Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Rudraksha Properties : Physical Chemical & Biological

Physical and Chemical Properties of Rudraksha are a topic of interest for many people. What do they tell us? Can we prove Rudraksha Power with these properties? Do they have any importance in Rudraksha therapy? Let us first concentrate on the Benefits. I will give the stuff below.

Uses of Analyzing Rudraksha:

1. If we know the Properties of a Real Rudraksh, we can easily eliminate Fake ones. We can also find Best Rudrakshas. This is the first use.
2. Chemical and Biological properties of Rudraksha are very much useful in Rudraksha therapy. We may not prove the Spiritual effects of Rudraksha with them. But, they tell us the logic behind Therapeutic effects of Rudraksha.
3. Ayurveda, Siddha vaidya and some Local remedy systems of India have described the usage of Rudraksha in many diseases. But, they require substantial scientific proof. That can be obtained by these tests.
4. Rudraksha are very much useful in controlling Mental illnesses. Some studies are suggesting the Magnetic effects of Rudraksha as a reason for this.

Rudraksha Physical Properties:
Specific gravity for Rudraksha is above 1.05. This rises up to 1.70 depending upon the dryness of Rudraksha and also type of Rudraksha bead. If the moisture content is more, the Rudraksha may also float on water.

PH value for Rudraksha is above 4.82. Rudraksha is basically acidic. But, the acidity is also dependent on many factors. Nuts from Unripe fruits are more acidic.

Rudrakshas have Powerful Electro-magnetic and Para-magnetic inductive properties. Each variety of Rudraksha beads show different effects. These effects are used for positive results in Neurophysiology and Psychiatry.

Rudraksha Bio-Chemical properties:

Chemical analysis reports suggest the presence of Citric acid, Vitamin C and Rudraksha oil with Multiple alkaloids. Pharmacological effects of Rudraksha indicate more than one active Principle element in it. Rudraksha extract has Anti Viral, Anti Bacterial, Anti Protozoal, Anti Fungal, Anti Helminthic properties.

Rudraksha oil:
It is a Pale yellow colored liquid with a Refractive index of 1.46. Specific gravity of Rudraksha oil is around 0.93. Fatty acid analysis tells presence of Iso palmitic oil, Iso stearic oil and traces of many other oils.

Rudraksha water:
If Rudraksha is placed in water for some time, it's temperature will rise slightly. Water becomes acidic and it's Electrical conductivity increases up to 24 Hrs. Rudraksha water improves health.

Can we prove the Spiritual effects of Rudraksha with these tests?
Personally, I believe that this may not be possible. Science has not yet reached God! But, Sacred books clearly described the effects of various Rudraksha beads. Sayings of Vedas and Upanishads are never false.