• Explores how to use Shilajit for a strong immune system, enhanced cognitive performance, protection from toxic stress, healing inflammation, and anti-aging benefits
• Presents a scientific analysis of the many cell-protecting, antioxidant, and vitalizing compounds found in Shilajit
• Looks at its different forms and dosages and how to combine it with other health supplements to enhance its extraordinary benefits
Known as the “black gold of the Himalayas,” Shilajit, or mumijo, is a brownish-black substance found in the mountains of central Asia with a peculiar, smoky-aromatic smell, reminiscent of the oils of various juniper plants. Taken internally in the form of capsules, tablets, or powder, Shilajit is a traditional Ayurvedic remedy with remarkable healing benefits that are only just beginning to be studied by Western doctors and scientists.
In this full-color practical guide, Wolfgang Windmann, Ph.D., explores Shilajit’s many physical and mental benefits, from stimulating the immune system and combating inflammation to protection from toxic stress and improving cognitive performance. He looks at Shilajit’s anti-aging benefits and the protection it can offer for a sensitive stomach and gut. He explores its history as a therapeutic treatment in different healing traditions throughout Asia, including its use in Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and Russian folk medicine, and how it is now readily available around the world.
Offering a scientific analysis of the compounds found in Shilajit, the author explains how it is formed and extracted and how it is composed of many cell-protecting, antioxidant, and vitalizing substances, including many minerals and amino acids. He explores how Shilajit can be used for prevention and specific treatment, including for bone fractures, osteoporosis, stomach and gut diseases, mineral deficiencies, impotence, allergies, and dementia, as well as to improve mental focus and performance.
Detailing how to use Shilajit for self-care and self-healing, this guide also looks at its different forms and dosages and how to combine it with other health supplements to enhance its extraordinary benefits for the immune system and for counteracting the harmful effects of modern lifestyles.
About the Author
Wolfgang Windmann, Ph.D., holds a degree in pharmacy and a doctorate in natural sciences from the University of Würzburg. He has been working with Shilajit since 1994 and has twice traveled to Central Asia to study its formation and extraction. He runs a pharmaceutical company with a focus on natural products and lives near Leer in East Frisia, Germany.