Mumiyo (other names are bragshun, barag - shun, mountain resin, mountain balsam, mountain wax, mountain oil, mummy - asil, mummy, chao - tun) is an organo - mineral product of alternative (alternative medicine) of natural origin. It is lumps of various shapes and sizes of a heterogeneous dense, solid mass with an uneven or granular, matte or shiny surface, brittle or tough - plastic consistency with inclusions of plant, mineral and animal origin, enclosed in a resinous substance of brown, dark brown, black with pale gray spots of color, a specific smell, in the formation of which rocks, soil, plants, animals, microorganisms take part.
The mummy, cleared of impurities, is a homogeneous mass of dark brown or black color, elastic consistency, with a shiny surface, a peculiar aromatic smell and a bitter taste. During storage, the mummy gradually hardens due to the loss of moisture.
Mumiyo is a complex natural organo - mineral complex of biologically active substances and contains more than eighty components.
The main groups of biologically active substances, causing a wide range of therapeutic action:
• Lipids, in particular fatty acids.
• Macro - and microelements. Almost all elements of the periodic table are present. The high content of potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, sodium, sulfur, iron, nickel is especially noted).
• Amino acids.
In addition, a significant contribution to the total pharmacological effect is made by:
• Vitamins C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, carotenoids.
• Organic acids.
It is used in medicine and cosmetology
Storage conditions and shelf life
The storage conditions of the mummy do not have strict restrictions. It is recommended to store Shilajit in a moisture - proof package or dish in a cool dark place. At room temperature, the mummy hardens due to the evaporation of the moisture it contains, but does not lose its medicinal properties.
The shelf life of the mummy depends on the form of its storage. If we are talking about a whole mummy, in this case it may not lose its useful properties for many decades. If a mummy solution is prepared for use, then it is important to know that the shelf life of such a solution does not exceed two weeks. Prepared solutions must be kept in the refrigerator.