Colloidal silver is a liquid compound that consists of minuscule silver particles suspended in liquid. It is created using electrolysis to suspend pure, metallic elemental silver attached to simple protein molecules in distilled water.
It was used as a natural antibiotic all the way until the 1940s when modern antibiotics were developed. While researchers debate the efficacy of colloidal silver, people have found that colloidal silver works wonders when it comes to healing bacterial, fungal, viral or other parasitic infections. Here are four proven healing properties of colloidal silver that you must know.
1. Cures Eye Infection: Due to its antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, colloidal silver is beneficial in treating eye infections like pink eye and sties. Pink eye is an inflamed mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and eyelid lining, and it’s primarily caused by a bacterial or viral infection. When applied to the infected eye, it picks up the infectious cells by attracting them electromagnetically and sends them into the bloodstream to be eliminated from the body.
2. Fights Cold and Flu: Some claim that colloidal silver helps prevent all types of flu, including swine flu, as well as the common cold. Few studies have been done to test this clinically, but in 2011 the NIH took 100 children under the age of 12 suffering from the common cold and nasal congestion and assigned them into two groups; the first group was treated with a solution of colloidal silver and beta glucan, and the second group with saline solution. The findings showed that while both groups benefited from the different treatments, 90 percent of those in the colloidal silver group recovered completely.
3. Treats Ear Infection: Ear infections can be caused by different types of bacteria or even fungi. Colloidal silver is effective in treating ear infections, irrespective of the cause, as it has very broad-spectrum antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties.
4. Cures Sinusitis: Sinusitis that causes pain or pressure in the face, as well as a blocked nose, can be effectively treated with colloidal silver. It is effective at killing Staph aureus, one of the primary causes of sinusitis. According to a 2014 study published in the International Forum for Allergy and Rhinology, colloidal silver was found to be effective when used as a nasal spray.