Shilajit is a thick and sticky substance, similar to tar in pitch and with color ranging from white to dark brown. Shilajit is mentioned in the writings of Avicenna and Aristotle as a drug with very good refreshing and antiseptic properties.
Shilajit is called magical and miraculous balsam resin. With Shilajit, you can treat many dise/undefined ases, so it is highly valued in homeopathy and ayurveda. Shilajit has many names.
Pharmacists call it Mumiyo, herbalists call it Shilajit, and in some cultures it is known as the blood of the mountain. Shilajit is extracted from rock crevices. Some resembles tree resin, while others liken it to a crystal.
The origin of Shilajit is not very well understood, so there are a lot of theories and speculation about it.
The most common version is that this healing resin formed by excrement, bones and decomposed tissues of animals and plants that are enriched with nutrients from mineral rocks.
Shilajit has different composition, depending on the location it comes from. It is found in red, amber, brown-black, silver and sky blue colors. The resin is thick and sticky, so in the past, some have confused it with tar.
Since ancient times, the largest deposits of Shilajit are mainly in India and Central Asia. Nowadays, there are fields in Kazakhstan, the Caucasus, the southern regions of Siberia. Highest quality Shilajit is mined in Kyrgyzstan, where its production is controlled by the government.
Within a deposit, stocks of Shilajit vary between 440 lb (200 kg) and 3300 lb (1.5 tons). Near the deposit, you will smell a specific flavor. It comes from the hardening of soft animal excrements.
Composition of Shilajit
Selecting and storing Shilajit
Shilajit occurs in specialized shops in the form of capsules or resin. It is also used in the form of ointments and liquid extracts.
Shilajit is stored in a cool, dry place inaccessible to small children. Shilajit should not be used as a substitute for rational healthy eating.
Benefits of Shilajit
Shilajit treats a number of diseases. It is used in ailments such as fatigue, dizziness, headache, and in more serious health problems too. The resin has a positive effect on the function of the bone tissue, the nerve system and the heart muscle.
It stimulates the process of blood formation and enhances the liver's ability to detoxify you. Supports the protective functions of the body and is favorable for people with reduced physical strength and those subjected to stress.
The organic acids contained in the product are involved in the metabolism, maintaining acid-base balance, decreasing the putrefaction process in the colon, and enhances the activity of the endocrine glands.
Amino acids involved in carbohydrate and protein metabolism, have a positive stimulation on the cardiovascular system, as well as cerebral circulation. Has a beneficial effect on ulcers of the stomach and duodenum.
The intake of Shilajit improves thermal exchange and enhances the healing of bone fractures. Shilajit is recommended for intestinal worms, dyspepsia, epilepsy, hysteria, neurasthenia, enlarged spleen, increases hemoglobin and dilates blood vessels.
Other conditions under which the recommended intake of Shilajit are kidney stones, hemorrhoids, chronic bronchitis and asthma, and blood glucose lowering in diabetes.
Shilajit is an effective natural product for improving sexual activity. It is used as an immune stimulant and strengthening overall health.
Dangers of Shilajit
Shilajit should not be taken by pregnant women, nursing mothers and children. You should not exceed the recommended dose, which is mentioned on the packaging, otherwise you can get some side effects. During treatment with Shilajit, alcohol should not be used.