Shilajit: Fountain Of Youth

Most of the time we use herbs and herbal preparations to help with physical and mental problems that we have.

But these natural healers serve another purpose.

Some of them support our best functioning so they help keep us in great condition and preempt future problems.

Shilajit is one of these substances.

Why Shilajit Is Called The Fountain Of Youth

Shilajit is an ancient Ayurvedic herb that has so many rejuvenating properties that some people call it the Fountain of Youth.

It is used to

  • increase strength
  • stabilize blood sugar and improve the health of people suffering from diabetes
  • energize people suffering from fatigue
  • purify the blood
  • strengthens digestion
  • strengthen the immune system.

This may seem like a small list but these benefits cover the most basic and important aspects of human physiological functioning.

Shilajit comes from the Himalayan mountains. It is a thick paste like substance and sometimes is called asphaltum. It is often found oozing from the rocks in the mountains. Once collected it is processed into a powdery form.

The Warmth Of Shilajit

Shilajit acts in a heating manner on the body and our bioenergies.

In Ayurveda, bioenergies are the basis of health practices and lifestyle choices. They are

  • vata dosha which regulates movement, the nervous system, and mental functioning
  • pitta dosha which regulates digestion
  • kapha dosha which regulates the structure of the body.

Shilajit affects vata and kapha doshas the most because they are naturally cold and the warming action of shilajit is healing to them.

Its warming property helps suppress pain and is considered a good treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, an HSP disease. It helps the nervous system, is effective in treating depression, as well as mental stress and fatigue. It is also known to improve the effectiveness of others herbs.

Shilajit And HSPs

Doshas are the bioenergies that make up the human system. They govern different aspects of human physiology and work together to create healthy functioning. Vata dosha governs movement and the nervous system and in HSP’s is often out of balance. Vata is also considered the most important dosha and can cause the other doshas to go out of balance.

Shilajit has a positive effect on the important systems of the body which can only help HSP’s to minimize the effects of overstimulation and stress. Itis a great herb that can help highly sensitive people master their complex nervous systems and the effects of stress.

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Maria Hill

Maria Hill is the founder of Sensitive Evolution. She is the author of The Emerging Sensitive: A Guide For Finding Your Place In The World. In addition, she has created the immersive Emerging Sensitive Program of "sensory processing yoga" using frameworks to help sensitive people master their sensitivity and turn it into the asset it can be. She also offers the Emerging Sensitive Community focused on living in the world as a sensitive person and navigating the challenging cultural shifts of our times. She is a longtime meditator, reiki master, student of alternative health and Ayurveda. Maria is also an abstract painter whose portfolio can be found at Infinite Shape and also very interested in animal and human rights and the environment.

7 thoughts on “Shilajit: Fountain Of Youth”

  1. Avatar Maria says:

    Shilajit is readily available from Ayurvedic suppliers. Here is a link to a reliable company I have used: Banyan Botanicals. This is the link to the product. I hope it helps. http://www.banyanbotanicals.com/prodinfo.asp?number=2101&variation=&aitem=5&mitem=6

    1. Avatar Tammy Moody says:

      Thanks Maria! I have placed an order (I didn’t think the price was bad, especially for a 90 day supply!), and downloaded the guidebook. Thanks so much for the info! Here’s to better health!

      1. Avatar Maria says:

        Good for you! Ayurveda will lead you to better health and to feeling great. It’s purpose is to help you find you natural bliss. Let me know if I can be of further help.

      2. Avatar Maria says:

        Good for you! Ayurveda will lead you to better health and to feeling great. It’s purpose is to help you find your natural bliss. Let me know if I can be of further help.

  2. Avatar Tammy Moody says:

    Maria,
    How do I get Shalajit, and how do I use it?

  3. Avatar Katica says:

    Can shijalit make you more aggressive .. I have been taking it for 2 weeks and find myself irritable ..
    Thank you
    Katica

    1. Avatar Maria Hill says:

      I do not know, Katica.I have not had that experience but each person is different. I would suggest that you check with some online forums about Ayurveda. You can find them on Facebook and LinkedIn. You can also check with an Ayurvedic practitioner in your area if possible.

      All the best,
      Maria

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