The possible health benefits of silver were noted by scientists as far back as Hippocrates. Early Greeks and Romans used silver as a preservative and the royalty of Europe ate off silver plates and used silver utensils, hoping to maintain their own health. In the late 1800s up through the 1930s, colloidal silver was commonly used by health practitioners for a variety of benefits to overall health. Unfortunately, good quality colloidal silver was difficult and very expensive to manufacture and with the introduction of reasonably priced alternative in the 1940s, the use of silver decreased. As a result, much research has been done into the possible uses and effectiveness of high-quality, expertly produced colloidal silver. We've combined our silver with Aloe Vera to enhance the healing properties of silver for topical use. Use our Silver/Aloe Gel for any topical application that requires help for natural healing.