Ayurvedic Properties of Rudraksha
The bead of Rudraksha has ayurvedic qualities. Each Rudraksha have some preventive and curative medicinal value. The beads of Rudraksha, its bark leaves and outer shell of the beads all are used to cure various ailments like mental disorders, headache, fever skin diseases, and also to heal the wounds. Wearing and worshipping Rudraksha is beneficial to the nervous system, it controls blood pressure, paves towards mental stability, removal of stress and helps one to retain healthy body.
For medicinal usage it s weared by stringing it in a metal wire that may be of gold, copper, silver or of panch dhatu (copper, bronze, gold, lead and silver)
Rudraksha may be worn either on wrist, arm or other parts of the body. It be worn around waist to open chakras and to control internal energies.
Oral application of Rudraksha :
Note: It is requested that before using these methods please consult any expert, priest, vaidya or any doctor.
As Blood purifier and general tonic
Take one part of Rudraksha and six part of water (ratio 1:6). Boil the water. Crush Rudraksha and put it in boiling water and stir regularly untill it becomes one forth in volume, remove it from fire and use it as quath. Regularly consumption along with honey purifies blood and act as general tonic.
Curing breathing problems or cough
Take harad, adusa's bark and Rudraksha beads in equal proportion. Put all into water. Water will be three times more than the ingredients and boil them to make quath . This quath is taken with honey and it cures breathing problems, cough and general weakness.
For better sleep put some Rudrakshas under your pillow.
Apply the paste of this bead in the milk on the eye lid for getting good sleep.
For Chicken Pox or Small Pox
Pox is pacified by taking jaggery soaked in jambira [Citrus lemon (Linn.) Burn. f.] juice or 3 - 5gm powdered Rudraksha seeds with cow's milk in the morning. - Vaidyamanorama, 11. 19.
In Chechak (typhus) Rudraksha and black pepper in equal weight should be ground and sieved through a cloth-sieve.
This powder should be drunk with stale water to cure chechak.
For Burn Pox or Marks
Burn or pox marks on face can be treated by using the five-faced Rudraksha. Rub and make a paste of five-faced Rudraksha on clean surface and apply on these marks. For the treatment to be effective, the marks should not be older than a year.
Use the pulp of Rudraksha fruit or bark of the tree or the bead itself and make the powder.
Use the powder made from Rudraksha bead, triphala churna and guggul in the ratio of 1:4:4. And take orally with water or dissolve it in a cup full of water and take it.
Prepare a paste out of root of kaneer and Rudraksha in the ratio of 4:1 combination and apply it locally.
Take Rudraksha and Triphala in 1:4 ratio and prepare a paste . Mix this with honey and apply locally.
For curing Jaundice, stomach ache or liver related problems
Take Rudraksha, devdaru, chitrak, harad, daruhaldi, giloy, punarnava and dharangi in equal quantities and the make a quath of it and consume regularly.
For poisonous effects caused by bites of insects etc.
Take Rudraksha and the root of kakoda in 1:4 ratios and use one liter of water in making quath. Allow that ninety percent of water get evaporated. Now consume one spoon of quath with twice spoon of ghee made up of cow's milk regularly.
For poisonous insects bite apply the Rudraksha paste with lemon juice
For improving memory power
Boil four or six mukhi Rudraksha in milk and take it regularly for a month. It should improve memory power.
For improving Sexual Power
Make a paste of Rudraksha by rubbing it on any clean hard surface and apply it over the forehead.
For Blood Pressure
To have normal Blood pressure, keep some clean 5 mukhi Rudrakshas in a glass (or a copper pot) filled with water throughout the night and drink the water in the morning after getting up.
For High Blood Pressure
For high blood pressure consume Rudraksha with cream, curd or milk.
Put 5 mukhi Rudraksha in a glass of 3 ounces of plain water; add 7 peppers, 7 tulsi leaves, 1 lavang and a badi elaichi. After 5 hours get this mixture filtered and drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Consume this water atleast two months. This is a sure shot for curing H. B. P. (high blood pressure)
For conceiving baby
Only one piece of Rudraksa and one karsa (10 gm) of Sarpa'kshi (Ophiorrhiza mungos) should be cooked together and pounded in the milk of one colored cow. This, taken during the menstrual period would make even a sterile woman conceive - Damara Tantra
Heaviness Toungue cracks and tasteless
Rudraksha decoction gargling is said to be very effective in heaviness, tongue cracks and tastelessness.
For all brain disease
Take a big sized four-faced Rudraksha. Put it in a vessel containing about one litre of pure cow's milk; Boil it for about ten minutes. After cooling the milk to lukeworm temperature, drink this milk on an empty stomach and do not consume anything for another half an hour. Continue this for 21 days. All brain diseases get cured.
For Brain fever
In cases of brain fever, put in an earthen pot four to five beads of rudraksh with water andkeep it overnight. Consume this water early morning on an empty stomach. Do this for 40 days.
It's a sure shot remedy for a healthy.
Rudraksha is a tree distributed in different parts of India. Its hard tubercled nuts are made into rosaries and bracelets and are also used in making necklaces and buttons. There is considerable demand for the beads in India. Owing to limited occurrence of the species in the country, commercial supplies of these beads are not available form indigenous sources and the bulk of the requirement is met by imports from Nepal, Malaya and Indonesia. The rosaries are sold in India mostly at places of pilgrimage. As Rudraksha herb thrives in warm localities with a high and well-distributed rainfall, having good drainage. For the natives and traditional healers of Chhattisgarh, Rudraksha is not a new herb. They are aware of the nuts since time immemorial. In different forests of Chhattisgarh many Elaeocarpus species have been reported. Seeing its demand, now many innovative herb growers have started its plantation in Chhattisgarh. They are getting positive results from initial trials. The traditional healers of Chhattisgarh suggest the natives to wear the necklaces of Rudraksha in order to protect themselves from evil spirits. But as it is costly and beyond rich of common natives, this use is not much popular. In the name of Rudraksha, adulteration of inferior species is common. The healers informed me that they have other promising and cheap substitute to Rudraksha necklaces.
The traditional healers are not much aware of its other medicinal properties and uses. During my ethno botanical surveys in Chhattisgarh plains, I have observed its use in treatment of common fever. The healers rub the Rudraksha seed with Shahad (Honey) and give it to patients internally. It is promising remedy in hyper pyrexia. I am giving the details of its botany and reported medicinal uses, I have noted form the reference literatures. Botanically, Rudraksha (E. Sphaericus syn. E. ganitrus) is a medium sized evergreen tree with a spreading hand some crown leaves simple, oblong-lanceolate, sub-entire or irregularly crenate, decurrent into the petiole, glabrous, acute or acuminate; Flowers white in dense racemes in old leaf axills; Fruits globose or somewhat obovoid purple drupes, stone tubercled, longitudinally groved, generally 5- celled and 5 - seeded. Rarely seven - celled. The religious natives consider it lucky. According to Ayurveda, fruits are sour, appetiser, sedative and useful in treatment of cough, bronchitis, nerve pain, epilepsy, migraine etc. It is also considered beneficial in treatment of hypertension. Its use in treatment of high fever is not reported in these literatures. I am proud to write that the traditional healers of Chhattisgarh are using it for this purpose. I am trying to find out the fact that how these healers have discovered this promising use. After successful trials of Rudraksha plantation in Chhattisgarh, we will try to establish it as potential medicinal crop. Through the on-going surveys I am trying to gather more information on its traditional uses in Chhattisgarh.