Paua Shell (Abalone)
It is believed that all varieties of abalone (including paua) strengthen the body as well as the heart.
It is a common Maori practice to gift paua shells to one another. According to them, this shell brings good luck, prosperity, and peace to the wearer.
Medicinal lore says that these shells were used to treat a number of ailments and health conditions.
Deficiency of calcium, hearing problems, nervous system disorders, etc., are some conditions that were treated with paua shells.