How to Obtain Shudh Shilajit (Purified Shilajit)




In Ayurveda, Shilajit is used after its purification. The purified shilajit is known as Shudh Shilajit in ayurveda. Shilajit is found in the hills of Himalaya. It contains many impurities in the form of soil, stones, etc. Hence, it is not edible for us. For making it edible for human, purification is done in ayurveda. There are various methods described in ayurveda for its purification.

This purification process not only removes all the above-mentioned
impurities but also improves the medicinal value of Shilajit. In addition, this
process is also effective in killing bacteria and microbes. So, ayurvedic purification
process also disinfects the shilajit. Therefore,
you should always use purified (Shudh) shilajit.

can be purified by different types of methods. Let’s learn how shilajit is
purified by using Triphala
decoction. It is the most common method used for Shilajit purification.

Shilajit processed in triphala decoction or dashmool decoction is known as shudh
or purified shilajit. By this process, it becomes edible for human
and its medicinal value improves.

How to make Triphala Decoction for Purification of Shilajit

Before purifying Shilajit, Triphala
decoction should be made.

  1. To prepare Triphala
    decoction, take an iron pot. Mix 1 kilogram of Triphala
    powder and 64 liters of water in it.
  2. First,
    boil this mixture and then keep it on low flame.
  3. When only one fourth, i.e. approximately 16
    liters of the mixture is left, then filter it and put it in a separate iron

Shilajit Purification

  1. Take Triphala
    decoction prepared with the above method
    in an iron or clay pot. Add 1500 grams of small pieces of shilajit in it. Let
    it remain soaked for 24 hours.
  2. Reheat the mixture after 24 hours. When shilajit
    dissolves in in the Triphala decoction, it will float in the surface of decoction.
    Then drain melted shilajit from the top and put it in a separate vessel.
  3. Now, again heat the obtain fluid with melted
    shilajit on low flame and let it cook until it becomes thick in consistency.
  4. Then take it off from flame and dry it in

Shilajit, thus obtained, is called pure Shilajit in Ayurveda. This process is also called Shilajit Shodhan.

Other Methods to Purify Shilajit

Besides Triphala
decoction, Shilajit can be purified using cow urine or dashmool decoction.

According to Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Shilajit can be purified
by placing it in an iron pot and adding cow milk, Triphala decoction or bhangra juice to it. Keep this mixture for 24
hours then grind it and dry it in sunlight. In this way, purified shilajit can
be obtained.

However, this method cannot remove impurities like soil and
stones from Shilajit. Hence, this method can only be used when Shilajit is prepurified. For this purpose, Shilajit should
be mixed in very hot water and sieved. By this, impurities like stones and soil
can be removed. Then dry this shilajit in sunlight and this shilajit can be
used for purification process mentioned in Bhaishajya Ratnavali.

Otherwise, purification with Triphala Decoction or dashmool decoction using the first method, as
mentioned above, is the accurate and most suitable technique.

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