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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