Shilajit, Śilājit, Shila-jit: 9 definitions
Shilajit means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Śilājit can be transliterated into English as Silajit or Shilajit, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)
Shilajit in the Kannada language is the name of a plant identified with Swertia densifolia from the Gentianaceae (Gentian) family. For the possible medicinal usage of shilajit, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.Source: PMC: Ayurvedic management of postlumbar myelomeningocele surgery
Śilājit (Asphaltum punjabianum) capsule was prescribed for its balya (strength-giving), yogavāhi (catalytic) and rasāyana (rejuvenator) properties
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Languages of India and abroad
śilājit (शिलाजित्).—m S Bitumen.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
śilājit (शिलाजित्).—m Bitumen.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Śilājit is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śilā and jit (जित्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śilājit (शिलाजित्).—f. (-jit) Bitumen. E. śilā a stone, and jit what conquers or excels.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śilājit (शिलाजित्):—[=śilā-jit] [from śilā] n. ‘rock-overpowering’, bitumen, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śilājit (शिलाजित्):—[śilā-jit] (t) 5. f. Idem.
[Sanskrit to German]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Chapter IV - Uparasa (4): Shilajatu or Shilajit (bitumen)
Part 1 - Characteristics of Shilajatu or Shilajit (bitumen) < [Chapter IV - Uparasa (4): Shilajatu or Shilajit (bitumen)]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CCLXXXIII < [Mokshadharma Parva]
Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita (by Nayana Sharma)
Trade In Medicinal Drugs < [Chapter 7]
History of Indian Medicine (and Ayurveda) (by Shree Gulabkunverba Ayurvedic Society)
Chapter 22 - Pharmacy < [Part 2-3 - Medical Institutions in Ancient India]
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