Mortar & Pestle

Mortar & Pestle

Catalogue No. – 19034

A device used for milling by pounding. A mortar is a durable bowl commonly made of porcelain, stone, marble, ceramic & wood.

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Mortar and pestle are laboratory tools used for grinding, crushing, or mixing of substances into fine powders or pastes. The mortar is a bowl-shaped container made of different materials, such as porcelain, glass, or stone, while the pestle is a cylindrical or rod-shaped tool that fits inside the mortar and is used for grinding or crushing. The pestle is usually made of the same material as the mortar.

Mortar and pestle are commonly used in chemistry, pharmacy, and biology for various applications, such as the preparation of drugs, the extraction of plant compounds, or the grinding of solid samples for analysis. They are also used in culinary arts for grinding herbs, spices, or garlic.

The use of mortar and pestle requires manual force and can be time-consuming, but it provides precise control over the particle size and consistency of the final product. Mortar and pestle can also be sterilized and reused multiple times, making them a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to other grinding methods.

Mortar and pestle come in different sizes and shapes, to fit different experimental requirements. They require proper cleaning and maintenance to prevent contamination or damage. Mortar and pestle are an essential component of laboratory equipment and have been used for centuries in various cultures and disciplines.