Understanding Colloidal Silver
ancient Romans and Greeks found that liquids would stay fresher longer if put in
silver containers. Our own American pioneers found that a silver dollar put in a
jug of milk would delay spoilage. They also found that if they would keep their
silverware "hidden" in their water barrel that the water would not go bad.
The early discovery that water, wine, milk and
vinegar stayed pure longer in silver vessels, led to its desirability as a
container for long voyages. Herodotus (79 A.D.) wrote that Cyrus the Great, King
of Persia (550-529 B.C.), a man of vision who established a board of health and
a medical dispensary for his citizens, had water drawn from a special stream,
"boiled, and very many four wheeled wagons drawn by mules carry it in silver
vessels, following the king wheresoever he goes at any time."
Some people wonder
why the FDA would allow such a powerful antibiotic to be sold over the counter
without a prescription. There are two reasons: The reason is that true colloidal
silver is a Pre-1938 drug (by over fifty years) and so the FDA has stated that
it may continue to be marketed (grand fathered) provided it was produced and
marketed for the same purposes as it was prior to 1938.
"As an antibiotic,
silver kills over 650 disease-causing organisms; resistant strains fail to
develop. Silver is absolutely non-toxic. Silver is the best all around germ
fighter we have. Doctors are reporting that, taken internally, it works against
syphilis, cholera and malaria, diabetes and severe burns."
Under the heading “Our Mightiest Germ Fighter”, Science Digest, a highly
respected publication, opened their March 1978 article with: “Thanks to
eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An
antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver
kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually
non-toxic, says pioneering silver researcher, Dr. Harry Margraf of St. Louis.
“Silver is the best all around germ-fighter we have”
According to the book: The Wonders
of Colloidal Silver by Dhyana L. Coburn & Patrick D. Dignan, test results at the
UCLA Medical Labs at the UCLA School of Medicine in 1988 by Larry C. Ford, M.D.
of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,¹ (Colloidal Silver, The
Antibiotic Alternative, Lloyd Michael Canty and Zane Baranowski) and other
researchers show Colloidal Silver killed every virus on which it was tested.
The Three Medicinal Properties of Silver
three properties that colloidal silver users are attempting to harness by its
1. The infection fighting,
biocidal properties demonstrated by silver.
2. The tissue healing
properties of silver, as demonstrated by altered cell morphology resulting in
increased ( and healthy ) cell reproduction.
electrical stimulation properties of colloidal silver ( it is theorized
that colloidal solutions with an increased zeta potential assist the body to
regain health through various means which are not yet fully understood ).
Included in this classification would be catalyst reactions in the body with
substances like minute amounts of hydrogen peroxide.
Understanding these three properties is a key element in
determining both when and how colloidal silver might be effective for use as a
health-maintaining and health-restoring substance in the human body, and
forms the primary foundation for all
colloidal silver use.
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