Colloidal silver has been used for centuries for treating endless number of ailments. But unfortunately most of us don’t know about its health benefits. This liquid has been developed with the process of electrolysis for suspending pure, metallic elemental silver within distilled water.Meet the Silver That Destroys 650 Different Pathogens and Heals Inflammation in 72 Hours.
There are many studies underway in modern medicine to endorse the health benefits of colloidal silver. But over the centuries, it has been shown how important a place this tonic has in the medicine cabinet of every natural-living enthusiast.
Here are 15 amazing benefits, uses and reasons why you should have colloidal silver in your home.
The antimicrobial properties of colloidal silver make it an excellent natural antibiotic. The ancient Greeks and Romans have had been using silver for centuries for preventing their foods and drinks.
It is an extremely powerful liquid that is capable of killing bacteria, viruses and fungal infections.
According to a research (conducted in 2011), colloidal silver nanoparticles are capable of being great alternative to conventional antifungal treatments against Candida-related conditions.
Another study in Taiwan found that colloidal silver is capable of eradicating the anti-biotic resistant superbugs Pseudomonas aeruginosa and MRSA. Colloidal silver has also been found to be extremely effective when it is used along with antibiotics against Staph infections and MRSA.
According to studies conducted in the 80s, scientists found that exposure to small amounts of silver helped in quickly destroying up to 650 various kinds of pathogens.
2. Anti-Inflammation Benefits
Topical use of colloidal silver can help in giving relief from the pain and discomfort from swelling and inflammation. It also helps in increasing the speed of healing. Colloidal silver also helps with recovery.
There is one groundbreaking and stunning study on colloidal silver and its effects on skin inflammation. This study was conducted at the National Institutes of Health where pigs were used as the subjects. The researchers found that when treated with silver, the animals made almost near-recovery in just 72 hours. However, the skins of the other pigs (which didn’t get treated with colloidal silver) were still inflamed.
3. Cure Eye Infections
Due to the powerful antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, colloidal silver can soothe and treat eye infections, such as sties, pink eye, and conjunctivitis. You should pour 203 drops in the eye three of 4 times a day. Moreover, you can use it as a gentle spray around the eyes, or as an eyewash.
4. Treating Various Ear Infection
Various bacteria and fungus could cause ear infections. Prescription drugs can prove to be ineffective with such infections. Such drugs are limited in their scope as to what class of bacteria they can target.
Colloidal silver is an excellent remedy in this case. It is capable of killing various types of bacteria and fungus. You can even use it if you have swimmer’s ear.
Just add 2 drops of it into your affected ear 1-2 times every day until you see the symptoms have cleared away.
5. Soothe Your Cuts, Burns & Scrapes
If you have minor cuts or scrapes, you can use colloidal silver. It will help in stimulating the healing of skin and tissue. As already mentioned above, it also helps reduce inflammation.
According to a research article in Pharmacognosy Communications, colloidal silver is recommended as serious consideration for topical application in the treatment of burns.
6. Easing Skin Conditions
There are different types of skin conditions which can be caused by fungi, bacteria or viruses. This includes blackheads, psoriasis, cysts, red and inflamed skin, and white heads. These conditions can not only give you discomfort, they can also make you feel embarrassed at times. Silver treatment can help by repairing the damaged tissues rapidly.
Apply silver colloids at night and the effects can be seen in days.
7. Fighting Sinus Infections
Sinusitis involves blocked nose and a regular feeling of pressure or pain in your face. It can have serious impact on your quality of life. The conventional cures which are prescribed for the condition include antibiotics, steroids and painkillers. However, these drugs come with their own set of unwanted side effects.
But there are natural remedies which could be as potent. A 2014 study reported in the International Forum for Allergy and Rhinology revealed that colloidal silver can be effectively used as a nasal spray.
You can use colloidal silver by pouring few drops of it into your nasal cavity by tilting your head back. You can also use a neti pot that’s designed especially for flushing sinuses out.
8. Fighting Colds & Flu
Usually, common drugs like decongestants are given for fighting the symptoms of colds and flu. But if you check the warning by the Italian Drug Agency, you must not use these drugs in children who are under 12.
