Colloidal Silver Benefits
Colloidal silver has many benefits. It was the most common antibiotic in use until 1938. It is a natural antibiotic, anti viral, and antifungal and can be used externally or internally with little chance of side effects or overdose. It is inexpensive, easily bought without a prescription and best of all, bacteria that has become immune to antibiotics has no immunity to colloidal silver.
So, why isn't it being used more?
History of Colloidal Silver
When medical technology started gearing up in the late 1800s researchers found that all of the body's fluids were colloidal in nature. This means that blood, for example, is made up of particles suspended in a fluid.
Silver had long been used for its antibacterial qualities and so doctors began to look for ways to create a colloid that would easily be absorbed into the body. That was realized with the advent of electricity. In 1924, the first electro-colloidal silver was produced and over the next several years the technique was perfected.
Use in Ancient Persia
This was not the first time silver had been used for its antibacterial properties. In 4000 B.C. Persian records indicate that water was kept in silver vessels to produce antibacterial and disinfectant qualities in it. The Romans used silver compounds on the battlefield to treat wounds as did the Crusaders in the Middle Ages.
The pioneers in America, and even people up into the early 1900s used silver coins and flatware in jugs of milk to keep it fresh and good at room temperature.
Where Did the Term Blue Blood Come From?
Did you ever wonder where the term, blue blood, comes from?
Royalty and the upper classes used to use silver as medicine as well as eat from silver plates using silver flatware. They drank water which had been stored in silver pitchers from silver cups. Because of all of the silver particles they ingested their skin literally turned blue. This condition, Argyria, is caused by excessive intake of silver particles over a long period of time. Other than blue skin the condition is not dangerous.
The effectiveness of colloidal silver had been proven by case studies and accepted by science as fact in past eras. However, it was costly to produce and not as fast acting as some of the new antibiotics that were being discovered. Doctors began prescribing the new wonder drugs and silver was largely forgotten.
Improper Use Over Time Can Lead to Blue Skin
Synthetic Antibiotics Create Resistant Diseases
Unfortunately what the doctors did not know was that over time, and with misuse, the synthetic antibiotics actually produced antibiotic resistant bacteria.
The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta reported in the year 2000 that over 70,000 people died in hospitals in the United States from infections that resisted synthetic drugs.
Bacteria that are very common such as those that lead to ear infections or pneumonia are evolving into forms that are currently untreatable. We are creating super bugs. MRSA is one of these new, resistant microbes.
Is Colloidal Silver the Answer?
In the late 1970s a doctor by the name of Robert O. Becker was doing research on regeneration of spinal chords, organs and limbs. He discovered that silver promoted bone growth as well as destroying harmful bacteria in the surrounding area. More tests were run and the results were that colloidal silver is a broad spectrum antimicrobial. It successfully destroyed the following:
- E. coli
- bronchial infections
- urinary tract infections
- wound infections
- many more
Since colloidal silver is considered a pre 1938 drug by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) it is approved for over the counter sales.
How to Use Colloidal Silver
Colloidal Silver comes in two basic strengths, 50 ppm and 500 ppm. It is important to have both on hand because they treat different things.
For eye infections, nose drops, or ears the 50 ppm is better to use and less likely to sting. For illnesses and infections that need to be treated internally the 500 ppm is the best choice.
The colloidal silver should be kept in a dark place, and always buy it bottled in a dark, glass bottle.
Generally, if you are treating an illness taking one ounce four times a day of the 500ppm is effective. It is nearly impossible to ovedose on it and the blue side effect only happens with very heavy use over a long period of time. Years, not weeks or months.
Other uses for colloidal silver are:
- Silver stimulates plant growth
- Rinse your fruit and vegetables before storin. This will make them last longer and stay fresh.
- Toothaches and canker sores are diminished and itkills the bacteria of gingivitis.
- Use on fingernail, toenail, and ear fungi.
- Spray in shoes and between toes to kill athletes foot and fungi.
- Add to drinking water when traveling or camping, or in emergency situations when clean drinking water is suspect.
Make Colloidal SIlver at Home
Colloidal silver is an excellent resource to have in your medicine cabinet. It should be part of everyone's first aid and emergency kits.
Learning to use colloidal silver in all of the possible ways means having a source of alot of colloidal silver...
That can get expensive, right?
Not necessarily. You see, it is a simple thing to make your own colloidal silver, and does not cost much at all.
You will need to make or buy a generator. It is less than $50 dollars to make one that will make as much colloidal silver as you could ever need. Here are some excellent resource links with instructions: