Arabic Name : Misbah al-room, Kahrabaa, Kaarabaa
Chinese Name : A-Shih-Mo-Chieh-P’o, Hsiang P’o, Ming P’o
English Name : Succinum, Amber, Baltic Amber
French Name : Succinite
German Name : Bernstein
Gujarati Name : Kerba, Kahruba
Hindi Name : Kahruba, Kaharwa
Latin name : Pinus succinifera Linn.
Marathi Name : Kerbo
Persian Name : Kaahrubaa
Sanskrit Name : Taran Mani
Urdu Name : Kahruba
Description : Amber and ambergris are only related by the fact that both wash up on the beaches. Ambergris is the waxy aromatic substance created in the intestines of sperm whales (see Ambra grasea) whereas Amber is a fossilized resin secreted by the now extinct pine tree formed in the Eocene period about 50 million years ago. It is considered to have cardiac tonic, diuretic, emmenogogue, lithotriptic and sedative properties.
Since ancient times Amber was known and valued both by the Persian and Arabs. Avicenna (Ibn Sina) considered Amber as a remedy for many health disorders. It regulates the heartbeat and strengthens the heart. Useful in palpitation, anxiety, insomnia, stress, forgetfulness and nervous system disorders like insanity and melancholia. Stops haematemesis and is also useful in epistaxis. Stimulates menstruation. It is considered effective for disturbed emotions caused by stress. Aids in blood circulation and is used in cases of coronary heart disease.
Recommended Dosage : 1 to 2 g fine powder (mehlool).
Contraindication : Succinum has no known warnings or contraindications.