Shilajit, known as mineral pitch or mumijo, occurs naturally in the Himalayas and Central Asian mountains. It is a dark, tar-like substance extracted from rocks and cliffs and has been used in traditional medicine for centuries due to its therapeutic properties.
It is thought to have various health advantages in traditional medicine, including boosting immunity, lowering inflammation, and promoting general health and well-being. Additionally, it is used as a rejuvenating tonic to increase longevity and general health.
It has been used as a traditional medicine by nomadic tribes in Central Asia for many years. It is also employed in traditional Tibetan medicine, referred to as "yartsa gunbu" and is valued as a tonic for boosting vigor and energy.
Shilajit has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. It is known as a "Rasayana" (rejuvenator) and treats various illnesses, including diabetes, arthritis, and kidney disorders. Additionally, it is used as a sexual stimulant and aphrodisiac.
In recent years, Shilajit has become more well-known as a Western dietary supplement. It is frequently marketed as a natural supplement that can boost energy, stamina, and general health and is sold as a powder or in capsule form. It is often marketed and sold without the proper context or knowledge of its traditional use.