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English translation: Shilajeet, Mumiyo, Jew's Tar

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14:32 Nov 29, 2000
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Medical
Russian term or phrase: mumiyo
mumiyo (moomiyo)- mummified stuff from Tibet, used as a medicine
Eugene Lukichov
Local time: 21:21
English translation:Shilajeet, Mumiyo, Jew's Tar
Explanation:
Also known simply as Mineral Pitch (the word is closely related to "mumiyah" - Arabic for bitumen.)
There is not a single, commonly accepted English term (shilajeet and mumiyo being the most common), but it is known to those interested in esoteric substances under the above names, and a few others that can be found in Indian, Chinese and Tibetan books on natural medicine. Ayurvedic medicine makes extensive use of it as a natural tonic and sometimes even an aphrodisiac. I used to market mumiyo in the States in the early 80s and I found that the best sources of supply and information on the product were in India. If I look through my archives, I could probably find spectrographic analysis info on the product, listing many of the organic and inorganic substances found in it, some of them rather toxic (arsenic, mercury, etc.)
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Yuri Geifman
Canada
Local time: 00:21
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Shilajeet, Mumiyo, Jew's Tar
Yuri Geifman
namummy / colcothar/ crocus/saffronjanasru
naalgarites
Jack Slep


  

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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
Shilajeet, Mumiyo, Jew's Tar


Explanation:
Also known simply as Mineral Pitch (the word is closely related to "mumiyah" - Arabic for bitumen.)
There is not a single, commonly accepted English term (shilajeet and mumiyo being the most common), but it is known to those interested in esoteric substances under the above names, and a few others that can be found in Indian, Chinese and Tibetan books on natural medicine. Ayurvedic medicine makes extensive use of it as a natural tonic and sometimes even an aphrodisiac. I used to market mumiyo in the States in the early 80s and I found that the best sources of supply and information on the product were in India. If I look through my archives, I could probably find spectrographic analysis info on the product, listing many of the organic and inorganic substances found in it, some of them rather toxic (arsenic, mercury, etc.)


    Extensive personal knowledge and experience.
Yuri Geifman
Canada
Local time: 00:21
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 389
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2 hrs
algarites


Explanation:
The Russian "mumiyo" originates from the Arabic mumiyah meaning mummy (not the dead body - see Webster's), bitumen.
Algarites are a unique group of natural formations of a carbohydate-protein composition genetically akin to bimumens and have been called "mumiyo" in Asian folk medicine since ancient times. It contains more than 20 elements, solid paraffins, proteins, carbohydrates, amino acids,fatty acids, alcohols,etc.


    Have used the term for many decades, the most complete source being Geologicheskii Slovar', Vol. 1, Izd.
    Nedra, Moscow, 1973
Jack Slep
Local time: 00:21
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2126

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artyan
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231 days
mummy / colcothar/ crocus/saffron


Explanation:
Crocus is a plant may be fro this they extract
крокус;
шафран = saffron

JANANI

janasru
India
Local time: 10:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TamilTamil
PRO pts in pair: 39
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