Sanskrit name: Mukta
Botanical name: Mytilus margaritiferus
Habitat: Pearl mussel has nearly a semicircular shell, greenish with out and omamented with the most beautiful nacre within. The nacre is employed in the arts and the fine pearls are produced from the extravasation of nacre.
- Rasa (taste): Sweet
- Virya (action): cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects):
- Doshas (constitution): Balances pitta and vata, increases kapha
Pearl is natural coolant, easily digestible, sweet in nature and taste and helps to pacify pitta. It helps in improving skin complexion, and used in many anti aging medicines.