Potassium Carbonate

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Potassium Carbonate.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Natrun.
The English Names for this herb are Pearl Ash, Potash, Potassium Carbonate, Salt of Tartar.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Jaokhar, Javakhar, Khaar.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Potassium Carbonate are Anti-flatulent, Anti-phlegmatic, Carminative, Digestive Tonic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Laxative, Lithontriptic, Resolvent, Tonic.


The Indications of Potassium Carbonate are Cough, Bronchitis, Gout, Jaundice, Acne, Dyspepsia, Itching, Urticaria, Leprosy, Emphysema, Cardialgia, Intestinal Worms, Pityriasis, Stone in kidneys, Stone in bladder, Lymphatic Disorders, Enlarged Liver, Abdominal Tumors.

No Contra Indication information is available for Potassium Carbonate.


The Temperament of Potassium Carbonate is 2nd order, warm and dry.

Available Brands

BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
IDRARI SYRUPHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
PACHNOLHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
QURS SAFUF-UL-IMLAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

Compound Preparations

Potassium Carbonate is used in the preparation of HAb Pachlauna, Hab Shahiqa, Kushta Hajr al-Yahud, Safuf al-Amlah, Safuf Basbasa, Safuf Shora Qalmi compounds.


Whole Herb500.000mg - 1000.000mg

Herb's Description

Potassium Carbonate. Succulent plants contain comparatively large quantities of carbonate of potash than others. In minerals it exists as sulphate, nitrate., carbonate and silicate, also in the feldspar of granite. In traditional medicine, it is prepared by reducing to ashes the green spikes of barley {Hordeum vulgare or H. distichon) dissolving the ashes in water, straining the solution through thick cloth and evaporating it over fire. Resulting salt is a clear amorphous powder with a saline and partly acid taste

Taste Odor & Occurrence

Taste: Acid-like


No information regarding Potassium Carbonate's substitute is currently available.

Active Constituents

Potassium Carbonate's Active constituents:


No information regarding Potassium Carbonate's antidot is currently available.

Warning & Precautions

Large doses in single administration acts as emetic.They are extremely dangerous if use improperly.Excessive use may cause hyperkalemia and consequently deleterious effects on electrical activity of heart may be observed.


Currently no Toxicity information is available for Potassium Carbonate. (work in progress)