to the old mythological epic Shiv Purana, Rudraksha is the beloved tree of Lord
Shiva. The Botanical Name of it is Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb and belongs to the
family Tiliaceae, the Lime family. Rudraksha is a large evergreen broad-leaved
tree which grows in the area from the Gangetic Plain to the foothills of great
Himalaya. This tree is a perennial means it grows all over the year and its
height is about 50-200 feet. The stem of Rudraksha tree is cylindrical with a
dirty white and coarse textured bark. Naturally top of the leafy of a Rudraksha
tree obtains a pyramidal shape and is shinning green on the upper side with an
uninteresting fibrous dorsal side.
The flowers of Rudraksha are white with fringed petals and they come into view
in April-May. The fruits of Rudraksha come in June and ripen by August-October.
Rudraksha are bulbous in shape with a fat outside. Rudraksha beads are enclosed
by outer shell of blue color on fully ripening. Hence Rudraksha beads are also
called as blueberry beads. This Bead is hard and tubercles inside it. The
Rudraksha trees are occupies in the areas starting from Manila, Philippines and
fleeting through Myanmar to whole North-East India, Bangladesh, Nepal and
Bhutan. Presentably the Rudraksha tree is finding only in Eastern Nepal due to
valuable and suitable climatic conditions. Rudraksha is growing in suitable
climatic regions with temperature ranges of 25-30 degree centigrade. These trees
start giving fruit after 7-years. Here is the percentage compositions of gaseous
elements present in a Rudraksha is C-H-N which Analyze by Gas chromatography.
These percentages are 50.031 % C, 0.95% N, 17.897% H and 30.53% O.