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Alum Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Potassium Aluminum Sulfate
Hindi Name
Chinese Name
Bai Fan, Ming Fan Shi
Homeopathic Name
Alumen   -   Mother Tincture

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Alum

Alum should not be consumed internally. It is best suited for local applications only.
You must consult a doctor before using it.
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Alum is a colorless chemical compound.
It is a salt.
It contains potassium sulphate.
It is mainly used as an Astringent. It is good for minor cuts and bruises.
Men have used it for centuries as an ' After Shave ' lotion.
It is a good Adjuvant.

In TCM :
Alum : Ming Fan
Meridians associated : Liver, Lung, Spleen, Large Intestines and Stomach.
It clears heat and relieves wind phlegm.

Note : Alum is used for damp and Heat conditions only. Prior discussion with a qualified doctor is must before use.


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Materia Medica for Alum

Alum General

Alum is a compound which resembles a crystal in structure. It is soluble in water. It is put into use in the field of medicine. It is utilized both, in household as well as industrial operations.
It is an easy and effective treatment against Lice in the Hair. Being Antiseptic in nature, it is utilized in Hair removing wax. The Hair removing wax make the Skin soft.
It is beneficial in combating Headaches. It also takes care of Epilepsy; responsible for chaotic functioning of the Brain Cells. It is also used in the treatment of Mania Psychosis. Mania Psychosis if not treated may lead to Mood Swings. It may also bring Hallucinations i.e. illusions, along with it. It is suitable for curing Haemorrhages.
It is valuable in curing an Eye Abscess. Eye Abscess may give rise to a puffy mass, packed with pus.
It is helpful in arresting Nasal Bleeding. It is also useful in unclogging of the Nose.
It is a wonderful cure for Purulent Otorrhea. Purulent Otorrhea, may result in the discharge of Pus, from the Ear. It might even end up in Hearing Impairment.
Alum is a good herbal cure for Oral ailments like Gum and Mouth Infections. Its toothpastes and mouthwashes keep Oral Ulcers away. Its Antibacterial characteristics, help in curing Ulcers on the Lips.
It is effective in overcoming Tonsillitis. It relieves Throat Hoarseness. Throat Hoarseness, may involve difficulty in speaking and yellow sputum with Blood, on Coughing.
It is an effective remedy against Respiratory problems like Asthma, Whooping Cough, Cold.
Alum is a good herbal treatment for Leprosy Sores. It is also used for curing communicable Skin complaints like Scabies and Eczema. It is effectively used for tightening the Skin and Wrinkle Lifting. Until recently, alum was a major player in the realm of after shave lotions. Acne responds to Alum. It gives a fair and youthful Skin. It heals Burns, Rashes, Wounds, Scrapes, Cuts, due to its Styptic properties. Its Antiseptic properties soothe Prickling and Puffiness caused by insect pricking. It stops Bleeding by promoting quick Clotting of Blood. It effectively treats Fungal troubles like Athlete's Foot and Ringworm. It is useful in improving the condition of Cracked Heels.
It helps in curbing the degree of Sweating and Body Odor.
It is beneficial for treating Pulmonary Tuberculosis; which initially affects the Lungs.
It is useful in taking care of pain due to Stomach Ulcers. It also takes care of Duodenal ulcers.
It is excellent in avoiding and tending to Liver damage.
It is beneficial in boosting Immunity. The vaccines prepared using Alum work against Hepatitis A, Jaundice and Hepatitis B.
Its flocculating characteristics purify Water.
It is helpful in treating Piles and inflammation of the Anal Veins.
It helps in regulating Menopause.
It eases Abdominal inflammation and arrests Vaginal Discharges.
Alum is a suitable herbal treatment for Gonorrhea and HIV.
It is valuable for both genders. It treats Rectal Prolapse in Men and Uterine Prolapse in Women.
It dries Hydrocele.
It helps in curing Urinary afflictions like difficulty in Urination and formation of oily film over the Urine.
Caution -: Doctor's consultation is necessary.
Keywords : Hair Problems, Headache, Epilepsy, Mania Psychosis, Haemorrhage, Eye Abscess, Nasal Problems, Purulent Otorrhea, Oral Problems, Throat Problems, Respiratory Problems, Skin Problems, Sweat Problem, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Stomach Problems, Liver Problems, Immunity Booster, Hepatitis A, Jaundice, Hepatitis B, Cholera, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Piles, Menopause, Vaginal Discharges, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Rectal Prolapse, Uterine Prolapse, Hydrocele, Urinary Problems.
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Alum for Tonsillitis

Take small piece of Alum. Roast. Have it with one cup lukewarm milk once a day.

Alum for Throat

Take a piece of Alum. Roast. Powder. Have a pinch with lukewarm water or tea daily.
OR : Powder the roasted Alum. Mix Glycerin and make a paste. Paint the throat with a cotton swab on a match stick.

Alum for External Bleeding

Powder the Alum. Sprinkle the powder on affected parts.
Take one gram Alum powder. Add 10 tablespoons Curd and one cup water. Drink once a day.

Alum for Wounds

Wash wounds with Alum water twice or thrice a day.
OR : Wash wounds with fresh water. Sprinkle Alum powder on them. It is a very good remedy to stop bleeding from the wound.

Alum ( Fitakari ) for Eye Diseases

Take 2 gram Alum. Powder. Mix in 80 Ml Rosewater. Dripping 2 drops twice a day.

Alum for Toothache

Powder some Alum. Use it as tooth powder twice a day.
OR : Swish with lukewarm Alum water twice a day.
OR : Take a small piece of Alum. Keep in cotton. Put it under affected tooth for 5 minutes. Drip the saliva.

Alum for Internal Injuries

Take a pinch of Alum powder. Mix it in a cup of cow's milk. Drink lukewarm.

Alum for Cough

Take one tablespoon roasted Alum powder and 6 tablespoons Sugar. Powder. Take 1/4 teaspoon with a cup of lukewarm milk before bed.
Take 1/4 teaspoon powdered Alum. Mix in one cup milk and churn. Drink once only.

Alum for Aphthous Ulcers

Sprinkle a pinch of Alum powder on Mouth Ulcers. Press that area for 5 minutes and then drip out the saliva.

Alum for Loose Vagina

Alum is very astringent. It will contract any part of the body it comes in contact with.
Dissolve some Alum in hot water. Let it cool to luke warm . Wash Vagina with this water. Vagina will tighten and remain tight for about 2 to 3 hours.
OR . . Soak a tampon or a swab of cotton in this water. Place in Vagina for a few minutes. Remove tampon or cotton swab. Vagina will remain tight for 2 to 3 hours.
Caution. 1. .Do not leave tampon in the Vagina for more that a few minutes. The Vagina may become too tight. Under no circumstances use Alum directly on any part of the body.
Caution. 2. .This procedure must not be repeated too often. It will scar the tissues of the Vagina and make the walls coarse and rough.

Alum ( Fitakari ) for Stye

Crushed Alum ( Fitakari ). Put 2 to 3 pinches in half cup of water. Use it for washing the eye.

Alum for Body Odour

Dip Alum stone in water for 5 minutes. Rub it under arms. Use it daily.

Alum ( Fitakari ) for Nose Bleed

The astringent property of Alum ( Fitakari in India ) stops Nose Bleed.
Add one pinch of Alum ( Fitakari in India ) powder in 1/2 teaspoon lukewarm Ghee. Pour 1 drop in the nostrils for it to stop Bleeding.

