One Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in Thrombosis, urinary stones, respiratory diseases, heart diseases, diseases of the eyes and skin, fistula, dyspepsia, night blindness.

Two Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in Heart and lung diseases, disorders of the left eye, leukaemia, liver, breast problem, loss of memory, infections and diseases of the urinary bladder.

Three Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in infection of the blood, blood pressure, cholera, ulcer, swellings, weakness, eye protection, cleansing arteries, disorders of the sex glands and adrenal glands cold ( practically used in all hearth problems )

Four Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in diseases of ear, throat and nose, paralysis, sexual problems, gall bladder diseases, memory loss, all mental ailments, diseases affecting hands, arms, lungs and thyroid gland.

Five Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in diseases of the liver, fistula, acidity, blood pressure, breast ailments problems of thighs, vertebral column and for memory, inflammability and cardiac problems.

Six Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in problems of throat, neck, kidney, sex organs, thyroid, sexuality, dropsy, urinary and eye diseases, conceiving problem, indigestion, arthritis and for all obstruction in veins / nerves.

Seven Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in weakness of, stomach ache, paralysis, epilepsy, dumbness, impotence, abortion, problems in women, arthritis, purification of sperms and flow of ojas ( divine energy )

Eight Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in diseases of nervous system, prostrate, gall bladder and lungs, fear of snakes, cataract, hydrosil and breathing problems.

Nine Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in diseases of brain, lungs, breasts, sexual organs, abortions, conceiving problems, epilepsy, eye problems.

Ten Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in fear of someone standing behind , insomnia, conceiving problems , hear diseases.

Eleven Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in heart problems, blood pressures, diabetes

Twelve Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in all diseases of the skin, heart, eyes and nose and blood pressure, base disorders and for jyotishmati (seventh chakra)

Thirteen Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in problems of throat, neck, kidney, sex organs, thyroid, sexuality, dropsy, urinary and eye diseases, conceiving problem, indigestion, arthritis, all obstruction in veins / nerves & psychiatric disorders.

Fourteen Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in weakness, stomach ache, paralysis, epilepsy, dumbness, impotence, abortion, problems in woman, arthritis, purification of sperms, flow of ojas (divine energy ) , increase in secretions of eight chakra ( Vishnu )

Fifteen Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in diseases of the heart, eyes, all general diseases, disorders of the lymph and throat area.

Sixteen Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in mental disorders , epilepsy

Seventeen Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in stomach ache, skin diseases, ulcer.

Eighteen Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in abortions , healthy child upbringing.

Nineteen Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in for sexual disorders and various incurable diseases

Twenty Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful in diabetes, deafness and diseases as a result of planetary positions and to get power of eye.

Twenty – One Mukhi Rudraksha :

Useful to retain male power to maintain even flow of 108 frequencies in human body, fertility.


Bioactive compounds in Rudraksha powder

The epicarp and endocarp of Rudraksha were subjected to different preliminary screening methods for the presence of bioactive compounds .

Investigations on the phytochemical screening of E. ganitrus seed extracts revealed the presence of steroids, tannins, alkaloids, quinines, coumarins, phenols, glycosides and flavonoids whereas the epicarp contains alkaloid, tannin, quinone, steroid, fixed oil, carbohydrates.

Overall pharmacological activity of bioactive compound in Rudraksha powder

The presence of these bioactive compounds in epicarp and seed renders different pharmacological activities such as anti-microbial, anti-diabetic, anti-malarial, antioxidant, anti-hypertensive effect, anti-arrhythmic effect, analgesic, anti-inflammatory , antiseptic, and anti-mutagenic properties.


Antimicrobial activity of Rudraksha powder

Acetone extract of both epicarp and endocarp (inhibition zone 10.5 – 22 mm) was found to be more effective than the methanol extract (inhibition zone 9.5 – 21.0 mm) against almost all pathogenic organisms

Rudraksha : Antimicrobial activity assay


1.Acute Toxicity study of Rudraksha powder in mice

In acute toxicity study of Rudraksha powder in mice , no mortality has been observed in any group treated with Rudraksha powder of 500 mg/kg, 1000 mg/kg, 1500 mg/kg, 2000 mg/kg, 4000 mg/kg, 6000 mg/kg of body weight.

2.Nootropic study of Rudraksha powder in mice

Rudraksha has the potential of memory enhancement and posess Nootropic effect. It improved basal as well as scopalamine impaired performance with respect to acquisition and retention of memory in spatial memory test.

3.Cardio-protective activity of Rudraksha powder in mice

The pre-treated rats with extract of Rudraksha had shown decrease in lipid peroxides, normal concentration of marker proteins for myocardial infarction. The Rudraksha has also ability for inducing basal myocardial antioxidant enzyme activity thereby protecting against the myocardial oxidative stress injury.

4.Anti-inflammatory activity of Rudraksha powder in mice

The methanolic extract of Rudraksha had shown anti-inflammatory activity in carrageenan induced oedema model. The experimentation had shown anti-inflammatory activity at 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg. The extract shown maximum inhibition of 36.6% at 400 mg/kg after 3 hours of drug administration. However the detailed investigation is required for exact mechanism of the anti-inflammatory activity .

5.Anti-diabetic activity of Rudraksha powder in mice

Rudraksha powder at dose level of 500mg/kg and 1000 mg/kg of body weight in streptozotocin induced diabetes in winstar rats showed significant increased level of HDL-cholesterol and decreased level of triglycerides, LDL-cholesterol, VLDL cholesterol and total cholesterol level. Hence Rudraksha can be useful in preventing diabetic complications.


1. Raj Nighantu:

Rudraksha is acidic and warm and controls Vaat and Kaf. It removes headache and cures mental diseases.

रुद्रक्षम्ल मुश्णंच वातघ्नं कफ़नाशनम् |
शिरोर्ती शमनं रुच्चं भूतग्रह विनशम् ||

2. Nepali Nighantu/Chandra Nighantu:

Rudraksha belongs to Lord Neelkantha (Shiva); it is pure and destroys ghosts (all evil things). It is also known as Sharvaksha, Shivaksha, Shivarpriya and Haraksha.

रुद्राक्ष निलकंठाक्ष पावन भूतनाशना |
शर्वाक्ष शिवाक्ष शिर्वाप्रया हराक्षः ||

3. Swastb Vritta:

Rudraksha is a good antidote for fever, vaat and pitta, for stomach disorders, mental imbalance, blood pressure, liver and breathing related disorders.

रुद्राक्षस्य फ़लस्थि स्यान्मधुरं शीतलं लघु |
मनोविकारशमनं रत्कभारापहं सरम् ||
दाहज्वरप्रशमनं शस्यते वातपैत्तिके |
अपस्मारें तथोन्मादे रत्कभारेधिके तृशि ||
मूसरिकायां विस्फ़ोटे श्वासे यक्रुद्गदेश च ||

4. Shaligram Nighantu :

रुद्राक्षं च शिवाक्षं च शर्वाक्ष भूतनाशनम् |
पवनं निलकंठाक्ष हराक्षं च शिवप्रियक्ष ||
गुणधर्म – गुण-गुरु , स्निग्ध : रस-मधुर
विपाक-मधुरः वीर्य – शीत
(संदर्भ : द्रव्यगुण विज्ञान : ले आचार्य प्रिसव्रत शर्मा)

5. Dravya Gun Vigyan :

Rudraksha is good for curing body swellings, infection, mental disorders, insomnia, headache, stress and for mental peace. It is also extremely good for controlling blood pressure, breathing problems and problems of the heart.

6. Ras Yog Sagar :

The beads are good for blood pressure, heart diseases and mental disorders.

7. Abhinava Nighantu:

Rudraksha has heat-generating quality and is good as a remedy for poison and for diseases of children.

8. Vana Aushadhi Chandrodaya :

Rudraksha is effective in the treatment of cancer, skin problems and tuberculosis; epilepsy, Vaat, pitta, vomiting of blood, typhoid (the bead should be boiled in water and the concentrated form of this water should be consumed) and cough.

9. Bhav Prakash:

It explains various uses of shell (skin) of the bead for mental illness.

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