SHILAJIT VATI-Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Shilajit vati is an Ayurvedic medicine prepared from shilajit. Shilajit also called mineral pitch. It is a sticky, black, tar like substance that comes from rocks in high mountain ranges by the long process of breaking down of plant matter and minerals. This tablet is a proprietary Ayurvedic medicine also called shilajit rasayana vati manufactured by Patanjali Ayurved Limited. In Caraka Samhita, an Ayurvedic classical textbook another preparation named “Shilajit vataka” explained for the treatment of anaemia.

BENEFITS OF SHILAJIT VATI

  • This medicine used in the management of chronic diseases like diabetes, chronic skin diseases, and general debility as a supportive medicine.
  • This medicine is also used as a natural rejuvenator.
  • It is beneficial for nervous system disorders.
  • It works as an aphrodisiac medicine.

INDICATIONS OF SHILAJIT VATI

  • skin diseases
  • diabetes
  • Infertility
  • Anaemia
  • Obesity
  • Nervous system disorders
  • swelling

INGREDIENTS OF SHILAJIT VATI

SL NOSANSKRIT NAMEENGLISH/ LATINACTION
1SHILAJITAsphaltumrejuvenator
2ASWAGANDHAWithania somniferaThe beneficiary effect in the central nervous system
3BHUMI AMALAKIPhyllanthus niruriEffective in skin diseases and liver diseases
4HARITAKITerminalia chebularejuvenator
5VIBHITAKITerminalia bellericarejuvenator
6AMALAKIEmblica officinalisrejuvenator

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Purified shilajit grounded with the fine powder of above-mentioned drugs and tablets are made.

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of  vata, pitta, and kapha dosha imbalance.
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasa, raktha dhatu –skin diseases
  • Roga marga – This medicine can be administered in diseases affecting all roga marga
  • Bahya roga marga – skin diseases, wounds
  • Abhyanthara roga marga –  diseases of the reproductory system
  • Madhyama roga marga – diabetes

DOSAGE AND USAGE

Take 2 tablets after food twice daily along with milk or lukewarm water or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

EXERCISES AND YOGA

Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of many diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – for getting calmness to the mind provide overall health

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

              RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more salty, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  • Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects
  •    Taken by children, lactating women and during pregnancy only after consulting an ayurveda doctor 
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult a physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

   EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Gandhaka rasayana
  • Amalaki rasayana

  AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Patanjali Ayurved limited

  RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. Clinical evaluation of purified Shilajit on testosterone levels in healthy volunteers

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/and.12482

2.     Shilajit: A Natural Phytocomplex with Potential Procognitive Activity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3296184/

The Food and Drug Administration, United States has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.

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