Scientific Properties of Rudraksha

Rudraksha beads are considered the best options to be adopted for alternative medicine methodologies like Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi, Biofeedback etc, as described in the Ancient Vedic texts. This must have been the reason why sages and saints for thousand of years chose to wear Rudraksha for attaining spiritual attributes. The spiritual attainments of Rudraksha have greatly influenced Buddhism and other religions. Each type of Rudraksha possess immense properties that helps in aligning mind set toward positive energies and ultimately achieving sound health, happiness, spiritual fulfillment, prosperity, creativity, intuitive ability, material fulfillment, family harmony, attraction, complete mental empowerment, fearless life and countless other spiritual gains.


The Rudraksha beads are mainly plant product that contain Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and different trace elements in a combined form. The gaseous elements in the following proportion :

Elements Percentage
Carbon 50.024 %
Hydrogen 17.798 %
Nitrogen 0.9461%
Oxygen 30.4531%


The following elements are also present albeit in less quantities :

Aluminum, Calcium, Chlorine, Copper, Cobalt, Nickel, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium, Silicon Oxide and Zinc. 

The beneficial powers of Rudraksha are by virtue of its Electrical and Magnetic Properties. Rudraksha beads act as a Stabilizing Anchor. Rudraksha bead's electrical properties are : Resistance, Capacitance or the Dielectric Properties, Inductance. Rudraksha has the ability to Change its polarity.

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES - The ability to send out subtle electrical impulses and inductive vibrations and act as a Dielectric, as in a capacitor to store electrical energy.

In the modern age, with intense competition, the stress levels have increased tremendously. Almost every individual has problems of stress and stress-related ailments like insomnia, alcoholism, depression, maladjustments, heart diseases, skin diseases etc. Doctors can confirm that almost 95% of the ailments are psychosomatic or stress related, i.e. originating from the Mind. When there is stress or maladjustment, corresponding stress signals are sent to the Central Nervous system, there is an increased activity or abnormality of Neurons and Neurotransmitters. The magnitude of change will depend on the cause and specific case. When such a thing occurs and it occurs continuously, streamlined flow of electrical signals throughout the Mind-Body interface is disrupted and it makes us feel uncomfortable, and we are not able to act with our full efficiency. Our Blood circulation becomes non-ideal and we experience various illnesses. Unfortunately, this happens all the time.

Rudraksha Beads, have for thousands of year, been known to act as a Stabilizing Anchor, and the effects have been described in the Ancient Vedic texts. Rudraksha Bead's electrical property can be broadly categorized into :

1) RESISTANCE :- There is continuous and subtle flow of bio-electrical signal throughout the body due to potential difference between parts of the body. Rudraksha Beads of particular Mukhis or Facets have a definitive Factor of Resistance. It is measured in Ohms. When these beads resist the flow of bio-electrical impulses, a specific ampere of current flow is generated depending on the factor of resistance. This acts in tandem with the heartbeat, streamlining it and sending out specific impulses to the brain. These impulses stimulate certain positive brain chemicals. Making us feel better, more confident, poised and more energetic. It has been observed that specific Mukhis or Facets of Rudraksha Beads send out specific signals, acting on a particular brain chemical and thereby effecting specific positive changes in personality. It is well proven that our state of mind and our personality is governed almost completely by the Brain, its functioning and that of Central Nervous System.

2) CAPACITANCE OR THE DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES :- Rudraksha Beads act as dielectric, i.e. as a storage of electrical energy. This property of Rudraksha makes it capable in stabilizing and anchoring the bio-electric current. The values are measured in units of Farad. This property is very helpful in controlling hyperactivity, palpitations of the heart, streamlining heartbeat etc. Due to stress, when there is increased physical activity, the heart beats faster and the overall activity of hormones and the nervous system increases. This causes increased energy levels or increase in potential difference. As a result of this, the magnitude of the bio-electric current increases. Rudraksha Beads, acting as Dielectric, store this excess bio-electric energy, thereby streamlining the overall activity to normalcy.

3) INDUCTANCE :- Rudraksha Beads have permanent magnetic properties. They have been observed to send out inductive vibrations with frequencies measured in units of Henry (Volt Seconds/Ampere). This perhaps is the reason why people have felt better even when Rudraksha Beads do not touch them physically.

MAGNETIC PROPERTIES :- Rudraksha Beads are both Paramagnetic and Diamagnetic, with the most important property of Dynamic Polarity. We all are most probably aware of the beneficial healing properties of magnets. Magnetic Healing is becoming extremely popular of late and everyone who have been using magnets for healing have been getting the benefits and have found overall betterment and rejuvenation. Rudraksha Beads retain most of the properties of magnets but they are unparallel in one aspect - that of the ability to change their polarity or the Property of Dynamic Polarity. The basic way of healing is based on the fact that when the passage of arteries and veins which carry blood to and from the heart to all the parts of the body is blocked or reduced due to a variety of reasons, various illnesses creep in. Blood carries oxygen and energy to various parts of the body and cleanses it off waste materials. Any disruption of the smooth flow of blood circulation is bound to cause illnesses.

We experience pain and uneasiness due to improper blood circulation. Every cell in the blood as well as the arteries and veins is charged either positively or negatively. Magnets have the poles, Positive (+) and Negative (-).

When magnets are passed on various parts of the body, the opposite poles of the magnets and that of the cells get attracted and there is an expansion of the passage. The arteries and veins open up to facilitate streamlined blood circulation. When there is a streamlining of blood circulation, most of the illnesses get automatically healed and we feel better and rejuvenated.

But with magnets the polarity is fixed. When magnets are brought near a particular part of the body, they open up only those sections of veins and arteries where there is a matching of polarities, hence complete healing and streamlining of blood circulation cannot be ensured. We experience healing and feel better but we can still go much further with Dynamic Polarity of Rudraksha Beads.

Rudraksha has the ability to change its polarity - The property of Dynamic Polarity. This in turn is by virtue of its property, Diamagnetism. Diamagnetism is termed as the ability of any material to acquire temporary magnetic property in presence of an external magnetic field. The polarity of the charge induced is opposite to that of the external field inducing the charge. Blood circulation and heartbeat automatically induces a magnetic field around the body and particularly the heart region. Bioelectricity automatically gives rise to diamagnetism, depending on the polarity of the induced magnetic field. Rudraksha Beads acquire a polarity that is the opposite of the inducing field. As a result of this, the opening up of the passages of arteries and veins is far better than that of magnets. Much better healing and rejuvenation is experienced.

ANTI - AGEING PROPERTIES :- This is mainly because of the Dynamic Polarity of the Rudraksha Bead. Thus, the healing powers of Rudraksha are considered far superior to that of magnets. In some sense, a perusal of the Ancient Vedic texts show that Rudraksha Beads can be termed to have some additional life or intelligence as against magnets.