Bike trip through Himalayan village while sourcing Authentic Shilajit™

Source of Himalayan Shilajit

image representing Himalayan shilajit in its natural formHimalayan shilajit is produced over several million years from plants and organic matter trapped by layers of rocks in mountainous regions of India, China and Tibet. The pressure from the weight of the mountains and the hot / cold weather cycles causes the plants and organic matter to be transformed into a rich mineral mass. This is the rare and potent Himalayan shilajit.


Shilajit from the Himalayan Mountains

Image representing mountain local holding freshly collected Himalayan shilajit We personally source our shilajit from a remote Himalayan region of India. The raw shilajit originates at altitudes between 16,000 and 18,000 feet. The environment is pristine and free from pollutants, fertilizers and chemicals. During the summer months, the temperature of the mountains gets warm enough to allow the Himalayan shilajit to become more gooey and viscous. It can then be seen glistening between the cracks in the layers of rock. The local people of the area carefully collect the precious substance by hand.

Our shilajit is imported directly from the source, purified with filtered spring water, and then laboratory tested for safety. See our Resources section for links to our most recent lab tests.

Himalayan shilajit from this particular region and altitude is highly prized by Ayurvedic specialists and is considered to possess the greatest healing power.

image representing Local residents of the Himalayas in India who collect pure shilajit
Very few people, outside of the areas where it is collected, are aware that there are four different qualities, or grades, of shilajit. Only the highest grade, Gold Grade, has all of the legendary Ayurvedic properties. When any of the four grades of shilajit are purified the result will be a black resin-like substance. In order to select the highest grade, one must first see the color and type of rock the shilajit is found in before it is purified.  The most effective shilajit comes from the highest points of the Himalayas, approximately 16,000 – 18,000 feet above sea-level. This is the very source of Lotus Blooming Herbs’ Himalayan shilajit packaged as Authentic ShilajitTM.


We Source Our Himalayan Shilajit Directly

We personally travel to the source. We deal directly with the indigenous people who have been hand collecting shilajit for centuries and so we are able to select only the highest grade shilajit. We never deal with commercial wholesalers or middlemen. Our personal involvement with the local people ensures that both they and their environment are treated with fairness and respect. Due to the high altitude and short harvesting period, the shilajit from our source is extremely rare.

Lotus Blooming Herbs™ is the only source for Authentic Gold Grade Himalayan Shilajit outside of the remote areas where it is collected.


“Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.” ~Juvenal