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TAR ECONOMY Barley - Yaks
- Salt - Shilajit
Since the TAR (Tibet
Autonomous Region) includes most of the larger Tibetan
cities, let's look at their economy rather than the entire
Tibetan area which now makes up more than half of the China
land mass and is mostly nomadic.
common staple, Tsampa, a roasted barley flour, is found in every
Tibetan household. Not only is it mixed with yak butter to make a
food treat it is also shaped into cones as sacrificial donations for
(TAR) is a land of minimal rainfall and has a short growing season.
only extensive agricultural region is the Yarlung Zangbo valley, where
barley, wheat, potatoes, millet, rye, buckwheat, turnips and various fruits
and vegetables are grown. In this valley as
well are nearly all the large cities, including Lhasa, Xigazę (Shigatse),
and Gyangzę (Gyangtse).
Cotton, soybeans, and hemp are grown as
commercial crops. Some coal is mined. Most businesses are owned and operated by
Han Chinese who have migrated to the "TAR" since the Chinese
invasion in 1949. Manufacturing, such as textiles, has expanded but
remains limited to a relatively few small-scale enterprises. Tourism
is a growing industry and some lucky Tibetans are finding a vehicle
to success through tourism.
Pastoral agriculture still makes up most of the economic
activities of the Tibetan populace.
rural areas of Tibet are suited only for grazing; yaks,
which can withstand the intense cold, are the principal
domesticated animals. Livestock raising is the primary
economic structure of the Northern Plateau. Yaks (cattle
with very long hair/fur) are seen almost everywhere in
Tibetan regions. More information on yaks can be found on
Wikipedia. In addition
to sheep, cattle, and goats, the herds include camels, horses, and other
beasts of burden. Arable land is limited in density, concentrated mostly in the
traded goods, particularly foreign trade, were carried
by pack trains (yaks, mules, and horses) across the windswept high plateau and
over difficult mountain passes. In exchange for hides, wool, and salt they
accepted tea and silk from China and manufactured goods from
Roads now connect Lhasa with Qamdo (Chamdo) in Eastern Tibet and with Xigazę and Gyangzę in the Yarlung Zangbo area and link Gar (Gartok) in Western
Tibet to the northern regions. A major highway runs from Tibet (TAR) to Chengdu,
in Sichuan province, providing a link to some Chinese cities in the east.
Tibet (TAR) is also connected by highway with Xinjiang and Qinghai in Western China. A
rail link to Qinghai province was opened in 2006. Train to Tibet
HIMALAYAN SALT RESERVES
HIMALAYAN SALT ENERGY
addition to vast salt reserves, Tibet has large deposits of
gold, copper, and radioactive ores. Chinese media reports
say more than one hundred minerals have been found in Tibet,
and that it has the largest copper and chromium reserves in
Tibet is rich in mineral resources.
Gold has been found in many areas, and significant deposits of iron ore, coal, salt, and
borax are also present. Other known mineral resources include oil shale,
manganese, lead, zinc, quartz, and graphite. Jade, lapis lazuli, and other
precious and semiprecious stones have also been discovered. Mining in Tibet has
become more commercially feasible with the opening of a
railway linking it to the rest of the country in 2006. The
increased mineral extraction activities and exploitation of
Tibet's non-renewable resources such as gold are politically
Himalayan Salt is the purest and most healthy salt
available. Millions of years ago, a primordial sea was
evaporated by the sun, leaving utterly pristine crystalline
salt. Today, this crystal salt, buried deep in the Himalayan
Mountains, is mined and processed gently by hand. The moment
it again touches water, this special salt comes alive, and
sets free its inherent, stored healing energy properties
that can benefit human and likely animal entities.
For over 250 million years
crystal salt remained untouched...until now. This salt
comes from a time when the planet Earth was a pristine
ecosystem. Containing the 84 minerals essential to human
life, this salt is truly an ocean of energy! The degree of
compression within this mountain range was so extreme that
it created perfectly structured crystal grids within the
salt. It has plenty of health benefits and is used in
natural cures and alternative medicine for many ailments.
