Action: Astringent, Antiparasitic, Antiseptic
Part used: Alum powder is a white crystalline salt derived from aluminum sulfate.
Internal Application: Alum powder is an antibacterial for infections of the ear, bladder or eye. An effective astringent, it also is used to treat hemorrhoids, diarrhea, and internal bleeding.
Topical Application: Alum powder is added to toothpaste or tooth powder to fight tooth decay and to strengthen unhealthy or loose teeth. It may be used on the skin for rashes, eczema, itching, scabies, ringworm, and other skin parasites.