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Shilajit also known as Mumijo, Silajat, Shilajatu, Silajatu, Kanmandam, Saileya Shilaja, Moomie, Black Bitumen or Mineral Pitch in English. It a blackish-brown powder created after plants and organic material remain trapped between mountainous rocks for thousands of years. This deposit seeps out of such places during the summers and is then collected and prepared into a medicine form. It is often found in the Himalayas, Karakoram, Nepal, Girda MH., Russia, Mongolia and in the north of Chile, where it is called Andean Shilajit. One book that depicts the use of Shilajit was written in the 6th century BCE called the treatise, which means people have used shilajit well before this date.
In Ayurvedic Medicine, Shilajit is a potent and very safe supplement full of nutrients, restoring the energetic balance, increasing physical and mental strength and promoting human health.
The minerals and nutrients in Shilajit include Fulvic Acid, Humic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Magnesium, Nickel, Potassium, Silicon, Silver, Sodium, Barium, Sulfur, Iodine, Strontium, Rubidium, Cesium, Chromium, Antimony, Vanadium, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Glycosides, Carotenoids Retinol, Terpenoids, Vitamin B including B2 and B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Melanoidin, Polyphenol complexes, Dibenzo-alpha Pyrones, Phospholipids Triterpenes and Phenolic Acid, Albuminoids, Hippuric and Oxalic acid, Tannic Acid and Bioflavonoids.
Ayurvedic Indications of Shilajit.
In Ayurveda Shilajit has been mentioned multiple times in several ayurvedic scriptures and journals of Charaka and Susruta. It is mostly recommended for use in the following conditions, Prameha (manages diabetes), Mehahara (treats urinary tract disorders), Rasayani (rejuvenates the whole body), Medhya (improves intelligence), Balya (improves muscle strength), Deepana (enhances stomach fire), Pachana (helps in digestion), Pandu (treats anaemia), Varnya (improves complexion), Jvara (useful in fever), Anulomana (improves breathing), Amahara (treats indigestion), Kantya (relieves sore throat), Hridaya (treats heart problems), Chakushya (treats eye problems), Garbhaprada (treats infertility), Sangrahini (treats diarrhoea), Kustha (treats skin disorders), Krimihara (relieves intestinal worms) and Pushtida (good for nutrition).
The taste and energetics of Shilajit are pungent, bitter, earthy, warming and astringent. Shilajit has an affinity to the whole body.
How to use:
.6 gram (1/8 teaspoon) once daily with water or warm milk or nut milk.
Cautions & contraindications:
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.