All over the world right now travelers are using colloidal silver to purify unsanitary drinking water by killing harmful bacteria. It is truly an amazing medicine when you think about it, yet our ancestors long valued something a different medicine above and beyond this… Colloidal Gold.
Whilst colloidal silver kills pathogenic bacteria, colloidal gold improves the vitality and resilience of human cells. It does this in some truly remarkable ways, but one of the most interesting to me appears to be the way it nourishes the human spirit.
When I was studying Ayurveda in South India I remember being fascinated by specialist workers padlocked into what looked like shark-cages to me, posted with security guards, as they hammered 24 Karat gold into superfine gold leaf.
The gold leaf was then finely ground and processed with herbs into formulas called ‘Swarna Bhasma’. In India medicines laced with gold are used for: cardiovascular disease, cancer, mood disorders, most chronic diseases, and to boost vitality & immunity.
Ancient Chinese Medical Use of Gold
It’s not just Ayurvedic doctors who have utilized gold in such ways either, in ancient China an author called Huan Kuan wrote that: “immortals swallow gold and pearls, so that they enjoy eternal life in heaven and earth”.
Other authors noted that “alchemists eat it, and they enjoy longevity”. It was also employed in highly pragmatic ways by Chinese doctors however, being applied to a wide range of skin disorders.
Internally it is said to ‘enter the heart meridian’ and thus ‘nourish the spirit’ and improve mental health.
In China gold-based medicines were also used for: spasms, wasting disorders, swollen glands, tumors, to heal ulcers, purify the blood, to strengthen adrenal or ‘kidney Qi’.
The Chinese alchemists were amongst the first to attempt to produce a liquid or drinkable medicine that they called ‘Potable Gold’ to improve its absorption. Traditional techniques ingeniously used fresh raspberries which contain small amounts of cyanide which helped the gold to dissolve.
Ancient Greek use of Gold
In the West we similarly employed gold in traditional medicine since the ancient Greeks at least. A prominent herbalist by the name of described its uses as follows:
“It is Cordia: strengthening the Heart, cheers the Spirits, strengthens the Natural Balsam of Blood, and therefore is given successfully in all Diseases, wherein the Heat, Life, Vivacity and strength of both Body and Spirits need repairing.” (Salmon)
Modern research has focused upon the use of nano-gold in arthritis and tumors predominantly, but also as a general agent for improving the way in which other drugs are absorbed into cells.
Including nano-gold particles also appears to prolong the circulation time of medicines making them more potent. Nano-gold is therefore being explored as a novel drug delivery agent.
This article is reprinted from the author’s page here and is used with permission.
Dr Jimi Wollumbin has spent the last 22 years in clinical practice and has had the opportunity to research some of the most respected traditional medical systems; these include the Chinese, Tibetan, Indian and Persian traditions. He has also been fortunate enough to work in a series of community health and international aid initiatives. For more info see: https://www.doctorjimi.com
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