Alum for Cracked Heels

Heat some Alum powder in a pan and let the liquid evaporates. Take out the left mixture and let it cool. Mix some coconut oil in it and apply it on Cracked Heels. Regular application will help to get rid of Cracked Heels.
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Herbal Treatment For Hoarseness 1

Take equal quantity of Alum, Baking Soda and Salt. Powder them together. Mix one teaspoon powder in one glass lukewarm water. Gargle with it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Cough 29

Grind equal amount of Alum, Baking Soda and Salt together. Mix one teaspoon powder in one glass lukewarm water. Gargle with it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Toothache 4

Take One tablespoon of each roasted Alum, Mustard oil, Rock Salt, Sal Ammoniac, Black Salt and one teaspoon Blue Vitriol. Powder them and Strain through cotton cloth. Use it as tooth powder once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Haemoptysis 1

Take two tablespoon of Alum and One tablespoon of Catechu bark. Grind. Put it in a bottle. Take three tablespoon three times a day for 7 to 10 days.

Herbal Treatment For Gum Diseases 8

Take a piece of Alum and half tablespoon of Salt. Mix in 1/6th cup of Vinegar. Gargle with it twice a day

Herbal Treatment For Yellow Teeth 4

Char the bark of Catechu. Take it and add roasted Alum powder with Salt in 4:1:1 ratio. Brush your Teeth daily with this mixture.

Herbal Treatment For Dental Diseases 1

Take the following herbs :
Vinegar : Sirka : 1 tablespoon
Alum : Fitakari : Powdered : 1/2 teaspoon
Black Pepper : Kali Mirch : Powdered : 1/2 teaspoon
Mix all ingredients. Add one teaspoon Honey ( Shehad ) in the mixture. Stir. Rub it on your teeth before sleeping daily.

Herbal Treatment For Gum Diseases 6

Take 2 gram each of Caesalpinia Bonduc ( Karanjwa ) seeds, Areca Nut ( Supari ) and Alum ( Fitakari ). Burn them. Crush them. Add little water and apply it over affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Eye Diseases 5

Berberis Aristata ( Rasont in India ) has Antiinflammatory and Ophthalmic properties. These properties reduce inflammation and infection of eyes.
Alum ( Fitakari in India ) has Antifungal and Antibacterial property which fights infection causing bacteria and fungus.
Clarified Butter ( Ghee in India ) strengthens the eyes and improves vision.
Mix Berberis Aristata ( Rasont in India ) with Clarified Butter ( Ghee in India ) and Alum ( Fitakari in India ). Apply on the eyelids.

Herbal Treatment For Gum Diseases 7

Mix some powdered Alum ( Fitakari ) in Indian Sorrel ( Sarvajjaya ) leaf juice. Gargle with the mixture 2-3 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Bad Breath 12

Prepare a mouthwash with Vinegar, Wine, and Alum. Rinse your mouth daily with this mouthwash.
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Muhammad khalid
18 May 2015
Very very nice work.
God bless you
22 Nov 2017
I enjoyed reading this interesting article about Alum
I never knew any other use for it except it's use in making pickles! I hope to buy some soon to help my
complexion. Thank you
17 Mar 2018
Hello Dr I have been suffering with really bad yeast infection for years now now the medications I have taken doesn't work please give me a solution to my problem
R.H.Afzal Khan
09 Sep 2015
It is an ocean of information on Alum thank you very much.
Heena Kazi
13 Sep 2015
Very good information. But can it cure pimples scars ? Please give me some herbal remedy for pimples scars
Mukesh markam
13 Aug 2016
Fitakari kitane prAkar ka hota hai
Mustak Gujarat
28 Jun 2017
Sir ekhi parkarka hota hey,.jo Apne dada dadi paneme hilate they VahI hey yeh
Herbpathy Research Team
14 Sep 2015
Dear Heena kazi

Alum has antiseptic properties which prevents acne or pimples. Also known to prevent inflammation.

However, Aloe Vera is one of the highly effective Herbs to cure pimple scars.
How to apply - peel the outer green cover of an Aloe Vera leaf. You’ll see a gel like substance beneath its green outer cover. Take out this gel , found beneath that green outer cover and apply it on your scars. Leave it for about half an hour and then wash off. Apply it two times a day regularly for 15 days and see the difference for yourself.

Or, you may check our page Scars in disease section on our website and may look for alternative remedies to cure scars.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Aala asma rahman
14 Sep 2015
Millions of tips about alum thanks for sharing with us.
18 Sep 2015
Thanks for sharing. this is very interesting information on uses of alum.
02 Nov 2015
Thanks for sharing this information. Could you please share your thoughts on shrinking lower lips using Alum similar to tightening the vagina?
Herbpathy Research Team
02 Nov 2015
Dear Aish

If you scroll up and read under Materia Madica, Alum for lose vagina, we have mentioned clearly that it will only work for two to three hours. But still if you want to use then please be cautious. As it is a strong astringent. Please do not use it directly. Dilute it in water first and then use.
Here is the permanent solution to strengthen the muscles of your reproductive organs. The given two remedies are quite beneficial.
Dong Quai and Manjakani are known as ladies friend. They are like a boon for ladies and is a good treatment for all problems associated with reproductive organs. they are available in the form of tablets. You buy the tablets and take one tablet on alternative days. take Dong Quai for two weeks and take Manjakani for the next two weeks.

Herbpathy Research Team
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Zainab Alliei
25 Feb 2017
I have stage 3 urethra prolapse, can Alum cure me completely if yes how do i use it please.
01 Oct 2019
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23 Oct 2019
Dear Please mention your query.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
01 Oct 2020
What is Dong QUAI O Manjakani in English
04 Nov 2015
Thanks for the tip but I am looking for shrinking my lower lips not vagina. Could you please share your thoughts about using it on lips.
28 Feb 2016
Dear Aish the gift of large lips is indeed a book. Thank your creator. It shows that you are a very capable lady with many talents. Just leave them be n live a happy life.
08 Mar 2019
Yes it will shrink lips,mix.take a pinch of alum powder with Vaseline and apply morning and evening for 1 week u surely get beat results,I tried this result was awesome..??????
Roopali Shah
04 Nov 2015
Hi Aish

Herbpathy has not misunderstood and gave you the right advice. Actually lower lips is used as a slang for vagina. And i don't think so that, shrinking of lips is possible without any surgery. If you want to do then, go for a surgery.

Herbpathy Research Team
04 Nov 2015
Dear Aish

We are sorry, if we have misunderstood you. If it is the lips that you are talking about, see Alum is an Astringent which is a temporary. Its action last for only 1 to 2 hours and that is not your solution.
If you have a pouting lower lip, we suggest you to leave it as such, because, it looks more attractive in the world of beauty.

Herbpathy Research Team
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05 Nov 2015
Thanks for the article, but I want to know something else. My friend has taken alum mistaking it to be sugar candy. His stomach is burning and is complaining of loss of taste and discomfort. What to do? Please suggest.
06 Nov 2015
Thanks for sharing this information. But my lips are way bigger than the pouting lips and I don't want to take up a surgery. Could you please share your thoughts about how to shrink my lips permanently if at all there is a way out.
Herbpathy Research Team
06 Nov 2015
Dear Aish

We are sorry, we can not recommend you any herb for this. Had your lips been swollen, then we would have suggested you a herb to cure the swelling. But, here you are asking for a structural change , which is not possible by a Herb. Please consult your doctors and do the needful.

Herbpathy Research Team
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27 May 2020
My outer vag lips became swollen and red itchy and a hot sensation .I also have a white creamy discharge ..tell me some medicine that I will get from a medical store ..please ..this will be your most kindness
Printa Ghai
10 Nov 2015

Its been quite sometime that your friend ate alum, i believe it should have been cured by now, If no

Then a visit to a doctor is must. The taste will be back soon. And if he has any symptoms of Diarrhea, do not cure it. Let it get out of the system. As our body works in different ways to eliminate excessive poison from it.
28 Feb 2016
Pl visit a homoeopathic doctor or take Alum 1m one dose wait n see how much he feels better. If not completely well can take alum 10m one dose only it should anti dote the effect. All the best.
11 Nov 2015
Can a female eat alum for conception? someone told me to eat pinch of alum pwder with water for fifteen days afters menstration .. Is it safe to eat?
17 Nov 2015
Dear Malaika

Alum is good for conception. Rather than eating it, I will advise you to use it inside your vagina. My sister followed this regimen for 15 days and there you go.....
Take alum, cover it with cotton. Put this cotton containing alum in the vagina before going to bed. In the morning, take out the cotton, check it- it will have a milky white layer. You will need to follow this until that layer stops showing on cotton. The day, that layer is gone, you are ready to conceive.
Stop using it. It should be cured within 10 to 15 days.

