Potash (alternative)

 Jesse Brauner
Potash (alternative)

A symbol used in alchemy to represent potash.

Potash is a naturally occurring salt that is used for a variety of purposes, including the production of soaps, glassmaking and helping dough to rise while baking. It is also a component of potassium cyanide, a highly deadly poison.

The main element of potash is potassium carbonate, and in the alchemical tradition this substance can be found in ashes that are left behind by the burning of plants.

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