According to sacred Vedic Shastras, Rudraksha beads bear a great spiritual, religious and materialistic significance. The Shastras considers Rudraksha as a symbolic link between earth and heaven. It is believed that it contains the secrets of evolution of entire cosmos within itself. Over the centuries, the Hindu sages believe that one can cultivate mental, physical and spiritual prowess to attain fearlessness to achieve the ultimate enlightenment.
Nearly 360 species of Rudraksha trees are found in different parts of the world. Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb is the scientific name for the most popular species of Rudraksha tree. This species was named by Dr. William Roxburgh. Elaeocarpus is a combination of two Greek words, Elaei which means – Wild olive, Carpus – fruit. This variety matches to the given specifications as found in our Shastras which are thousands of years old. This popular species is mostly found in Nepal.
Chemical analysis and gas chromatography has shown that Rudraksha contains Carbon, Nitrogen, Hydrogen and Oxygen. Among other elements it also contains Aluminium, Chlorine, Copper, Cobalt, Nickel, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Silicon, Silver and Gold. The electromagnetic properties are due to these elements.
Medicinal properties as per Ayurveda: Since ages, Rudraksha has been recognized in Ayurveda due to its medicinal uses. Rudraksha beads have several amazing powers due to their electromagnetic properties. As an Ayurvedic medicine it is used in the management of blood pressure, mental disorders, neurological disorders, asthma, diabetes and gynecological disorders. Rudraksha is a natural tranquilizer. Wearing rosary of its beads relieves stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression and lack of concentration. It calms the mind and cools down the body temperature. Wearing it around the heart regulates the heart beats and keeps blood pressure under control. It is also known to slow down the aging process. It has anti-paralysis properties. It helps balancing the vital chakras of human body that control the Tridoshas (wind, bile and phlegm). Rudraksha is very useful in patients of Manas rogas (mental disorders) and is helpful in enhancing memory.
Electric properties of Rudraksha: The whole human body acts as a complex bio-electric circuit consisting of nervous system and other organs. Electrical impulses are generated in the body because of the continuous heart beats, blood circulation, and conduction of sensory and motor impulses in nerves, contraction and relaxing of muscles. These electrical impulses are known as bio-electricity. Because of difference in the energy levels of different body parts, flow of bio-electric current starts. Psycho-somatic stress and maladjustment breaks this well-coordinated flow of bio-electric current as well as normal functioning of the systems which results in uncomfortable feeling, illness and abnormal psyche. Wearing Rudraksha controls, normalizes and regulates the flow of bio-electric current in the body. Rudraksha exhibits electrical properties and wearing Rudraksha has a definitive factor of resistance. This resistance generates a specific ampere of current flow depending on the factor of resistance. This acts in coordination with the heartbeat, streamlining it and sending out specific impulses to the brain to generate certain bio-chemicals in the brain which brings about a positive mood and more confidence making us feel better, more poised and energetic.
Capacitance: Rudraksha also acts as a capacitor; this means the ability to store bio-electric energy. The increased level of stress results in increased physical activity within the body along with increase in heart beats, hormonal and the activity of the nerves, thus increasing energy levels and potential differences at different levels as a result, the flow of bio-electric current increases in the body. Rudraksha beads acts as capacitor or dielectric store when it comes in contact with body and absorbs or stores this excess of bio-energy controlling the overall activity in the body and it brings it back to normalcy.
Inductance: Rudraksha sends out specific inductive vibrations because of its unique magnetic properties. These vibrations are the reason why people feel better even when the beads do not touch them physically.
Magnetic properties of Rudraksha: The beneficial healing properties of magnets are an established factor. Rudraksha also have magnetic properties. It has both paramagnetic and diamagnetic properties. It has the unique feature of having the ability to change its polarity. This feature is called dynamic polarity. In Rudraksha, it is by virtue of diamagnetism which is defined as the ability of any substance to acquire temporary magnetic property in presence of an external magnetic field. We know the circulation of blood and heart beats continuously induces a magnetic field around the body and particularly the heart region. The bio-electric flow in the body also develops bio-magnetism depending on the polarity of the induced magnetic field. When Rudraksha comes in contact with body it acquires a polarity that is opposite to the inducing field. That is why it helps in opening up of the blood vessels better than magnets.
CONCLUSION: The mythological and spiritual importance of anything has roots in faith and belief that the human beings have. They do not require any explanations. But, the myths about miraculous effects of Rudraksha on humans have been proved true by modern science. The medicinal usage of Rudraksha on the human body has been established through clinical trials under controlled conditions. The exceptional electro-magnetic properties, especially diamagnetism contained in these beads are responsible for the beneficial effects on the different systems of human body through mere contact with these beads or wearing them.