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.
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. This guide also points out some considerations when buying this healing silver product.
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. Fighting Eye Infections
You can also use colloidal silver for curing and soothing various eye infections. These include conjunctivitis, pink eye and sties. These benefits come from the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties of it.
Their treatment can be quite difficult. All you have to do is to add 2-3 drops of colloidal silver into your eye. Do this 3-4 times every day. It can also be used for spraying gently over your eyes. You can also use it as a great 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. Treating Pneumonia
Antibiotics are part of the conventional treatment schedule for pneumonia. But Dr. Axe has something concerning to say. He claims that there are limitations to the ability of antibiotics to fight pneumonia or bronchitis. If you your pneumonia is viral, naturally the antibiotics are not going to help.
Because colloidal silver is capable of fighting different types of pathogens, it can also prove to be effective in treating pneumonia.
You can ingest it internally or breathe in using a nebulizer so that it reaches the lungs. According to Dr. Axe, you should take 1 tsp colloidal silver thrice a day for 10-15 minutes. It will help in clearing away the conditions in just 2 days.
10. 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.
11. Uses for Your Pets
The benefits of this healing liquid are not just limited for curing humans. You can also use it as an amazing natural remedy for the 4-legged friends in your home.
If you have dogs, you can administer 5-10 drops two times daily (orally) if your pet has minor wounds, minor cuts, infections, ear infections, eye infections or ringworm. It can be applied several times throughout the day using cotton swab when used as wound cleaner. If your pet has ear infections, just put few drops every day. This may be required for up to 10 days. With eye infections, you can put a single drop thrice a day.
You can also use colloidal silver for treating cats. Karen Becker, a holistic veterinarian, suggests its use for treating a number of feline problems. These include yeast infections feline acne, MRSA, tear stains and skin conditions.
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.
13. Use as a Natural Fruit & Veggie Wash
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 35ppm 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. Eliminating Pet Odors
Dogs will usually ‘spray’ too often. Dogs have the habit of marking their territory. According to anecdotal reports, colloidal silver can be used as a natural and simple method to help your home smell fresh. It works by eliminating the stubborn pet odors.
It cannot just help in removing the odor it can also prevent your pet from again marketing the same spot.
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.
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