Parvara, Red Coral, Corallium rubrum

 

Sanskrit: Pravál

paRvaala

 

Hindi: Parvara

English: Red Coral

Latin: Corallium rubrum

Part Used: Shell

Habitat: Oceans, seas, and gulfs

Energetics: Its red color is due to large amounts of iron content. Best for Pitta; VPK=

Tissues: Plasma, blood, fat, muscle, reproductive Systems: Digestive, nervous, excretory, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive

Action: Antacid, astringent, nervine tonic, laxative, diuretic, emetic, antibilious

Uses: Best source of easily digestible calcium, osteoporosis. It is mainly used for coughs, wast- ing, asthma, low fever, urinary diseases, carbuncles, scrofula, spermatorrhea, gonorrhea and other geni- tal inflammation with mucus discharge. Other main uses include nerve headaches, giddiness, and ver– tigo. Also, it is used for chronic bronchitis, pul- monary tuberculosis, vomiting, dyspepsia, bilious

headache, weakness, and debility. It is also used in tooth powders as an astringent. Pravál piähti— for ulcers.

Preparation: Ash powder

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