Colloidal silver is a medicine that predates the pharmaceutical industry by a number of years. Its use was discontinued in 1938 when manufactured drugs became the norm, but it remained in use as a homeopathic treatment, and for good reason. There are numerous studies that show silver has no direct affect on the human body, which essentially proves that it is not vital to our survival. However, it does offer a fairly magnificent feature that can scarcely be matched by any manufactured drug today. It is virtually non-toxic to humans, but it kills some 650 different types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. When compared to the five or ten different targets per antibiotic drug, the clear choice is colloidal silver. Those single-celled organisms are too simple to deal with the silver ions, which are bioactive in their most basic form. Since so many different types of body invaders are destroyed by silver, it can clear a wide range of maladies from the human body. A few of those have been outlined below.
- Ear Infections – Since colloidal silver kills nearly any bacteria that might cause an ear infection, it is exceptionally efficient at treating ear infections. Simply apply the silver to your ear as you might any other liquid drops.
- Psoriasis – Psoriasis often flares up at the presence of skin irritating bacteria, like those that cause acne by clogging the pores. A topical treatment of colloidal silver works well as an antibacterial agent.
- Eye Infections – Colloidal silver is not only effective as an antibacterial solution, but it has no affect on your tissues, therefore you’ll feel no pain from a treatment. It is even gentle enough to use on an infant’s eye infection.
- Sinus Issues – Most sinus problems are caused by some sort of infection, whether it be bacterial or viral. Colloidal silver kills many of the germs that cause sinus issues, and it can be applied with a nasal inhaler like any standard nasal spray.
- Common Cold – The common cold can be treated successfully with a nasal spray of colloidal silver, since most colds are caused by a simple viral infection. The treatment is safe for all ages, because it doesn’t affect human tissue negatively at the doses needed to treat against dangerous microbes.
- Most Flu Viruses – Some research suggests that even the swine flu can be killed by a treatment of colloidal silver. It is certainly effective at destroying most of the common flu viruses that you might encounter in any given year.
- Pneumonia – Pneumonia can be caused by a wide range of pathogens, and antibiotics don’t always help. Colloidal silver is a much more comprehensive treatment for pneumonia, since it is equally effective at destroying viral infections as it is bacterial infections.
- Acne – Acne is generally caused by bacteria that clog the pores, but colloidal silver eliminates that bacteria and clears pores. It can be used as a face wash when applied directly to the skin. It can also treat body acne in the same way.
- HIV/AIDS – Miraculously, it seems that HIV is one of the viruses colloidal silver is able to destroy. Limited research has been done on the subject, but colloidal silver has been shown to limit the activity and even reduce the population of the virus in patients.
- Herpes – The herpes virus is yet another that can be suppressed with colloidal silver. It can be taken as a topical treatment when flare-ups occur, and it has been shown to be effective at eliminating the virus when taken orally.
- Yeast Infection – Yeast is nothing more than a single cell fungi, and it can not protect itself from colloidal silver. The silver ions prevent the yeast from growing or reproducing, and soon after, the yeast cells die.
- Tuberculosis – This condition is caused by a bacterial infection within the lungs, so it can be treated with a colloidal silver inhaler. The condition is relatively expensive to fight with standard pharmaceutical drugs, but colloidal silver is a safer, more affordable option.
- Common Warts – Warts are caused by a virus which infects the skin, and they are often difficult to remove. Colloidal silver is one way to treat warts, although it takes time. Regular treatment will shrink any wart.
- Tonsillitis – Tonsillitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection, and removing the tonsils isn’t the only treatment option. Colloidal silver is effective at reducing the infection in nearly all cases.
- Eczema – Eczema is categorized by easily inflamed skin, usually as a result of the presence of bacteria. Colloidal silver eliminates that bacteria and helps reduce the inflammation.
With the incredible power of colloidal silver as a disinfectant, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal treatment, it should come as no surprise that it has continued to be used effectively over 75 years after it was supposedly made obsolete by the pharmaceutical industry. Perhaps it will make a resurgence when its true benefits are once again recognized by the medical community, who currently only focus on the drugs pharmaceutical companies produce for them.