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.
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
English: Mineral pitch, Vegetable asphalt, bitumen.