Elaeocarpus sphaericus (Gaertn.) K. Schum. syn E. ganitrus Roxb. Rudraksha has many curative properties
Scientific Name Elaeocarpus sphaericus (Gaertn.) K. Schum. syn E. ganitrus Roxb. Family Elaeocarpaceae Used Part Fruit, seed kernel. Distribution Area Nepal, Bihar, Bengal, Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Bombay, and occasionally cultivated as an ornamental tree. Common Uses . The fruits are sour thermogenic, appetiser and sedative, and are useful in cough, bronchitis, neuralgia, cephalagia, anorexia, epileptic fits, maniac conditions and other brain disorders, and vitiated conditions of kapha and vata. The fruit stone (seed kernel) is sweet, cooling emollient, cerebral sedative, expectorant, liver tonic and febrifuge and is useful in melancholia, mental disorders, convulsions, insomnia, hepatopathy, hypertension, bronchitis and fever. The flesh is sour and is considered useful in epileptic fits.