Welcome to Science Behind Shijalit; a female aphrodisiac which has been shown to be pharmacologically active. This herbal sexual enhancer is effective in both the long and short term and is most effective for both men and women, although it’s most often prescribed for men.
This is a unique herb in our sexual wellness apothecary. It’s not an herb in the traditional sense, but a resin that slowly trickles down from the Himalayan Mountains in India. It’s a cornucopia of metals and minerals such as gold, silver, and over 50 other minerals. As a result, in Ayurveda, Shijalit (Asphaltum) is considered a “Master Herb” with numerous health benefits associated with it.
For our discussion, though, we’re interested in the Fulvic acid that genuine, purified Shijalit contains in abundance. In Ayurveda, it’s considered the strongest known natural electrolye, and contains a curious menu of nutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, as well as antiviral and anti-fungal components.
It’s another adaptogen like ginseng, and is thought to increase sexual vitality. In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, it’s most commonly administered to males with sexual complaints such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. According to “Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies”, Shijalit is often blended with Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) for sexual complaints. As the brief passage in the book states:
Shijalit, a popular ingredient in several Ayurvedic preparations, is considered and aphrodisiac. It has been suggested that it be taken with Withania somnifera in order to combat sexual weakness.
Mishra, Lakshmi C. Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies. Boca Raton: CRC, 2004.
Nadkarni, K. M., and A. K. Nadkarni. Indian Materia Medica. Bombay: Popular Book Depot, 1955.