Shilajit was first discovered by Himalayan villagers. They would observe large white monkeys gather and journey to the mountain tops each summer. The monkeys were frequently seen eating a soft, black substance that the villagers eventually realized came from the Himalaya Mountains. The villagers then started consuming this organic matter. It didn’t take long for them to realize its’ amazing healing powers of both physical and mental health, as well as increased muscle and bone strength and the potential of increased longevity.
Shilajit has been handed down through the Himalayan villagers for thousands of years. It was called "conqueror of mountains" in Sanskrit, "gift of nature" in Nepali, and "Shilajit" in Chinese.
According to the Buddhist Scripture, it is the promise of Medicine Buddha, a mysterious substance to help people during the Dharma-Ending age. Ayurveda (Indian traditional medicine) has regarded Shilajit as the foundation of longevity. The Tibetan medicine even sees it as panacea for all weakness.
The Himalayans is a hideout for many spiritual practitioners, Himalaya is called sacred mountain for its purity and spirituality. Shilajit is the treasure in Himalaya’s arms and regarded as a miracle of the mountains.
It states in the Charaka Samhita, “There is no curable disease in the universe which is not effectively cured by Shilajit when administered at the appropriate time, in combination with suitable drugs and by adopting the prescribed method. When administered to a healthy person, with similar conditions it produces immense energy.”
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