What is Shilajit?(Asphaltum Punjabianum) – Ayurvedic Properties, Uses, and Health Benefits


Shilajit is ayurvedic medicine  also known as Mineral Pitch which is found in rocks of Himalayas which develops in a very long course of time from slow decomposition of plants. Shilajit is a potent and safe dietary supplement. It is a highly viscous substance which is blackish brown in color and consists of more than  80 different minerals. That’s why it is a mineral rich substance. It has a very deep and distinctive smell like cow urine . It acts as a rejuvenator, provides longevity and maintains overall health.


Let’s Discuss it in Detail!

What is Shilajit?

(Asphaltum Punjabianum)

(Conqueror of mountains, Conqueror of rocks or Destroyer of weakness)

“न सः अस्ति रोगो भुवि साध्यरूपः शिलाहव्यं यं न जयेत् प्रहस्य।

तत् कल्योगैविधिभिः  प्रयुक्तम् स्वस्थ्यस्य चोर्जो  विपुलां ददति।।”

There is no disease in the world which cannot be overcome by using shilajit. It also provides great strength and energy to the patient if used correctly and timely. Shilajit is a tar like substance , black sticky substance contains fulvic acid and many other minerals which helps in giving strength to the body , and prevents several diseases. It acts as an antioxidant, memory booster, anti aging and anti inflammatory .


It consists of 60%-80% Humic substances such as humic and fulvic acids. 15%-20% is the mineral content with trace elements such as zinc, Iron, magnesium, iodine, sulfur  etc.


It has been classified into 4 types

  1. Suvarna shilajit
  2. Rajath shilajit
  3. Tamra shilajit
  4. Loha shilajit

Other Names of shilajit

  1. Sanskrit –  Silajit, Shilajit,
  2. Hindi –  Silajita
  3. Latin –  Asphaltum
  4. English –  Mineral pitch or Black bitumen
  5. Arabic – Mummio or mummie


  1. Rasa – kashaya rasa pradhan, amla ras yukta
  2. Guna – laghu ( light)
  3.  Virya – samshitushna (not so cold not so hot)
  4.  Vipaka –  katu (bitter)
  5.  Prabhava – tridoshaghan (pacifies all three doshas i.e vata pitta kapha)

Prayog vidhi– It is used in 3 types:-

  • Par (Maximum) – 7 weeks without skipping
  • Madhya (Moderate)- continuously taking for 3 weeks
  • Hina (Minimum)- Continuously taking for 1 week


  • Pravar matra
  • Madhyam matra – ½ pala
  • Hina matra – 1 karsha

What are the Uses of shilajit?

  1. Anemia – Shilajit helps in curing anemia as it contains a high amount of iron which helps in fighting the iron deficiency anemia.
  2. Infertility – it helps in fertility in both the genders . shilajit enhances the testosterone levels in male which is beneficial in male fertility and increases sperm mobility.
  3. Aging  – It slows the aging process, as it contains antioxidants, rich in fulvic acid which helps in cellular damage and also maintains overall health.
  4. Detoxification –  Shilajit gently detoxifies the body by purifying blood, stabilizes kapha and maintains healthy weight.
  5. Enhances digestion – Shilajit enhances digestion and absorption of nutrients.
  6. Provides Energy – it provides strength to the body as it is having  rejuvenating properties.
  7. Bone Health: It strengthens the tissue of  the skeletal system and also supports strong and healthy bones.
  8. Immunity : The rejuvenating quality of shilajit strengthens the natural function of the immune system and promotes the health of the lungs and respiratory tract.
  9. Kidney function : It rejuvenates the urinary tract and helps in maintaining strong kidney function.
  10. Alzheimer disease: Shilajit helps in managing the symptoms and also improves brain function.

Side Effects of Shilajit

Although shilajit is perfectly safe, it May lead to intoxication due to heavy metal content , so always use under the supervision of the Ayurvedic doctor. Dizziness, Weakness, fatigue ,irregular heartbeat  ,and rashes can be side effects of shilajit. If consumed in large amounts it can increase uric acid which may be fatal.


  1. Infertility
  2. Low testosterone level
  3. Anemia
  4. Altitude sickness
  5. Heart health
  6. Alzheimer disease


  • Allergic to supplement
  • Thalassemia
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • High iron levels

Is Shilajit safe ?

Yes. Shilajit is a natural medicine and is 100% safe under the guidance of the doctor .One should not consume it without the supervision of the doctor as it contains large amounts of minerals.

Which gender should consume shilajit , men or women ?

Both the genders can take shilajit , it works  effectively on both men and women.

1. Can shilajit increase muscle or body size?

No, there is no mention in samhitas or is scientifically proven to increase muscle or body size . but it does provide strength to them.

2. How long does it take to work for men?

It might take 30-90 days to work upon or to show the positive results. Results and time taken varies from person to person depending on the condition.

3. Can we take Shilajit daily?

Shilajit is a health rejuvenator that improves sexual function and increases energy levels. They do not contain dairy products , wheat or harmful chemicals. Thus it can be taken daily but under the guidance of an ayurvedic doctor. Shilajit is a highly beneficial supplement and gift to ayurveda . Shilajit is also formulated by planet Ayurveda in the form of capsules , vati and other formulas.

Planet ayurveda is an ayurvedic company which manufactures and treats various diseases on the basis of ayurvedic principles. It is an organization treating mankind from more than 20 years.It is an ISO, GMP, certified in which drugs are manufactured under the guidance of M.D doctors and are 100% safe , natural and effective to treat various disorders. Planet ayurveda is known for the best results through herbal medicines. It mainly concentrates on diet , lifestyle and herbal medications which are classical as well as patent.

Ayurvedic Products of Shilajit Herbal Supplements for male sexual health

Ayurvedic Products of Shilajit by Planet Ayurveda

  1. Shilajit capsules
  2. Male support formula
  3. Tuckers boost


1. Shilajit capsules

It is one of the single herb formulations which is classical as well as has a patency by planet ayurveda. It contains shilajit (Asphaltum) which is known for nourishing sapta dhatus and gives strength to the body due to its high mineral content. It treats erectile dysfunction and sexual vitality.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice a day.

2. Male support formula

This is one of the patent formulations of the planet ayurveda. It contains shilajit (Asphaltum) , ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), gokshur (Tribulus terrestris). It helps in maintaining the health of male reproductive organs .

Dosage- 1-2 capsules daily.

3. Tuckers boost

It is one the patent medicine of the planet ayurveda which contains various herbs such as ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), shilajit (Asphaltum), safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) etc.. It helps in nourishing the sapta dhatu, maintaining a healthy weight and overall function of the body.

Dosage- 1-2 capsules daily.


Shilajit is a wonderful herb found on rocks of Himalayas and benefits the health of the humans through various formulations if consumed properly. Some of the formulations are formulated by planet ayurveda which are 100% safe and natural , free from any harmful chemicals.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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