RUDRAKSHA AND AYURVEDA
RUDRAKSHA AND AYURVEDA
As per Ayurveda, by balancing the Vat (wind), Pitta (bile), and Kapha (Phelgm), a person’s health can be maintained. Rudraksha influences the mind through its subtle electro-magnetic properties, and many diseases can be cured using Rudraksha. When a person’s thought process is streamlined, Vat, Pitta and Kapha gets regulated. This is possible when one becomes fearless, calm and maintains a stable mind. A stable and calm mind makes the body strong and strengthens the immune system, which in turn words off diseases.
Rudraksha is considered Vaataghna; which means Rudraksha is important in treating early stages of rheumatic pains, chest burns and helps in mental alertness. Rudraksha is also said to possess properties of Kaphanasak. It has the characteristics of Shirothic Shamanam, which means having curative ability over ailments of the eyes, nose, and ears, head, including mental disorders and throat ailments.
Rudraksha also means Ruchyam, which means it can be used to cure stomach ailments like indigestion, acidity, gas, and tastelessness of the tongue.
In Ayurveda medicine, the Rudraksha seeds and the blue fruit surrounding them are used for illness like epilepsy, delirium, cough, arthritis, bronchitis, insomnia, jaundice and headaches. Anti-inflammatory properties which are effective against fungal infe4ctions have been found in various extracts. They have proven to be a mild sedative and lower anxiety levels and have also shown painkilling properties. Studies show that they have anti-convulsion properties and can relieve symptoms of asthma and bronchial problems. Rudraksha also helps lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, relaxes the muscles and helps in curing ulcers. Mixed with different herbs and given internally, not only improves the effectiveness of Rudraksha but also reduces its treatment time, resulting in speedy and early recovery. The treatment prescribed depends on the patient’s conditions and seriousness of the disease.
Secondly, performing Japa with the Rudraksha Mala and keeping the beads pressed works as acupressure and is done on the acupressure points of the thumb and middle finger improving the blood circulation to the eyes and mental nerves. Latest research shows that wearing Rudraksha beads around the neck helps in radiating out the accumulated charge in outer space, thereby allowing free circulation and uniform distribution to all parts of the body.
In the Asian continent, the benefits of Rudraksha are known since ages and are well written in ancient texts and Shastras. The Vedic literature mentions the benefits of Rudraksha. Scientific studies are being undertaken to determine the healing powers of Rudraksha as mentioned in the Shastras and it has been confirmed that Rudraksha has healing powers.