This mostly discusses the topical uses of colloidal silver, and people should be aware it is perfectly safe to ingest reasonable amounts internally to kill bacteria and viruses, generally taking it no more than a few weeks at a time so it has a chance to clear your system. So colloidal silver has a tremendous range of uses that can help keep one healthy and free of colds, flu and other illnesses. It is also increasingly being used in everyday applications like clothes to fight odor and kitchen sponges to fight bacteria.
“Taken internally, colloidal silver can be used to fight infection. It has been shown to be effective against more that 650 disease-causing organisms, including Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria and the fungus Candida albicans,” writes Dr. James F. and Phyllis A. Balch.
Colloidal silver is particularly beneficial in conditions where the immune system is compromised and pharmaceutical antibiotics are less effective. This includes such diseases as pneumonia contracted by people with AIDS or immune deficiency syndrome, who are too weak to tolerate the stronger pharmaceutical antibiotics, which virulently attack healthy cells as well as diseased cells. It is never recommended to take antibiotics unless other remedies such as colostrum or colloidal silver have proven ineffective.
Colloidal silver’s powerful properties as an antibiotic are well documented in the medical literature, but not enough testing has been done on diseases such as cancer to make any definitive statements. However, as many new theories coming out about cancer point to low-level, long-standing viral infections which lead to chronic inflammation as contributing factors to many cancers, it stands to reason that colloidal silver can be highly effective against cancer too.
Here are a few quotes from other researchers in the medical and health supplement field.
“Colloidal silver is an inexpensive healing agent and disinfectant that has a myriad of applications. It is a clear golden liquid composed of 99.9-percent pure silver particles approximately 0.001 to 0.01 microns in diameter that are suspended in pure water. Colloidal silver can be mixed with either tap or distilled water and applied topically, taken by mouth, or administered intravenously.” Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD, page 66
“Topically, it can be used to fight fungal infections of the skin or nails and to promote the healing of burns, wounds, cuts, rashes, and sunburn. It can be used on toothaches and mouth sores, as eye drops, and as a gargle to fight tooth decay and bad breath. It can also be used as sterilizer and can even be sprayed on air-conditioning filters and air ducts and vents to prevent germs from growing.” Prescription For Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A Balch CNC and James F Balch MD, page 66
“Silver is highly toxic to most microbial cells and can be used as an antimicrobial agent. . . which has broad antimicrobial as well as antifungal activity . . . Colloidal silver is a suspension of extremely small silver particles and was used in medicine until the 1940s as both a topical and an internal antiseptic.” PDR For Nutritional Supplements by Sheldon Saul Hendle and David Rorvik, page 110
“Colloidal silver has a long history in medicine as a natural antibiotic. It is very effective in killing bacteria, viruses.” The Natural Way to Heal by Walter Last, page 161
“[Colloidal silver ions are] used to make odor-proof socks and shoe-liners, antiseptic kitchen sponges, wound and burn healing aids, and topical applications to speed healing of cuts, canker sores, warts, and acne releasing colloidal silver on site.” Anti-Aging Manual by Joseph B Marion, page 12