Tubipora musica, Pipe corals are also commonly termed as Red Coral Stone, coral reefs, natural red coral, bekh marjan, nashif, busad, pipe corals and red sea coral reef.
Pipe coral is found under shallow waters of the Socotra Island in Yemen, collected and selected for finest grade and hand selected sea red corals. These natural coral reefs are deep red in color and have a bitter and saltish taste. Red coral stone is characterized by long, parallel upright polyps supported by a skeleton of rigid organ pipe-like tubes of calcium carbonate.
Organ pipe coral and coral reefs are natural herb material used as pharmaceutical ingredient in medicinal preparations for nervous system and dental medicines, particularly in Greece. Pipe coral herb is also effective in curing internal bleeding system in women together with regulating their menstrual cycle. Busad or bekh marjan is considered as an effective cure for piles/ hemorrhoids diseases and also being tested and studied for various natural curative properties.
Red Coral stone is also used in making jewelry items such as pendants, necklace, rings, cufflinks, buttons and also in making marble slabs