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Chinese Name : Shou mu li
English Name : Porcelaneous Shells, Cowry, Pearl Oyster Shell
French Name : Porcelaneous Ecale
German Name : Kaurischnecke
Hindi Name : Cowri, Seep
Latin name : Cypraea moneta Linn.
Persian Name : Khar Mohra, Gosh Mahi
Sanskrit Name : Varatika
Urdu Name : Sadaf
Recommended Dosage: 60 mg to 120 mg of Calcined Shell (Kushta/Bhasma).
Contraindication: The shells have no known warnings or contraindications.
The Bhasma (Calx) is antacid, alterative, bitter and expectorant. Given as a calcium supplement, for instance to strengthen the gums and teeth, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, restlessness, insomnia, tinnitus, night sweats, fevers, indigestion, dyspepsia, jaundice, enlarged spleen and liver, asthma and cough. It is also given in scalding and gonorrhoea. Also useful in nocturnal emissions, spermatorrhoea and leucorrhoea.