In India, this gem is known as moonga or laal moonga (red coral). This gemstone is related to attributes like courage, initiative, vitality, purification, aggression. Coral has a special significance in Indian astrology and has found mention in ancient Indian Vedic Literature. Coral gemstones are known to have many healing powers and are specifically associated with the circulatory system of the body and known to have helped in curing many blood-related diseases. It is also used as a holistic aid in ensuring recovery from diseases indicated by the planet Mars, such as fever, cold and cough. For therapeutic purposes, this gem must be set in silver, gold or copper and worn in the ring finger.