Medicinal benefits of shilajit

The Himalayan treasure is so powerful that it’s best not to take too much. 😄

What is shilajit?

Shilajit is a dark-colored kind of resin.

It is humus fossilized millions of years ago, and collected in the mountains.

Shilajit from the Himalayas concentrates the most therapeutic benefits.

This viscous substance is a classic of Ayurvedic medicine.

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Shilajits vary in composition according to their origin. They are generally rich in:

  • Fulvic acids.
  • Humic acids.
  • Minerals.
  • Benzoic acid.
  • Fatty acids.
  • Calcium.
  • Amino acids.
  • Magnesium.
  • Salicylic acid.
  • Sterols.
  • Triterpenes.
  • Potassium.
  • Albumin.
  • Iron.
  • Zinc.
  • Flavonoids.
  • Chromium.

How to take it?

After harvesting in the mountains, shilajit is filtered and purified.

In ayurveda, the purification process (rarely mentioned on the label) is supposed to increase its medicinal value. Triphala or cow’s milk may be used, which is not always vegan.

When buying shilajit, it’s best to use my felt sense to select one that suits me.

It can be found in the form of :

  • Resin.
  • Powder.

Shilajit is mainly taken orally, although it is sometimes found as a cosmetic ingredient.


Beware of overdosing, as the body may have difficulty eliminating excess fulvic and humic acids.

This is why it is not recommended to take it every day, unless prescribed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

There are contraindications:

  • Pregnancy.
  • Kidney disease.
  • Breast-feeding.
  • Medication: anticoagulants and sulfonylureas.
  • Hypertension.
The shilajit I brought back from Amma’s ashram in India, of flawless quality.

Medicinal benefits

Shilajit is beneficial to the heart and nervous system.

Therapeutic properties

It has traditionally been used for its properties:

  • Adaptogen.
  • Aphrodisiac.
  • Chelating.
  • Cardioprotective.
  • Immunostimulant.
  • Anxiolytic.
  • Antiviral.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Revitalizing.
  • Analgesic.
  • Restorative.
  • Immunomodulator.
  • Antiseptic.

It is known to increase testosterone levels and sperm quality.

For which disease?

This natural compound has shown promising results in cases of :

  • Altitude sickness.
  • Anxiety.
  • Tiredness.
  • Pharyngitis
  • Anemia.
  • Coronary heart disease.
  • Hyperglycemia.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Myocardial infarction.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
  • Depression.
  • Dry eye syndrome.
  • Premenstrual syndrome.
  • Peptic ulcer.
  • Cystitis.
  • Influenza.


While shilajit is sometimes promoted as an energy-boosting, mood-enhancing miracle product, it’s preferable to explore the root causes of physical symptoms.

More than 90% of illnesses have their source in emotional wounds.

Yet it’s not that complicated to heal myself emotionally.

I can find out what to do with my emotions.

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What are the medicinal benefits of shilajit?

This plant and mineral concentrate helps to :

  • Stimulate health.
  • Adapt the body.
  • Regulate the immune system.
  • Relax.

However, overdosing is common among those who take it as a dietary supplement. One capsule a week is sufficient.

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