The History of Silver in Medicine

Silver has long been recognized in recorded history as having germicidal properties. In 69 B.C. silver nitrate was described in the contemporary pharmacopoeia. In ancient Greece, Rome, Phoenecia and Macedonia, silver was used extensively to manage many immune challenges. From the time man first learned to work with silver, he has known that it delayed the spoilage of foods and that it reduced the symptoms of illness. Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine,” used silver and instructed that it promoted tissue repair and was a notable topical aid. In the days before refrigeration, farmers tossed a silver coin in a bucket of milk to preserve it.

Chemists put silver dimes in Petri dishes to sterilize them. For many years it had been common practice to place silver wires and threads around infected wounds that refused to heal. The situation in the EU is that colloidal Silver is no longer able to be sold for internal use and as such it is sold and labelled only for external use and for water sanitization.

Stocked inside the UK from this week.  No need to pay for shipment from the US any more.


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