Shilajit : Unraveling the mystery

By: Anonymous

Shilajit is a blackish brown exudation found in the serene surroundings oIHimalayas. It is also found in most of the sedimentary rocks especially in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, Nepal, Pakistan, USSR, Tibet as well in Norway, where they are gathered from steep rock faces at attitudes between 1000 and 5000 m.

In Ayurveda, Shilajit is classified as a ‘rasayan’ (meaning rejuvenator and immunomodulator in Sanskrit) and as a ‘medhya rasayan’ [rejuvenator of ‘medha’ (intellect)]. Shilajit is believed to slow down the process of aging by rejuvenation and immunomodulation. Until the mid 80’s, Shilajit was variously described as an inorganic mineral, a bitumen, an asphalt, a mineral resin, a plant fossil exposed by elevation of the Himalayas, and so forth.

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