Sanskrit name: Parvara, Praval
Botanical name: Coralium Rubrum
Habitat: Red coral is found in the Red Sea, Persian and Arabian Gulfs, Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. In appearance it is a small shrub in a pendant or reverse position. It occurs in slender, cylindrical and generally branched pieces of brick red color. Coral is made up of numeral minute pieces. It easily breaks with crackling sound. In a raw state the stems and branches are covered with a cortical substance which is the Habitation of soft small Polypi.
- Rasa (tatse): Sweet
- Virya (action): Cooling
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Sweet
- Dosha (constitution): Balances kapha, vata and pitta
Red coral is used in treating Pitta related disorders. It also improves immunity and keeps your heart healthy. It is rich in Iron and contains animal or organic matter. Carbonate of Lime, Magnesium Carbonate and oxide of iron.