Silver – A Timeless Remedy with Modern Applications for Health

Did you know that silver can have health benefits?

This is just a short article to quickly go over some of the benefits of wearing and using silver products such as colloidal silver and silver creams, ointments, and gels.

Throughout history, humans have sought healing properties in gemstones and minerals. While beliefs vary, silver jewelry has been proven to have health benefits. Silver’s antimicrobial properties aid in infection prevention, it helps with internal heat regulation, circulation, may contribute to mood balance, and it can alleviate arthritis symptoms. (1)

Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans utilized silver for health benefits and preservation, while even during the Middle Ages, the wealthy used silver utensils to protect against diseases like the plague. Today, silver continues to find application in healthcare settings, with colloidal silver gaining popularity for its perceived medicinal properties in wound dressings and patient care items. (2)

Colloidal silver is water with really small (micro size) bits of silver in it. When used as directed, it has been safe. When used in excess, it has turned some people a greyish-blue (a condition called Argyria). This condition is very rare and has only occurred in people taking too much (AKA: amounts that are not recommended).

Colloidal silver has many health benefits including antibacterial properties and potential efficacy against yeasts and certain viruses. (3)

Silver has a rich history as an antibiotic in healthcare, with applications ranging from water purification to surgical appliances. Silver demonstrates low toxicity in the human body and is generally safe for clinical exposure. (4)

Silver however might not be best for everyone, as some people have an allergy. About 10 to 15% of the population (mainly women) have a silver allergy. (5)

I have personally used colloidal silver for colds and flu. I have also used silver wound gels and they have been helpful.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this research. I also want to put a short disclaimer: don’t take this as medical advice and just consider the research. It is an interesting topic and I just wanted to share information on it. I may add more to this article later, but just wanted to introduce the topic for now. I hope you got something out of this article.



  4.  Title of the Study: “Silver in health care: antimicrobial effects and safety in use.”

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