Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium borate decahydrate or sodium tetraborate decahydrate, is a hydrate salt of boric acid. Commonly available in powder or granular form, it dissolves in water to make a basic, aqueous solution. Borax was first discovered in dry lake beds in Tibet and was imported via the Silk Road to the Arabian Peninsula in the 8th century AD. Borax first came into common use in the late 19th century when Francis Marion Smith’s Pacific Coast Borax Company began to market and popularize a large variety of applications under the 20 Mule Team Borax trademark.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Tamil||Hindi||Malayalam|
|–||Borax||வெங்காரம்||वेंगाराम / vengaaraam||വെങ്ങാരം / veṅṅāraṁ|