Shilajit is one such herbomineral or Rasaushadhi that has remained a crucial component in the process of healing since centuries. It has been known as “Destroyer of weakness”. It has powerful adaptogenic and aphrodisiac properties.
The main function of Shilajit is to regulate and improve the functions of the thyroid gland.
What is Shilajit?
It is an astonishing sticky tar- like resinous substance that is neither plant nor of animal origin.In nature, Shilajit is a type of mineral pitch that is made up of humans and decomposed plout remains. exuded from the rocks present in the Himalayas.
It is usually known as Asphaltaum,Black Bitumen or Mineral pitch. It usually comprises of 60-80% organic matter, 20-40% mineral matter and 5% of trace elements.
• Manage Diabetes-
The hypoglycemic property of Shilajit plays an important role in regulating the blood glucose and lipid profiles in diabetes patients. The production of insulin from the pancreatic beta-cells becomes active while taking shilajit formulations. It helps to reduce the break down of starch into glucose which in turn leads to low blood glucose levels.
• Improves cognitive functioning –
It is a traditional remedy to increase the functioning of the brain. The presence of bioactive small molecules present the breakdown of the brain chemicals needed for memory. As a result of this biochemical reaction memory capacity, focus, concentration, calmness, alertness of an individual get enhanced.
It is also used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other psychotic conditions.
• Helps in Intestinal troubles –
The anti-inflammatory and purgative properties of Shilajit help to suppress the toxic bacteria Helicobacter pylori and also prevents it from growing in the gut. As it has strong laxative nature and peristaltic effects, it effectively prevents constipation, piles. It also prevents the fluid from drying up in the colon and gives relief in abdominal pain, abdominal distension, intestinal gas, flatulence, colic etc.
• Promotes Cardiac functioning –
It has been found to have a positive effect on the heart.As it relaxes the cardiac system, itis extremely advantageous for patients suffering from arrhythmias and palpitations. It is also beneficial in strengthening the heart muscles, dropping cholesterol levels in the blood and preventing lipid accumulation which ultimately reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, heart block, heart attacks, blood clots etc.
• Slows Ageing process-
It is well known for its regenerative effects. It protects against cellular damage with its antioxidant activity along with tissue repair and regeneration, and hence reduces the ageing process in the tissues of the heart, lungs, liver and skin. It also boosts the immune system and prevents infection.
• Enhances Fertility and Libido –
It offers a traditional remedy for boosting libido and improving fertility in men. It has strong aphrodisiac properties that not only helps in reducing mental stress and anxiety but also stimulates the production of testosterone that increases fertility and libido. It is well known to increase blood circulation in genitals which improves the production of male hormones such as testosterone and luteinizing hormone, thus improving the motility and quality of spems in male.
• Remedy of pain and inflammation-
The anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties of its bioactive ingredients makes shilajit the perfect choice for providing relief from pain and inflammation due to arthritis. It has magical effect on Rheumatoid Arthritis.
• Prevents Anemia –
Due to the presence of high levels of humic acid and iron in it makes it beneficial in improving haemoglobin levels and RBC Count and eventually treating anemia.
• Facililates weight loss-
The abundance of active components in purified shilajit helps the body shed excess weight faster. When taken regularly, it lessen the sudden hunger shots and prevents overeating. It also reduces the accumulation of LDL in the body and activates the genes which helps the body to respond positively to a workout.
• Treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome –
It is a health condition characterized by intense fatigue and Ioss of energy due to physical and mental stress. It helps to improve cellular functions in the body, which ultimately increases energy and eventually treats the problem.
Preparations of Shilajit –
• Capsule Shilajit
• Shilajit Rasayan Vati
• Shilajit sat
• Chandraprabha Vati
Its dosage may vary from person to person depending upon the age, body strength, effects on appetite, severity and condition of the patient. It is firmly recommend to consult the Ayurvedic physician for its dosage
250-1000 my or 2 capsules or 2 tablets, along with milk or water, twice a day, one in the morning after meal and the other one before sleep or as suggested by the health care provider.
An excess or an impurified version of shilajit may lead to certain side-effects. These allergic reactions can be in the form of following –
• burning sensation in the feet
• increased urination
• increased heart rate
• excessive heat generation through out the body
All in all Shilajit is a powerful aphrodisiac, but it should be taken always in your doctor’s vigilance.
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