Animals as first consumers of Shilajit and Mumie.

Animals, naturally driven by instinct, were the first users of mineral pitch resin. Humans were the ones to follow the example. Information about animal use can be drawn from accounts of anthropologists, ethnobotanists and heavily traditional folklore of North and South of Asia. Scientific records are usually more accurate, but are dry and boring. The folklore is exciting, entertaining and colorful. There are similarities in all the data, coming from as far to the north as Siberia, and as South as India. Generally it was hunters, gatherers or peasants who would observe the relation of the animals in nature to the mineral pitch resin. Then they would mimic and adjust these animal behaviors for human use.

 

Mountains are not the only place where mineral pitch resin is found. They also are the planet’s treasure chest of natural biodiversity. It is this biodiversity, flora and fauna, which always attracted hunter-gatherers of prehistory and antiquity. These early explorers always had two main objectives: food and medicine. Natural to human nature it was also curiosity, which was driving them.

 

In the North, where whether conditions are more hostile than in the South, it was the hunters during the hunting expeditions. They quickly recognized and noted benefits of the mineral pitch resin. Chasing and stalking out animals such as mountain goats is very dangerous for the hunter as well as for the animal. Physical injuries are common for the hunters and the hunted due to unfriendly mountain landscape and the possibility of being wounded. Huntsmen have consistently observed mountain goats, licking a material off the rocks and recovering abnormally fast. These mountain goats would lick the material only when wounded either by another animal or the hunting expedition. The recovery and adaptive abilities of such animals would greatly exceed capabilities of wounded animals who would not have access to the substance. This is how raw material for manufacturing of mineral pitch resin was discovered. In the North, it is called Mumijo, Mumie or Momia. It was only a matter of time until humans have figured out how to purify the material to get rid of stones, sand and plant residuals. From that point on, it was consistently used to heal bone and tissue damage, as an antiseptic and antiviral, a general healing agent and a substance promoting strength, recovery and longevity.

 

In the south, the value of mineral pitch resin was discovered by Himalayan natives observing monkeys. The monkeys living in the valleys would migrate up into the mountains during hot summer weather. The peasants who would go up into the mountains to gather medicinal herbs noticed these mountain-visiting monkeys chilling on the dark, gummy material that seem to have flowed out of the rocks. It was suspected that these fine qualities might possibly have something to do with the substance the monkeys apparently went out of their way to obtain, so a few brave souls tried to eat some of it themselves. This is how raw material to be made into a mineral pitch resin, known as Shilajit in India, was discovered.

 

These first human shilajit users reported a broad spectrum of healthful improvements, and soon more and more people began collecting and using the material. Eventually quite a catalog of benefits was attributed to shilajit use, including more abundant energy, relief from digestive troubles, improved sex drive, better memory and sharper ability to think, reduced suffering from debilitating disease, and relief from many other ailments. In Ayurveda, in ancient Indian system of medicine-Shilajit (mineral pitch resin) is considered a supreme healing substance.

 

Interesting, there is a clear parallel between how people of antiquity discovered and started using mineral pitch resin in comparison to how pharmaceutical companies presently discover the new medicine. People have always observed how animals behave while taking the substance and then mimicked the behavior themselves.

 

The very last question to answer is: what is Pürblack in comparison to Shilajit and Mumie?

 

Shilajit and Mumie are regional names for the same substance which is known in English by name of mineral pitch or mineral pitch resin. Both I made out of the same raw material, processing purification methods might differ slightly but not substantially to make them a different product.

 

Pürblack is closer to nature in particular to what animals would consume in the raw material state. On the other hand, it is processed to be cleaner, more complete, efficient and more bioavailable. Manufacturing protocols are also compliant with good manufacturing practices, which Pürblack pioneered for the mineral pitch. Pürblack resin is an elite new generation of mineral pitch resins superseding most traditionally made high quality resins in quality and efficacy. It is a result of our improved, patent-pending, low temperature, high purity refining process, which permits Pürblack to retain the broad range of naturally occurring constituents, some of which are lost or destroyed with traditional processing methods that utilize high heat, or acids, or open to environmental contamination and oxidation.

 

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