Mumie – is this Medicine? (MT)


mumieThe healing properties of mumie described in ancient medical literature of Tibet, China, Mongolia, Persia, Central Asia and other Eastern countries. The famous doctor, scientist and philosopher Ibn Sina, or Avicenna is widely used in practice mumie. In his encyclopedia of theoretical and clinical medicine, he summarized the experience of Greek, Roman, Indian and Asian doctors, calling mumie a tool against all diseases. Avicenna believed mumie mountain wax - ozokerite, the healing power which is significantly greater than from petroleum bitumen.



Despite the constant progress of medicine and the development of more and more drugs, for over three millennia, the peoples of various countries, regardless of their beliefs, traditions, level of development of society and medicine use for medicinal purposes mumie.



Depending on the place of origin, mumie has a different name (mummies, mountain balm, illiriysk resin, the Arabs call it oracle-dzhibol (mountain sweat) or mumie in Burma - Chao-Tui (the blood of the mountain), in Tibet and Mongolia - bragshaun (juice rocks), in Altai - barahshin (butter mountain), in India - shiladzhit (stone winning), in Uzbekistan - mumie-asil (the best, the present). Mumie is found in the Himalayas, Arabia, Iran, Egypt, Mongolia, Burma, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, in the mountains of the Caucasus mountain range, and others. Mumie fields are known on all continents of the world, even in cold mountainous regions of Antarctica and the Arctic, where it originated in the warmer times.



Mumie like a resin is a natural product of biological origin, derived from the cleft of rocks and mountains, is shapeless lumps with uneven-cell or a smooth surface, firm or elastic in consistency, with a characteristic balsamic odor. Indian scientist Chopra believes mumie plant products, and describes four varieties: gold - red, silver - white, brass - a blue or blue, and iron - blackish-brown, where the most valuable and more common - iron. Other scientists studied different types of mumie, but there is no single opinion, still remains unknown origin mumie, as well as the reality of its healing properties, but people continue to use it and are confident in his miraculous power. Nevertheless, among the drugs that are approved for use for medicinal purposes, mumie absent.


There is no unified opinion as to the origin, and its composition, even among supporters mumie. Clusters mumie usually found where are tree, bats, mice, senostavks and growing medicinal plants, which can eat these animals.

  • Some insist that the drug is produced from excreta of bats or mice-senostavks.
  • Others argue that mumie form of mineral-organic matter, acting on faults of the crust forming on the surface of the mountain long narrow cavity-type cracks, niches, grottos, caves.


In warm weather near the large crowds’ mumie there is a kind of spicy scent, which attracts rodents and birds. Because of their nature and high sensitivity, they sooner people learn about medicinal properties of plants, minerals and more often in such places, leaving them to their traces - tracks, polluting this place with mumie their excrement. True both or one of them, there is no clear idea so far.



There is great diversity of natural systems, which are considered to mumie often called mineral and organic matter. The sources for the education of the substance may be, as noted above, virtually all of the components of plant tissues, animals and products of metabolism of microorganisms, and others.



Because of the complexity of determining the authenticity mumie, the raw material from which it received are divided into varieties according to the location and appearance: