Shilajit Uses, Benefits, Complete Details & FAQ

Shilajit is a mineral Ayurvedic medicine that is praised for its adaptability to cure any disease. Acharya Charaka has described this as the medicine which can cure all the health-related problems in the universe.

  • In the holistic medicine System of Ayurveda purified Shilajit has been used for centuries.
  • It looks like black is a brown powder or exudate taken from the rocks of the Himalayan mountains.
  • It is popular as an anti-ageing and rejuvenator from old times in India, It is an important drug that is listed in the Ayurvedic materia medica.

Shilajit Uses

  • It is used to increase the muscle strength
  • It is used for patients with fatigue
  • It works well for obese patients
  • It has potential results in genital diseases
  • In urinary tract disorder
  • Bodybuilding
  • Sexual disorders
  • In ‘Anaemia’
  • It has the property of anti ageing
  • Increases the intellect & memory

Shilajit Benefits

For heart

  • It has shown healing properties on injured heart muscles which is much needed for heart patients.
  • It has helped heart patients to maintain a ‘healthy lipid’ profile who consumed it regularly.

Shilajit for Males 

It is used for many sexual disorders and it is also giving great results when we give it with other aphrodisiac medicines

 It is helpful in medical conditions like

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reduced hardness
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Low-quality sperms
  • Sperms with Limited motility
  • Decreased excitement and mode for the act 
  • Decreased blood circulation to the penis
  • Low testosterone levels
  • In sperms
  • Reduced production of sperm quantity

Digestive Health

It has properties of anti-inflammatory effect, it is a great antioxidant drug that’s why it can be helpful in gastric ulcers, protecting the stomach lining from toxins and sharply acting external agents.

Strength and fatigue

  • Passionate bodybuilding athletes or normal gym-going persons and sports lovers can consume it as a daily supplementation, which can benefit them by boosting their exercise performance by increasing fatigue-related metabolic characteristics.
  • Regularly consuming it will help to increase muscle mass and Strength

Alzheimer’s disease

  • It may have memory-increasing properties due to the presence of fulvic acid.
  • It can also be taken as a regular supplement for patients to reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
  • More research is needed in this context.

Anaemic patients

  • It has a very good amount of iron in it
  • Anaemic patients normally have reduced red blood cells than the standard set by WHO
  • Decrease the blood supply to the organs of the body is also considered anaemia
  • In some research, It has shown it has increased the haemoglobin level in the animal study so taking it as a directory supplement may be helpful for those who are suffering

Chemical composition

It is majorly composed of

  • Fulvic acid
  • Humic acid
  • Humins

Fulvic acid is the major component of it measuring up to 80% of it

Other Components 

  • Polyphenols
  • Album means
  • Fatty acids
  • Resins
  • Phenolic lipids
  • Sterols
  • Silver
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Coumarins
  • Amino acids
  • Triterpenes 
  • Latex
  • Gums

How to use Shilajit?

It is available in many forms like tablet powder capsules and it is also used in many Ayurvedic medicines


Its powder can be taken with milk

Shilajit Capsule 

  • Its Capsule can be taken every day with normal water, it is made for easy human consumption which can avoid its taste, scent etc.
  • You can take it in two capsules 2 times a day with warm milk or cold[room temperature] water.
  • You can also take it with Ashwagandha ksheera paka which is very beneficial to
  • increase the sperm count
  • testosterone quality of this sperm
  • erectile dysfunction
  • low excitement etc

Shilajit Dosage 

  • You can consume it in a dose of 250 mg to 1 gram which is  2-8 Ratti, Once or two times a day as suggested by your doctor.

Capsule or Tablet dose

  • About 250 mg to 500 mg capsule or Tablet once or two times a day after the food is generally suggested by the physicians and also in our practice

Shilajit Side effects 

If impure product is consumed Then it may cause intoxication because of the presence of heavy metals like 

  • Arsenic
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Oxidant agents
  • Mycotoxin
  • Many harmful free radicals.
  • If you got to experience any side effects it is highly recommended to visit the hospital right away to get proper treatment to remove the harmful particles in the body
  • Burning sensation

Originality [Purity] check  

It should undergo many Ayurvedic procedures which can remove the dosha that has harmful qualities within it. to ensure the good quality of the it you have got is an original product or to ensure its purity you can test it with this trick.

when kept in water produces white spreading streaks which ensures its good quality.

It can make you pee[urinate] More than 10 times after consuming a dose of 1 gram.

Shilajit Gold 

  • Shilajit Gold is a proprietary Ayurvedic medicine like Dabur Shilajit GOLD and other brands which are very famous in India. It has all the benefits of Shilajit along with the premium health benefits of Swarna bhasma i.e gold calx
  • The mixture of both these anti-ageing and rejuvenating medicines is one of the best Rasayan medicine for people who are having less strength immunity stamina
  • It is available as Gold Capsules in the market.

Interaction with Allopathic medicine[modern medicine]

  • Before taking this medicine take an opinion from your doctor
  • Generally it doesn’t interact with allopathic medicine
  • Normally it doesn’t react with allopathic medicines but It is recommended to take this medicine under medical supervision.
  • In our practice, we suggest our patients take this medicine separately by maintaining a 30-minute interval between the two systems of medicine.

