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Research Developments in Immunumodulatory and Antioxidant Activities of Shilajatu
by Dr. Rohit Singh, 01 Jul 2019

Ayurveda focuses upon preventing and promoting health along with curing of diseases in a systematic way. Ayurvedic literature has numerous single and compound plant based, herbo-mineral, herbo-metallic formulations for general well being and in disease specific conditions relating to Geriatrics. Rasayana is a specialized branch that deals with the problems related to ageing and methods to counter the same. Shilajatu is one such compound, which has been used in Ayurveda for centuries as Rasayana and mentioned it as a treatment for all the ailments of body. It is composed of mainly Humic acid (60-80%), and Fulvic acid, oxygenated dibenzo-α-pyrones and minerals in ionic form (20-40%). This article is aimed at analyzing and disseminating the classical concepts and available published researches inferring antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties of Shilajatu. The review reveals that Shilajatu exhibits significant Antioxidant, Immunomodulatory, Chelating, Cognitive and Memory enhancing activities, thus it could be proven to be a panacea for mankind.

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