Also, please consult your family doctor before following any of the methods. Okay..!!! Just for the sake of your safety.

All the best.
15 Mar 2016
Dear miah did ur sister concieved aftr using alum??? And after how much time she concieved after using it?
29 Jun 2016
YEs, Anu she did. because she never used it during her pregnancy. She only used it for 15 days, It tightened her vagina for some time. This gives temporary result. I guess Manjakani should be tried or Aloe vera gel. No such herb should be tried during pregnancy. Ok. Anu,...
Mrs arsal
03 May 2017
Hi my question is you asked for covering alum with cotton do you mean covering alum piece wd cotton.. is it safe to use alum inside wouldn't it be loke dangerous to let the stone of alum go in., please help as i am just going to appy it
20 Nov 2015
Thank You for the suggestion Miah
15 Mar 2016
Dear malaika did u followd the suggestion of miah? N how ws the result? Did u concieve or not?
27 Nov 2015
Firstly thanks for the wide knowledge of alum. I had used alum when I was 15years old. I had treated my foot which had eczema , everyday I used it can't remember for how many days but it cured so well that I never had that problem till now . My feet , heal used to be dry and blood used to come . Now I am 50. My question now is if u can help me I have sinus which is sever , I already had operation but of no use . It's been a year . Two months back I had again CT Scan advised by doctor and it came out as fungal sinus and its worse its covered my head , doctor said its eating my bone . I started to have asthma , nose blocked , chest congested with mucus eyes watery mucus comes out thick in yellow color. Please please can u help me. My husband gave me two days ago alum mixed in warm milk to drink and is it safe to drink and effective?? Please help me very desperate!!!
01 Feb 2017
Pls let me know how did u use alum for ezcema ,I want to know for my family member.
Herbpathy research Team
27 Nov 2015
Dear Lovely

Don't worry. Our research team is working on it. We will recommend you an appropriate Herb as soon as possible.

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Makala kachemba
27 Nov 2015
thanks for the knowledge of alum.my question is,can roasted alum be found in pharmacies?i ask so because i have tried to look for it but all i could find is alum powder.is this alum powder roasted already or not?i want to use roasted alum powder to take care of yellow stained teeth,please assist me.thank you
01 Feb 2017
U can roast alum at ur home itself, take a PC of alum and keep it in the hot tawa under heat, alum will start liquidifying and then it will slowly change into solid form when it changes totally into solid form and it's still white in colour then switch of the flame and let it cool ,after cooling it powder it in a pestle or in a mixer grinder. Now this is a safe form of alum to use in any of ur remedies. In Sha Allah!
Herbpathy Research Team
30 Nov 2015
Dear Makala kachemba

We have moved your query on Buy/sell Herbs portal. You can contact seller and buyer there.

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02 Dec 2015
Dear Makala Kachemba

Take a strawberry and rub it on your teeth daily for 15 days.

You may rub the inner side of Banana peel on your teeth. This will help to lighten the stain. Other cures are--
Rub orange peel on your teeth.
Walnut tree bark is another effective cure. This is the remedy i always bank on, to whiten my teeth.
There are number of other cures. Just stick to any two and see the difference. be consistent. Practice daily for effective results.
Herbpathy Research Team
03 Dec 2015
Dear lovely

For Sinusitis- Extract ginger juice. Take one tablespoon daily with honey.
For Chest Congestion-
Boil one tablespoon of liquorice in water. Drink it as tea daily for 15 days. Liquorice is very effective expectorant.
You are not advised to take alum. It is not suggested that you should take Alum orally, as far as topical application is concerned, it is safe, but should not be consumed.
If you feel there is an excess accumulation of phlegm, take a spoon of black pepper with honey every morning. This will expel the Phlegm.

Consult your doctor before taking any Herb.

Herbpathy Research Team
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01 Oct 2019
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23 Oct 2019
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This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
23 Jan 2016
Sir,I am suffering from high serum creatinine level is 7.2,kindly suggest me how to reduce it by taking alum powder and in what way,have heard that it cures high creatinine levels but don't know how to take it .kindly advice
Herbpathy Research Team
27 Jan 2016
Dear Ramesh We do not recommend you to take Alum. NO. This high creatinine level is due to a malfunctioning of Kidneys, which can easily be cured by the following Herbs----
1. Land Caltrops - it is a wonder herb for your Kidneys and will help in reducing the creatinine levels. Buy its capsule form. Take one capsule ( 400 mg ) daily for a month. 2. Punarnava- Take water extract of this Herb for a month, it will rejuvenate your Kidneys and the entire body.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Herbpathy Research Team
27 Jan 2016
.............. Continued for Ramesh.............. 3. Varuna- It is a diuretic, known to lower the creatinine levels. Also, helps to remove any sand or gravel from the Kidneys. Take this Herb in its capsule form. Have one capsule ( 400 mg ) daily for a month. These 3 Herbs have shown great results in curing any Kidney disease, like high creatinine level, Kidney stones,help to get rid of Dialysis, and so on... After a month, get your tests done again. Write back to us with results. All the very best. It is advised that you always consult your health care provider before taking any Herb. Herbpathy Research Team ( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
16 Feb 2016
My Father is suffering from Parkinson's Disease for the last few years...

Is there any treatment in Ayurveda for Parkinson's Disease ?

