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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Studies on extracts of Elaeocarpus sphaericus fruits on in vitro rat mast cells. While delayed fruiting and poor seed viability resist mass propagation via seeds, other vegetative propagation methods are also not very successful.

Elaeocarpus sphaericus

The seed is elliptical consisting of a membranous seed coat. Requested to please confirm the ID. The remedial powers of Rudraksha and its usage have been mentioned in several religious texts viz. Eflora of China also relegates E. Several workers have reported the efficiency of tissue culture technology in mass propagation, with a high multiplication rate, of commercially important species Bisht et al.

Many species are threatenedin particular by habitat loss. I had never seed flowers’ pictures before now thru your efforts and eyes will get to see the seeds. This may be due to the fact that if cuttings are taken from mature trees the success achieved in rooting is not encouraging until and unless the tissue has been rejuvenated following hedging.


The Rudraksha berry is used in a variety of treatment including indigestion, vomiting, injuries, epilepsy etc.

How to cite this article: Another little known fact is that the timber of the Rudraksha tree was used to make aeroplane propellors during World War I. Attachments 3 It is Elaeocarpus angustifolius Blume During my recent visit this month, I could find ripe fruits which were blue in color. Names of Plants in India site. Somesee text. July 19, ; Accepted: People suffering from anxiety are advised to keep a five-mukhi five-faced E.

Elaeocarpus sphaericuscommonly known as Rudraksha, is an evergreen tree occupying several regions of central and north- east India. Search in Google Scholar. Evaluation of antioxidant properties of Elaeocarpus sphaerics Roxb.

Positive and negative effects of Rudraksh plant parts alone and in combination ealeocarpus other herbs on selected medicinal and aromatic crops.

In fact I made a rosary from the stones of the fruits I collected. Can you tell me where to look to find out why the tree is called “Eyes of Lord Shiva”?

Elaeocarpus sphaericus: A Tree with Curative Powers: an Overview

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 can’t be sure from these pics. This, aided by sphaericux human-activities has led to an alarming danger to the existing populations of Rudraksha. Antimicrobial activity of Elaeocarpus sphaericus.


Thank youyou are smart that you sphaericuz what I had in mind December 03, ; Published: When he opened his lotus shaped eyes tears fell from them on the earth. Due to these qualities he became proud and started to trouble deities and sages. I was following this plant for quite some time and was very happy when inflorescence appeared in April, remained unopened for sphqericus one month, but unfortunately fell down without opening in last week of May, perhaps not able to flower in Dry hot climate of Delhi.

Germinated seedlings at 2 or 3 leaves stage and become ready for field plantation after about 8 months Singh et al. Stars of the month.

I have always admired the blue berries of Elaeocarpus sphaericus because of its sometimes shiny, sometimes iridescent blue coat esp in digital photos is very peaceful and delightful. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Japanese-language text Commons category link from Wikidata.

Thank you for your help. Elaeocarpus angustifolius Blume syn: