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A Review on Elaeocarpus Sphaericus (Rudraksha)

@inproceedings{Jain2014ARO,
  title={A Review on Elaeocarpus Sphaericus (Rudraksha)},
  author={Shikha Jain and Kirti Jatwa and Jain and A K Sharma and S. c. Mahajan},
  year={2014}
}
The demand of herbal products is now increasing tremendously in whole across the World especially in India. Elaeocarpus sphaericus (rudraksha), belonging to the family Elaeocarpeaceae is popular in indigenous system of medicine including Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. Traditionally rudraksha is used for the treatment of various diseases like stress, anxiety, depression, palpitation, nerve pain, and epilepsy, and migraine, lack of concentration, asthma, hypertension, arthritis and liver diseases… 

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