Shilajit is very well known natural supplement for overall health benefits since centuries. It is a product of higher altitudes regions, particularly Himalayan regions. The native people are well familiar with the health benefits of Shilajit. They utilize it for many purposes and sell it nearby places for centuries. The old fashioned business has been now transformed into international business due to its health benefits.
In Ayurveda, Shilajit has been described as Rasayana and provides many health benefits. The modern science also has studied Shilajit for clinical applications. The Ayurveda literature suggests its influence on endocrine, autonomic and brain functions. In conjunction with modern science the Shilajit has been opened with many beneficial uses such as immunomodulatory, antiulcerogenic actions, gastric juices, antistress, and anti-allergic actions. Thereby, the more extensive and comprehensive studies on Shilajit using modern clinical methods have endured the Ayurvedic Rasayan Shilajit as the most effective natural supplement for the treatment of various health ailments.
The Benefits of Shilajit
The recent studies showed that Shilajit can increase the ratio of carbohydrate/protein and decrease the gastric ulcer index, which indicates the increased mucus barrier. Thereby, it contains antiulcerogenic activity and has been clinically proved to treat ulcers.
Silajit have potent anti-inflammatory activity in acute, sub-acute and chronic forms of inflammation. The scientific studies revealed the Shilajit as the inhibitor of cytokines during inflammation reducing swellings, pain and fever.
Shilajit contains dihydroxybenzo-alpha-pyrones, which has the capability to recycle the ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). It means when ascorbic acid has neutralized the free radicals like sulphite anion, hydroxy and nitric oxide in the body, the Shilajit can regenerate the ascorbic acid. Shilajit effectively inhibits the lipid peroxidation. Therefore, Shilajit is a natural body rejuvenator herbal supplement.
In Ayurveda, Shilajit has been described as the Medhya Rasayan, meaning boosting memory and learning capabilities. In Shilajit fulvic acids has been reported, which helps in enhancing learning acquisition and memory retention. Therefore Shilajit is a very good supplement for the students preparing for competitive examinations and also for old people.
Shilajit is an effective natural supplement to treat Diabetes mellitus. Shilajit has significant role in inducing the hyperglycemic activity. It effectively reduces the superoxide dismutase activity in pancreatic islet cells. The superoxide dismutase activity in pancreatic islet cells results in the accumulation of free radicals in pancreatic cells leading into the damage of cells that affects the insulin level in the blood. Therefore, Shilajit has been suggested as a natural supplement and remedy to treat the diabetes.
Memory enhancement and anxiolytic activity
The clinical tests revealed Shilajit as a potent inducers of monoamines. The administration of Shilajit has significantly raised the level of dopamine, homovallanic acid and 3, 4- dihydroxyphenyl acetic acid. Shilajit is also associated with the enhancement in dopaminergic activity which results in increased memory and anxiolytic activities.
Shilajit is abundant with fulvic acids that contributes in the release of stress. Therefore, Shilajit is a natural remedy to treat stress and benefits in keeping brain calm and harmonic.
There are various important active constituents in Shilajit among them are fulvic acids, 4′-methoxy-6-carbomethoxybiphenyl and 3,8-dihydroxy-dibenzo-alpha-pyrone. The studies on theses active molecules have revealed their role in the protection of antigen-induced degranulation of sensitized mast cells. Therefore, Shilajit has therapeutical benefits in the treatment of allergic disorders.
Shilajit has been observed to increase the activity of white blood cells (WBS), which results in the enhanced immunity. Shilajit has the power to induce the levels of monamines in the brain which relatively induces the humoral (immune) activity. Such broad-spectrum role of Shilajit in various therapeutic uses endow Shilajit as an Ayurvedic Rasayan.
Anti AIDS activity
Shilajit has been reported to contain immunopotentiating and viral load reducing properties. Clinical studies in AIDS patients showed the improvement in CD4 and CD8 cell counts. Therefore, Shilajit is a highly important natural compound found in the nature, which benefits and resolve various health problems.
Problems associated with male sex organs
Shilajit is popularly known as fountain of youth, the most prominent natural product used by people to enhance stamina and performance. It effectively treats the problem associated with male sex organs, like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and sperm counts and quality. It benefits in the transformation of a weak individual into youthful, cheerful and graceful personality.
Shilajit contains antioxidants and they are very effective in preventing oxidative stress leading into the wrinkling and aging of the skin. It nourishes tissue underlying the skin. It improves blood supply and rejuvenate the skin. It lusters the skin, stops death and decay of cells and effectively removes the decayed cell debris. The use of Shilajit benefits in vitalizing the body and youthfulness.
Shilajit is an excellent natural therapy to treat prostrate benign hypotrophy. It has the capability to inhibit the uncontrolled growth of the prostate gland and improve urinary tract infections associated with benign prostate hyperplasia. It is rich in in fatty acids, fulvic acids, traces minerals which show anti-oxidants activities and effectively protects from Benign Prostate Hyperplasia.
In Shilajit 84 types of different minerals are found in ionic forms. They are vital and very important in maintaining the equilibrium of energy metabolism in our body. These ionic forms of minerals are passed from various plant vegetation to the earth and are accumulated there. Among various minerals, Fulvic acid is the main ingredient of Shilajit, which plays a vital functions as penetrating in the cell walls and transporting the minerals into the cells. This is the most important property of Shilajit and has been recognized in reversing and arresting the aging process.
According to the Ayurveda Shilajit is a Rasayana and clinical studies also shows its benefits in our health. Therefore, Shilajit has a wide therapeutic usage and a source of natural therapy. It is a potent natural remedy to treat various ailments like in improving physical strength, works as anti-aging, maintain blood sugars, libido, injury, healing, and urinary tract rejuvenation, enhance brain potency, and bone healing, kidney rejuvenation, immune system strengthening, arthritis, hypertensions, obesity and many more.
Note: This is a guest post by Dr. Vikram Chauhan, MD – (Ayurveda) from India. You may visit his website PLANETAYURVEDA.COM. Want to submit a guest post? Read HealthResource4u guest submission guidelines.