Ayurvedic Properties

Rudraksha is full of ayurvedic qualities and has preventive and curative medicinal value. All parts of the rudraksh trees, including the bead, bark, leaves and outer shell of the beads all are used to cure various ailments like mental disorders, headache, fever skin diseases, and wounds. Wearing and worshipping Rudraksha is helpful for the nervous system as it checks blood pressure, paves towards mental stability, removal of stress and helps one to retain healthy body.

It is worn by stringing it in a metal wire that may be of gold, copper, and silver or of panch dhatu (copper, bronze, gold, lead and silver) on wrist, arm or other parts of the body to open chakras and to control internal energies. But one should use it after consulting an expert.

Oral uses:

As Blood purifier

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 until it becomes one forth in volume, and use it as quath. Consuming it along with honey purifies blood and act as general tonic.

Curing breathing problems

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 which is taken with honey to cure breathing problems, cough and general weakness.

For Sleep

Keep rudrakshas under your pillow for better sleep. 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 treated 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

The five mukhi rudraksh heals burn or pox marks on face by making a paste of the bead and apply on these marks. The treatment is effective if the marks are not older than a year.

Controlling Epilepsy

Use the pulp of Rudraksha fruit or bark of the tree or the bead itself for controlling epilepsy.

Curing Piles

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 litre of water in making quath. Allow that ninety percent of water get evaporated and then 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

For improving Sexual Power

Make a paste of Rudraksha and apply it over the forehead.

For Blood Pressure

To have normal Blood pressure, keep 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 at least 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 coloured cow. This, taken during the menstrual period would make even a sterile woman conceive - Damara Tantra

Heaviness Tongue cracks and tasteless

Gargle with rudraksh powered water is 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 lukewarm 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 and keep it overnight. Consume this water early morning on an empty stomach. Do this for 40 days.


Rudraksha is a tree found in different parts of India. Its hard tubercled nuts are converted into rosaries and bracelets and used in making necklaces and buttons. These beads are in high demand due to their limited occurrence and they are not available commercially supplies of these beads are not available. It is derived from indigenous sources and the bulk of it is imported from Nepal, Malaya and Indonesia. The rosaries are sold in India mostly at places of pilgrimage. Traditional Indian healers of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh are aware of the nuts since time immemorial. Many Elaeocarpus species have been reported in the state. Because of its demand, many innovative herb growers have started its plantation and 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 it is not commonly used as it is costly and beyond rich of common natives. Many inferior species of the beads are sold in the name of the precious bead.

These beads are used in treatment of common fever by rubbing it with Madhu (Honey) and give it to patients internally. 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 grooved, generally 5- celled and 5 – seeded and are consider lucky. According to Ayurveda, fruits are sour, appetiser, sedative and useful in treatment of cough, bronchitis, nerve pain, epilepsy, migraine etc. Once successful trials of the beads is done in Chhattisgarh, it will be established as a potential medicinal crop.