Conch Shell

Latin name: Turbinella pyrum
Other name: chank, shanka

What is a Conch Shell?
A conch is a species of very large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk from the Turbinellidae family. This species is found in the Indian Ocean.

What is a Conch Shell and what are the health benefits?
The conch shell is used in Chinese herbalism to treat menopause, and conch shell ash is common in Ayurvedic Medicine. The calcinated conch shell of Turbinella pyrum consists of calcium, iron, and magnesium. It is well known in Ayurvedic medicine for its antacid and digestive properties.

Where can I find Conch Shell?
Conch shell can be found online through herb suppliers or tropical regions worldwide.

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