Chemistry of shilajit, an immunomodulatory Ayurvedic rasayan

  title={Chemistry of shilajit, an immunomodulatory Ayurvedic rasayan},
  author={Shibnath. Ghosal},
  journal={Pure and Applied Chemistry},
  pages={1285 - 1288}
  • S. Ghosal
  • Published 1 January 1990
  • Chemistry
  • Pure and Applied Chemistry
Therapeutic Potentials of “ Shilajit Rasayana ”-A Review
Shilajit (botanical name: Asphaltum), also known as mineral pitch, is a natural exudate oozed from rocks during hot weather that has been used as a folk medicine for general physical strengthening, anti-aging, blood sugar stabilization, urinary tract rejuvenation, enhanced brain functioning potency and many other conditions.
Effects of shilajit on biogenic free radicals
The radicophilicity (antiradical–antioxidant effects) of processed shilajit to oxygen‐derived free radicals and nitric oxide, and the attendant H2O2 cleaving effect were evaluated and are consistent with the therapeutic uses of shiljit as an Ayurvedic rasayan (rejuvenator) against oxidative stress and geriatric complaints.
Shilajit: A Natural Phytocomplex with Potential Procognitive Activity
Fulvic acid, the main active principle, blocks tau self-aggregation, opening an avenue toward the study of Alzheimer's therapy, and in essence this is a nutraceutical product of demonstrated benefits for human health.
Effect of Shilajit on Mouse Peritoneal Macrophages
The study revealed a dynamic aspect of modulation of the peritoneal cells by SJ‐P (200–600 mcg/mouse), when administered intraperitoneally, and suggested that by carefully determining the dose, SJ-P can be used in wound healing and in related inflammatory disease states.
Shilajit (Mumie): Current Status of Biochemical, Therapeutic and Clinical Advances
A coordinated interdisciplinary approach is needed to establish the underlying mechanisms of action, comprehensive toxicological profile, pharmacokinetics parameters and effects on different organ systems of Shilajit.
Review on shilajit used in traditional Indian medicine.
Minimization of oxidative stress by oral supplementation of herbs in subfertile buffalo bulls
The present study conducted to minimize the oxidative stress in subfertile buffalo bulls by oral supplementation of herbal mixture with significant effect on lipid peroxidation, superoxide dismutase activity and glutathione peroxidase activity.
Shilajit: a review
Shilajit is a pale‐brown to blackish‐brown exudation, of variable consistency, exuding from layers of rocks in many mountain ranges of the world, especially the Himalayas and Hindukush ranges of the
Ellagic Acid: A Review on Its Natural Sources, Chemical Stability, and Therapeutic Potential
This review reports on the health-promoting effects of EA, along with possible mechanisms of its action in maintaining the health status, by summarizing the literature related to the therapeutic potential of this polyphenolic in the treatment of several human diseases.


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