SHILAJEET : Mineral pitch, Vegetable asphalt, Bitumen, Asphaltum puniabiunum
A powerful source of ALL the minerals which are needed by the human body
Shilajeet literally means ‘rock overpowering’ and is a natural exudate from the rocks of the Himalayas and other mountainous regions of the world. It is a SUPERB mineral supplement that benefits the kidneys, urinary and reproductive systems.
- Rasa (taste) : Pungent, Bitter, Salty, Astringent
- Virya (action) : Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effect) : Pungent
- Guna (quality) : Dry, Heavy
Doshas : VPK=, P+ in excess
Dhatus (tissues) : All the tissues
Srotas (systems) : Urinary, nervous, reproductive
Diuretic, lithotriptic, anti-diabetic, nervine, tonic, antibacterial, antiseptic and helps the kidneys to function properly.
Rejuvenative for the lipid tissue, kapha and the urinary system, enhances sexual potency and the intellect, alleviates painful urination and disorders of the nervous system, reduces fat tissue, heals broken bones, scratches accumulated toxins from the tissues (dhatus) and channels (srotas).
Alleviates all three doshas.
It is also used as aphrodisiac. Its anti-ageing properties have also been reported.
It goes straight to mutravahasrotas and treats disorders of the urinary system like painful urination, cystitis, stones, incontinence and glycosuria. I
In prostatitis Shilajit can help to clear stagnation of kapha and vata.
It tonifies Vata and can help to re-correct the flow of apana vayu through the pelvic region.
Shilajit’s affinity for the fat tissue (medhadhatu) and the water channel (ambuvahasrotas) can help balance hyperglycaemia and regulate the blood sugar levels. Its scraping effect on the fat tissues can help to balance overweight conditions where there may be a tendency to acquire Diabetes type 2.
Use in male reproductive problems with premature ejaculation, spermatorrhoea, impotence and spermaturia. It strengthens the whole reproductive system and is a tonic to the sex organs.
It also benefits the female reproductive system where there is weakness, infertility, dysmenorrhoea and pre-menstrual syndrome arising in someone who is deficient and weak with high Vata.
It has a specific affinity for the blood.
Anaemia, high sugar levels, high cholesterol levels are all treated.
As it builds both rakta and asthi dhatu it is used as part of a treatment strategy to heal broken bones. Its high mineral content indicate it for the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
Its prabhava is to be able to cure any disease when used with other appropriate medications.
Not with high uric acid levels or heavy and hot natured foods.
No drug herb interactions are known.
250 - 500 mg twice daily mixed with warm water.
Shilajit mascerated in a decoction of Triphala and left to dry.