Benefits of Shilajit

Shilajit is a natural exudate from the rocks of the Himalayas near the source of river Ganga and other mountainous regions of the world. Shilajit literally means ‘sweat of the rock’. It is a good mineral supplement for the kidneys, urinary, nervous and other systems.

Benefits of Shilajit: Diabetes, boosts immunity, kidney and gall stones, glycosuria, obesity, jaundice, asthma, epilepsy, insanity, skin diseases, infertility, broken bones, anaemia, cholesterol.

Action: Alterative, diuretic, lithotriptic, antiseptic, rejuvenative.

Scientific name: Asphaltum.

Useful part: The oozing from the rocks.

Dosage: 500mg–5g per day.


Rasa (taste): Pungent, bitter, salty, astringent.

Vırya(energy): Heating.

Vipaka (post-digestive effect): Pungent.

Guna (quality): Dry, heavy.

Dosa effect: VPK=, P+ in excess.

Dhatu(tissue): All the tissues.

Srotas (channel): All, especially urinary and nervous.

Classical and common names

Ayurvedic: Shilajit.

English: Mineral pitch, Vegetable asphalt, bitumen.

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