Silver has extensive and powerful
antimicrobial activities. Silver is known to be safe and effective
as disinfectant for a long time. Silver has been widely used in many
medical aspects for their eminent antimicrobial activities.
. Ancient Greeks and Romans used silver barrels to keep their water fresh
and to preserve food. . The use of silver, for medicinal purposes, is written about in ancient
Egyptian records. . Chinese emperors have always eaten with silver chopsticks for good
health. . Early North American settlers placed silver coins in their canteens to
keep their water clean and germ-free.
. NASA recently started using silver instead of chlorine to purify water
for their astronauts in space. . The U.S. military has silver particles impregnated into the clothing of
soldiers to protect against rashes, staph infections, athletes foot and
more. . In Asia, many cell phones are coated with silver particles to prevent
the transfer of germs and bacteria. . To prevent the spread of infection, silver particles are used in many
health-care products including, wound dressing and nurse
Silver as Antibacterial Agent: Silver has long been known to inhibit the oxygen-exchange in bacteria, killing the bacteria. Nano Silver has been demonstrated to enhance that effect, and is currently being used in wound dressings for critical-burn victims. Other nanoparticles can be used as pharmaceutical carriers to specifically deliver disease-fighting drugs to afflicted body areas, thus minimizing secondary effects.
Silver is confirmed to sterilize nearly all the existing single cell bacteria.Though the direct interrelationships between silver and the extermination of bacteria are yet to be established, a theory that silver intervenes in the function of particular enzyme, by which the single cell bacteria works metabolism (digestive and absorbing functions), neutralizes and eventually sterilizes enzyme is well accepted without much doubt.
It is said that no bacterium can survive more than six minutes once it contacts silver. This amazing fact is getting renewed attention recently. It seems so because the scientific and medical values of silver have been ignored for a time due to its expensiveness, while cheaper antibiotics have revealed a lot of problems such as side-effects, poisoning as well as spawning of resistant bacteria.
In recent days, the price of silver as a sterilizer becomes cheaper than those of ordinary antibiotics owing to the latest advancement of scientific technologies. Clearly silver is the best natural innoxiousness antibiotic with no ill-effect.
Scientific experiments have disclosed that all the metallic Ions had sterilizing power in some degree. For example, the Kyung-won Century air-conditioners introduced in 1998 promote that they sterilize bacteria in the air through the installed copper plates. However, a series of clinical testing have failed to prove the safety of the metallic substances to human body except silver. Only silver has no record of its ill-effect for the past five thousand years of human history. In this country, Koryo Eun-dan, the tiny tablets made of silver extracts with fifty years of established history, has demonstrated the secured safety of silver.
Dr. Robert Baker, author of Human Body and Electricity, says that silver takes in charge of some part of human immunity, and the possibility of contracting diseases increases if silver content in the human body falls below the standard level of 0.0001 percent. It is said that silver is accumulated in our bodies when we consume vegetables. As plants take roots into soil and absorb nutritious substances including silver, we should eat more vegetable plants to enhance the immunity of our bodies and to store up proper amount of silver. For instance, it is well-known fact that buddhist monks deep in the mountains and vegetarians have more resisting power to bacteria than meat-eaters.
In the old days, ordinary people could not dream of sharing the benefits of silver as it was as precious as gold. However, we can think of the common use of silver as the price of silver becomes relatively cheaper these days. Silver perfectly absorbs and cuts off harmful electronic and water-vein waves to the human body while sterilizing all sorts of germs. Now is the time for us to enjoy good heath of royal families through the common use of silver.
Greeks and Romans in ancient times discovered that food contained in silverwares had kept its freshness for a long time.
Ancient Indians used to distribute a silver coin to each soldier who was going to battlefields. They already knew the remedial value of silver coins wrapped around the wounds of injured soldiers.
In the medieval age, pest was sweeping across Europe to kill nearly twenty million out of total population of forty millions, but royal palaces were known to have been exempted from the curse of pest. People believed that it was silver kept in those palaces that saved royal families.
From the old days, Koreans have carried silver spoons, silver hairpins and silver knives with the belief that keeping silver is good for heath and makes a fortune. Various kinds of silverwares and accessories made of silver in the royal palaces emitted a great deal of silver ionized water, blocking the dissemination of the disease.
Settlers in the U.S western frontiers found out by chance that milk were not gone bad if silver coins were put into the milk bottles, and the water in the bottles where silverwares were concealed maintained its freshness for a long time.
In the herbal medicine therapy, silver is known to reinforce the natural balance of the human body. This reminds us of an account recorded in the book of Dong Eui Bo Gam that silver is particularly good for the treatment of mental illnesses like epilepsy and convulsions, and women diseases. An explanatory note in the book of Bon Cho Gang Mok, that silver possessed by people extends their life by providing comfort to the five viscera, giving balances between mind and body while driving out evil spirit.