Research shows that colloidal silver is a potent alternative treatment for Psoriasis and Candida.
Psoriasis appears as patches of skin on the legs, knees, arms, elbows, head and back that are reddish and covered with white scales. These growths on the epidermis don't mature. A normal skin cell matures and passes from the bottom layer of the skin to the epidermis in about a month, psoriatic cells form in about a week creating patches that grow larger. The result of this disorder is the production of excessive numbers of skin cells in a very short time. The condition is not contagious.
It generally has periodic flare-ups with periods of remission most often starting in adolescence to mid twenties. Occurences can be triggered by stress, illness, injury, cuts, viral or bacterial infection, sunburn, overuse of some pharmaceutical anti inflammatory drugs and beta blockers. Current research points to an immune system role in psoriasis. People with HIV or AIDS often have severe psoriasis. The build up of toxins in an unhealthy colon also has been linked to the development of psoriasis. The property of colloidal silver is such that, it not only destroys bacteria, but also is prominent in destroying fungi and virus. Colloidal silver when placed on a wound, the infection gets destroyed within a short duration of a few minutes. This implies that the healing power of colloidal silver is fast when compared to the commonly used antibiotics.
Colloidal silver when used as an antibiotic, removes the toxins generated during the destruction of pathogens, unlike the chemical antibiotics where these toxins are deposited in the cells, there by maintaining the natural immune system. In addition, it improves the defence mechanism inside the body. The solution is used for treating diseases like diabetes, burns, boils, eczema, warts, infection caused by yeast, acne, arthritis, allergies etc. In psoriasis, the application of colloidal silver reduces irritation and itching due to the irruption caused by psoriasis thereby relieving the patient from the sufferings.
Candida is a yeast-like fungus that normally lives in healthy balance in the body, found mostly in the intestines, genital tract, mouth, and throat. When this balance is upset, infection can result and the fungus travels to all parts of the body through the bloodstream. In the mouth, it is called thrush; in the vagina, it is called vaginitis.
A study produced in 2009 by the department of Microbiology at Kyungpook National University in Korea and published in the Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology shows that Colloidal Silver erradicates fungal pathogens more successfully than popular anti fungal drugs. Thousands of colloidal silver devotees have known this for years.
The study authors tested colloidal silver against the Candida species of fungus and discovered is that the silver particles “showed potent activity against clinical isolates and ATCC strains” of the fungal pathogens.
What this means is silver was equally effective against lab-grown strains of the fungal pathogens and strains isolated from infected specimens.