Overview

Coral is a sea animal similar to sea anemone. Unlike sea anemone, coral produce a skeletal structure that contains calcium. Some coral live in colonies that form coral reefs. Don't confuse coral with coral root (Corallorhiza odontorhiza).

Coral is most commonly used by surgeons as a surgical replacement for bone. It is also used as a calcium supplement, for cancer, for heart disease, and for other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.

How does it work ?

Surgeons use coral as a replacement for bone. It seems to allow the body to grow new bone in its place.

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