THE SALTMEN OF TIBET
HIMALAYAN SALT HEALTH BENEFITS
you're really interested in the nomads of Tibet, here's a
very interesting film. Shot under extreme conditions in one
of the world’s most remote and beautiful locations, THE
SALTMEN OF TIBET documents the ancient traditions and daily
rituals of a Tibetan nomadic community and transports us
into a realm untainted by the tides of foreign invasion or
encroaching modernity. Step by step follow the
unforgettable, annual three-month pilgrimage to the holy
salt lakes of northern Tibet. This is not a fast-paced
thriller, for sure, but if you are really interested in
"knowing" the life of this fascinating people, this movie is
worth a watch.
So what's all the hype? The
body must have salt to live. Without salt your cells cannot
absorb the water you drink. Table salt is chemically
extracted sodium, only ONE of the 84 minerals found in real
Re-mineralizing the body
with 84 minerals and
trace elements essential to health
Balancing the body's
circulatory, organ, connectivity tissue and
nervous system functions.
Assisting in the cellular
absorption of nutrients.
TRADITIONAL PANACEA ANTI-AGING
PHENOMENON FROM THE HIMALAYAS
Shilajit, found in the Tibetan
Himalayas between 1000 and 10,000 feet as well as other
areas of the Himalayas is used in Ayurveda, the traditional
Indian system of medicine. Collected by nomads around
Tibetan high altitude plateaus and sold to agents who market
to the anti-aging marketplace around the world, this product
supports a small portion of the Tibetan population.
The rediscovery of the power
of shilajit is said to have been made by Himalayan
villagers observing large white monkeys migrate to the
mountains in the warm summer months. The monkeys were seen
to be chewing a semi-soft substance that flowed from between
layers of rock. The villagers attributed the monkey’s great
strength, longevity and wisdom to the strange substance.
They began to consume it themselves and reported a broad
spectrum of improvements in health. It seemed to give them
more energy, relieve digestive problems, Increase sex drive,
improve memory and cognition, improve diabetes, reduce
allergies, improve the quality and quantity of life and it
seemed to cure all diseases.
They stay healthy and live for
a long time with regular consumption of this exudate.
is a rasayana herb and is an adaptogen. Shilajit contains at
least 85 minerals in Ionic form as well as humic acid and
fulvic acid. As everyone knows, aging is one of the bitter
facts of life which leaves no one untouched, neither the
strong, healthy or wealthy. But aging is not necessarily
inevitable, at least not like we know it today. Indian Yogis
had always known of a certain elixir from Himalayan
mountains known as Shilajit which could go a long way in
arresting and reversing the aging process. Shilajit is a
Sanskrit word meaning "conqueror of mountains and destroyer
of weakness". Shilajit, found in the higher altitudes of the
Himalayas, is collected during the summer months after the
ice thaws, and Shilajeet lumps are sometimes spotted and
collected from crannies in rocks and precipices. Check out
this photo of Shilajit taken in Yushu, being held by nomads
trying to sell their collection for a VERY HIGH price
(comparative to costs in this area).
‘Charaka Samhita’ describes
that "there is hardly any curable disease which cannot be
controlled or cured with the application of Shilajit.
Shilajit is described as an effective tonic for anemia and
general debility. It regulates uterine contractions and
promotes expulsion of the fetus. It is used like an
antiseptic in parasitic diseases of the skin in the form of
paste is locally applied to relieve rheumatic pain in joints
and to strengthen muscles in the cases of paralysis.
Shilajit is markedly effective in the treatment of various
complications arising from diabetes. In Ayurveda it is
indicated for use as alterative, anodyne, antiphlogistic,
antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cholagogue, disinfectant, diuretic,
expectorant, intestinal antiseptic, mildly laxative,
parasiticide, rejuvenative, respiratory stimulant and as
general tonic. Improves immunity and protects heart, brain
and other vital organs of body
The following health
properties are found in Shilajit:
Helps accelerate processes
of protein and nucleic acid metabolism and stimulates
energy providing reactions.
Counteracts Diabetes and
regulates the blood sugar level.
Purifies blood, improves
functioning of pancreas and strengthens digestion.
Reduces fat, dissolves
tumors, and counteracts thirst.
Promotes the movement of
minerals, especially calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium
into muscle tissue and bone.
Stimulates the immune
system and improves restoration (recovery) after
Increases levels of growth
hormone in diabetic patients and is a potent anti-ulcer
Shilajit is processed by
several drug manufacturers and presented in capsule form for
human consumption. In Sanskrit the literal meaning of
Shilajit is " Rock Like " - the power to make our body like
a rock enabling it to withstand the ravages of time.
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