Interaction with Homoeopathic medicine

You can take this medicine while taking homoeopathic medicine, there are no reported interactions with homoeopathic medicine.

Interaction with Health supplements

Generally, it doesn’t interact with health supplements like multivitamins, Omega 3 fatty acids and other dietary supplements.

Before taking this medicine please get an opinion from your doctor

Normally we suggest patients can take it with multivitamins, but if the patient is taking more than one health supplement or vitamin at the same time we don’t recommend it because of unknown Medical statistics available about the safety.

Pregnant women

If you are a pregnant woman you should seek your doctor’s opinion, it is hot in potency which may affect your health.

Generally, we don’t prescribe this to our patients; it is given only in small doses if there is a necessity for it.

In Lactating mothers

It is safe during lactation in small doses for a limited time. If there is a health condition please consult your doctor for more information.

In Kids 

It can be prescribed to kids in small doses for a few weeks.

Pathya [Recommended diet]

  • Milk
  • Buttermilk
  • Vegetable soup
  • Meat soap
  • Plenty amount of water
  • Homemade herbal kashayam[decoctions]

Apathya [Food to avoid]

  • Guru ahara = the food which is heavy to digest
  • Vidahi ahara = The food items which can induce a burning sensation in the body like excessive spicy food
  • It is highly recommended to avoid eating horse gram until you are taking it or the effects of Shilajit are still in the body


Ayurvedic medicines

  • Chandraprabha vati
  • Shiva gutika
  • Shilajitwadi lauha
  • Arogyavardhini vati etc


  1. Clinical evaluation of purified Shilajit on testosterone levels in healthy volunteers
  2. In Alzheimer’s disease
  3. In anaemia
  4. In gastric problems
  5. Cardioprotective activity


What is Shilajit?

Shilajit is a mineral composition that has lots of health benefits and anti-ageing properties. It is a mineral-like substance available as an Exudate of rock in the Himalayan mountains and is extensively used in ayurvedic medicine practices.

What is Shilajit used for?

Shilajit is used for health conditions like genital problems, and urinary tract issues, aphrodisiac, and as a rejuvenator.

How long does it take for shilajit to work?

You should take it for a month to see the results, it is also recommended that you should not take it for more than 3 months because of the hot potency of this medicine.

How to use shilajit?

Powder shilajit should be taken with a glass of milk
Tablet form is also available and that can be taken with water

How to take Shilajith Capsule?

Shilajit Capsule is made for easy consumption, it can be taken with a glass of room temperature water daily two times a day only under medical supervision.

What is the Shilajit dosage for Erectile Dysfunction?

You can take two Shilajit capsules of 500 mg two times a day which will help you with the problem of Erectile Dysfunction.

What are the side effects of Shilajit?

Burning sensation & intoxication due to the presence of heavy metals. So don’t take this medicine without a doctor’s prescription.

Can a normal man take Shilajit?

A normal man can take Shilajit if he wants to increase his strength, stamina, sexual energy, bodybuilding etc only under medical supervision.

Can you take Shilajit every day?

Yes, you can take Shilajit every day two times until the prescribed duration by a doctor. if you haven’t gotten any advice from a doctor it is best to stop within 1 month.

Does Shilajit increase timing?

Yes, it does increase timing by increasing the testosterone levels in the body inducing excitement and strength and stamina in the body.

Is Shilajit a steroid?

No, it is not a  steroid, it is a natural medicine that comes under the Holistic medicine of Ayurveda.

Does Shilajit increase testosterone?

Yes, it increases testosterone by stimulating the cells of the genital system.

Can women take Shilajit?

Of course, women can take Shilajit with no problems. It will help you to reduce your body weight and boost your body metabolism to become healthy.

Who should not take Shilajith?

People with Pitta Deha Prakriti Must and should avoid it.
People, who have high levels of haemoglobin also should avoid it.

Can Shilajatu cause liver damage?

No, in fact, Shilajit cures the abnormal liver or liver which has been abused by alcohol and other toxins. It has shown positive results in my patients who were suffering from liver disorders.

Does Shilajit affect kidneys?

No, Shilajit is primarily used in ayurvedic medicines which can cure urinary tract infections and kidney diseases so it is safe to take Shilajit.

Does Shilajit increase erectile dysfunction?

No, in fact, it helps to boost the strength of penile muscles To become more robust and last long. It also directly helps in boosting the testosterone hormone

Is Shilajatu good for nightfall?

When Shilajit is taken with Ashwagandha daily with milk for 2 months it will miraculously reduce the frequency of nightfall.

Why do bodybuilders take Shilajatu?

It has natural minerals, vitamins and various 37 components which are helpful to increase muscle strength, and increase the capacity to build muscle, stamina, testosterone & mental stability.

Does Shilajatu cause hair fall?

No, actually it helps hair growth as it has anti-ageing and rejuvenation qualities.

Does Shilajatu affect sleep?

Shilajit helps people who are living in high altitudes with insomnia by reducing Hypoxia stress and anxiety.

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Shilajit has been always used in the Indian Ayurvedic medicines system as a rejuvenator, tonic and trustworthy natural medicine. It has always shown great results with my patient and I also guarantee that people will benefit from using this in future also.

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