History of Colloidal
Colloidal Gold was first prepared in a pure state around the year 1857 by the distinguished English chemist, Michael Faraday. Prior to that time it was known and used in the Middle Ages for its health restorative properties.
Alexandria, Egypt was believed to have been the original founding place for the use of gold in medicine by a group of adepts known as Alchemists. The alchemists developed an "elixir" made of liquid gold which purportedly had the ability to restore youth and perfect health.
Paracelsus, one of the greatest known alchemist/chemists, founded the school of iatrochemistry, the chemistry of medicines, which is the forerunner of modern pharmacology. He developed medicines from metallic minerals including gold, to cure the sick. Many of his patients were those that had been considered beyond help by the physicians of his time.
Later alchemy spread to Arabia then throughout the Middle East to India and China and eventually Europe. Even today in China, remnants of the belief in the restorative properties of gold remain intact in rural villages, where peasants cook their rice with a gold coin in order to help replenish gold in their bodies. In India, a certain kind of fine candy is wrapped in extremely fine gold foil which is eaten right along with the rest of the delicacy.
It has been reported that in the early 1900's doctors would implant a $5.00 gold piece under the skin, such as a knee joint. As a result, the pain would subside most of the time, or in many cases go completely away.