Silver can kill some cancers as effectively as chemotherapy and with potentially fewer side effects, new research claims.
Scientists say that old wives tales about the precious metal being a ‘silver bullet’ to beat the Big C could be true.
metal already has a wide range of medicinal uses and is a common
antiseptic, antibiotic and means of purifying water in the third world. And British researchers now say that
silver compounds are as effective at killing certain cancer cells as a
leading chemotherapy drug, but with potentially far fewer side-effects.
compared it to Cisplatin, currently used to treat a wide variety of
cancers, but known to have harsh side effects including nausea, vomiting
and even kidney damage.
is used already in everyday products such as deodorant with no known
side-effects, and could make for a potentially cheaper alternative to
Source - Daily Mail