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Shilajit, an Ayurvedic miracle from the Himalayas

SHILAJIT, AN AYURVEDIC REMEDY THAT TOOK CENTURIES TO GET READY

SHILAJIT STYRAX

Since the first snows reached the ground until the moment one of the most famous mineral waters is bottled, 15 years elapsed. During this time, the melted snow went through the heart of the mountains acquiring its most valued content, minerals and other pure elements from the mountains that give mineral water its characteristic properties and health benefits.

The same way, centuries ago, the firsts flowers of Styrax Officinalis, an shrub that grows in the Himalayas, but also in some other parts of Asia and South America, died and dried with the first signs of fall, becoming over hundreds of years a sticky dark substance known as Shilajit, a Sanskrit word meaning "rock invincible" [5]. Image left: Styrax Officinalis ''Styrax Officinalis'' Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California, USA, Styrax Officinalis.


STYRAX OFFICINALIS

Family: Styraceae

Genus: Styrax

Common name: Styrax


 

How effective is Ayurvedic Shirodhara massage?

AYURVEDA MASSAGE WITH ANXIOLYTIC EFFECTS

SHIRODHARA

As you know, Ayurveda medicine is a traditional medicine system native to India on which the use of alternative medicinal methods are used to treat various ailments [1].

As Alexander the Great did already when he entered India back in the 4th Century BC, some of us trusted Ayurveda for the treatment of some of our ailments and illnesses. 

Some of these alternative methods include the use of massage using different oils and liquids, as the Shirodhara massage, an Ayurvedic treatment that consists on dripping oil on the forehead, exactly in the place where the traditional Indian culture says the third eye is located, and also where we can find the gate to our inner realms, in a randomized, controlled protocol involving regular movements. Photo credit: Kerala Tourism via photopin cc.