19 Feb 2016
Dear Abhishek
Parkinson's is a disease of Central Nervous System. The Herbs that we recommend to your father are-- Mucuna Pruriens , Pine Nut and Saffron.
Pine Nut-- He should take 6to 10 pieces every day, for a month. The herb is hot in nature, so may be skipped after every 3 days.
Mucuna Pruriens-- Its Homeopathic name is Dolichos; it is the tincture. Take 10 drops of this tincture daily in a glass of water for a month. Or, he may buy it in the capsule form. Take one capsule daily. Saffron-- Its tincture is; Crocus Sativa. Give him 10 drops of the tincture in a glass of water, once in a day, for a month.
Add one tablespoon of flax seed oil in his breakfast. For further queries, you may write back to us.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Sunitha ( India )
21 Feb 2016
somebody recommended me to eat a pinch of alum for 2 month to get cure of piles is it right to take or whether it will harm me
22 Feb 2016
Sunitha Alum might be effective to cure Piles, but let me give you the BEST herbal remedy to cure it.
Its Radish.
Drinki 30 ml of Radish juice daily for 3 days on an empty stomach. Then stopi it for a week. Again, take it for 3 more days. Skip for 7 days. Take for 3 days again.
This is the amazing way to cure Piles. Please make sure you are not constipated. Avoid spicy food. papaya, Eat apples, pears, leafy vegetables spinach, cauliflower. Why don't you check-- Piles in the disease section, that is from where I found my cure.
Thanks Team... Relieved of this painful disease..
22 Feb 2016
DO NOT TAKE ALUM..... Radish is the best natural cure. The BEst.
Aslam ( AP india )
12 Mar 2016
Iam having ring around between my thighes and my back buttoques since from one year iam 44 year old diabetes but diabetes is under control I used every cream medicine my itching is not going an ringworm also pls pls suggest any tract ment.
Assu ( Kuwait )
13 Mar 2016
I am having ringworm used all medicines i am diabetic but undercontrol .severe itching please solve
Herbpathy Admin
18 Mar 2016
Dear Assu,
Tea tree oil is considered one of the best remedies for ringworms. But it is very potent and needs to be diluted before application. Take one drop of tea tree oil and dilute it with 9 drops of water or some soothing oil. Apply it on the affected area. Leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse.
Also you may use lavender oil either alone or in combination with Jojoba oil. Mix one teaspoon of Jojoba oil and a drop of lavender oil. Apply it on the affected area. It also gives a soothing effect.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Naaz ( India )
22 Mar 2016
I am suffering from PCOS. Can alum help me cure this and conceive?
Herbpathy Team
23 Mar 2016
Dear Naaz, PCOS is a disease of the Ovaries. It is caused due to hormonal imbalance, like Insulin, Estrogen, etc.
So the cure lies in the Herbs that help to balance hormone levels.
Cinnamon and Chaste Berry are highly effective Herbs to cure PCOS.
Add one tsp of Cinnamon powder to a glass of hot water. Drink it daily for a month.
Or you may take this herb in the capsule form. Take one capsule 500 mg twice a day for a month.
Do consult your doctor before taking any Herb. CHASTE BERRY- It helps in balancing the Hormones.
Take a cup of hot water. Add a spoon of fresh or dried Chaste Berries to it. Steep for 10 minutes. Then, strain it and drink this tea daily for 30 days. Avoid Foods like,
Sugar, Barley, Potatoes, White Bread. Add following Foods in your diet,
Flax Seed, Fenugreek, Apple Cider Vinegar, Basil,Liquorice.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
01 Feb 2017
Dear naaz, papaya seeds are very effective for pcos. Take full ripe papaya with its seeds within 2 days ur pcos will be cured and u will have periods in Sha Allah. This happened for one of my friend. Also papaya seeds rr coated with silver foils(to hide) and given as a tablet by herbal practitioners in village for female iinfertilityproblem. They contain many nutrients and benefits. Pls give it a try.
Ray ( Texas )
28 Mar 2016
Do you know anyone who has treated a tumor whether malignant or not to shrink it ?
Another question what is the best for cleaning of the limp nodes .
Any other cleanses to clear body of toxins
20 Apr 2016
One of my friend's tumor was treated by the Herb called Cleavers. It's tincture known as Galium Aparine. Cleavers is also one of the best tonics to stimulate and help drain the lymphatic system. Red Clovers and Rehmania are very effective herbs. is a great herb for the lymph, increasing flow, which helps to detoxify the body and reduce inflammation.
Avoid whites - white rice, white bread, white pasta and any white-flour products.
Drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water.
Rozina Yasmin Rumi ( Bangladesh )
04 Apr 2016
Hi. I'm from Bangladesh. Suffering from severe wisdom toothache. I'm 24 weeks pregnant and my dentist don't want to take any necessary action except prescribing 10 antibiotics. Medicine dose got over but pain is still there. It starts paining tonsil,ear and teeth at a time and at times I get almost fainted. Can "Alum" help me to sustain this pain. Pls help urgently
20 Apr 2016
Dear Rozina Warm Salt Water.Swish your mouth frequently with this water to keep the pain and germs away and toe gums as well.
Take a garlic clove and keep it crushed between the gums. Release the juice every now . This will destroy the bacteria around the gums and the tingling and pain gets reduced.
Take Clove oil. Dip a cotton swab in it and keep the cotton ball crushed between the gums for 10 minutes.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
23 Oct 2019
Clove oil is absolutely WONDERFUL for toothache and I have used it many times. Its the only thing that has ever helped me and I've tried many different things. It also swiftly kills the infection.
23 Oct 2019
Hey thanks for the information Kain. Is Clove oil to be used regularly for tooth infection?
08 Nov 2019
You can use it for 4-5 days in regular. You will experience comfort by then.
Ikemefuna ( Nigeria, Enugu )
06 Apr 2016
Please after putting alum in water and it cleans the water, can the water be used to cook and bath
Patricia ( South Africa )
15 Apr 2016
Hi,my name is Patricia from Africa.i am diagnosed with HIV,i see alum can also help but cannot be taken orally.so how does it help?
02 May 2016
There are many patients that have been cured of HIV, The patient was treated with Nigella sativa for a period of six months, after which there was no detectable HIV virus or antibodies against HIV in his bloodstream. Further, the HIV stayed gone. This herb has strong anti- HIV action and inhibits the replication of HIV virus.
02 May 2016
Dear Patricia
A concoction of Nigella Sativa ( Black Seed ) and honey is known to be very very effective to cure HIV. There are many cases that have been cured by this method. Black seed 60 % and honey 40%. Take this concoction for 2 months, twice a day.
Norah ( Nigeria )
25 May 2016
Pls i used alum water to wash meat and intestines before cooking, does it have any side effect?
Patel Mustak
28 Jun 2017
Hi'Norah,. mustak Patel from India so what I'm says to u the best for all food to use alum ,..but do not use to much,...just 1 kg meat to 1/4 tea Sp,.4 the best results to food cook n 4 ur health ,..
Jessica ( Nigeria )
26 May 2016
When and how is right for a woman to conceive a male issue?
Patricia ( South Africa )
26 May 2016
To Aarya, Fatima an the Team Thankyou so much for giving me an opportunity to believe again,i always believed there is a cure,and God can ever forsake us.am so glad i came about this site,i will find and take the treatment,intime i will get back to you.thankyou again
27 Jun 2016
Wish yo get fully cured. Hope to hear from you soon. And this time, the good news. All the very best Patricia dear. Yes and a great thanks to Herbpathy from my side as well. you guys are doing incredible work. God Bless all... :)
Ajay ( India )
29 May 2016
Dear Sir
some relatives recommended my parents to give Alum when i am of 16 years . They said its good for health and cough . At that time i have problem of cough . Relative crush the powder with the help of stone and give to my parents . they said if parents give half normal spoon everyday early morning before breakfast with water then its good for health & cough . I used 2-3 months regular like this . problems which i start facing that time is stomach upsets , indigestion , spleen problem . Right now i am age of 25 only think spleen gets normal but stomach upsets , stomach internally contrasts & indigestion still facing . I take too much medicine of digestion but do not get relief . sir , please could you tell me what medicine i take so that i save myself from such side effects of alum . I need your help . please contact me on 07087147482 .
Regards - Ajay .
Rashidat ( Nigeria )
03 Jun 2016
Please, is it okay to use honey mixed with alum for tigthning the vagina.Any side effects? Thanks.
29 Jun 2016
Alum for lose vagina, we have mentioned clearly that it will only work for two to three hours. But still if you want to use then please be cautious. As it is a strong astringent. Please do not use it directly. Dilute it in water first and then use.
Here is the permanent solution to strengthen the muscles of your reproductive organs. The given two remedies are quite beneficial.
Dong Quai and Manjakani are known as ladies friend. They are like a boon for ladies and is a good treatment for all problems associated with reproductive organs. they are available in the form of tablets. You buy the tablets and take one tablet on alternative days. take Dong Quai for two weeks and take Manjakani for the next two weeks.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
16 Nov 2017
what is dong quai and manjakani in English language ? how can i get it , it is available in the pharmacy worldwide
Rahul ( New delhi, india )
05 Jun 2016
Is it good to wash mouth with alum to eradicate odour mouths smell
14 Jun 2016
Hello Rahul Yes, Alum is helpful in vanishing Halitosis ( Bad Breathe ). Prepare a mouthwash from vinegar, wine and alum. Rinse your mouth with this mouthwash daily.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Tek ( INDIA )
25 Jun 2016
respected sir/madam,
i want to know that if any body consume alum pieces in a bowl of ice cream,then what will be effects of it on his body.Really thank you for your answer .
29 Jun 2016
why do you want to take alum in ice cream.
I did not get it ?
Why ?
It may be poisonous. This herb is used to filter the water. Imagine how strong it is and you wish to eat it in ice cream.
NO you should not.
It is an astringent and may be harmful for your throat and mouth.
04 Jul 2016
Can alum treat dark circle? If yes then tell me the methods and precautions.
05 Jul 2016
No alum is not safe to be used on eyes or under eyes. Do not try. Almond oil around the eyes and leave it over night. Use this on regular basis for two to three months. It is really effective. Or you may use Castor oil. Put cucumber slices over eyes, for half an hour. every day. try this regularly for a month. Apply potato juice on the dark circles. everyday. Try these out for a month. Without missing it for a single day and see the difference.
Kemi ( Nigeria )
06 Jul 2016
Hi, am 28yrs from Africa, I just finished treating PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)medically few days back, but am still having discharges that smells from my vagina please how you all help cause am tired of it already. Also how can I help my friend who was tested positive for HIV to cure it
06 Jul 2016
PID is the disease of reproductive and sex organs. The herbs which have helped to cure this disease are Asparagus and Sweet Flag.
Take Asparagus capsules, one every day for a month. Add 3 gm of Sweet Flag root powder to a teaspoon of honey. Have this with a cup of milk every night. Try this for a week. Baking Soda : Add half teaspoon of baking soda to a glass of water. Drink it on an empty stomach once daily for a 2 weeks. This will alkalize your body. For smelly discharge :
Boil 10 Betel leaves in water. Wash your vagina with it , twice in a day. Do this for a week Consult your health care provider before taking any herb.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
06 Jul 2016
Kemi For HIV: Your friend should take 2 teaspoons of Nigella Sativa ( Black Cumin) concoction, twice in a day for 6 months.
Waseem ( Pakistan )
03 Aug 2016
Can I take the alum powder , a pinch , with milk or curd orally
03 Aug 2016
Before we suggest you anything , it is important for us to know that why do you wish to take Alum?
What disorder do you wish to get rid of ?
Write back to us the reason you want to use Alum for.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
02 Jun 2017
What? I don't understand earlier in the conversation they suggested to take alum orally; Now they said no on couple of times later
Shibas shehaam ( Pakistan )
03 Aug 2016
Can alum used to purify water? Has it any side effect if used as water purifier at home..????
04 Aug 2016
No Shibas We do not advise you to use Alum.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
16 Aug 2016
I have LYMPHEDEMA. My right lymph is swollen and doctor has taken it out for biopsy. I also have minor HYDROCELE IN MY UPPER SCROTUM AND ON THE PENILE AREA. May be because my lymph nodes are not draining properly. Can you please suggest me something effective to get over these issues. Currently doctor has given me some antibiotics to fight the bacterial infection. I am worried about the swelling on scrotum and penile area.
Does ALUM and/or CLEAVERS (KURI in Hindi) works for these? Please advise the remedy and how to be taken.
25 Aug 2016
You can take Boswellia Capsules, one ebvery day And Guggullu capsules, Also it is advised that you please visit Hydrocele in the disease section of this website. You will find the herbs for you.
Regina Knight ( United States )
04 Sep 2016
Hello, I think that I've been bitten by a spider, quite tender and a little swollen. Can a paste of alum
and water draw out infection by making it come to a head.
08 Sep 2016
See, if you are not sure, do not try to treat it on your own. a visit to a doctor is a must in your case. So, go and see a doctor and get yourself diagnosed.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Shyra santos ( Philippines )
11 Sep 2016
Hi,my friend had a discoloration of her underarm, could she use alum for her underarm? She used alum in evening and she used her deodorant in morning. How many weeks do she wait to lighten her underarm? Thanks.
14 Sep 2016
Shyra She should stop using Alum at all. This will make her skin very dry and callous. She should use potato. Peel a chunk of potato, rub the underarms with it for 5 minutes. Then throw the potato. Wash the underarms after 15 minutes. Do this twice in a day, REGULARLY for a month. The method is very very effective. But, she has to do it regularly.
02 Jun 2017
This is very funny. They said to use alum for underarms. Now, no use potatoe skin, seriously
Alez from Texas
16 Aug 2017
You guys really need to read these articles better. DO NOT USED ALUM DIRECTLY ON SKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! None of the people who are trying to help y'all are saying that!!!!!!!!!!!
Henry ( Lagos Nigeria )
12 Sep 2016
Please can one bath with water made clean with the application of alum? Can one also brush his teeth using such water?
14 Sep 2016
No, One can not brush with this water. Yes, you can swish your mouth with this water. Do not brush your teeth with it, or do not swallow this water. And water filtered by Alum can be used for bathing, only if the water has been filtered by using the right amount of alum. Excessive amount can harden the skin, make it dry, flaky and itchy. The water can be cleaned by dipping a small piece of alum in it for 3 to 5 seconds. Then take the alum out.
The water should be luke warm.
18 Sep 2016

