Silver has been used to prevent and treat infection long before the discovery of germs. Ancient Romans and Greeks stored perishables in silver containers so they would not spoil. European royalty were often referred to as “blue bloods” in part because their frequent use of silver goblets, plates, and utensils gave their skin a bluish cast and – according to several sources – may have helped them to avoid common illness.
Since the early 1800′s, silver was effectively and commonly used as an antibiotic substance. The shelf-life of early liquid silver preparations was very short, so physicians needed to mix the solutions to order for injection or ingestion. With the discovery of sulfa drugs and penicillin, silver quickly took a back seat to the newer drugs that were easier to use and seemingly more effective.
Now, due to the concern over the antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and health risks of the antibiotics themselves, more and more holistically-minded folks are turning to colloidal silver once again. Does this precious metal have a place in the modern-day natural health arsenal? Is colloidal silver safe? Click To Keep Reading