shilajit

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shilajit (shē·läˑ·jēt),

n Sanskrit name for asphaltum, a mineral used in Ayurveda as an analgesic, antiinflammatory, antibacterial, cholagogic, diuretic, wound cleaner, expectorant, mild stimulation of bowel movements, expulsion of stones from kidney and bladder, respiratory stimulant, general health, asthma, cystitis, diabetes, dysuria, edema, epilepsy, hemorrhoids, insanity, jaundice, obesity, skin diseases, menstrual disorders, uterine contractions, paralysis, genitourinary diseases, enlarged spleen, digestive disorders, tuberculosis, hypertrophy, increased red blood cells, anorexia, bone fracture; precautions: increased uric acid count, febrile diseases. Also called
mineral pitch, vegetable asphalt, shilajita, guj, jews' pitch, kalmadam, perangyum, rel-yahudi, and
silaras.
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Two special events will be organised by the Festival in collaboration with Metropolis Association and the Italian Cultural Institute respectively: (i) the screening of the Egyptian film Al Momia (The Mummy) by director Shadi Abdel Salam released in 1969, in its restored version, which is considered one of the most important Arab films of all times.
9) Esta imagen esta claramente emparentada con la momia, del cuento eponimo del frances Noel Devaulx: "A consecuencia de un trastorno en mi metabolismo" adelanta el narrador, asumio su papel de protagonista de un fenomeno endocrino por el cual, al principio, le "aparecieron pequenas excrecencias cristalinas en las comisuras de los ojos" (127), dos dias despues, se percato de que "la parte superior de la oreja derecha era foco de una anomalia de la misma especie [.
este era un oficio de amor que alivianaba a esa momia de sus vendas" (Lemebel 107).
Bailarinas, como la Goulue (la Glotona), Grille d'Egout (Rejilla de Alcantarilla), la Mome Frommage (la Momia Queso), Rayon d'Or (Rayo de Oro) y Nini Pattes-en-l'Air (Nini Patas al Aire), y otros artistas, como Valentin le Desosse (Valentin el Deshuesado), acrobata y contorsionista, le Petomane o Jane Avril marcaron la gran epoca del Moulin Rouge.