Colloidal Silver is a natural remedy that I've used for years. I use it to shorten the duration of sicknesses, as well as building up the immune system to prevent sickness.
What is colloidal silver?
Colloidal silver is a solution that contains different concentrations of ionic silver. It is made by suspending very tiny particles of silver in pure water.
The history of colloidal silverIn the 1800's and early 1900's, farmers used silver products to keep milk fresh without refrigeration. Colloidal Silver was used as an effective antibiotic by most doctors before 1940. As medicine expanded and new medication was developed, colloidal silver was soon forgotten for the most part in the mainstream medical field. Why silver and not antibiotics? I do believe that antibiotics may be necessary at times for serious situations, but they are, in my opinion, very over-prescribed. While antibiotics do effectively kill the growth and reproduction of bacteria, they also kill our body's good bacteria and compromise our gut health. Many present day bacteria are able to breed new and more powerful strains that can become resistant to antibiotics over time. Bacteria and viruses are not resistant to colloidal silver, making silver an effective treatment for any sickness. What about the risk of Argyria? Argyria is a result of extreme misuse of silver. This is a condition that causes graying or bluing of the skin if there is a severe build up of silver in the body. If silver products have been consumed in larger quantities than the body is able to dispose of, argyria can occur. This condition is very rare even among those that may misuse silver by consuming very large quantities over a long period of time. Silver products alone do not have known negative side effects if used in reasonable amounts. A person would have to consume over 50 times the normal dose every day for a year to reach a possible chance of argyria, or 380 8 oz. bottles a year. Just as we know it would not be safe to consume large amounts of any medication at once, we need to use common sense with natural products as well. Taking a normal spoonful for sickness, or even every day, will not result in turning the skin blue. Usage for Colloidal Silver Colloidal Silver effectively fights:
- Sinus infections
- Bacterial infections
- Ear Infections - place one drop in each ear 3 times a day for a total of 10 days. Lay on each side for 5 minutes after placing drops in.
- Eye infections - place one drop in each eye 3 times a day for a week or so.
- Food poisoning
- Yeast infections
Do you use colloidal silver? How does it benefit your family?Sources: Silver Gen American Biotech Labs Jill is a child of God, a wife, and a homeschool mom of 4. As a certified family herbalist, her passions include reading and researching health and home remedies, and sharing with others the knowledge she gains. You can find her blogging at Jill's Home Remedies and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.