A common name for various mined and manufactured salts that contain potassium in the water soluble form is known as potash. Potash in some of the cases can be formed with the traces of organic materials such as plant remains as potash refers to potassium compounds and potassium bearing materials. Few material of this term potash are fertilizers, chlorates, nitrate and permanganate from which chemicals are derived which are very commonly known as potassium permanganate, potassium nitrate and potassium chlorate etc. Potash is the 7th most common element which is found on earth and also proportion of potash contained in sea water is in large quantities. Potash rock is very commonly used as a source for obtaining chemicals.
Potash fertilizers very effectively make use of potash rock as potassium chloride is processed into forms of potash fertilizers like that of potassium sulfate and organic form of the potash fertilizer is wood ash which contains 6% of potash. The other material which is known as potash alum which has the specific name as hydrated potassium aluminum sulfate. Alum is actually known as wider class of chemical compounds which is very much soluble in water. Potash contains high amount of essential plant nutrients which is mostly used as an agricultural fertilizer. As an element of potash potassium salts help form soaps, glasses and dyes and potash also consist potassium carbonate which depends on the purity factor.
Now days potash comes from mining and tends towards inorganic fertilizer which is very much rich in potassium as the widespread use of this potash is made on major crops like corn, wheat and vegetable. Also potassium protects plants against diseases and pests which allow them flexibly adjust to changing weather conditions. The types of potash are caustic potash which is used in agriculture, medicine, food preparation and also for commercial chemical purposes. The other includes bio potash which is used for fertilizer applications and also for chemical purposes.