Five uses of alum in your daily life
Your great grandparents couldn’t do without it. Neither can you
Alum, known as fitkari in Hindi, is a naturally occurring salt that offers several benefits to its users. A combination of aluminium sulphate and potassium sulphate, it is a translucent, whitish-coloured crystal that has been used for its beneficial qualities over centuries. In ayurveda, it was named ‘shubhra’.