History of Colloidal Gold

History of Colloidal Gold


Since the dawn of time, gold has fascinated man.  He observed that it was the only substance that did not decay and succumb to the

elements over time; it seemed immortal, god-like.  When the sun was seen as God, gold was seen as sunlight condensed.  Thinking that

to partake of immortality, one would become immortal and god-like, ancient alchemists tried to make gold potable, the Elixir of Life.

Ancient records tell of tinctures of gold (a primitive colloidal gold) made by Chinese alchemists and used in Chinese medicine to this

day.  Here is what Wikipedia had to say on the subject as of March 23, 2012:


“In medieval times, gold was often seen as beneficial for health, in the belief that something so rare and beautiful could not be

anything but healthy.  Even some modern esotericists and forms of alternative medicine give gold a healing power.  Some gold

salts have anti-inflammatory properties and are used as pharmaceuticals in the treatment of arthritis and other similar

conditions.  Gold based injections have been explored as a means to help to reduce the pain and swelling of rheumatoid

arthritis and tuberculosis.”1

           The Making and consuming of Colloidal Gold is even mentioned in the Holy Bible in Exodus verses 19 and 20:


 “So it was, as soon as he (Moses) came near the camp, that he saw the golden calf and the dancing.  So Moses’ angry became

hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain.  Then he took the golden calf which they

had made, burned it in the fire, and ground it into powder; and he scattered it on the water and made the children of Israel

drink it”


Alchemists in Alexandria, Egypt claim to have made an “Elixir of Life”, a potion made from gold.  The art of Alchemy and the use of

Gold potions spread from Egypt, to Arabia; then to the rest of the Middle East and China, before making its way to the West.  Later, in

the 1500s, one of the most famous alchemists on record, Paracelsus, founded a school of Iatro-chemistry (chemistry of medicines);

this became what is today the science of pharmacology.  At this school, Paracelsus claimed to have successfully made a potion called

Aurum Potable – Aurum meaning “gold” and Potable meaning “drinkable”. Inspired by the work of Paracelsus, John Hershel, in 1842,

invented a primitive photographic technique which is called “Chrysotype” (from the Greek word for gold); this technique used colloidal

gold to record images on paper.  Another great name in science, Michael Faraday (a founding father of modern chemical knowledge),

made Colloidal Gold (which he termed “Activated Gold”) and determined that the brilliant gold color was due to the microscopic size of

the gold particles he had made.  These particles are now referred to as “nanoparticles”.


Other sources cite doctors Nilo Cairo and A. Brinckmann as having wrote a best selling work entitled “Materia Medica”, (Sao Paulo,

Brazil, 19th Edition, 1965); in this work they claim that these doctors listed Colloidal Gold as the number one treatment to remedy

obesity, saying that the Colloidal Gold enhances the will and enables the user’s mental ability to not be distracted and stay focused on

the task at hand.  At the time of this writing, this work could not be found to back up this citation.