A review of shilajatu based on samhitha and nighantus

Author : Satya Prakash Chaudhary, Anil Kumar Singh and B. Ram

Shilajatu, a drug is described in many samhitas and nighantus as an Ayurvedic medicine. Which is an exudation from rock during hot seasons. It is a type of resin that oozes out from the cracks in the layers of the rocks on the Himalayan Mountains during summer. It is water-soluble. Though it may be occurring in many part of world but in India its therapeutic importance describe form very begning in Indian system of medicine by ancient Indian physicians. Ayurveda mentioned its tremendous therapeutic value. Shodhita Shilajatu after bhavana can cure many asadhya diseases. In the present time Shilajatu is an important and irreplaceable place in classical text such as Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani medicine. Shilajatu is prescribed to treat Mutravaha shrotas vicar, Kamala, Swas roga, Kasa roga, Medoroga, Prameha and Madhumeha roga.etc.

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