|Nanotechnology And Colloidal Silver
19th Century colloidal silver emerged as a powerful
germ fighter without negative side effects so became the first
choice of many medical workers. It was extremely effectual
against communicable organisms and very safe to use without
any side effects as compared to those associated with drugs.
As stated by Alfred
Searle, founder of the pharmaceutical conglomerate that
"applying Colloidal Silver to human subjects has been done in
a large number of cases with astonishingly successful results.
It protects rabbits from ten times the lethal dose of tetanus
or diphtheria toxin."
Colloidal Silver can be used
for internal administration, orally or topically. The major
advantage is to act quickly and of being lethal to parasites
without any hazardous side effect to its host. At that time
Colloidal Silver was very costly and hence couldn't be patented.
Finally with newly developed powerful antibiotics, colloidal
Silver took a back seat. After thirty years of the advent of
antibiotics it was found that many types of disease causing
pathogens had built immunity to their action. There are many
reports on the new strains of 'Super Bugs' that cannot be killed
by even the most powerful antibiotics.
Due to the resistance of
organisms to these drugs, there was the comeback of Colloidal
Silver, which proved to be one of the cures in these hard times
of huge health disaster. It was further stated that low levels
of silver in the body is responsible for low immunity and
sickness. This lead to vast research on silver and it was found
that silver works on a wide spectrum of bacteria that too
without any side effects or harm to the body cells.
Even those organisms that were resistant to all known
antibiotics were sensitive to silver ions.
An electromagnetic process
draws sub- microscopic particles of silver (.00001 microns) from
a bigger piece of pure silver into water. These particles are
apprehended in suspension by the tiny electric charge on each
atom. The size of the particle is in nano range and these minute
particles of silver can simply infiltrate and travel all through
the body. The colloidal silver should be manufactured by the
Electro-colloidal process and must contain a number of superfine
particles of silver that are no bigger than 0.005 - 0.0015
microns in diameter and the pH should be approximately 6.5.
Colloidal Silver preparations contain 3 parts per million (ppm)
silver to 20 ppm. It should contain no chemicals, proteins or
Colloidal Silver is one of the
most beneficial product of nanotechnology. It basically works as
a catalyst that render an enzyme inoperative. One-celled
bacteria, fungi and viruses for their metabolism use this
enzyme. Generally with antibiotics, resistant strains of
bacteria develop which then become ineffective of that
antibiotic. However with colloidal silver no such strains are
known to develop. Actually antibiotics are not able to kill any
kind of virus and are effective against some forms of bacteria
and fungi. Colloidal Silver is effective against more than
600-700 different disease-causing pathogens and no such pathogen
remains alive in presence of very small amounts of colloidal
An extensive research in
nanotechnology is going on to find the effects of nanological
silver that may be the future bullets to kill various deadly
viruses. Studies have already started that have resulted in some
successful experiments where silver nanoparticles have been able
to kill what is known as the super bug - Methicillin resistant
staphylococcus aureus. With various optimistic results, the
nanosilver will now come under a neo-approach or as an alternate
to medicines when it comes to combating previously deadly
viruses such as the Tamiflu resistant avian flu. This will open
new fields of using colloidal silver as an antibiotic for
internal use while it is already used as a topical antibiotic in
the medical industry for a long time.
In addition to killing
disease-causing organisms, Silver also became the chief growth
stimulator of injured tissues. The presence of the silver ion is
helpful to grow worn out tissues, get rid of old or cancerous
cells, and fuel growth in any other diseased or anomalous
addition to be used on human beings, colloidal silver is also
effective on animals. It is useful in many
veterinary cases such as in healing burns and various
infections. It is also successful in treatment against the
dreaded canine parvo virus.
Colloidal Silver is very useful
and effective against bacterial, fungal, and viral attacks on
plants. Only a simple spray of diluted Colloidal Silver on the
leaves or the solution added to soil is very effective.
diseases in which Colloidal Silver has been used with positive
results: allergies, appendicitis, arthritis, chronic fatigue,
herpes, leukemia, plague, burns (Colloidal Silver is one of the
few treatments that can keep severe burn patients alive),
cancer, cholera, colds and flu, conjunctivitis, diabetes,
gonorrhea, hay fever, leprosy, lupus, Lyme disease, malaria,
meningitis, parasitic infections both viral and fungal, blood
parasites, rheumatism, ringworm, scarlet fever, septic
conditions of the eyes, ears, mouth and throat, cancer of skin ,
staph infections, strep infections, acne, syphilis, toxemia,
trenchfoot, all forms of viruses, stomach ulcers and warts.