Shellac Resin Powder / Laccifer lacca / – Lac or Laksha
Origin : India
Resin from Peepal Tree (ficus religiosa) secreted by the tiny insects & then scraped from the tree and purified.
The average life of the insect is about 6 months. More than 250,000 insects are required to create one Kilo of the resin.
Other Names : Laksha,Lakh, Gala, Lak, Kommolakka, lakka, Komburrki, Arakku, Ambalu.
Rasa / Taste : Astringent
Veerya/Potency : Sheeta (Cooling)
Vipaka/Post digestive effect : Pungent
It balances pitta-kapha dosha and promotes strength.