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Elaeocarpus ganitrus - Rudraksha

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Rudraksha, Elaeocarpus ganitrus

Rudraksha or Elaeocarpus ganitrus, is a large evergreen broad-leaved tree whose seed is traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism and Buddhism. The seeds are known as rudraksha, or rudraksh, Sanskrit: rudrākṣa ("Rudra's Tear Drops"). Rudraksha may be produced by several species of Elaeocarpus.

Uses

Ache in Fever, Heart Disease, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Chicken Pox, Pimples, Black Spots, Acne, Burning Sensation

Parts Used

Seeds.

Chemical Composition

Elaeocarpus species are known to contain several chemicals such as triterpenes, tannins (e.g., geranin and 3, 4, 5-trimethoxy geranin), indolizine alkaloids (e.g. grandisines), flavonoids[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Rudrakshi
Hindi Rudraksha
Malayalam
Tamil Akkamrudrakai
Telugu Rudraksha Halu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Rudraksha
English Woodenbegar


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

madhura

Guna

guru, snigdha

Veerya

sheeta

Vipaka

madhura

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Rudraksha tree bear leaves which look similar to leaves of mango tree. The leaves are as usual green in color

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 15 cm white in color 5-10 Flowers Season is June - August

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
simple 3cm These fruits are shaped like berries These fruits are green in color single {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

The environment and location of Rudraksha trees plays a major role in the bead formation and the type of bead formed[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

temperate, trophical, Borders of forests and fields.

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