Blood of the Mountain
Often referred to as “mountain’s blood” or “mountain tar,” shilajit is a purified mineral pitch, formed from the humification of resin and latex containing plants. It takes decades, centuries, or more, to form.
Once formed, raw shilajit is rich in a variety of constituents, including resins, fatty acids, benzoic acid, and minerals.
What are the Health Benefits?
The literal translation of shilajit is “ become like stone,” alluding to its strengthening qualities.
This sun-purified mineral pitch has been used in Ayurveda as a versitile supplement for supporting overall health and vitality for all constitutions.
More specifically, shilajit has been used to support:
Healthy energy levels.
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
Healthy lung and immune function.
Mood and nervous system health.
A healthy inflammation response.
Muscles, joints, and connective tissues.
Why Surya Tapi?
While there are many ways to process shilajit, there are certain processes that result in more pure and therapeutic forms.
According to the Ayurvedic tradition, the best way to purify shilajit is through the suyra tapi process, one that relies heavily on the purifying powers of the sun.
The suyra tapi process takes one year to complete. It involves decocting the raw shilajit with the herbal formula triphala, filtering the decoction, and allowing the liquid to purify in the sun’s rays. This process is repeated multiple times over the course of one year, leaving you with an extremely clean and potent shilajit paste.
This shilajit paste can eaten in small amounts by itself or mixed into water, juice, etc.