How Colloidal Silver May Combat the Cold

Do you dread being in the office or on a train with someone who has a streaming cold, knowing it’s only a matter of time before you catch it? Or worry about getting on a flight because of the recycled air knowing you’ll get a cold on your holiday or business trip? Colloidal silver may be able to help you!

The History of Silver in the Medical World

The use of silver in the medical world has had a resurgence over the past years, but the use of silver for its medical qualities has a long history:

  • Hippocrates who is known as ‘The Father of Medicine’ knew about the properties of using silver.
  • In ancient Greece, water and liquids were kept fresh by storing them in silver vessels.
  • The Roman Empire stored wine in silver urns to prevent spoilage.
  • The use of silver is mentioned in ancient Egyptian writings.
  • Troops used silver leaf during World War I to stop and overcome infection of wounds sustained in battle.
  • Before the introduction of antibiotics, colloidal silver was used widely in hospitals and has been known as a bactericide for at least 1200 years.
  • Doctors successfully used silver sutures as early as the 1800’s.
    (Source: http://www.silver-colloids.com/Pubs/history-silver.html)

Today’s Benefits

Today, hospital door handles/plates are being made of silver, the use of silver dressings and plasters all designed to kill bacteria and help to reduce the spread of infection, has increased.  According to the Silver Institute, many hospitals are using silver-embedded equipment including surgical tools, stethoscopes, catheters, needles and even paper files to help stop the spread of MRSA.[i]

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