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Interesting facts about the uses of silver

Updated: Jun 17

I started with the idea of writing an article about the benefits of colloidal silver, before deciding to share some interesting facts about the uses of silver from history.

  • The Greeks used silver vessels to keep water and other liquids fresh. This information dates to before the birth of Christ

  • The Roman Empire stored wine in silver urns to prevent spoilage

  • The use of silver is mentioned in ancient Egyptian writings

  • In the Middle Ages, silverware protected the wealthy from the full brunt of the plague

  • Before the advent of modern germicides an antibiotics, it was know that disease causing pathogens could not survive in the presence of silver. Consequently, silver was used in dishware, drinking vessels and eating utensils

  • In particular, the wealthy stored and ate their food from silver vessels to keep bacteria from growing

  • The Chinese emperors and their courts ate with silver chopsticks

  • The Druids have left evidence of their use of silver

  • Settlers in the Australian outback suspend silverware in their water tanks to retard spoilage

  • Pioneers trekking across the American West found that if they placed silver or copper coins tin their casks of drinking water, it kept their water safe from bacteria, algae etc

  • Silver leaf was used to combat infection in wounds sustained by troops during World War I

  • Prior to the introduction of antibiotics, Colloidal Silver was used widely in hospitals and has been know as a bactericide for at least 1200 years

  • In the early 1800's, doctors used silver sutures in surgical wounds with very successful results

  • In Ayurvedic medicine, silver is used in small amounts as a tonic, elixir or rejuvenating agent for patients debilitated by age or disease

This information has been taken from an article on www.silver-colloids.com/Pubs/history-silver.html Click the link to read much more information about Colloidal Silver.


I will add a follow up article of my own personal experiences with Colloidal Silver in the next couple of weeks.


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