Shilajitis collected in inaccessible mountain gorges, rock crevices, and caves, which usually coincide with the habitats of bats and rodents.
Harvesters prefer solid rawShilajit,black conglomerates with a specific smell, where the natural resin is mixed with stones, grass, sand. They are crushed, soaked in water, and defended, waiting for the ballast to settle. Then the dark liquid is thoroughly stirred and filtered through gauze. Excess moisture is removed by evaporation. It turns out a purifiedShilajit– a thick viscous mass of dark brown color, completely soluble in water.
Ancient traditions of collectingShilajitof indigenous Siberian people.
The inhabitants of Siberia have for many centuries preferred to collect during the period from the feast of Ivan Kupala (July 7) to Ilyin's Day (July 20). Historians explain this by the ancient traditions of collecting herbs in this region. According to the beliefs of indigenous tribes of residents, it was from July 7 to July 20 that pagan spirits transmitted their power to herbs, stones, resins, and other natural elements.
Slightly different traditions were in Southern Siberia. So, the indigenous people began collectingShilajiton the holidays of the heyday of Nature, the Orthodox Trinity, or the Slavic holiday Zelenets (Birch Day), when the onset of summer is celebrated for three days, that is, either in the very last days of May or in the first week of June. This is not surprising, since it is much milder in the south of Siberia than in its other regions.
Siberians believed that resin collected on Trinity Day, or better on its eve, was considered the most healing and was used by healers and shamans to treat the most complex diseases and ailments. They were gathered in clean light clothes by the younger members of the family (clan) – young men and women.
There are many options for how to use pine resin, depending on the existing diseases and the state of the body. The most common problems for which it is recommended to usepine resinare:
joints and musculoskeletal system;
eye/ vision problems;
cosmetics, skin health;
damage to hair.
If you plan to use theresinorally, as a supplement with oil (capsule form, for example) therapy begins withrecommendeddoses.Pine resinis taken 3-5drops per day, preferably in the morning, 20-35 minutes before breakfast.
With obesity, the presence of cellulite, and general laxity of the skin, rubbing in a steam room using an oil solution of resin helps.
Pine resinis also used in the beauty industry for hair care. The main effect of this substance when caring for curls is to strengthen the roots and stimulate growth. Additionally, cedar gum normalizes the function of the sebaceous glands and improves the appearance of the hair. It produces a weak antifungal effect, therefore it can be used in the complex treatment of seborrhea and dandruff.
Shilajitis a mountain resin with a complex multi-component composition. As a means for losing weight, itbegan to be used not so long ago, however, due to its proven effectiveness, the healing substance quickly gained popularity among the people who care about their health, weight, and condition of the skin.
In its natural form, theShilajitis a kind of outgrowths and deposits of a resinous mass in hard-to-reach gorges and cracks of alpine rocks. The main deposits of raw material (the so-called primordialShilajit) include the reliefs of the Russian Transbaikalia (Dauriya),Southern Siberia,and the Altai Mountains.
Most reports of shilajit assisting in weight loss are associated with higher energy and as a result more activity and less stress - less cortisol level that we all know contributes significantlyto excess weight problem.Regular intake of shilajit reduces stress level and improves mental stability of user.Shilajitrelaxes nerve cells and reduces the occurrence of nervous disorders like anxiety, depression and stress.
Keep in mind, before taking this or any other dietary supplement, please consult with your healthcare provider. It's just wise!
The indigenous inhabitants of Siberia have noticed how quickly wounds heal under the pine resin many centuries ago. Since ancient times, they have been collecting this sticky substance to dissolve it in cold-pressed pine nut oil. This is howpine resin mixed with pine nut oil - a balm that quickly heals wounds, heals injuries and illnesses. It has strong antiseptic, bactericidal properties and is one of the most versatile remedies in traditional medicine.
Pine resinmixed with pine nut oil also helps in the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system, cardiovascular system. It enhances immunity and improves blood circulation, removes toxic substances from the body, and improves tone.
Mixed components ofpine nut oiland resin easily penetrate the human body: through integuments, mucous membranes, saliva, or lungs. Together with pine oil, the balm acts in a truly miraculous way, maintaining and restoring health.
It is for this reason that a mixture ofpine resin and pine nut oilcan be used in the treatment of a huge number of modern diseases, and at the same time it can be stored for a long time, retaining its healing properties for many years.
Shilajitis still one of the most difficult to harvest natural remedies, while the popularity of this "gift of nature" is only growing.
Unfortunately, the source of theShilajitis very limited. This means that the problem of small reserves of Shilajit in nature is more relevant than ever.
In other words, Shilajitis a non-renewable resource, and more and more of it is being consumed. Obviously, the moment will come when the supply of this remedy will simply run out.
Some experts argue that at the current level of consumption, the Shilajit will disappear from our planet in 100-150 years, some experts express the opinion that humanity will lose a unique natural remedy in 25-30 years. It is rather difficult to say which of these experts is right and which is wrong. Still, the Shilajit reserves assessment one of the mysteries for modern science.
Today there are two leaders on the natural shilajit market: Altai "mountain resin" and Himalayan shilajit. Let's try to compare these two amazing remedies and understand which of them you can confidently entrust treatment of your body.
The natural formation process of Altai shilajit has been studied in sufficient detail, almost 100%. Of course, the fact that the origin of natural resin from the Altai mountains is known for certain to science is a huge advantage of shilajit from Russia.
Both of the remedies discussed in the article have both pros and cons. However, the potential ofAltai shilajitis still not fully explored, experts consider it more promising. While Himalayan shilajit is a time-tested medicine...which, unfortunately, is often been faked… or simply diluted..
Which shilajit to choose, a natural resin from theserene Altai mountainsor an ancient medicine from the distant Himalayas, is up to you, however, the decision to take shilajit should only be made after consulting a healthcare specialist.
Pine nut oilis popular all over the world, especially among people who take care of their health. However, the main place for harvesting pine nuts is the vast Siberian taiga.
Most of the pine woodlands are located on the rocky placers of Eastern Siberia, and mountainous regions of Southern Siberia. In these regions, the harvest of pine nuts is an important business for locals; since the seeds of Siberian pine are a valuable product with unique healing properties.
How are pine cones harvested in Siberia?
Harvesting nuts is a time-consuming and multi-stage process. Therefore, several people participate in the cone gathering. Straying into teams, local people go to the forest for weeks.Pine nutharvesters set up a camp or build temporary housing in a remote forest to arrange a place for storing, peeling, and sifting the collected pine cones.
Pine resin(кедровая живица in Russian) is a versatile natural remedy that has been well known to Siberian (and not only Siberian) traditional healers and doctors for centuries. Today we will look at some interesting and little-known facts about this unique gift of Siberian nature.
Another name for theresin of pineis turpentine. The remedy sometimes sold in pharmacies is pine gum, an aromatic substance released naturally after bark damage.
Taking remedies based on Siberian pine nut resin is recommended only during daylight hours. This can be explained by the fact that resin and medical products derived from it interact best with the waking human body. At the same time, the pine resin, without arranging stressful situations for the body, gently and slowly turns on the regeneration process at the cellular level. As a result of this, the chromosome number begins to be restored in the human body.