Shilajit is considered the king herb of Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. Shilajit is a rasayana (rejuvenative) herb and an adaptogen. Shilajit contains at least 85 minerals in Ionic form, as well as humic and fulvic acid. Shilajit is a Sanskrit word meaning "conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness." It is composed of humus and organic plant material that has been compressed by layers of rock and mixed with microbial metabolites. This humus and organic plant matter then oozes from the rocks of the Himalayas as they become warm in the summer months. It is said to carry the healing power of the great mountains from where it is sourced. Shilajit is an important herb of the ancient Hindu material medica and is currently used extensively by the Hindu physicians for a variety of diseases. Traditional uses primarily focus on diabetes and diseases of the urinary tract, but also include edema, tumors, wasting, epilepsy and even insanity. Modern indications extend to all system of the human body with a significant number of additions in the reproductive and nervous system. Some of the most interesting studies confirm shilajit's uses as an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) agent and its nootropic (enhancer of cognitive ability and memory retrieval) activity. Shilajit is truly a remarkable substance with a long history of human usage for healing, building, and rejuvenation. Taken alone this herb with strengthen the immune system, fortify cells and muscles, and can be used as an anti-oxidant, an anti-stressor, an anti-allergen, and an anti-asthmatic. Shilajit because it restores strength, is an excellent sexual tonic, for long term, nutritional usage.