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Botanical Name Elaeocarpus ganitrus
Family Elaeocarpaceae
Origin Rudraksha beads have been used in India for thousands of years, primarily in Hinduism as a form of prayer beads.
Description Rudraksha is a large evergreen tree that can grow up to 80 feet tall. The tree has smooth, gray bark and simple, alternate leaves. The fruits of the tree are small, round, and green when young, turning blue or black when mature. The seeds within the fruits are the rudraksha beads.
Parts Used The seeds of the rudraksha tree, which are the rudraksha beads, are used in Ayurveda.
Dose The dose of rudraksha beads depends on the specific formulation and intended use.