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History of Shilajit

MOUNTAINDROP Shilajit

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First contact with Mumijo Shilajit

Ancient Sanskrit text

Last time we were writing about the general properties of Mumijo Shilajit, however, this time, we’re going to go deeper into its origin. Mumijo Shilajit has a long history of use within different cultures. It doesn’t come as a surprise that its an extremely old substance that traces its first cases of use back to the old days…sixth century BCE to be exact. Ancient Sanskrit text on medicine and surgery called Sushruta Samhita was the first to mention Shilajit as a strong healing substance. We could say it’s of the most important treaties on this subject to survive from the ancient world.

An exact description of Shilajit is as ”a gelatinous substance” that is secreting from the side of the mountains when they are getting heated by the rays of the sun in the months of Jyaishta and Ashadha. However, because of its mysterious origin scientist are unable to agree whether Shilajit is of organic or mineral origin. The exact process of creation is still unknown…but that just gives it a certain mythical vibe, don’t you agree? However, if you want to read about the latest scientific research on the origin of Shilajit, click here for par1 and part2. It contains traces of vitamins, amino acids, and at least 85 minerals. We could also mention a considerable share of triterpenes and other organic substances that are good for the body and the mind. What is interesting is the fact that similar substances were found in the mountains of Altai and Caucasus.

Shilajit in old medicine

Shilajit in old medicine

Naturally, Shilajit is predominantly found in Himalaya, Tibet mountains, Altai, and Caucasus mountains. The inhabitants from the mentioned areas are describing Shilajit with many different names. The most common are mineral oil, stone oil, mountain blood, and rock sweat. That is mostly due to Shilajit seeping from the cracks in the mountain due to the warmth of the sun, giving it a mythical and almost a divine appearance. No wonder Shilajit is inspiring countless local legends and stories about its origin and creation.

Medieval times

Picture of a bowl and a tool to squish herbs or seeds

In the medieval era, Shilajit gained even more popularity and was soon established as one of the ”rasa” in ”Ayurveda’. That is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent and is considered as alternative medicine. From here forward, it only gained popularity when more and more people started to understand all the healing power Shilajit has.

Shilajit in our daily lives

Shilajit dissolving in a glass of water. Next to the glass is the Mountaindrop packaging containing Shjilajit. In the glass there is also a spoon which is included when you purchase the product from our page.

Naturally, the use of Mumijo Shilajit survived from ancient times to modern history and is gaining much more popularity. Its long-lasting effect on health, immune system and many other areas such as muscle regeneration and body detox is making Mumijo Shilajit more and more popular. A growing number of people are using it to improve their daily life. Afterall, Mumijo Shilajit was created in times when the earth was unpolluted and clean of all impurities…who knows, maybe that really is the cause of its healing powers? We’ll never know, but that doesn’t change the fact that nature is offering us an amazing gift. And that should not be ignored.

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296184/
  2. https://www.consciouslifestylemag.com/shilajit-benefits-ancient-superfood/
  3. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S037887411100273X
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