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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Salajeet collectors, hunters and nomads' identification abilities evidently exceeded those of ordinary local people, probably due to their frequent visits in WFS habitat that resulted higher chances of their encounter with WFS as compared to the ordinary local people.
Salajeet collectors stated that it is the normal call of animal.
Among resources only nominally and occasionally exploited, on account of their scarcity; the labour required to exploit them; and therefore their limited domestic use; are: medicinal herbs, cumin, mushrooms and minerals, particularly Red Chalk (Storax) or Salajeet believed to cure rheumatic pains.