Elaeocarpus is a genus of tropical and subtropical evergreen trees and shrubs. The seeds of Elaeocarpus ganitrus are used to make rudraksha, a type of. Elaeocarpus sphaericus (rudraksha), belonging to the family Elaeocarpeaceae is popular in indigenous system of medicine including Ayurveda, Siddha and. The genus, Elaeocarpus, is believed to have more than sps. It is distributed from Madagascar in the west, to India, SE Asia, Malaysia, south China, Japan.

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Retrieved from ” https: A few teardrops fell to the ground and from these tears, the Rudraksha tree was born. Medium-sized evergreen tree Habitat: A new alkaloid from Elaeocarpus ganitrus.

Anticonvulsant activity of the mixed fatty acids of the Elaeocarpus ganitrus Roxb. Small Tree For ID: New information on Elaeocarpus from Borneo and Sulawesi. Owing to these properties, the beads enjoy a good market and have an excellent commercial value.

This study briefly reviews the botany, pharmacology, biochemistry and concerns in propagation and conservation of this species.

Leaves are cm long, simple, alternate, oblong-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, obscurely and irregularly crenate-serrate or sub entire. Once at a herbal garden local gardeners showed us some plant with white flowers and said it was Rudraksha tree, but later when the botanists came. This is an attempt to compile and document information on different aspects of E.

Publication and Information Directorate, Lucknow, India, pp: Indian Flora facebook group. Coping with hypertension using safer herbal medicine: Positive and negative effects of Rudraksh plant parts alone and in combination with other herbs sphaedicus selected Agricultural crops.


An evaluation of the antidiabetic effects of Elaeocarpus ganitrus in experimental animals. In ancient times, the fruits were employed to ward-off evil spirits and omens Acharya, which could have been some form of microbial infection. I do not recall the name Species name may be Elaeocarpus ganitrus or E.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Alternatively, a method of mechanical scarification by hammer may be employed; taking due care to minimize any damage to the seeds.

Also used in making necklaces and buttons. Ex Munro through nodal explants from mature culms.

Effect of alkaloidal fraction of Elaeocarpus ganitrus Roxb. Most species are evergreen forest trees but some montane species are nearly shrubs.

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The flowers are sphhaericus, white with fringed petals about 8 mm longhalf way down and ciliolate. Lord Shiva closed his eyes and meditated for some time. Survival and growth of seedlings of Rudraksh Elaeocarpus ganitrus under varied canopy conditions after transplant.

The seeds of Elaeocarpus ganitrus are used to make rudrakshaa type of Hindu prayer beads. Somesee sphaerius. Many species are threatenedin particular by habitat loss. Sorry to disappoint you, it is not Rudraksha. Check the link I have sent you.

The tree is tall and straight.

The natural and planted forest stands of the species are therefore becoming increasingly threatened. Elaeocarpus Elaeocarpus sylvestrisbranch with fruits Scientific classification Kingdom: They are shining green on the upper side sphaaericus and dull-fibrous on dorsal side Fig. Despite all attempts, there are no proven records of successful establishment of seedling-raised plants of E. I was told that it is of Rudraksha but I doubt so.


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An Elaeocarpus sphaericus planted in Hiranandani Gardens in Powai, Mumbaihas flowered in July for the first time and I was fortunate enough to take the pictures of it on 18th July, That was in On hearing her question Shiva said that he did penance for a thousand years. Thus, there are no established varieties or lines of this medicinally valuable tree species.

Rudraksha fruits are also useful in cough, bronchitis, neuralgia, cephalalgia, anorexia, migraine, elawocarpus conditions and other brain disorders Singh et al. Clonal forestry becomes important to bridge the gap between the growing demand and inadequate supply of wood Joshi et al. The leaves look slightly broader and more coarsely crenate. Research Journal of Medicinal Plants, 7: Photos of Elaeocarpus sphaericus.

Elaeocarpus sphaericus

This page was last edited on 2 Augustat Stars of the month. Tired of keeping his eyes closed for so long, Shiva opened them. In folk medicine, the parts of Rudraksha tree have been extensively used in the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, palpitation, nerve pain, epilepsy, migraine, asthma, hypertension, arthritis and liver diseases Khare, ; Dasgupta et al. Besides the medicinal properties, Rudraksha tree is also valued for its timber. What colour is the fruit, and is it smooth?

I found two big trees in apark here.