If you are suffering from cold or flu, you can take advantage of the antimicrobial properties of colloidal silver to reduce the severity and duration of the conditions.
There is a study focused on how the two treatments affect nasal congestion in children. The first treatment comprises of a mix of colloidal silver and beta glucan. The second mix was a saline solution. According to researchers, both these groups showed significant improvement. However, when compared they found that only 66% of the 2nd group (saline) recovered fully against 90% of the 1st group of colloidal silver.
9 Treat Pneumonia
Dr. Axe suggests that the ability of antibiotics to fight bronchitis or pneumonia is limited. Therefore, in the case of viral pneumonia, antibiotics just cannot provide positive effects.As it kills numerous pathogens, colloidal silver effectively treats pneumonia. It can be ingested internally or breathed into the lungs with a nebulizer. According to Dr. Axe, teaspoon three times a day for 10-15 minutes can treat pneumonia in a few days!
10. Great for animals
Colloidal silver is not effective just in the case of humans. Namely, it is excellent in the case of animals as well. It can be used to treat minor cuts, infections, wounds, ringworm, ear infections, in dogs. It is advisable that you give your dog 5 to 10 drops orally, twice a day.
When used topically for wounds, pour some colloidal silver on a cotton swab and apply it on the affected area several times daily.
In the case of an ear infection, pour a few drops in its ear daily for up to ten days. You should apply one drop, 3 times during the day, in the case of an eye infection.
In the case of cats, colloidal silver can be used to treat feline issues, such as feline acne, MRSA, skin issues, tear stains, and yeast infections.
11. Curing Sore Throat
If you have sore throat with pathogens causing pain, use silver to gargle. It can help in picking up and removing the pathogens.
You can gargle with 1-2 tbsp of it for 2 minutes. Do it 5 times daily until you have recovered. You should spit the colloidal silver out so that the microbes are also removed with it from your body. It can also be used as throat spray which can be administered several times daily.
12. Benefits of Gardeners
You can use colloidal silver for many other applications beyond medicinal purposes.
According to a study (published in journal Mycobiology in 2010), application of silver nanoparticles to the roots of green onion plants helped in eliminating some types of fungal infections that could kill the plants.
Colloidal silver can also help in killing plant fungus and various infections that affect the crops and beautiful flowers.
Just add it to the plant’s base or create a mixture in a spray bottle by diluting with distilled water (5 ppm). Apply it all over the affected areas of the roots or leaves.
It is always recommended to grow or buy organic fruits and veggies. But the only limitation is that you cannot always do that.
You can mix and create your own batch of natural colloidal silver fruit and veggie wash that protects you against the conventional produce.
You can prepare it using the following steps:
– Add 1 cup water into 1/2 cup vinegar
– Stir in 2 tsp salt (make sure the salt dissolves fully)
– Stir in 1/4 cup colloidal silver (5-10 ppm)
Soak all the fresh produce in this mix for up to 5 minutes and then rinse. Your fruits and veggies will be chemical-free and clean.
14. Maintain Freshness of Flowers
Now you can have beautiful blooms in your home and keep them lasting 2 times longer if you add just a little colloidal silver to the vase.
According to scientists at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad’s Department of Horticulture, silver particles helped in blocking bacterial activity for stropping moisture and nutrients from reaching the flower head (the study was conducted in 2014).
The scientists found that the flowers treated with water having 35 ppm colloidal silver, their perfect color was maintained. The petals also remained healthy for 2 times as long when the flowers were allowed to remain in water.
15. Eliminate Pet Odors
Colloidal silver can effectively remove all unpleasant pet odors in the house, and leave a fresh smell. You should douse the area where your pet leaves a bad odor or marks the territory with a colloidal silver solution, and you will remove the smell, and at the same time, your pet will stop marking the place again.
Take a bottle and mix colloidal silver in distilled water. Mist it lightly on the fabric and it will help in getting rid of general pet odors. It can also helps in freshening up the pet beds and your sofas.