Fhilájita, Mineral Pitch; Vegetable Asphalt,Asphaltum

 

Sanskrit: £hilájit (meaning: sweat of the rock)

ifalaaijata

 

Hindi: Fhilájita

English: Mineral Pitch; Vegetable Asphalt

Latin: Asphaltum

Part Used: The oozing from the rocks

Habitat: Himalayas, near the source of the holy

Ganga river

Energetics: Pungent, bitter, hot-pungent VPK=, P+

in excess

Tissues: All

Systems: All, especially the urinary and nervous Action: Alterative, diuretic, lithotriptic, antiseptic, rejuvenative

Uses: The main tridoähic immune-boosting herb (with Guæúchí). A main herb for diabetes. Espe- cially useful as a Váyu tonic and rejuvenative, aph- rodisiac, and for the kidneys; kidney, and gall stones, obesity, jaundice, dysuria, cystitis, edema, hemorrhoids, sexual debility, menstrual disorders, asthma, epilepsy, insanity, skin diseases, parasites, heals broken bones, mental work. Of the varieties of ¤hilájit, the black is used for healing. Although

it is expensive in comparison to herbs, it can heal most diseases.

Production: In the Himalayan region known as

Gangotri (the northern region of the Ganga river),

¤hilájit drips from the rocks. In other areas, foot- long scorpions sting the rocks. The poison from their stingers causes the ¤hilájit to ooze from the stones. In still other places, it appears in coagu- lated form. Monkeys use this natural remedy for various health ailments. They stay healthy and live a long time

Precautions: Do not use with high uric acid count, or with febrile diseases

Preparation: Powder, with milk. 1 oz or more a day for severe diseases; 1/4-1 tsp.- 3 times daily, otherwise

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