What does History tell us ?
A timeless health supplement
The first use of coral in medicine can be traced back to thousands of years, even though is it impossible to point a specific moment. However the use of nutraceuticals (drugs from marine organisms) is well documented in ancient Arabic and Chinese literature. However, the first specific mention of coral is found in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, which dates back about 5,000 years.
Coral powder is included in the “Medical Formulary” of the Persian philosopher Al-Kindi (9th century). This book was used as reference in the Arab world, and then spread throughout Europe following the expansion of the arab culture.
In the oldest pharmacy of the world located in Spain, can also be found a container labelled “coral powder” and with an inscription that says: “The blond coral is the only coral used for medical purposes.” This inscription also states that the coral has a beneficial effect on the heart and improves the mood of the person who takes it.
Today coral powder is a woldwide a source of mineral supplements, with evidence of its benefits for health throughout History.
Sources: Fossil Stony Coral Minerals and Their Nutritional Application by Bruce W. Halstead, M.D.