Silver has been used since ancient times to not only keep stored water "sweet" and germ free, but also to speed the healing of wounds and minimize the formation of scar tissue.
Ancient physicians and scholars of medicine, like Cyrus the Great (King of Persia, ca. 550B.C.), insisted that the water from his favorite stream should always be stored in silver vessels and carried by mule trains "following the king whithersoever he goes at any time" (Herodotus, Book I, Para. 188). The famous Roman physician, Pliny the Elder, wrote in his great tome "Natural History " (79 A.D.) that even the slag of silver..."has healing properties in plasters , being extremely effective in causing wounds to close..." (Natural History, Book XXXIII, Part XXXV, Volume IX)
During the Middle Ages in Europe, it was always a great mystery why untold thousands of peasants died of the Bubonic Plague, while most members of the aristocracy remained untouched. Did the aristocracy enjoy some special protection from God that was being denied to the peasants, as was believed at the time? Not exactly
Today we know that the most likely reason for the aristocracy remaining infection free is because most aristocrats ate off silver plates, stored their water and wine in silver vessels, drank from silver cups and ate with silver utensils. Peasants, on the other hand, always used pewter and wooden table ware.
In the latter part of the 19th century, American pioneers always put a silver dollar into a bucket of fresh milk and were able to extend its 'shelf life' for up to a week without souring. NASA and all commercial airliners use silver filters in their water fountains to guarantee pure, germ-free water for passengers and crew. In severe Burn Centers across the country, wound dressings compounded with silver, have consistently proven themselves to be the most effective bacteria fighter among all anti-bacterial drugs tried.
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