Trunakanta (Amber): Qualities, Shodhana, Marana, Pishti

Trunakanta is a yellow to reddish stone. It shines like gum. If it is rubbed with cloth and kept near light objects, it attracts those objects. It is a coal type of ore. It is believed that the gum of plants buried deep in the ground for many years, forms into Trunakanta. Specific gravity – 1.1 and hardness 2.25.

Synonyms of Trunakant

Karpoora, Trunakanta, Vrukshaniryasamagni, Kaharuvaa, Trunaakarsha.

Availability of Trunakanta

Myanmar, Kutch, Baltic sea shore, Travencore, Nicobar.

Qualities of Trunakant

Rooksha, Anushnasheeta, Balya & styptic. Useful in heart disorders, Raktapitta, Urakshata.

Trunakanta Shodhana

Washed in hot water and dried.
Read more anout Shodhana procedure here

Marana of Trunakanta

Its Marana is not done.

Trunakanta Pishti

Trinakanta powder is triturated with rose water till fine paste is formed.

Readmore about Trikantaka or Gokshura here

Trunakant Dose

2 – 6 Ratti (250 mg to 750 mg) in divided doses per day.

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