This post is a nod to my dad who is elixir-inventor extraordinaire. He introduced me to colloidal silver last summer and I've been using this little magic remedy to nip colds & sore throats in the bud. And when I say "in the bud", I mean in 24 hrs. Colloidal silver is a natural anti-bacterial and is available at most health food stores. HK folk can buy it on iherb.com and I believe IMI sells it too.
- 30ml colloidal silver liquid
- 30ml unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
- 60ml distilled water
- 2 tbspns raw honey (and the raw is important cuz it's full of live enzymes and also acts as an antibacterial).
If you need to put in more raw honey to make it easier to gargle with, go ahead. You can also add more water.
Measure out and pour all the ingredients into a clean jar or bottle that you can tightly seal. Mix the honey in with a spoon until it's fully dissolved. Store in the fridge. It keeps for ages.
To use: Adults: Pour a small amount into a glass and gargle with it at least 5x a day. You can swallow the mixture but if you have a sensitive tummy best not as the colloidal silver and apple cider mix is quite strong. Children: 1 tspn 5x a day.
Pour a tiny bit of pure colloidal silver into a small bowl and use that to clean your nostrils with a Q-tip.
NB: Colloidal silver - as a natural antibacterial - can kill both good and bad bacteria in your gut. The quantities you'll be ingesting with this remedy are so small though that it's not something to worry about. Plus, you'll only be using it for a few days.