Research & Development
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Worldwide, the demand for herbal products is now increasing tremendously. Elaeocarpus sphaericus (rudraksha), belonging to the family Elaeocarpaceae is popular in indigenous system of medicine including Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani.
Traditionally rudraksha is used for the treatment of various diseases like stress, anxiety, depression, palpitation, nerve pain, and epilepsy, and migraine, lack of concentration, asthma, hypertension, arthritis and liver diseases. Phytochemical study of rudraksha reveals that it contains indolizidine type of Alkaloids.
Aqueous extract of leaves contains glycosides also. It also contains minerals, vitamins, steroids and flavonoids. Ethanolic extract of leaves contains gallic acid, ellagic acid & quercetin. This plant has also been proved to be a very good center for research for scientists.
In the field of research, Rudraksha has been found to possess various biological activities like anti-hypertensive, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, analgesic, anti-diabetic and antioxidant activity.
In view of its wide pharmacological and biological activities, it seems to be having a great therapeutic potential. The present review aims to present current knowledge of major phyto-constituents, clinical studies with major emphasis on traditional and pharmacological activities.
Botanical Name : Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb.
Kingdom : Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Family : Elaeocarpaceae
Genus : Elaeocarpus