Mar 26, 2023
Mar 26, 2023
In the Sanskrit language the meaning of Shilajit is “hard like a rock”. Shilajit is a bituminous substance which is a compact mass of organic (vegetable) matter composed of a dark red gummy matrix, oozing out of rocks in Balaghat in Uttrakhand and along the Himalayan ranges. The cliff face is so steep that few people are able to tap the genuine source. In fact, it is a compressed mineral ‘pitch’ containing more than 85 minerals and nutrients along with fulvic acid.
Ancient Indian sages regarded shilajit as a godly blessing so that we humans can preserve our powers and youth for attaining longevity. This oily substance is popularly known as an “ayurvedic aphrodisiac”. It is bitter in taste, and has an organic smell. It has multiple uses, which include management of obesity; regulation of thyroid activity; Type 2 diabetes mellitus; sterility; arthritic and rheumatic pains; gallstones; dysmennorhea and menorrhagia; anorexia; bone fractures; healing of wounds; as an anti-stressor; impotence; a memory enhancer in patients of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
The underlying power of Shilajit comes from its property of restoring electrical activity of body cells, reducing stress, balancing energy and the immune system. In addition it has an anabolic and anti-aging action. Thus, it has a large spectrum of therapeutic uses, and is labeled as an “evergreen rejuvenator”. These claims are under evaluation by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Some details about its actions and multiple uses of Shilajit follow:
A point of caution is that these claims are yet to be finally evaluated and approved by the FDA of the country.
More by : Dr. Frank S. K. Barar
|Moderation is advised for all in general, and diabetics in particular: there is some feedback that unmonitored use results in kidney stones.|