dandruff
Phitkari can fight dandruff by mixing a small pinch of phitkari and salt with shampoo and use it to wash your head but at a moderate level.
4) Use as deodorant
Due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, alum is used as a deodorant. It is advised to use it alternate days instead of daily.
5) For cracked heels
In order to get rid of cracked heels, heat phitkari in an empty bowl. When heated it liquefies and foams. Once all the water evaporates, we get a crumbly mixture. Let it cool. Mix this powder with coconut oil and use it on the affected area.
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