Posted by June (KC, KS) on 01/12/2008
[YEA] Hi, I thought I would share my H2O2 experience. I've been using both store-bought and food grade H2O2 for the past few months for a variety of remedies.
I had trouble finding food grade H2O2 locally, but was able to order 12% food grade H2O2 from amazon.com. for about $12 a bottle. I did mention H2O2 to my local health food store and noticed recently that they are now carrying the same brand I purchased online. I'm happy to see them offering this product to their customers.
A few months ago I began working at a hospital. Of course I was concerned about exposure to illnesses, especially the varieties of flu that seem to be so contagious and hard to rid the body of. One particular strain of respiratory flu keeps people ill for months.
I can tell I'm being exposed to respiratory illness because I feel it in my chest first in the form of congestion and pressure. (One of my co-workers had the same symptoms after we worked together one day and did contract the illness!)
Quite often I take a pint of diluted food grade H2O2 with me to work and drink it periodically throughout my shift. By the end of my workday I can tell it has cleared my lungs of any congestion I might have felt earlier. So far I have made it through winter without suffering flu symptoms.
The bottle has instructions for diluting the H2O2 and gradually builds the ratio of H2O2 to water. However, I have stuck with the 3/4-1 teaspoon H2O2 per quart of distilled water, as it seems to work well for me.
(I also give it to my cats as their drinking water and they love it! They also love ACV water...animals are so smart!)
I have also read, I think here at earthclinic, that it's important to use distilled water with H2O2 because H2O2 can bind with heavy metals in tap water and create toxins.
This autumn, before purchasing the H2O2, I did fall victim to the respiratory crud, but managed to recover from it within a couple of weeks, unlike many people I've seen at the hospital who say they have suffered symptoms for months without any relief. I take a lot of herbal supplements and home remedies, including a product called Swedish Bitters which has helped my immune system tremendously, so I'm sure this helped me recover.
I also use store-bought H2O2 for use in my ears. I did have trouble with it leaving behind liquid and causing earache. And a couple times after using H2O2 I had sharp pains in my ears. I remedied this by putting a small amount of coconut oil in each ear after draining the H2O2 and it helped pretty quickly.
Now if I use H2O2 in my ears I add a drop of alcohol and only use a drop or two of H2O2 (full strength). This seems to be enough to ward off any virus-related earaches.
I also use H2O2 mixed with distilled water as a nasal wash and this is very effective in immediately ridding me of sore throat issues and any kind of infection I might feel at the back of my palate and upper portion of my throat where sinus drainage occurs. It burns a little, even with using distilled water, but I've come to recognize it as a good burn because I know it's killing the infection.
At times I also gargle with H2O2, usually diluted food grade, and then swallow. Very effective in clearing a sore throat.
Because of my work at the hospital I've also begun spritzing myself with a store-bought H2O2/distilled water mix (probably a 1% solution) after work. Ted recommends this somewhere as a preventive method after he visits hospitals, although I think he might mix his with baking soda and use it as a scrub. I've only just started using this remedy, but it makes sense that it would help rid my body of anything I might have carried away from the hospital.
I also use H2O2 for one of my cats who has been plagued with earmites since I found him abandoned as a kitten. I've never been able to completely rid him of the problem, probably because I have not been diligent enough, but the H2O2 definitely helps. As you know, it dissolves ear wax and earmites thrive in those waxy conditions.
Thank you earthclinic.com for all your wonderful remedies. I have learned so much from this site and continue to do so. Thank you Ted for your contributions!"
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