The steep rocks of the Himalayan tundra’s, warmed by ages of bright sunshine and mated with successive generations of grass, moss and wildflower, exude a dark sticky substance rich with medicinal power. This substance was discovered by the ancient rishis thousands of years ago and adopted by Ayurveda for its restorative properties. They named it Shilajatu or Shilajit.
“There is hardly any curable disease which cannot be controlled or cured with the aid of Shilajit.”
Charaka, 1st Century AD
In the hands of the ancient physicians…
The ancient. Ayurvedic physicians used Shilajit to treat, among other things, chronic bronchitis, digestive trouble, renal and bladder problems, nervous diseases, diabetes, anemia and fractured bones. They used it for increased vigour and vitality, as antiseptic and anti – inflammatory. The Unani physicians used it too, as an antidote to poison and in the treatment of various problems including arthritis and inflammation.
Tested by time and science
The medicinal and therapeutic properties of Shilajit – arising from its organic compounds and minerals – have stood the test of time. The composition of Shilajit is no longer a mystery, and its clinical use around the world has validated many century – old beliefs in Shilajit.
What does Shilajit contain?
Shilajit is a complex but completely natural mixture of minerals with organic and inorganic compounds. It contains aluminium, antimony, calcium, cobalt, copper, iron, lithium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, silica, sodium, strontium, zinc, fatty acids, hippuric acid, benzoic acid, fulvic acid, chebulic acid, tannic acid, resin and waxy matter, gums, albuminoids ad glycosides.
Several of these components occur rarely in natural form. In fact, some are not known to exist in any natural substance other then Shilajit.
Health through harmony
Shilajit brings about balanced and harmonious health in all users – men and women, young and old. It acts as a restorative tonic, slowing down wear and tear of body tissues, which in turn delays ageing, Empirical evidence is constantly emerging of its effectiveness against anemia, liver dysfunction and muscular atrophy. Studies on the effects of Shilajit yield interesting results:
Regains lost vital force of body cells
A body regulator
Benzoic acid in Shilajit is antiseptic/anti – inflammatory.