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  • Useful and medicinal properties of silver

    Pure silver ( Argentum, Ag) is a shiny white metal, very soft. On Earth, silver is 20 times larger than gold, but it is still considered a rare precious metal. Silver is found in pure form with ingots, sometimes their weight reaches several kilograms. But most often it is found in conjunction with other metals, mainly lead and copper.

    Gold is useful for people with skin diseases. It is believed that this metal strengthens the body, increases its resistance to diseases and positively affects the work of the heart.

    Properties of silver. By the ease of processing( malleability), silver is second only to gold. Thus, out of 10 g of silver, it is possible to draw a wire longer than 15 km. Of silver make beautiful jewelry, coins, dishes, appliances, where silver is 92.5%, and copper is 7.5%.Like other noble metals, silver does not darken in the air, but only if the air is clean. If the air contains at least a small percentage of hydrogen sulphide or other volatile sulfur compounds, the silver darkens. There is another quality in silver: it is better than all other metals conducts heat and electric current.

    Silver is a permanent component of plants, animals and humans. On average, its content in marine plants is 0.025 mg per 100 g of dry matter, in ground waters 0.006 mg, in marine animals from 0.3 to 1.1 mg, and in terrestrial( including humans) it is possible to detectonly traces of this element( 10 2- 104 mg).It is interesting that in plants the microelement in ultraminimal doses comes from the soil on which it grows, and into the human body and animals along with plant products.

    Application of silver in medicine. In Russia, from ancient times, it was customary to include in the dowry of brides cutlery made of silver. This was done not only to emphasize wealth, but also to improve the well-being of all members of the new family. The sign is justified: the metal kills the bacteria, which means that the cutlery from it is very useful for health.

    Silver preparations have antibacterial, astringent and cauterizing properties. This is due to the ability of silver to disrupt the enzyme systems of microorganisms and to precipitate proteins.

    The disinfecting properties of silver are well known. All who could afford, kept water in silver vessels, threw silver coins into the water, or plunged silver spoons into it. In our time, water is disinfected electrolytically, using special apparatus with silver electrodes. With the help of silver, water is cleaned of pathogens. Saturated with silver ions, it becomes an excellent cleaner, which releases the body from toxins and toxins. Enema of silver water cleanses diverticula from fecal stones.

    Currently, some medical preparations are made, in which silver is added. These include collargol, protargol, silver nitrate. At small wounds, abrasions and burns apply bactericidal paper impregnated with nitrate and silver chloride.

    Silver promotes resorption of tumors, activates the process of restoring the organs after the disease. Silver plates superimposed on the area of ​​the large intestine, activate its work and improve peristalsis.

    Silver jewelry is useful to wear with persistent hypertension. A necklace of silver coins, a bracelet or a ringlet can be an excellent means of lowering blood pressure. It is important to wear silver not on clothes, but that it directly comes into contact with the skin for several hours a day.

    Contraindications. It should be remembered that everything is useful in moderation, and an excess of silver in drinking water can lead to argyrosis - the deposition of metal in the skin and mucous membranes. Silver can be deposited in internal organs, and its excess has adverse consequences. It can manifest itself in the fact that the skin and mucous membranes acquire a grayish-green or bluish color. Alarm signals should serve as headaches, convulsive twitching, pain in the right hypochondrium, fussiness.

    Therefore, before using silver, you need to check how sensitive the body is to this metal. If there is inflammation around the holes for earrings or on the finger when you wear silver jewelry, if there is dizziness, a feeling of anxiety, an unreasonable fussiness, then silver is not your metal and you have to give it up.