texts, over 5,000 years ago, make reference to a mysterious substance
called shilajeet, which literally means the "destroyer of weakness." The
texts list its powerful health and spiritual benefits and the positive
changes that shilajeet brought in the lives of those who used it. The
sacred substance was prescribed for thousands of years for many
different health problems and became a powerful tool in Ayurvedic
medicine. There is some indication that shilajeet may have been the
priceless soma of the Eastern alchemists.
Shilajeet is found
predominately in Himalayan regions. Himalayan region encompassing India,
China, Tibet and parts of central Asia was a home to rich plant life right
from prehistoric times. The plants absorbed various nutrients and minerals
from soil to form rich and green vegetation. The life of trees and plants
there extended to many hundred and even thousands of years. After their
time the plants Returned back to earth along with the minerals. This
process continued over a period of many centuries. This remains of plant
life in the specific climatic condition and altitude of Himalayas formed
the Mineral Pitch known as Shilajeet.
activity of processed Shilajit were evaluated in oligospermic patients.
Initially, 60 infertile male patients were assessed and those having total
sperm counts below 20 million ml(-1) semen were considered oligospermic
and enrolled in the study (n = 35). PS capsule (100 mg) was administered
twice daily after major meals for 90 days. Twenty-eight patients who
completed the treatment showed significant (P < 0.001) improvement in
spermia (+37.6%), total sperm count (+61.4%), motility (12.4-17.4% after
different time intervals), normal sperm count (+18.9%) with concomitant
decrease in pus and epithelial cell count compared with baseline value.
The Findings provide further evidence of the spermatogenic nature of
Shilajit, as attributed in Ayurveda.
Shilajeet amplifies the
benefits of other herbs by enhancing their bio-availability. It helps
transport nutrients and cleanses toxins out of body system. It also
improves emotional health and enhances the ability to handle stress.
Shilajeet reduces recovery time in muscle, bone and nerve. Shilajeet is
Rasayana that helps to improve our body’s natural resistance power.