Colloidal Silver – Natural Antibiotic and Antifungal Medicine

Pink eye, the flu, colds and other viruses are no match for the power of colloidal silver. It is a natural antibiotic and antibacterial (source), but what the heck is this stuff and why does it work? Let’s find out!

Colloidal Silver - A Must-Have in Your Natural Medicine Cabinet to Fight Bacteria and Viruses without Medication

Last week, my three boys all got hit with pink eye. The oozing, pussing, red-eyed, itching is just gross and uncomfortable and I just hate how it confines us to the house, especially when it’s so cold outside! My second son got it first, but didn’t have a bad case of it and he was able to conquer it in two days once I increased his probiotic supplement, added apple cider vinegar to his juice (which is a superpower – wrote about it here) and rubbed diluted lavender and tea tree oil on his feet several times a day.

By the time it got to my oldest son, the virus must’ve called all it’s friends over and threw a party while their parents were away because his eyes were way worse and it was accompanied by a cold. After one day of trying all the above treatments, I called the naturopath and he prescribed colloidal silver. I ran to my local health foods store and bought it and within two days, his eyes were clear. Then, the virus visited our sweet baby. After two drops of colloidal silver, his eyes were clear in 12 hours. Now guess who has it? My husband and his eye is the most swollen of all! Thankfully, I was already armed with my super juice and within 12 hours, his eye has greatly improved.

Some Fun History Facts of Colloidal Silver

  • It really is silver!
  • A colloid is a particle of some substance, broken down and mixed into or suspended in liquid (in this case, it’s purified water) (source)
  • Has been around since ancient Greek and Roman times and used as an antifungal and antibacterial medicine
  • Hippocrates wrote about its effectiveness in 400 B.C. (source)
  • Can be used to both prevent illnesses by boosting the immune system and to kill bacteria and viruses once they are active in the body, though this has not been tested and published in scientific journals (though neither has Apple Cider Vinegar and I’ve used it on multiple occasions with fantastic results!).
  • It wasn’t pushed aside until the age of modern, allopathic medicine and the invention of antibiotics (source) (follow the money trail…)
  • Silver is used by hospitals on surgical tools to prevent bacteria (source)

What Else Can You Use It For?


  • Insect bites
  • Cuts
  • Burns
  • Skin infections
  • In the eyes for pink eye


  • As a dietary supplement to boost the immune system
  • to fight colds
  • to fight the flu
  • to fight bacterial infections like a bladder infection and even MRSA!

How to Use It

Topically, these are the drops we used for pink eye (it’s only 10 ppm, which is more diluted and safer for the eyes, according to my naturopath) – Sovereign Silver Hydrosol. We dropped 1-2 drops in the infected eye or eyes 4-5 times a day, or however many I could muster up the energy to wrangle my kids to take it.

Internally, it’s better to take this one – Sovereign Silver Colloidal Silver Immune Support. Just follow the directions on the bottle or consult your naturopath for more information.

My Thoughts, For What They’re Worth

I haven’t been taking silver internally, as a dietary supplement. Do you? I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments below. But, I have found that it really helps during times of illness, and most specifically, got rid of pink eye. I would like more information and to consult my naturopath before taking internally. I have had results with taking BioKult Probiotic daily, along with a sugar-free, grain-free diet, similar to Paleo, called the GAPS diet.

To learn how to take it safely and effectively, visit the Silver Safety Council. Another good resource is Natural Immunogenics.

I am not a doctor, so please use your own judgement and seek professional advice if you are concerned. Please read my medical disclaimer here.

About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


  1. Ive used it for conjunctivitis.
    Havent used it internally because I dont know what dosages for children and adults. Anyone else know?

  2. Sorry to hear your sick. Glad to hear you have a medicine that actually works!

  3. Another fun thing I have heard is that it was used during world war 2 to treat (or cure, story varies) syphilis in soldiers.
    I have used it on my daughter’s ears frequently for ear infections while teething and have personally watched a baby with a double ear infection go from “passed out from the pain” to “hi mommy, I want to cuddle” in about 10-15minutes.
    It is a great product that you don’t HAVE to buy, you can make it at home if you learn the proper way.
    I use no more then 10 parts per million(ppm) internally and no one than 15 ppm externally.

    Studies are being conducted to find out what else it can fight medically; some that have already show phenomenal results are MRSA and Tuberculosis. If I remember correctly in the study they found that Colloidal silver stripped the buggers of their antibiotic resistance factors allowing the antibiotics to work again.
    You can find the studies by searching -> Colloidal silver cures MRSA

  4. OMG…so I purchased mine because my client told me about it after hearing my coughing, and then I saw Sara’s post on FB so I figured I had to see what it was about. Between my coworkers passing this cold around and the kids at my daughter’s school, I decided to give it a try. I was working on my 2nd cold/flu this season. Ugh! I could feel the terrible coughs creeping on…eventually I was coughing all day again, waiting for the full blown flu to erupt. Well as soon as I received the colloidal silver, I put a few drops in my water before bed. Oh my freaking gosh. The- next- day- I BARELY coughed at all! No meds, Just the silver! So I took it again the next night, and BOOM. I’m all cleared up. AND I FEEL GREAT!!! This stuff is AMAZING!
    So I wonder, does it work if you have a stomach bug (diarrhea)? My friend is sick and I’d like to give him some.

  5. Anyone worried about the side effects? Sounds unsafe and may cause argyria, irreversible bluish coloring of the skin. I wish there was more information out on this product. Sounds like a miracle cure.

    • I’m certainly not worried. In my opinion, WebMD is slanted against natural remedies as they aren’t scientifically tested (no money in it like there is in pharmaceuticals). My naturopath is the one who recommended it and he does have the same training as a medical doctor.

    • There is actually allot of info on the internet regarding CS. You will find allot about the blue man, rare and I have heard he did not use distilled water but rather regular tap water and took mega high doses of it.

      It is a great product, but as with anything, natural or not, moderation.

  6. I’ve read about the bluish coloring of the skin and it can happen. But the case that I read about, the guy with the blue skin was taking extremely high doses and had been for many years. I had a friend recommend it for sinusitus, but I can’t say it worked. That being said… someone else told me to increase to 100 ppl. So, I think I’ll do a little more investigating, but if it works on my sinus’… just call me Smurfette!!! (My husband likes the color blue…)

  7. I make my own CS and generally have it in the neighborhood of 30-40ppm when I store it. I figure that if I need it less I can always add more distilled water to it.

    My own experience with it is this, having a productive cough for a few days I remembered I had the ‘good’ stuff and started taking it. I took 4 oz per hour and decided to cut back once I saw results. At hour 2 I still had the cough, at hour 3 I took it and within about maybe 15 min my cough was dramatically reduced. I waited for about 4 hours to take more and by then I had no cough at all. For good measures I took 4 oz 2x/day for the next 2 days and it never returned.

    Another time I had what appeared to be a boil on my stomach, may have been a spider bite but do not know. It would not come to a head and was very very tender and had almost a 1/2″ red area around the area. I took a cotton ball and soaked it with CS and taped it to the area. I changed it out 3x/day till it was cleared up. At the first changing the red was all but gone and the area looked like it had opened up and drained out. At the last changing of the day there was no noticeable change in the wound. By the next morning it was all cleared up. I continued with the wound care for 2 more days for safe measures and other then a scar, it healed wonderfully.

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