It is used in water treatment and purification; in baking; in pickling recipes as a preservative, to maintain crispness; to prevent bleeding from small shaving cuts, wounds, itching, acne or treating feet odor.*
For cure of tonsillitis, mix 2 pinch of alum powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder in 1 cup of warm water and gargle.*
To purify waterse up to 1/4 tsp of alum per pint of solution.*
Caution: Consumption in large quantities (well, an ounce or more), is toxic to humans.
Disclaimer: *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.