Alum is used for protection from gossip, for money luck and for legal work.
Suggested magical uses for Alum:
Add a small chunk of Alum, three Cloves and a sprinkle of sugar to a red flannel bag to create a Gossip Stop mojo.
Break into small pieces and sprinkle around a Three Monkeys Candle to stop gossip.
Set a chunk of Alum on an altar to protect from jealousy.
If someone is going to testify against you in court, write their name on a piece of paper wrap it around a chunk of Alum and put it in the freezer to keep their mouth shut.
(Alum is an emetic. Avoid ingesting.)
For in-depth information on how to use this and other herbs and roots magically, I recommend Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic and Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, both of which can be found in our Books section.