Alum or fitkari, is one of the most commonly used after-shave solutions in India for over centuries now but do you know it is blessed with several other medicinal benefits as well? Alum contains potassium aluminium sulphate and is considered very useful to heal all kinds of diseases. Many of its benefits have been mentioned in Ayurveda as well. There are also people who use it to clean their houses by mixing it in water. Because of its antibacterial and antiseptic properties alum is used as a deodorant. Just wet a phitkari block and use it. It is advised to use it alternate days instead of daily. Phitkari is indeed a gift that is given to the mankind. Alum/Phitkadi helps in purifying water by aluminium which coagulates the mud particles. Because of the high charge on the aluminium ion (Al+3), it helps the small particles of suspended solids to group together until they are of such size that they sink and can be removed. Alum/Fitkari Blocks can also be used as an all-natural treatment for oily complexions and acne. An Alum Block is a great, natural product to combat greasy skin, spots and acne. The Alum Block will dry the skin and spots leading to a better appearance.