Shilajit can be considered as rather effective agent during complex treatment of respiratory diseases. According to the scientific data, Shilajit increases secretion of mucous membrane in respiratory tracts; it has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbic and regenerative action; it promotes reduction of edema in tissue of air passages and regeneration endogenic barrier mechanisms.

Efficiency of Shilajit during Acute Respiratory Infections can be related presence of balanced complex of biologically active substances, including free and released essential and nonessential amino acids, macro- and micro elements, which have wide range of pharmacological activity. Non-essential amino acid lysine in the Shilajit has an antiviral action, especially in terms of viruses, which induce ARVI. Zinc participates in the functioning of immune system, without it natural defensive killer cells of the immune system cannot function. Similar to vitamin C, it fights viruses, specifically rhinoviruses. Zinc deprives viruses of reproduction ability and has anti-toxic effect. Other minerals also take part in reactions of immune system and they can be found in Shilajit as well. Ferrum helps providing cells with oxygen. Magnesium and manganese participate in antibodies production, protecting organism from infections.


Pneumonia is an inflammatory lung disease which mostly involves damage of alveoli and lungs vascular system. Etiologic factors are pneumococcus, staph, colon bacterium, as well as mycoplasm and various other viruses. Toxic, physical, as well as allergic inflammations promote the development of pneumonia. Infecting agents enter lung tissue via bronchogenic, hematogenic and lymphogenic ways (if there are acute and chronic centers of infection). Significant role in nosogeny of pneumonia is played by disruptions of specific and non-specific defense mechanisms in bronchovascular system, state of antibody response and tissue immunity of the organism.

Treatment includes antibacterial therapy, regeneration of defensive barriers in upper air passages, vent function of air tubes, immune system correction, elimination of hypoxia and inflammation.

Conducted scientific studies show that Shilajit has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antispasmodic activity. Shilajit contains balanced complex of biologically active agents, including amino acids, macro and micro elements, which have wide range of pharmacological activity. Thanks to the presence glutamic acid (non-essential), Shilajit speeds up metabolism processes and stimulates cell respiration. Necessity of zinc in formation and normal functioning of immune mechanisms is studied rather well. Other minerals, which can be found is Shilajit, also take part in functioning of immune system; magnesium and manganese participate in antibodies production, protecting the organism from infections. Due to above-mentioned facts, Shilajit can be used quite effectively as additional therapy during pneumonia.