21 Uses of Colloidal Silver for You & Other Animals (List)

Chloe Hodder

Founder, Green Body Mojo

Antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic,
anti-inflammatory… Here are 21 ways that you can make the most of this natural wonder – for your pets too!

1. As an antibiotic  

Before pharmaceutical antibiotics, silver was a known bactericide for 1200 years. 

So when superbugs are running rampant, you can use colloidal silver (which is a safer and more effective way of utilising silver) as a natural antibiotic – and the great thing about silver is that it leaves the good bacteria intact.

Once you’ve cleansed your body of nasties, it’s a good idea to bolster up the good guys with a pre and probiotic supplement. This will help your body get back on the right footing.

2. For animals too

It’s not just us humans that can benefit from colloidal silver – animals can benefit too.

I gave my chickens colloidal silver when they had a bout of flu and Neil from UK Colloidal Silver started his business after successfully treating his pet sheep. He includes a pamphlet in every order with guidelines on usage for both ourselves and animal treatment.

The silver solution can be given orally or added to water. If added to water use purified or boiled water (which has then been cooled), as chlorine will degrade the ionic silver uptake. 

Colloidal silver works well for topical use:

  • Skin rashes (spray, gel or poultice)
  • Ear and eye infections (drops)
  • Wounds (poultice)

3. As a natural deodorant  


Due to colloidal silver’s powerful antibacterial properties, it performs well as a deodorant.

But this goes beyond simply eliminating body odour.

As breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, proper drainage of the lymphatic system is of utmost importance. Since the breast tissue extends up into the armpits, and the lymph nodes in your armpits filter out abnormalities, armpit care is a serious matter. 

Since the breast tissue extends up into the armpits, and the lymph nodes in your armpits filter out abnormalities, armpit care is a serious matter. 

Drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants* that contain harsh chemicals can clog the pores and overtax the lymphatic system with a constant barrage of toxins. 

*Personally I would never use an antiperspirant because it goes directly against what the body needs to do. 

Those who shave their underarms are likely more at risk from harsh chemicals than those who don’t, as shaving exposes more of the area to these toxins, whereas body hair moves chemicals away from the skin. 

More and more, deodorants and antiperspirants are being linked to breast cancer¹ so take heed!

Instructions: As a deodorant or shaving-soother, simply spray colloidal silver onto the armpit area. Reapply as necessary.

Alternatively, you can use silver gel. Just rub a pea sized amount into your armpit. 

4. As a mouthwash 


If you’re looking for an alternative to drugstore mouthwash, colloidal silver is a strong contender. Again with the antibacterial… Colloidal silver can help ensure you reach the areas where brushing can’t – and without the horrifying chemicals. 

To make the silver go further, you can add a few drops to a cap of natural brand mouthwash such as Jason.

5. To keep cut flowers fresh for twice as long


Colloidal silver helps to extend the longevity of cut flowers (as well as live plants) by preventing the growth of bacteria and fungal infections. 

Try for yourself by simply watering your plants with a diluted colloidal silver solution. 

For more information, you can view the studies at The Silver Edge

6. Pre, during and post travelling abroad



With a big trip coming up, the last thing you want is to fall ill. As colloidal silver is a powerful antiviral, you can use it to bolster your immune system. 

During trip:

Keep some handy for touchdown to help remedy the stress of travelling and toll of flying.

You can also use colloidal silver to aid digestion, helpful when introducing foreign foods, or when you have no option but to resort to processed or fast food. 


To help ensure you get rid of any nasties you may have inadvertently picked up when travelling, you can take a course of colloidal silver after you return home. 

7. On the run up to winter


Sniffles turn into sneezes and before you know it, it’s an all out snot-fest. Yet what garlic is to vampires, colloidal silver is to viruses. You can help ward off other people’s germs by taking colloidal silver on the run up to winter. 

If you’re prone to a winter cough, a nebuliser may be the best application.

8. As a pathogen hunter


Colloidal silver particles are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level, killing all manner of pathogens. 

My chronic fatigue was a result of a virus. Having never fully recovered from it, viral residue wreaked havoc in my body and prevented me from recovering fully. 

So if you feel run down and sluggish after an illness, you may still have some viral residue – even if you used pharmaceutical antibiotics. 

Colloidal Silver was a major turning point for me to wipe the slate clean and get the chance to take a step forward instead of being doggedly sabotaged my attempts to heal and feel better. 

In more extreme cases, colloidal silver has even been injected into the body (tumours etc)

9. For women’s issues 


Colloidal silver can be used internally for a multitude of women’s issues; from HPV which causes CIN grade smears and cervical cancer, to Candida, yeast and bacterial infections. 

The Silver Solution To Women’s Wellness by Gorden Pederson PhD, ND, details step-by-step accounts of how colloidal silver can be used for a variety of issues.

