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I am trying to determine which products are anti-bacterial, which are just anit-viral and which work for both. For example, Collidal Silver is anti-bacterial and not anti-viral. What about Grapefruit Seed Extract, Olive Leaf Extract, Oregano, etc.?
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:05 PM
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Mari,

Those herbs, you named, are anti-fungal, antiviral, and antibacterial.

Colloidal silver is also antiviral. I is my first line of defense.

Check out this article by Jonathan V. Wright, M.D.
http://www.healthiertalk.com/stop-su...ver-bullet-061

"Colloidal silver just might be the next germ-fighting wonder drug. And not just for the serious threats making headlines: It's also effective against bacterial infections like strep throat, viruses like the flu, and fungal infections like Candida. No matter how much a germ mutates, it can't change enough to escape the damaging effects of colloidal silver. And in the process, the silver doesn't harm human tissue or kill off the good bacteria in the intestine the way antibiotics and other medications do."

That's why it is my first line of defense; even against the H1N1 virus. However, it is my experience that it is ineffective against my fungus. Unless I'm just not using enough; or they are so sufficiently hidden and reproduce rapidly.

My current favorite form is NutraSilver (http://hope.nutrasilver.com/). It has helped considerably when I feel a cold virus coming on.
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I asked the question because of the HSI e-alert today. I had thought that CS was anti-viral. Some quotes:

"Should you use colloidal sliver to prevent or treat the flu – especially the H1N1 virus?

The simple answer is no...because like antibiotics, colloidal silver fights bacterial infections, not viral infections.

But there's a little more to it than that.

Dr. Spreen calls colloidal silver "by far the most controversial agent in the armamentarium of 'natural' antibacterial agents." But CS is really nothing more than submicroscopic silver particles finely dispersed in water.

Research conducted by Jonathan V. Wright, M.D., has found that bacteria have an enzyme system that is disrupted by the presence of silver ions, causing the organism to die. Before the advent of pharmaceutical antibiotics in the 1940's, colloidal silver was a commonly used antibacterial agent.

In a previous e-Alert, when I asked Dr. Spreen about using CS as a defense against the flu, he noted that viral infections compromise the immune system, creating an opportunity for "superinfection" by bacteria. He said, "Other than cost, I can't think of a reason not to consider using colloidal silver."

Some people use CS on a daily basis as a preventive measure, but Dr. Wright suggests that its use be limited to "combating episodes of acute infection and that it not be used continuously." As for dosage, Dr. Wright recommends "1 tablespoon of colloidal silver at a 40 ppm (parts per million) concentration at the first signs of any infection and 1-2 teaspoons three to four times daily until the infection is gone. Then stop!"
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From my previous link of healthiertalk.com and Dr. Wright:

"But silver doesn't stop at fighting bacteria-it also targets fungal infections, such as athlete's foot and Candida, as well as viruses, such as the flu, upper respiratory infections, strep throat, and even HIV."

HIV is a virus. Maybe it's really fungal.

Although CS has been used for more than 100 years, there does not seem to be any clinical tests or confirmed research. Not that I can find. Everything seem to happen in a petri dish, which is not the same as happens in the body. So, it will remain controversial. I try not to depend upon sites that sell the stuff for evidence.

Anything I report will be anecdotal. I can say that whenever I have a cold with fever, I take 1/2 cup of CS every 2 hours. The next day, I only have residual runny sinus. My understanding is that colds are virii.

CS is my weapon of choice; but I will still keep oil of oregano, MMS, olive leaf extract, and GSE around.

Meanwhile I will continue to work on my immune system by fortifying it with probiotics.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:18 AM
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After that post, I looked up HIV and discovered that it is a leukemia virus.

Then I discovered that pau d' arco and andrographis have been used in dealing with the leukemia virus.
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