Alum Powder (USP)
Culinary. Alum powder, found in the spice section of many grocery stores, may be used in pickling recipes as a preservative to maintain fruit and vegetable crispness. Alum is used as the acidic component of some commercial baking powders. Alum was used by bakers in England during the 1800s to make bread whiter.
In medication, alum is frequently employed just as one astringent to shrink tissues and minimize the release of body fluids, as a styptic to contract organic tissues and stop or decrease hemorrhage and bleeding, and as an emetic agent to stimulate vomiting if somebody has ingested poison. Additionally, it is frequently utilized to boost particular vaccines and also to avoid or treat infections. Veterinarians usually recommend pet owners to use the powdered version to animal cuts brought on by improper nail trimming so as to stop bleeding.
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