As a result of this use, the silver rubbed off and mixed with their foods and drinks. As a general rule, they were much healthier than the peasants who ate with dishes made of earthenware and utensils made of iron. This is why royalty became known as “blue bloods,” since their skin had a blue-grey tint from the accumulation of minute traces of pure silver. This is also where the phrase “born with a silver spoon in your mouth” arose.
Multiple laboratory tests have shown colloidal silver to kill disease-causing pathogens, viruses, and bacteria typically within minutes of contact. Silver has been shown to be a powerful anti-fungal, anti-germicidal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral substance in other research studies. Silver is used readily in hospital burn wards to prevent scar tissue. Back in 1999, I caught my right leg on fire with gasoline and one of my treatments was a silver gel that I rubbed on my leg. Prior to 1938, colloidal silver was used by physicians as a mainstream antibiotic treatment and was considered to be a “cutting edge” treatment for a variety of ailments. Not surprisingly, however, Big Pharma moved in and caused colloidal research to be set aside in favor of financially lucrative drugs.