“Shilajatu” latin name Asphaltum punjabinum is mentioned in the Indian system of medicine years ago i.e. around 3200 years in charak samhita for general health and as a rasayan and vajikaran dravya amd in texts written after charak samhita i.e. in sushrut samhita and ashtang hrydhyam it has been mentioned for diabetes and other diseases as well as rasayan and vajikarnak dravya.
In India, Shilajit is mostly found in mountain ranges between sargu and ramagangavin uttrakhand in ranges godhwal, gangotri, jamunatri and mostly in nepal “ jamula hathela mountain ranges” and in bhutan.
Benefits of shilajatu
- Male infertility and testosterone: Being a rasayan and vajikarak, shilajit is very beneficial in increasing fertility.
As known as study was conducted where around 100 infertile men were given shilajit for about 90 days, twice a day. It was observed that more than half of the men who were using shilajit after the trial period and who finished the whole treatment appeared to have an increase in testosterone levels. Increase sperm count and motility. Therefore shilajit is found to be very useful in increasing sexual wellness.
- Best for anti ageing: As it is very known, shilajit is rich in Furyk acid and is good source of potent anti inflammatory and antioxidants. Shilajit is proved to protect against cellular damage and also free radicals. The best thing about using shilajit is it helps in reducing the causes of the ageing process and so slows ageing process.
Continuous consumption of it regularises is a protein named collagen, which is one of the reason behind early ageing.
- Improving mental well being: As of now, day by day, life is becoming very stressful and hectic and due to this, mental health is very much affected, which leads to insomnia and anxiety in most of the people.
Shilajit is the best option for treatment of insomnia. It helps to relieve the nervous system and comes down nerves by reducing stress. Shilajit works to stimulate penial glands which however produces hormones that helps in better sleep.
So yes, if you have an insomnia and anxiety, try shilajit with lukewarm milk before going to sleep.
- Strong immune system: It is important for both men and women to keep the immune system healthy ans as it is well known that shilajit is rich in antioxidants and it stops the growth of free radicals it helps in strengthening the immune system of the body.
Remember, your immune system is the reason for the good working of all the other organs of your body, if the immune system is weak, you can be prone to lot of diseases. So it is good to consume shilajit for better immune system.