Got the horrific itches from brushing up against some Poison Ivy or Poison Oak?
I’ve got some great news for you: Many of our readers claim colloidal silver relieves the symptoms of both Poison Ivy and Poison Oak quickly, easily and effectively.
And I think I know why it works so well, thanks to colloidal silver’s ability to reduce inflammation by modifying the body’s inflammatory signaling messengers called cytokines.
Here’s the story no one else is talking about…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
Colloidal silver user Glenn G., from Georgia, wrote in to say, “Colloidal Silver saved my wife’s arm from a bad case of Poison Ivy.”
Glenn further stated, “We thought for sure there would be ugly scarring on her arm, the poison ivy was so bad. Doctor’s drugs were not working. Her arm was looking like a bad burn. Thanks to Colloidal Silver she healed rapidly and no scars were left on her arm.”
Another reader, J.H., of California, wrote in to say that colloidal silver works on poison oak, as well, “My partner and I have also found that using silver water from the micro-particle colloidal silver generator directly on skin eruptions such as poison oak and mild infections reduces healing time dramatically.”
On the MyHomeRemedies.com website, an individual calling herself “Hot Pepper” wrote about her colloidal silver cure for Poison Ivy, as follows:
“This is the perfect home remedy to use for Poison Ivy: Get liquid colloidal silver up to 30-40 ppm or stronger.
Go buy pure aloe vera gel, but make sure it’s clear in color, the clearer the aloe gel the better, you buy it at Walgreens or CVS.
Step 1: Take the aloe and put it in a container and fill it 1/2 way, then take the colloidal silver and fill it in the container to the rest of the up to the top of the container.
Step 2, mix the two together, the blacker or darker the aloe gets the stronger concentration of silver percentage you have in the gel.
Step 3, use the Silver gel on the affected areas just like any other gel, apply 2-3 times a day!
The Poison Ivy symptoms will be gone in 2-3 days. And the silver gel you have just made will last several years. If the gel becomes dry and hard, just add more liquid colloidal silver to it to soften it up and use again and again!
The silver gel once applied will instantly stop the itching and burning and it kills out the Ivy or Oak!
This is the best stuff a person can use ! I highly recommend this remedy!”
While this use for colloidal silver is quite unusual, it’s not at all surprising that it would work.
After all, several different studies have demonstrated the ability of colloidal silver to relieve inflammation by modulating excessive cytokine expression (see “Does Colloidal Silver Boost Immunity?” at this link for documentation.)
And of course, the massive skin inflammation caused by contact with Poison Ivy is a direct result of excessive cytokine release in the body.
As science writer Stephanie Wilson points out:
“A substance from Poison Ivy called urushiol makes its way down through the skin where it’s metabolized.
Immune cells called T-cells recognize the urushiol metabolites as foreign substances. They send out inflammatory signals called cytokines, which bring in white blood cells that become macrophages.
Macrophages eat foreign substances in the body, but in doing so they also damage normal tissue, resulting in the oftentimes serious skin inflammation that occurs with Poison Ivy.”
So now you know. Poison Ivy’s infamous itch, inflammation and blistering is caused by excessive cytokine expression by the human immune system. And colloidal silver just happens to reduce excessive cytokine expression, thus providing dramatic relief from the symptoms and healing of the affected skin!
According to journalist Francis Sedgemore:
“Silver has for centuries been used to treat and prevent infection, and its wound-healing properties are well known…
But the new research...indicates that silver goes further than this and modifies cytokines, leading to reduced inflammation and an increased rate of healing.”
So the ability of colloidal silver to relieve the pain of Poison Ivy and to stimulate skin healing should not come as a surprise to you.
And for readers who might live in an area where Poison Ivy or Poison Oak are prevalent, it’s sure great to know that this actually works!
According to readers who have tried colloidal silver on their Poison Ivy or Poison Oak, all you really need to do is use a pump spray bottle to spray 10 ppm liquid colloidal silver directly onto the affected skin, and allow it to air dry, at least three or four times a day (or any time the itching comes back).
Or, you can use the technique described by “Hot Pepper” above, and make your own colloidal silver gel. Here’s a short video on how I make my own colloidal silver gel. You can modify the technique demonstrated in the video by following “Hot Pepper’s” recommendations above, if you so choose.
If you prefer commercial brands of colloidal silver gel over homemade, one of the most popular brands of colloidal silver gel is called ASAP Ultimate Skin & Body Care Gel, and it’s available relatively inexpensively at Amazon.com, SwansonVitamins.com and other websites.
I describe some of the other most popular brands of colloidal silver gels and creams (including the awesome SilverPure brand from SilverPure.com, with 35,000 ppm nanosilver) in my previous article, Germ-Busing Colloidal Silver Gels and Creams.
If you’re interested in learning how to make and use colloidal silver correctly, here’s some interesting and helpful links:
- To learn how tens of thousands of people are curing their own infections with safe, natural micro-particle colloidal silver, see the real-life colloidal silver success stories at this link.
- To learn how truly simple it is to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart, click here.
- To learn what makes the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator superior to conventional colloidal silver generators, click here.
- To save $100 on a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, click here.
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
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