Shilajit which can also be considered the greatest gift of the nature to the humanity is one of the medicinal mineral that comes with innumerable properties. Shilajit, precisely a mineral substance that is extracted from the Himalayan regions has been in use from the time immemorial as a cure of many ailments.
Shilajit is originally a rock extract which is also known as ‘mineral oil‘, ‘stone oil’ or ‘rock sweet’. After extraction of it from the rocks, the thing that we get is black – brown paste like substance. Shilajit constitutes various minerals and amino acids.
Let’s look at various properties of Shilajit that makes it so popular among the common people as well as medical practitioners:
Best anti – oxidant agent:– Shilajit is commonly used as an anti-oxidant product. It helps in the restoration and rejuvenation of the body. For increasing the immunity of the body. Shilajit has been in used by the Himalayan region for boosting their immunity and as a cure of many ailments on the daily basis. This is also one of the reasons for why people in the Himalayan region live a long life.
As an anti-stress agent:- It acts best stress reliever. It soothes the body and relaxes the muscles.
Improves liver function:- People who are suffering from liver problems are increasing with time and most of them are looking for the natural alternative and here is when Shilajit comes to their rescue.
Health booster:- Shilajit also acts as a nutrition provider. It as best agent for overall health of the body. As already mentioned above, Shilajit comes with minerals and amino acids, Shilajit gives all the required minerals for a healthy body.
Sex booster:- This is one of the properties of Shilajit that makes it one of the most selling herbal products in India as well as abroad. Erectile dysfunction is one of the problem that men all around the world that further leads to other problems. Shilajit acts as an aphrodisiac agent that increases the vitality in person thereby increases the sexual stamina.
Due to its vast usage and properties, Shilajit is available in the market in medicinal form. Because of its increasing demand, Shilajit is sold by various manufacturers but there have been time when the consumers have complained about the non-effectiveness of the product. In many cases, the suppliers have been selling the degraded material.
One must know that Shilajit is one rarest mineral in the world and finding a pure form of Shilajit requires a lot more information about it. But there is no need to worry, for there are some ways by which we can find we can find out the authenticity of Shilajit.
Here are some purity tests, following which you can differentiate real ones from the adulterated one:
- Pure Shilajit even if its low grade one melts on hand and becomes really sticky. Similarly, if you place it in the refrigerator, it gets hard and shattered when struck with hammer.
- It is a very soluble mineral, it’s easily gets dissolved in warm water or milk and creates and created golden black or reddish liquid.
- Shilajit is inflammable. It does not burn with fire. Try to heat Shilajit with a mini blow torch and it will produce ash.
- Companies that sell Shilajit in total powered form should be doubted in first place. Most of the Shilajit products that are available in the market are present in the powered form.
Having said all these, there are people who can trick you even with the entire above characteristics. Therefore, the best way for testing the purity of Shilajit is going for the laboratory test. Infact, it will give you the exact details of all the contents. I wish that next time you end up purchasing pure Shilajit otherwise this article is there to your rescue.
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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. WEBSITE – WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM