A Porcelain Mortar is a simple Lab or kitchen equipment made of ceramic material. It is, in fact, a bowl used for crushing or grounding substances with the help of a pestle. In kitchens, the equipment is used for grinding spices into powder, which is used for culinary purposes. Similarly, it can be used for crushing or grinding hard crystals or solid substances into granular or powdered form for some specific purposes.
Traditionally, mortar and pestle were used in pharmacies to grind ingredients for preparing an extemporaneous prescription. For its significance in the field of pharmacology, mortar along with pestle is one the most notable symbols amongst few others. Porcelain mortar is widely used in as it is resistant to the pounding force exerted by pestle and does not crack or break. It is also easy to clean using water.