Shilajit (Mineral pitch) is a substance that is ejected from rock crevices in the Himalayas during summer. This ayurvedic herb consists of vegetable fibres, earthy matter, organic vegetable matter and a gummy matrix.
Shilajit can be found in four different colors red, white, blue and black. The black variety of Shilajit is used for medicinal purposes. Shilajit is a disinfectant, diuretic, intestinal antiseptic, aphrodisiac, laxative, lithotriptic, and rejuvenating tonic.
Shilajit is used in combination with other herbs in treating Asthma, Diabetes, Cystitis, Edema, Dysuria, Epilepsy, Hemorrhoids, Gall stones, jaundice, obesity, sexual debility, kidney disorders, skin diseases, menstrual problems and in de-worming.
The medicinal benefit of Shilajit is so high that it is said that any curable disease can be cured with the help of Shilajit. Shilajit is used in treating diabetes and genito-urinary diseases. It is also employed in treating piles, fluid retention in the tissues, hysteria, bladder calculi, kidney stone, epilepsy, insanity, chronic mental and physical fatigue, menstrual problems, tuberculosis of lymph glands, leprosy, lung diseases, elephantiasis, anemia, eczema, anorexia, chronic bronchitis, bone fracture etc. Shilajit is particularly useful tonic for anemia and general weakness. It is used for stimulating uterine contractions during delivery and as an antiseptic for skin diseases and relieves rheumatic pains.