shanka bhasma

shanka bhasma (shänˑ·k bhäsˑ·m),

n a traditional Ayurvedic preparation derived from the calcinated conch shell of
Turbinella pyrum, which comprises magnesium, calcium, and iron. With well-known digestive and antacid properties, its use is indicated for sprue, hyperchlorhydria, hepatosplenomegaly, and colic. Also called
conch shell calx, conch shell ash, and
shankh bhasma.