Synopsis: 88 patients with peptic ulcers orally
ingested tablets containing colloidal silver oxide over a period
of 9 days.
Within 6 weeks, all cases except one were
healed. The particle size of the silver oxide was "three-tenths of a micron
The study was conducted by researchers Larry J. Rendin, Carl L. Gamba, and
Wallace M. Johnson in 1958, and published in the Pennsylvania Medical
Journal. 61: 612-614. It was titled Colloidal oxide of silver in the
treatment of peptic ulcer.
Comment: This study was conducted in 1958, long BEFORE it was discovered
that many if not most peptic and duodenal ulcers are caused by a bacteria
called Heliobacter pylori.
Back then, most stomach ulcers were "cured" by surgery. And as more
and more people got ulcers the surgeries became extremely lucrative for
doctors and hospitals. So much so that any mention of bacteria as a
cause of ulcers was ridiculed and reviled.
Today we know better, of course. Indeed, the most common medical
treatment for ulcers is prescription antibiotic drugs along with a Pepto
Bismol-type product and stomach acid blockers.
Would colloidal silver do the trick, just as well? It remains to be
seen. To my knowledge, no studies have been done on silver and ulcers
since the above-mentioned 1958 study.
But...based upon the above study, and considering the fact that diabetic
foot ulcers respond extremely well to wound dressings that emit silver ions
-- it would seem there's a pretty good chance
colloidal silver might be a powerful natural remedy for this painful malady
which afflicts millions of people every year.
What about mixing colloidal silver with Pepto
Bismol, and taking it an hour or more before meals, as a means of keeping
the silver particles in direct contact with the ulcerated stomach lining
Hmmm. Anybody out there with a stomach
ulcer game enough to try it?