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Postby Adamantine » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:47 pm

I know from friendship with Lamas and Tibetan doctors that shilajit is often used on it's own as a daily tonic and also is used in Tibetan medicinal compounds. Is it refined the same way in TM as in Ayurveda? What is considered to be the main beneficial effects, does TM have the same perspective on this substance as Ayurveda?

Any other thoughts on shilajit or personal experience with it would be welcome too. Thanks!
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Re: shilajit

Postby Adamantine » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:31 pm

Oh and also wondering-- something I read online
said according to Auyerveda it is hot in nature and
can cause some problems from too much heat if taken in
excess or by a hot constitution... But I heard the opposite
from a Lama, that it is cooling in nature so
dampens digestive heat...if I recall correctly. Are these
views accurate according to each tradition and if so, why
are they different?
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Re: shilajit

Postby Malcolm » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:21 pm

Shilajt, according to Tibetan Medicine, is cooling and balancing, and is used to remove heat. It can be used as a chulen, and it is present in many medicines since it enhances their effects. It is especially good for removing heat in liver and gall bladder.

It is true that some in Ayurveda considers it to be warming, etc. However, in the treatise Astangha Hridaya it asserts that the taste of shilajit is bitter, and that it's effect is "not very hot", but its post-digestive effect is hot.

So there there some slight differences in how this herb is understood, but in the main, the two systems are not really far apart in how the prepare and use this substance.

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Re: shilajit

Postby Adamantine » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:54 am

Great thank you, that's very informative.

Does TM also consider it a rejuvenative that increases
seminal essence? This appears to be a quality ascribed to it
by Auyerveda.
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Re: shilajit

Postby Malcolm » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:18 pm

Adamantine wrote:Great thank you, that's very informative.

Does TM also consider it a rejuvenative that increases
seminal essence? This appears to be a quality ascribed to it
by Auyerveda.



Yes.
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Re: shilajit

Postby Pero » Sun May 20, 2012 12:00 am

So, who normally takes it? Is it addictive?
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Re: shilajit

Postby Malcolm » Sun May 20, 2012 2:22 am

Pero wrote:So, who normally takes it? Is it addictive?



Shilajit enhances the potency of other medicines. No.
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Re: shilajit

Postby Pero » Mon May 21, 2012 3:05 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Pero wrote:So, who normally takes it? Is it addictive?

Shilajit enhances the potency of other medicines. No.

Thanks. :smile:
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