The structure of a Rudraksha bead is quite similar to that of the brain. The capacity of the bead to send electrical impulses varies with its number of faces. The impulses can regulate heartbeat, stress levels, blood pressure, and hypertension. It has the capacity to absorb excess body heat and balance the physical energy. The bead also alleviates depression, mood disorders, anxiety and mental disorders. It also helps in developing intense concentration while meditating.
Ayurvedic texts talk about the curative properties of Rudraksha. The pulp of Rudraksha fruit is highly helpful in curing epilepsy and mental illness. The powdered seed relieves common cold and hypertension. In some cultures, newly born babies are given a drop of paste made out of Rudraksha and honey.
Due to its healing power, the Rudraksha bead is very costly. Numerous counterfeit Rudraksha are available in the market. It is always wise to take the advice of an expert before investing in a Rudraksha bead. Before using the bead for medicinal purpose, it is better to consult an Ayurvedic medical practitioner.