Silver has been used for natural healing for thousands of years. We take a look at its health benefits.
Silver is a metallic element that has several antibiotic and antimicrobial properties. It was used extensively for thousands of years for a variety of medical purposes before the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s and it is still widely used in alternative medicine.
There are numerous references to the medical use of silver throughout history. Hippocrates is said to have used silver to treat ulcers and to promote wound healing, while the Romans are reported to have used silver nitrate for medical purposes. By the 19th century it was common practice to store wine, water, milk and vinegar in silver vessels in order to keep it fresh and silver was said to have been used
during the Second World War to preserve food and water.
Medical uses of silver were developed in the 19th century thanks to the discovery of its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. As a result, the topical application of silver salts became a commonly used therapy. Notably, in 1884 the German obstetrician, Franz Crede, successfully used a solution of silver nitrate dropped into the eyes of newborns to treat incidences of blindness caused by venereal disease.
During the first half of the 20th century, silver was used for wound dressings and also for sutures in order to prevent infections. Its ophthalmic use was developed extensively as was its use in treating infectious diseases. Today, silver remains a popular natural and
alternative treatment which can be used both orally and topically in the form of liquid silver, sprays and gels which can be applied directly to the skin. It continues to be used for wound healing, to boost the immune system by helping the body to fight bacteria
and viruses and also to help sore throats and the common cold.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The way that colloidal silver works is that it disables the particular enzyme that all one-celled bacteria, fungi and viruses use for their oxygen metabolism. It co-mingles with the blood and enters the cells to seek out and destroy harmful organisms, suffocating
them in six minutes or less, after initial contact. It was reported in Science Digest in 1978 that research at Washington University School of Medicine demonstrated that silver is bactericidal to nearly 650 different disease-causing organisms, and that silver–resistant bacteria strains do not develop.
In 1988 the UCLA School of Medicine conducted medical tests on colloidal silver which highlighted its ability to kill viral, fungal and bacterial organisms. Larry C Ford. M.D., of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the UCLA School of Medicines Centre for the Health Sciences, subsequently wrote:
“Anti-microbial and anti-bacterial effects were demonstrated in 10/5 concentrations per milliliter of the following: neisseria gonorrhea, gardurella vaginalisis, streptococcus pyogenes, staphylococcus aureus, candida albicans, candida eolobata, m. furfur, salmonella typhi.”
Standard colloidal silver consists of a suspension of fine particles dispersed in a liquid. There are many types of colloidal silver on the market, each claiming a different strength or formula. However, Silver Hydrosol is an innovative form which uses extremely pure water as the medium – a key factor in quality and safety. It provides ultra pure and ultra small silver ion particles delivering precise levels of functional silver at safe, non-toxic levels.
When choosing a Silver Hydrosol product it is important to remember that the lower the ppm (parts per million) the better. A higher ppm means larger particle size and lower effective potency whereas a smaller particle size means more surface area and more absorbability.
Unlike regular colloidal silvers, Silver Hydrosol contains no silver salts or nitrates, and has a much longer shelf life. Tests have shown that Silver Hydrosol is up to 10,000 times more effective than standard colloidal or ionic silver. Research, testing and long-term use have demonstrated that Silver Hydrosol is completely safe to use for all the family. No adverse reactions or negative side effects have been reported involving Silver Hydrosol.
Also recommended is MSM+Silver™ Drops, which contains a potent combination of MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), a natural sulphur that resides in the body, plus hydrosol silver 10ppm and N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine.