Shilajit, moomiyo, silajit, salajeet or momia is the same name for a tar-like substance harvested in Tibet, Altai and Caucasus mountains. It has been primarily used in the traditional Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, but nowadays people all over the world are reaping the benefits of Shilajit.


Unprocessed Shilajit

Scientific view of Shilajit

From a strictly scientific point of view, Moomiyo has been found beneficial in treating CFS (Chronic Fatique Syndrome) and Alzheimer’s Disease. In a study published in Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2012 it was found that this substance, which contains more than 85 minerals in ionic form, has a great influence on several processes in charge of energy production in the body. Furthermore, it’s been discovered that Shilajit also provides a positive effect on anxiety and plays an important role in protection against oxidative stress.

Another study from 2012 discovered Shilajit to be beneficial in treating Alzheimer’s disease. One of the main reasons is the fact that Shilajit contains fulvic acid which prevents a special kind of protein called hyperphosphorylated tau from building up, This protein is in charge of forming neurofibrillary tangles, a primary marker of Alzheimer’s and similar neuro-degenerative diseases.

Shilajit in alternative medicine

Shilajit is thought to be a very powerful part of Ayurvedic medicine with a wide range of potential benefits. It is considered to be one of the most powerful all-around remedy in India – While becoming quite popular around the world, too. Even though Shilajit is often used for other problems, it is most popular in those suffering from arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions which cause similar pain levels. On the other hand, people often use it to stop depression, eliminate mental fatique and get rid of stress. Other than that, Shilajit is helpful in improving digestion and soothing muscular spasms and pain. As a remedy in the traditional Indian system of medicine, Shilajit has following uses:

– Against common cold and influenza
– As a powerful anti-oxidant
– Anti-allergic, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties
– Beneficial in those suffering from Diabetes
– Physical and Mental rejuvenation
– Against lethargy, high altitude issues and depression
– Helps in lowering anxiety levels

Shilajit is available for purchase all around the world, primarily in health stores. However, many online shops offer this amazing gift of nature through their websites as well.