What is Shilajit - Health Benefits of Shilajit Side Effects

Ayurveda considers Shilajit as one of the wonderful herbal medicines in the entire world. It is neither a plant nor animal product, but it is a mineral pitch that oozes from the rocks of the Himalayas in the warmer summer months. Shilajit is a blackish-brown exudation, obtained from steep rocks of different formations found in the Himalayas at altitudes between 1000 to 5000 meter. It is said to carry the healing power of these great mountains.

Shilajit is an important anti-aging drug of the ancient Indian material medica and it is used extensively by the ayurvedic physicians for a variety of diseases. It is composed of humus and organic plant material that has been compressed by layers of rock mixed with microbial metabolites. Further chemical analysis shows that it contains gums, albuminoids, traces of resin and fatty acid, a large quantity of benzoic and hippuric acids. From the medicinal aspect, the chief active substances are benzoic acid and benzoates.

Shilajit is traditionally used for the treatment of diabetes and diseases of the urinary tract. Other diseases include edema, tumors, insanity and epilepsy. Shilajit is also used for various diseases of the reproductive and nervous system. According to scientific research, there is no curable disease in the universe, which is not effectively cured by Shilajit and when it is administered at the appropriate time in combination with other suitable herbs. When administered to a healthy person, with similar conditions it produces immense energy.

Herbal actions of Shilajit are anti-aging, diuretic, antiseptic, tonic and rejuvenative. It also has a laxative effect and has absorbing and purifying properties. Shilajit holds a potential in the treatment of majority of untreatable and incurable diseases. The dose of Shilajit is usually low for normal persons. However, in diabetes, it has been recommended in much higher doses.

Shilajit combines well with Ashwagandha for seminal debility and also for the treatment of both male and female infertility. The Shilajit combination with Ashwagandha works well for men and for women, Shatavari is used in combination with Shilajit. Shilajit also assists in a number of formulations to increase sexual vitality.

Shilajit is among the best herbs for the long-term management of diabetes mellitus. Shilajit is truly a remarkable substance with a long history of human usage for healing for the urinary system. Shilajit is widely used for all vata and kapha urinary disorders. While examining the list of modern indications for Shilajit, one can hardly believe that it could have such a wide and variety of effects on the human body. Shilajit has anti inflammatory properties and is very useful in treating arthritis and joint pains. A no. of kidney related dis-orders have been cured with the continuous of Shilajit.

The proper metabolism in body improves as Shilajit improves the functions of liver by effective secretion of enzymes and other related juices. Shilajit is most frequently used by teens to remove acne problems as it is anti microbial and blood purifier.

Shilajit is used to control obesity and fat related problems as it scraps the extra fat accumulated in the body.

Normal blood pressure is maintained with the continuous use of Shilajit and heart is protected from damage.

Shilajit capsules from Planet Ayurveda, India are pure and natural. We believe in good quality and we are using 100 % vegetarian capsules made from plant cellulose and not from hard gelatin which are low in cost and are made from chemicals. We are filling 500 mg standardized herbal extracts in our vegetarian capsule shells while many other manufacturers are filling 250 mg herbal extracts or raw herb powder.


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