with John Hurt’s menacing voice-over, still bring back a sense of crushing dread. The UK actually led the way with its HIV public health campaigns; it was considered so successful in raising awareness that other countries adopted similar adverts relying on shock and fear. The thing I am most struck by now, however, is how over-the-top they seem.

It’s now 30 years since HIV was discovered. During my training as a doctor in central London in the late 1990s, people were still dying of Aids. But since then, incredible pharmacological advances have been made in how the virus is treated and managed. Combination medications — termed ‘highly active antiviral therapy’ or Hart — have resulted in being able to maintain the infected person’s immune system and therefore prevent the opportunistic infections that resulted in the development of Aids and led to death. Despite working in the central of London with high-risk groups such as sex workers and drug addicts, I haven’t seen someone die of HIV for years. It’s now incredibly rare to die as a result of HIV/Aids in this country. The most recent statistics sh
Laura ( Houston tx )
25 Sep 2016
I have gingivitis can alum cure it?ive tried differnt remedies and I can't seem to get rid of it?i have crooked teeth and can't afford braces.can u please suggestion a good remedy for gingivitis?
Sumi Kalra
27 Sep 2016
The cure for you lies in the increase in intake of Vitamin C and Vitamin D in your diet.
Drink a glass of Lemon juice every morning.
Do not take Alum at all. This will make your mouth extremely dry. So the inflammation might increase.
Teddy i Wogu ( Nigeria )
01 Oct 2016
Can Alum cure urinary tract infections and HIV? If so what are the dosages and methods of application?
Grand Theft ( India )
01 Oct 2016
Dear Herpathy Team

Can we take Alum orally and in what dose and what form?
05 Oct 2016
Why do you wish to take Alum orally ? The herb has astringent properties, it will make your mouth very dry. SO even if you wish to use it as a mouth wash, Alum alone is not to be taken. You need to add other herbs to it.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Ibilola ( Nigeria )
09 Oct 2016
Can alum cure my son's localised skin infection? It's on his left cheek. When old ones shrink, new ones errupt. I have used all manners of antibacterial and antifungal creams but no positive result. Please, help.
18 Oct 2016
Ibilola http://herbpathy.com/Herbal-Treatment-for-Skin-Irritation-Cid2975 I guess this link will help you. Go through it once and then be specific about the type of Skin Infection or disorder you wish to cure
ARM ( Nigeria/Ogun )
19 Oct 2016
Watching the vagina with alum, does it affect the fertility?
21 Oct 2016
Please re write the query. Did you mean washing the vagina.
29 Oct 2016
Yes! that was a mistake. washing the vagina with alum, does it affect the fertility?
T Ingraji singh ( India )
30 Oct 2016
Can Alum use for the treatment of Gallstone whose sizes are on the ranges of 3/4 mm ? Please help . The patient's age is 44 years.
07 Nov 2016
Please go for a planned surgery. Gall stones can rarely be removed by any herb or remedy. Go for a surgery and get the bladder removed, before an emergency situation arises. The stones might get stuck in the neck of the bladder.
Nagen ( Malaysia )
22 Nov 2016
Dear Admin. Thank you very much for good information on alum usage.

