Could Gold Cure Cancer?
"Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen."
Gold and silver have always been associated with wealth, purity, power, immortality and beauty. Nations raged wars against each other for the acquisition of these precious metals. Some wise men said: "Wisdom is better than silver or gold", but did you know that they are good for your health too? Silver and gold were believed to be favored by the gods, who kept the metals shiny and rust-free. Silver also has unique anti-microbial properties, which were recognized even by ancient peoples who had no knowledge of modern medicine and biology. People observed that wine stored in silver vessels remained drinkable longer than containers of other materials. The Romans knew that dropping silver coins in water storage containers would mean fewer soldiers would become sick after drinking.
The effect of silver nano particle treatment on the healing of burns is shown at different time intervals. Rats treated with different concentrations of silver-coated cotton fabrics.
Silver powders and tinctures were applied to wounds because it was known to prevent sepsis. It was also noticed that spoiled food and drink would often turn silver drinking cups and silverware black on contact, which led to the widespread custom of using silver in dinnerware. They probably didn’t know that the reason the poisoned food blackened the silver is that many spoiled foods contain high concentrations of sulfur. The common belief was that silver had supernatural powers, which explained these properties. These mystical properties of silver are further expressed in supernatural literature. Silver is believed to be harmful and potentially lethal to vampires, and one needs a silver bullet to shoot down a werewolf. If you are a fan of the infamous series "Supernatural" you sure are familiar with this fact.
But here is the logic behind these magic traits:
The antimicrobial activity of silver appears to have been known since early in recorded history. Herodotus describes how the King of Persia, when going to war, among his provisions, took boiled water stored in flagons of silver. The first modern description of this effect was given by Raulin in 1869, who observed that Aspergillus niger could not grow in silver vessels. He was somewhat upstaged by the Swiss botanist Von Ngeli who devised the term "oligodynamic" to describe any metal which exhibits bactericidal properties at minute concentrations ("oligos", small + "dynamis", power). He was studying silver, and it is especially true of this metal, Von Ngeli distinguished between "oligodynamic" death and "ordinary" poisoning at measurable concentrations.
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Characteristics Of Silver & Gold
Silver & gold has great health benefits that have been used for centuries. Silver has a proven track record as a powerful anti-microbial agent that fights infections and helps prevent cold, flu, and more.
Regulating body temperature
Silver& gold also help in regulating the internal temperature of the human body and its rotation. Many have reported an improvement in their energy and mood levels after wearing them, as their natural properties may compensate for external electrical disturbances, improve blood circulation and overall body temperature balance, and help maintain hygiene and immunity.
Keeps infection and colds away
Silver & gold has a long history of antibiotics and sterilization, as many women and men wear silver jewelry to ward off infection, cold / flu symptoms, and any other virus or bacteria. This health benefit is one of the reasons why many manufacturers are entering silver in the manufacture of medical devices and devices.
Silver & gold also claims to keep our blood vessels flexible, enabling them to play a role in bone formation and healing, as well as maintaining and repairing the skin.
Gold versus cancer
The isotope gold-198 is used in the treatment of some cancers. Gold is excellent at absorbing X-rays, and loading tumors with gold can increase radiation therapy’s efficiency. This means that less powerful treatment is needed, minimizing damage to healthy tissue.
The study used an intriguing approach; the researchers combined a green tea compound with radioactive gold nanoparticles and used them to attack prostate cancer.
The green tea compound, called epigallocatechin-gallate, is easily absorbed into tumors, and when radioactive gold is attached to the compound, it gets a free ride to the heart of the tumor, where it can destroy the cells without damaging other tissues. Reference to the study.
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