Hydrated Sodium Tetraborate
Latin name: Borax anhydrous
Sanskrit/Indian name: Tankana
Borax is used in various household laundry and cleaning products, including the "20 Mule Team Borax" laundry booster and "Boraxo" powdered hand soap.
Borax is considered an antimicrobial compound, a fungicide, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying agent.
Sodium borate is also effective for treating a variety of specific ailments. As an anti-inflammatory agent, borax effectively treats arthritis, gout, swollen gums and other inflammatory diseases.