Lost Treasure – Silver: A Natural Antibiotic

The ancients used to store their water in silver vessels. The American settlers would put a silver dollar in their milk containers. Until 70 years ago, colloidal silver was the mainstay of antibiotic treatment. That was until cheaper antibiotic drugs began to be produced.

Then, in the late 1970s, interest in silver was rekindled. A research unit stumbled upon silver while searching for an effective treatment for burn victims. They found that silver was not only incredibly effective as a germ fighter, but it could be used over large areas of the body and is non-toxic and non-stinging – even to the eyes.

Biomedical research has since shown that no known disease-causing organism – bacteria, virus or fungus – can live for more than a few minutes in the presence of even minute traces of metallic silver. And because silver seems to kill mechanically or electrically, bacteria don’t develop a resistance to it as they do to modern antibiotics.

In 2008, silver is used in bone surgery and in 70% of US burns centers. NASA uses a silver water purification system for its space shuttles, as do the Russians. Most of the top airlines use silver water filters to curtail waterborne diseases. Silver disables the enzyme that all viruses, fungi and one-celled bacteria use to metabolize oxygen.

Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. And unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which also destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life.

Colloidal silver is the name given to microscopic particles of silver, held in a liquid suspension. It is tasteless, odourless and non-stinging to sensitive tissues. It may be taken orally, and can be applied directly to cuts, scrapes, open sores and warts. It may be used as a rinse for acne, eczema and other skin irritations. It can be gargled, dropped into eyes and ears, and atomized and inhaled into the nose or lungs.

Colloidal silver is available from me in Athens.