How to grow hair using alum? I have bald in middle of my head.
23 Nov 2016
The herb that is apt for you is Chilli Infused Oil. Apply this oil everyday and wash it off. This oil can be prepared easily , visit this link : http://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Chili-Infused-Oil-Cid10744 Read the description part given on the page. Baldness is also one of the consequences of Kidney Malfunctioning.
So, take Gokshura herb and Punarnava everyday for a month.
I would suggest you to read the portal Vibrant Health given on this website.
All the best nagen !!!
Sameera Hameed ( Pakistan/sindh )
23 Nov 2016
my son has a herinated disk problem also it has a crack .its been few years now.do you think taking fitkari in water or will you advice how to take it internally so the crack is healed? it is safe to take it internally but how much and for how long?Thanks.
23 Nov 2016
Sameera. Give him homeopathic remedy Symphytum 30, one dose in a week. After a week, repeat the dose. Please note that you will have to take total 3 doses of this medicine. Once every week. Only one dose in one week. After 3 weeks, write again and share your feedback.
23 Nov 2016
No Alum please. Not at all.
Sameera Hameed
23 Nov 2016
Thankyou but my son is in Dubai and so the meds will have to wait till he comes on leave but i thought Alum ,Fithkari was used by homeopathic docs to treat fractures and such.
Sameera Hameed
21 Feb 2017
Hello again,so like u advised my son did take those homeopathic drops that is 4 drops in some water once for three weeks.The first week nothing happened second week he felt pain took multivitamins and painkillers third week was real bad he had to go to the hospital and they gave him a painkiller injection and then he kept taking painkiller tablets for a week then I told himto stop taking painkillers and to take extra vitamins like calcium and bone repair,collegean and now he feels pain but does not need to take painkillers he took MRI again of his back disk but the doctor said no difference so now what to do should he continue the drops or what there is no file upload option so that i could send u his reports.Please advice. Thankyou so much.
Aishi ( India )
27 Nov 2016
sir,if i used alum to tight my vegina....i read somewhere that it cause bacterial and STD infection...plz tell me if i use alum for the same or not...and if yes then how.
29 Nov 2016
Aishi, you should not be using Alum anymore. It will make your vagina dry. this herb is a strong astringent. For curing STD, you may consume the roots of herb Anantamool in the cooked form. Apply Oregano essential oil on the affected area. Remember, personal hygiene is the important factor.
27 Nov 2016
sir plz tall me i have problem of white discharge..what home remedy shoul i used to cure it completely in a short time.
Keili ( Goa )
29 Nov 2016
The herb for you is : Dead Nettle ...
Take 3 tablespoons of dried Dead Nettle flowers. Pour 500 ml water to it. infuse it for 10 minutes. Strain and add it to the bathing water. Sit in this water or wash your vagina with it. Do this daily for 15 days. Eat a Banana every morning, on an empty stomach. This will also help to cure White Discharge.
Spheh ( Kzn )
06 Jan 2017
Hi am preg am six months now I HV a terrible discharge an it smelly it is yellowish green in colour...can the alum help me get rid of this discharge. If yes plz help with how to use it
21 Feb 2017
Do not use anything until you give birth to your child. DO NOT.
Amit jalan ( West bengal )
18 Jan 2017
Alum is good for face ? I used alum then remove pimples n black spot?
Sania Bose
21 Feb 2017
Did it help ?
Why don't you try Apple Cider vinegar. That is safe and very very effective for the same.
Amit jalan ( WB )
18 Jan 2017
Hw to remove pimples n black spot ? Plz suggest me...
02 Jun 2017
For black head and pimples: pinch of baking soda1 tblspoon of coconut oil. Apply as a face scrub/ mask. Leave for 10mn rinse thoroughly with warm water
02 Jun 2017
Please don't rub ur face to much be gentle. It will work, be consistent, every morning or night for 15 days
Uri ( South africa )
12 Feb 2017
Is there a product to cure lung cancer or shrink a tumor in the lung
Vikas Borawake ( India / Msharashtra )
12 Feb 2017
Hello Dr.,
My 2yrs and 3months child suffering from respiratory crux in Nov. 16. He was on vantilator upto 5-6 days. He was given stuoroids as omnacortel. He is cured from it now but from Jan 17 he is suffering from reddish rashes on skin on whole body. Dr given him catarax. but rashes are comming frequently. plz suggest remedy for it.
Sally LaPlante ( USA/ Oregon )
18 Feb 2017
Where can it be bought in USA
Sarah ( Nigeria )
19 Feb 2017
Please can alum be use to treat diabetes?
Jatin jain
21 Feb 2017
It is not the right cure.
For Diabetes, take Gudmar ( Gymnema Sylvestre ). Read about this herb in the herb section of this website or read the Diabetes disease first.
Do not try Alum at all.
02 Jun 2017
Ok almost everyone who asked questions about alum, the other parties say no no no don't use alum for this use that. And what about the site up there that says alum is good for over 20 diseases including viruses?
Alpana ( India, Maharashtra )
23 Feb 2017
How to use alum in mania, internally or externally. I read in an article that it causes due to swelling in brain. Please suggest me which herbs and in which quantity I should use to cure mania of person who also having problem of blocked nose from last 10years.
Matul Kaushik
27 Feb 2017
Mania is the disease of the mind. Causes may be trauma, stress, anxiety. These herbs may help --- Take 2- 3 gm of powdered root of Spikenard with warm water. Have it twice a day for a week. Another very popular herb is gastrodia. Gastrodia helps to cure Mania or Insanity and other Brain disorders.
Take its water extract form. 5 drops everyday for a week.
Eat 2-3 Chinese dates everyday. Eat one capsule of Valerian everyday for a month. Discuss with your doctor before you try any remedy.
Sameera Hameed ( Pakistan/Sindh )
26 Feb 2017
I have written a reply in my above query please answer it and let me know what to do next. Thankyou
Sameera Hameed
27 Feb 2017
Sameera. You should be informed that a structural change needs a long time to take place. You can stop the intake of Symphytum, it has done its job. The extreme pain that your son experienced, was due to the aggravation caused by the homeopathic remedy. Now, do not give him the drops anymore. Give him Hadjod for one month. One capsule every day for a month. This is a miracle herb for bones. Can be consumed for a month regularly.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Sameera Hameed
28 Feb 2017
you dont think i have made more problems for him,i am worried? will be in touch ,Thankyou
Anika ( Delhi )
02 Mar 2017
What happens when we add Alum to milk.?
02 Mar 2017
It will not work, for what so ever reason you want to do this, it will not work Anika.
Monica ( Texas )
22 Mar 2017
Monica (Texas)

My mom has a lot of pain in her knees and I want to know, what would you suggest for her to take to ease the pain.

23 Mar 2017
Monica. Did you get your mother's uric acid test done ?
Also, get her Arthritis test done, please ?
What is your mother's age ?
Any history of knee injury?
All we intend to say is, your mother needs to be examined physically. So, first, get her checked by a doctor and let us know what does your doctor say and what comes in the tests report.
Then we can suggest an appropriate cure.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Saba ( India )
26 Mar 2017
Can alum mixed in rose water help get rid of body hair permanently?
Ojas Himanshu Raj ( India )
27 Mar 2017
Saba. Yes, alum and Rosewater can be used to remove unwanted hair, but the only side effect associated with it is excessive dryness.
So, you need to moisturize your skin to a great extent.
You can prepare a mixture by adding one teaspoon of Alum to a tablespoon of rosewater. Use a cotton ball to apply it. After 20 minutes, wash the area and apply moisturising cream.
You can try this once every 15 days. No, it does not remove the hair permanently.
02 Jun 2017
Finally someone has agreed that alum can be useful for something.
Sneha Paranjape ( India )
12 Apr 2017
Hi sir

My skin is prone to pimples and they are not going out of my face also have the black spots on my face due to pimples. How shall I use Alum to treat my pimples and if I use this,will they go off permanent? Awaiting your response :( I would appreciate if you respond me via email.
21 Apr 2017
Instead of using Alum for Pimples, Have 3 glasses of Green Leaf Juice every day. You may use Green leaves of vegetables like Carrot, Spinach, Celery, Beetroot and some fresh Wheat Grass. Add some Himalayan salt for better taste. Take it for 15 days only.
Apply this face pack on regular basis.
Take 1 tablespoon of Gram flour, 1 Lemon, 1 teaspoon of Honey, a pinch of Turmeric, dried rose petal, dried Neem leaves. Make a paste by adding rose water to it. Apply this face pack and let it dry. Rinse it off after 20 min. After that apply some Aloe Vera gel. Leave it for 15 min and wash your face. Better do it before going to bed and do it on regular basis. You need to do this things at least foe 2 months to get better results.
Sneha Paranjape
19 May 2017
As I do regular job I do not get much time everyday. Can I make this paste and keep it in a refrigerator to use everyday before going to bed? And do I need to keep it overnight?
Ishwinder kaur sandhu ( India )
19 Apr 2017
Does it helps in controlling calcium percentage in water??
Priya ( India / delhi )
24 Apr 2017
My age is 33year's but my periods is stopped Dr say that is premenopouse.its possible my periods is regular.
02 May 2017
Did you get your pelvic ultrasound done ?
Are you suffering from PCOS or hormonal imbalance? Try Fevernut for 15 days and see if your periods start. Drink the decoction of this herb everyday for a 15 days, this shall resume your periods.
Marvel Nweke ( Nigeria )
30 Apr 2017
Thank you for the useful information.

Please I want to known if blue alum can cure epilepsy and how can one use it? Can a boy of 3 years use it to cure epilepsy/seizure? After using Tegretol for two years.

Sneha ( India )
20 May 2017
I have toe nail fungal infection since from past 9 years and it is just not going. Please someone tell me here what should I do to remove it completely. Now I am using tea tree oil but still it's not going. Please help.
02 Jun 2017
Soak your feet in a basin containing baking soda. Depend of how much water is in the basin 2 tblsp of baking soda, let soak for 20 mn the brush you toes clean, then towel dry them let them air dry once more, then apply vaporub Vicks all the affected area. Do twice a week for until I see results. Good luck.
Helen FERNANDES ( India / Goa )
18 Jun 2017
I m suffering frm fatty liver (non alchoholic). Pls suggest some cure n also which foods should b avoided/ restricted please
Mustak Patel Gujarat
28 Jun 2017
Hi' Helen how r u? My name is mustak 4m Gujarat,.Bharuch,. can I give u a best saj advice to u! If u a fatty ,.so u take 1 tbsp honey in a 1 glass of warm water,.. and put in lemon 2 to 4 drop in a glass,..take every day's,...burst result after 5 to 6 month
Mustak Patel
28 Jun 2017
Sorry 'Helen' u most take that thinks,. U take every morning ,.when ur empty stomach
Mustak Patel
28 Jun 2017
Helen one's more mustak Patel,.potatoes,rice,Biff meats, prok meats,all purposes floor, etc..
Alok ( Bhopal )
29 Jun 2017
Can 4 gram alum mix with 100gram dahi really cured chronical jaundice except hepatitis B...?
Please rply
14 Jul 2017
I would not recommend Alum to cure Chronic Jaundice. Have Kutki powder, every morning half teaspoon with warm water, for a week. Eat Milk Thistle capsules, one daily for a month. Also take one teapoon of radish juice, for 3 days in a week.
Vijay Mavlankar ( India/Maharashtra )
08 Jul 2017
I am a chronic diabetic. I get strong itching between the upper thigh & testicles. Will alum be useful ?
14 Jul 2017
Maintain a good hygiene. Add 2 drops of tea tree essential oil in your bathing water and bath with it. for Diabetes, take mother tincture of Galega Officinalis,. 5 drops every day in a glass of water. Monitor your sugar readings and adjust the dosage accordingly. Are you taking any anti diabetic drugs already ?
Pramod ( INDIA uttrakhand Rudrapur )
22 Aug 2017
My husband is suffering from infection in his mouth since three months. His tongue becomes white and after few hours it becomes red. Rashes also appears inside the cheeks and gums. After 8 ,9 days rashes become OK. He has constipation problem since three month. Since 25days he is feeling dryness in his throat (tonsils). All the doctors are saying that it is mouth infection due to weak digestion.
Ola ( Nigeria/lagos )
22 Aug 2017
Good day sir/ma,i really appreciate your clues here. But please how do I use alum to cure severe ulcer? Waiting for your response thanks
Bhumika ( India )
25 Oct 2017
For Ulcer, take Galium Aparine tincture, 5 drops every day for a month. Also, drink 30 ml Wheat grass juice every morning on an empty stomach. This will help to cure any Ulcers.
Pallab mondal ( India )
28 Aug 2017
Use& axuilary information of alum drops
05 Sep 2017
Hello. What can shrink keloids? Thanks
25 Oct 2017
Tea tree oil, aloe vera gel and coconut oil can cure Keloids, you may try any of these.
Ireland ( U.S )
12 Oct 2017
I have tried everything to loose weight. I believe it's my thyroid although my blood test says I'm normal I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. What can I take? My hair is thin and would also like to know what to take for this? Last I suffer from severe anxiety, what do you recommend for this.
01 Nov 2017
For Hypothyroidism , you may take Ashwagandha tincture. Or the decoction , every day for 20 days.
Idowu ( Nigeria, Lagos )
12 Oct 2017
I usually have rashes in different parts of my body and they appear just before my periods or after ovulation. The rashes when appearing are reddish and itchy and sore but once my periods start it dries up, what can I use for it. Medical doctors have done all sorts of tests but cannot say what it is and all medications have not been effective. How can you help or recommend. Thank you
Xoxo k ( Pakistan )
20 Oct 2017
can u plz tell me, is alum is usefull for teeth gap ? problem
plz tell me any idea for front teeth gap i feel bad while i smile :/
Vishnu Uniyal
25 Oct 2017
No. Do not use Alum for it. It nees structural change and herbs may not help with tat. Consult your Dentist for it.
Sandeep ( USA )
27 Oct 2017
My wife has rheumatoid arthritis. there is swelling on the ankles, fingers and knee.
Someone recommended mixing Alum, mustard oil in hot water and applying to the affected areas.
Can you confirm please.
She is having a lot of difficulty in walking .
Right now she is on allopathy medicine and being treated by a doctor .
Do you have any recommendations.
Nimra ( PAKISTAN )
31 Oct 2017
Plz tell that can we place Alum piece directly in the vagina becoz my friend did this and now her vaginal tissues damage and come out and plz any solution for her plzzz tell me urgently.
Jummai ( Nigeria )
16 Nov 2017
what is dong quai&manjakani in english, can we get in the pharmacy world wide?
30 Nov 2017
I have bad breath(halitosis) for 6 years can alum be used to cure it...please i need answers.Dentists do not have answers to halitosis
17 Jan 2018
Visit the page : Bad Breath in the disease section of this website. There you will find cures like Fennel, Coriander, Mint.
Lidya ( United States/Illinois )
10 Dec 2017
Hi Herbpathy!
I'm one of those rare people and am curious if this herb (alum stone) can help. I have muscle and joint disease, osteoarthritis, and had a rare disease called Guillan Barre Syndrome at 16 yrs old which left me paralyzed. I'm now 43 and living day to day as I also have seizures. My lymphatic system is also failing me as they are all swollen and my tastebuds are everywhere. My question: is it safe for me to use in any form?
Thank you for this thread!
14 Dec 2017
Can pregnant women can use this alum in her toothache and gum swelling problem???i m suffering from this problem i m 16 week pregnant.
17 Jan 2018
No. PLease do not take any risk by taking Alum during pregnancy.
Omolara ( Nigeria )
28 Jan 2018
How can I use alum for ashma treatment.
15 Feb 2018
No. Why do you want to use Alum for Asthma. ? No, you must not. Instead, try Oregano essential oil. Basil tea, every day.
Satya Prakash Verma ( Jharkhand India )
14 Feb 2018
Good morning sir/madam, I have to ask that can alum use o. Pressure aires. My patient had grade 4 pressure sore but by the help of VAC Machine it has cured to a great extent. Wound has filled by fresh flesh only skin has to arrive e on there. If we wipe it with sline water it gives blood. While rest of time gives water. I am using gauge dressings on it. But want to try alum powder on there . I have to know that I can use it or not.
19 Feb 2018
No. Please Alum should not be used here. ALso, remote prescription is not possible in this case. A diagnosis is required in this case and we can not do that.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Shameria lewis ( Jamaica )
17 Mar 2018
Hello Dr am Shameria am 19 years old I have been suffering with bad yeast infection for years now the medications I take don't work please help me with this problem
22 Mar 2018
Can alum be used to shrink large fibroid?I was told to use green alum.does alum have colour?i thought alum is white in colour,but to my surprise I saw blue alum,so i'm not sure if that alum was coloured blue?
Gobind Jain ( India )
27 Mar 2018
I am taking 1mg glimepiride, 500 mg Metformin in the morning. 750 mg Metformin in the night. 8 drops before meals of Syzygium jambolanum. Sugars fasting is 140 and before dinner 160. Is there anyway I can get rid of Allopathic medicines. Can I take karanjwa seed or paneer doda.
Diane ( Nigeria )
22 Apr 2018
Pls wat can be done I used alum in water to bathe n since I have being having cramps on my legs n waist n dry feet pls wat should I do
Hadi ( Pakistan )
16 May 2018
I have put alum more than hours now i have hard dry vaginal walls what can i do know
Eileen Winterbourne ( California, USA )
10 Aug 2018
Can alum be used to shrink a goiter that is in the chest?
Samir BHATTACHARYA ( India, Andaman )
19 Aug 2018
My wife aged 48 yrs has bone growth in heel with acute pain in this regard someone told to take 1spoon roasted alum powder followed by 1 glass milk twice daily for 3 days. Pse advise for its side affects.
Jeannie B ( United States Virgini )
29 Aug 2018
I have had scabies for 10 years and I've tried pharmaceutical and homeopathic remedies numerous times. My scabies are the nodular kind so most of them are in knots under my skin. However I do have some of the more common breakouts on other parts of my body, including in my nose and on my eyelids. Lately I've been soaking in large amounts of dead sea salt, which has brought some of the knots to the surface as large sores. But it is also increased the Mite activity exponentially. What would you recommend for my condition?
Kenneth Tosin ( Nigeria )
02 Dec 2018
Blessings and greetings to the management,. I hope and dream to be a Naturopathic care giver, herbathy and its solutions and have wondered of what step to take, I have a diploma in hospitality, and love science art and health pls help.
Kenneth tosin ( Nigeria )
02 Dec 2018
Thanks for my initial response. Please what herbal remedy can be used to detoxify the liver and clear the brain for someone that stopped smoking hemp cigrate. Someone said the cuagulatory effect alum has in water can also be taken in small quantity to detoxify the liver
Mazoon Mughal ( Pakistan )
18 Dec 2018
Hope all your team will be fine.
i got road accident in 2012 and my lower left leg has three plates implanted.After two years my leg going to heal but unfortunately it is infected with staplocooc auruos infection (MRSA).
I treated a lot with alopathy and homeo medicines but not cure well and still having a pus discharge from my leg.
some one told me to use alum powder 4 gram with half litter of milk (luke warm) to finished this pus filled infection.
Please help me in this regard. Is it safe to drink 4 gram of alum in milk and there is no any harm to body ???
I am waiting your reply.
Rebecca ( Nigeria, Edo state )
14 Jan 2019
Am a self sponsoring lady of 20 and type 1 diabetic for 9years. Please help me, I don't want to die. I feel so lifeless. Thanks in advance Herbpathy.
Binod Sharma
12 May 2019
We use alum to clean wate then we purify it by Kent ( RO US UV TDS control ). Is the alum filtered by the purifier ? If not what to do ? What are the harms ?
Ritz ( India gujarat )
19 Jun 2019
Sir here we know that we can not use alum directly to vigina but for permanent soluwhat should we take to tighten the vagina instead of Madecine
20 Dec 2019
Sir, I have uterus prolapse and ulcer. how can I use alum
27 Dec 2019
Hello mada. You should get yourself checked with a homeopath. One of my friends had this ailment. well, she took homeopathic medicine. I don't know if she is completely cured, but she is better now. Sorry, I didn't anywhere found alum to be an effective cure for this.
Ogazi Ozioma ( Nigeria/port harcourt )
18 Mar 2020
Hello sir,
Thanks for all the questions you have been attending to.
Please I always have bumps and blackheads at my Virgina area whenever I shave, please how do I use Alum for it?