10. Topical use on skin complaints


Whether the issue is bacterial, fungal or viral, colloidal silver has got your back and can work wonders on rashes, acne, psoriasis, pimples and other skin complaints.

As spray applicator is an easy way to apply the liquid solution, or you can use a poultice for more extreme cases. Colloidal silver gel can also be used where appropriate. 

11. For your first aid kit


Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, colloidal silver works well in a first aid kit for cuts, burns, inflamed skin and insect bites.

Gel is easy to apply, otherwise, keep liquid colloidal silver in medical grade amber glass for storage longer term (six months – two years).

12. In a nebuliser


The respiratory system is the first line of defence against airborne pathogens and viruses.

Using a nebuliser is the most direct way to expose these pathogens and viruses to the silver solution and the fastest way for them to reach the bloodstream and get to work. 

With that said, nebilising colloidal silver is experimental, and SilverMedicine.org recommend extreme caution should be taken if a severe lung condition is present and a person is in an extremely weakened state with laboured breathing. AKA Only to be done in hospital under the presence of medical practitioners. 

13. As eye and ear drops


Eye and ear infections may be viral, bacterial or fungal. As some ear infections can be the culmination of multiple classes of bacteria, prescription antibiotics are not always effective.

The author of the bestselling book “The pH Miracle”, Robert O. Young, PhD, states that colloidal silver can work well for both ear and eye problems: 

“Eye or ear problems, including cataracts, glaucoma, redness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, earaches, soreness or swelling of the ears, eardrum damage, hardness of hearing, and (in rare cases) loss of hearing: Use 1 drop of colloidal silver topically (directly in the eye or ear) 3 times a day”. 

As with any new substance being introduced to the body, it is recommended to proceed with caution and do a tester first (1 drop max) to ensure no intolerance or otherwise. 

14. In a nasal spray or neti pot


Colloidal silver has been used for sinus problems, allergies and asthma. 

A neti pot, which looks something like Aladin’s lamp, has been used in India for thousands of years to cleanse and unblock the sinus passages and relieve inflammation.

For more info on applying colloidal silver using a neti pot, check this article by The Silver Edge.

15. On fungal infections


Not just for athlete’s foot and nail fungus, colloidal silver can fight fungal infections on plants too. A spray applicator works best for leaves, otherwise, water the roots with a dilute solution. 

16. To wash your fruit & veg in


Growing up in the countryside, I’m not one for being overly sterile – but that’s when I know the carrot has been pulled out of the earth, I’ve brushed the soil off and now I’m going to eat it. 

Because of the journey supermarket sourced produce has to undertake, it can be exposed to all manner of pathogens. You can help eradicate these hitchhikers from your produce with a simple wash. 

Also, as many pesticides are water-resistant, simply washing produce in water doesn’t remove all pesticide residue. So this wash works to break down the chemicals and clean it thoroughly: 

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 cup of ACV
  • 2 tsp. Himalayan salt (dissolve completely)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup colloidal silver*  

Leave the produce to soak for 5-10 minutes. 

*If you’re really into it, you can make your own colloidal silver. This will be cheaper for washing produce on a regular basis. There is a difference between making really great quality silver and not so great silver, so I’d stick to a trusted manufacturer when ingesting the silver.

17. As a digestive aid


Food fermenting in the stomach and intestines can result in digestive problems such as gas, bloating, indigestion, pain and reflux. Colloidal silver helps to prevent food fermenting, making it an effective digestive aid. 

18. As a home odour eliminator


I don’t have personal experience with this one, though I have seen a number of testimonials reporting that spraying colloidal silver eliminates pet odours and prevents pets from spraying when all else has failed. 

19. Topical use on inflammation, swelling and burns


Remedy inflammation and swelling with colloidal silver – either as a gel, spray or poultice. 

While research is catching up, silver has been used anecdotally for years to reduce swelling and speed up the healing process by boosting cell recovery. 

Silver solutions are even used in hospitals to save the lives of burns victims – as doctors found it wasn’t the burns that were fatal, but succumbing to infection after. Silver has been found to promote rapid healing of infected or destroyed tissue.

20. As a parasite killer


Parasites are prevalent and rob the body of nutrients, leading to ailing health. If you’re doing a parasite cleanse, it may be worth arming yourself with colloidal silver. 

While this is still experimental, there are reports that silver seems to work in preventing parasite eggs from hatching and even killing some mosquito larvae. More research is needed, however, with strong historic use as an antibacterial and antiviral, colloidal silver can help support the body in a number of ways when under strain.

21. Increase longevity of fresh foods


Colloidal silver can be added to smoothies, juices and home-made nut ‘milk’ to stave off spoiling, fermenting and general deterioration.

Summary of use: 


Forms of Colloidal Silver: 

  • Liquid
  • Gel

Ways to apply: 

1. Oral consumption 
2. Spray 
3. Drops 
4. Douche
5. Topical gel 
6. Poultice 


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