Sunday, May 31, 2020

silver

Silver mining began thousands of years ago—as early as 3,000 BC in what’s now modern-day Turkey. Today, you’ll find the precious metal in everything from jewelry, coins and silverware to electronics and photo film.
But this non-toxic, naturally occurring element is also prized for its antimicrobial properties and as such has been used since ancient times to treat infections and heal wounds. Before the adoption of antibiotics, silver foil was wrapped around wounds to promote healing and prevent infection, and you’ll still find silver in the surgical and medical equipment, bandages and topical ointments used in hospitals today. Ship captains and pioneers were known to toss silver coins into storage barrels to purify and preserve drinking water, a concept still in use by astronauts to purify water and disinfect surfaces on the International Space Station. And a recent study shows that silver ion treatments may aid in the treatment of inflammatory bone disorders.
Luckily, you don’t have to go to the hospital (or outer space) to take advantage of the benefits of silver. When ingested, commercially available colloidal silver (tiny particles of silver suspended in liquid) can both strengthen the immune system and treat existing health problems, such as cold and flu symptoms. When used topically, it can promote fast healing of cuts, burns, blisters, insect bites and stings, rashes, razor burn, sunburn and other skin issues.
Supporting our immune system daily is one of the best ways to confront environmental and dietary challenges and the emotional stressors that weaken our immune system’s response.




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