20 Mar 2020
Hey Ogazi, use natural things to treat it as use Baking Soda, Rice Flour, Oats and curd. Use them as a scrubber. You can choose any of the ingredient mix it in water to make a thick paste. Then use this paste to scrub the area. It occurs mostly because of undergrown hair or acute infection sometimes.
Manya ( India )
17 Apr 2020
I took roasted alum with ginger .. My stomach hurts alot after it .. What can i do ?
Akwaji ( Nigeria )
08 May 2020
I am a 41 year old woman and I had a miscarriage in January and I want to conceive again. What herbs can I take
UJU Igwe ( Nigeria /Lagos )
11 May 2020
Can I USE Alum To Shrink Uterine fibroids. if it can't be used , what can one use to shrink it.thanks
Philip ( Nigeria )
29 May 2020
I am being treated for pulmonary tuberculosis presently but it has been treated four times with full dose of orthodox antibiotics for 6-9 months, discharged but it used to come back after 2 years. Please hold can I use alum to combat this ailment. Thank you.
Sukhdeep Pal ( India )
26 Aug 2020
Respected sir ma'am ..I am suffering with hepatitis b can I this ...many time I listened that it's very effective in hepatitis b ..how can I take this ... what's suggest does will take this ...I'll take empty stomach ..or any other suggestions plz let's be addressed about that thanking a beautiful and helpful information about alum ...
Lakhwinder singh ( India )
16 Sep 2020
I have suffering from fatty liver .But my left is normal .I used alum with crud . I feel really awesome .but now I feel again fatty liver.can u tell.me how long I repeat this remedy .
Abigail ( Ghana )
23 Sep 2020
I always get heart burn when ever I finish eating . And I always feel like there is flames in my throat which makes me always clearing my throat. Please help me
Pari ( USA )
25 Sep 2020
My daughter is having long and heavy period. I saw on you tube that if you take small amount of alum in water and drink it. Does it help in this situation? Please let me know. We checked with doctors. She doesn’t have any problem inside.
Laya ( India )
01 Nov 2020
My daughter accidentally happened to eat a medium lump of alum 3 days before.she had a vomiting sensation that time but she is ok now.will there be any side effects or problems for this in future ? Kindly reply me.
Gitika ( India )
04 Dec 2020
I had a fungal infection. Infection is cured but the skin has patches of it. How to cure with alum
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