Platinum is the
rarest and purest precious metal in the world with the atomic number of 78 and it has also been
embraced by modern medicine. Platinum-based chemotherapy is used to
treat testicular, ovarian, colon and lung
cancers. Platinum affects the DNA and RNA in cells and since
cancer cells are more actively dividing than normal cells, the
platinum destroys the DNA and destroys the cell.
Platinum is also
used to treat
sexually-transmitted disease (STD) such as
syphilis. It is also useful for treating bacterial, fungal or
virus infections, muscle, glandular, brain or nerve malfunctions,
insomnia, premenstrual tension, back pain, neuralgia, headaches and
chronic fatigue. It can also promote youthful vitality and mental
Up until the 1980's
platinum was abundant in many vegetables like kale and spinach.
Since then, platinum and many other minerals such as
magnesium, have been leached from the soil of many
countries through intensive farming techniques and over cropping.
Sources from the sea and lakes are now richer in platinum and these
other minerals than land-grown crops.