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.
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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.
Washed in hot water and dried.
Read more anout Shodhana procedure here
Marana of Trunakanta
Its Marana is not done.
Trinakanta powder is triturated with rose water till fine paste is formed.
Readmore about Trikantaka or Gokshura here
2 – 6 Ratti (250 mg to 750 mg) in divided doses per day.