International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 9, Issue 5 (2022)

Pharmacognostic, phytochemical, pharmacological, potential of elaeocarpus ganitrus


Rakesh Nimba Chaudhari, Meghana V Chaudhari, Gayatri D Chavan, Mayur A Chaudhari

Elaeocarpus ganitrus is the king of herbal medicines which belongs to family Elaeocarpaceae. It is commonly known as Rudraksha and is popularly used in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani system of medicine. It is a large evergreen tree which is found in himalyan region and also in area of gangetic plain. The plant reaches the height of 50-200feet. The main trunk of tree is rough textured, cylindrical and grayish-white in colour. The leaves are shining, green, oblong, lanceolate, acute or acuminate, minutely crenate or serrate and almost glabrous in nature. The inflorescence is mainly racemes and mostly from the axils off all enleaves. Fullyripe fruits are blue in color which bears seeds in it and so they are also known as blueberry beads. The seeds are hard and contain tubercles. Traditionally rudraksha is used in the treatment of hypertension, anxiety, epilepsy, migraine, depression, palpitation, nervepain, asthma, arthritis and liver disease. In ayurvedic medicinal system, Wearing of Rudraksha can have a positive effect on heart and nerves. The present review is an effort to compile all the relevant information and to enlighten the need of research of this plant.
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Rakesh Nimba Chaudhari, Meghana V Chaudhari, Gayatri D Chavan, Mayur A Chaudhari. Pharmacognostic, phytochemical, pharmacological, potential of elaeocarpus ganitrus. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 9, Issue 5, 2022, Pages 1-6
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