The Benefits of Shilajit
Shilajit is a black, tar-like mineral compound that has been used for thousands of years and for as many different health problems. It is listed as a healing agent in ancient Sanskrit writings and is used today in Ayurvedic health practices. The discovery is said to be made by Himalayan villagers observing large white monkeys migrate to the mountains in the warm summer months. The monkeys were seen to be chewing a semi-soft substance that flowed from between layers of rock.
The villagers attributed the monkey’s great strength, longevity and wisdom to the substance. They began to consume it themselves and reported a broad spectrum of improvements in health. It seemed to give them more energy, relieve digestive problems, increase sex drive, improve memory and cognition, improve diabetes, reduce allergies, improve the quality and quantity of life and it seemed to cure all diseases.
Shilajit oozes as a mineral paste from the surface of the bedrock, having formed from layers of fossilized organic material pressed by the rock for millenia. Shilajit can be consumed, as well as applied to the skin as a balm. This mineral compound is a powerful rejuvenator used frequently by vedanists.