Borax Cures and Health Benefits

Last Modified on Oct 31, 2014

Ted's Borax Feedback   0  0   

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand)

Consider taking borax. Some people believed the demodex mites are responsible for rosacea. They may be right. But, there are others too that are not yet identified. I prefer to lump all these insect issues to just one category: nanoinsects. These insects have several weakness that you can kill them, or at least weaken them. One obvious ones is borax. The treatment can be broken down to two things;

1. Taken internally: Try 1/8 teaspoon to 1/4 teaspoon of borax in one liter of water/day. You just drink this water throughout the day. If it runs out then drink just normal water, with some magnesium added if possible. Magnesium is found in certain seeds such as sunflower. They seem to be synergistic with the vitamin D as vitamin D promotes calcium and the body needs to balance both magnesium and calcium to an ideal amount.

2. Used externally: Dog mange is confirmed demodex mites and the only treatment that effectively cured of dog mange is 1% hydrogen peroxide and borax saturated solution applied topically. Many people believe the demodex mites is the cause of rosacea. What I am sure about is it is an insect issue. The method of killing them is external application of 1% hydrogen peroxide with borax saturated solution to the face, unrinsed. It tends to cause drying. So you can apply appropriate lotions to prevent drying, such as jojoba oil, aloe vera or lavender oil.

EC: The above was copied from the Reader Q&A section on the Rosacea remedies page.

Posted by Cate
Kendal, Ontario, Canada
Ted, I appreciate your info. I am trying to locate borax in Canada and am having a difficult time. Also, how do I get rid of a mange nest will the peroxide/borax wash work? Do I need to pop it? Please advise.

Thanks so much in advance for your help.


Posted by Jamie
Kitchener, Ontario
Hi Cate, I'm thinking that you may find some good health food stores in Oshawa. ontario

Best of luck!

Posted by Anna
Montreal, Quebec
For the people in Canada-I live in Montreal Quebec and I buy Borax from Zellers at the laundry section, it is the only place you can find 20 Mule Borax.
Posted by Erin
Calgary, Canada
Hi everyone thank you for all the feedback. I cured my systematic yeast in 3months of Borax 3x daily and an avc pill3x daily plus a good 50 billlion probiotic. I found 20 mule borax at Safeway in the laundry section. I followed Teds dosage with 1/4 th tsp in a glass of water.. Be patient it really works and no bread or sugar!! Actuallly I ate nothing but fish, chicken and veggies... Thank you Ted I feel like a new person!!
Posted by Teru
Paris, France
16 Posts
I though it was only 1/4 tsp in one liter of water four days a week.....
Posted by Lanos
So. Calif, Usa
Erin, I am glad you are feeling better. However, Ted's remedy is for 1/4 tsp of borax in a 'liter' of water throughout an entire day. Please do not take more than suggested.
Posted by Kay
Destin, Fl
RE: MANGE: As a teen, my Dad (now age 78), worked at a chemical plant the produced pharmaceutical grade Iodine (made by burning trees in very high pressure oven, etc)... He said many employees (impoverished, subsistence farmers) brought their mangy dogs to work and dipped them in overflow vat because once dipped it was cured, and that dog NEVER got mange again.
Posted by Gina
Waxahachie, Tx
4 Posts
kay, ted- iodine. Hmm. The problem with fluoride is that it replaces iodine in the body. Borax chelates fluoride and gets rid of nano-insects. Does this suggest a connection between nano-insects and fluoride toxicity? Even if peripheral? I have been dousing my dog regularly with h2o2/borax solution and it never quite gets rid of the demodex. She didn't come up with it until she was over 2 years old, that was almost 2 years ago. Sometimes I think we've got it under good control then a week or two later back it comes, always on her back and tail. When people ask me what kind of dog she is, I say she's a red buttchewer. Ha. I've doused her on several schedules, from twice daily to 4 days in a row to once a week, depending on the weather and her skin condition. The solution makes her skin very dry and rubbing her down with any emollient I've tried increases the mite activity. I came to the site today to figure out if I could give her borax internally, just a pinch in her dinner (hindquarter chicken with its soup- 1 liter- and brown rice) 3 days on 4 off. Now with kay's post I think I will take her off our fluroidated tap water, which I wasn't very strict about before, I usually cook her chicken and rice with it. and well, I will try the tiny pinch of borax in her food like I said above.
Posted by Kathleen
San Antonio, Texas
13 Posts
You would have to look for the post, but someone mentioned using a mustard solution for mites on their body (scabies?) within the past few weeks. I would think that might also work for the demodex mites.
Posted by Slim2483
West Sacramento, Ca/usa
As for mms Walter Last has nothing bad to say bout it.
Posted by Gerd
Garmisch-partenkirchen, Bavaria
Hi Ted, I am new here on the forum, from Germany and I am just now starting to take Borax for the first time, heard too many good things about it. A good friend of mine on KhoPhangan is looking for Borax and couldn't find it on the island. Do you know where to get it in Thailand and would you let me know please. Thanks and best regards, Gerd

EC: Please check out Ted's response from 2010 here:

Where to Buy   0  0   

Posted by Cjuan (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) on 01/29/2013

Borax is available in Chinese medical or TCM stores. So there is a chinatown in your area, you should be able to get it there. It is called Peng Sha. The 'e' in 'peng' sounds similar to the 'ir' in the word 'bird' or 'e' in 'her'. The advantage of buying in these stores is that Borax is sold in small quantities and not in the big box as in 20 Mule Team. A small packet is usually less than USD1.00. The Chinese characters are (not sure whether they be displayed on the Earth Clinic Website or not [EC: sorry, no luck with Chinese characters]). You might want to copy them out (without the underscoring) and show them to the shop assistant. Best regards, Cjuan

Where to Buy Borax: Australia   0  0   

Posted by Emanuel (Melbourne, AU) on 04/03/2014

Hi guys, I search to find good quality Borax which is safe to take. I find only Glitz Green by Bunnings Melbourne from Pascoes 100% made in china. I don't trust this Product... Have you a tip where can I find borax in Melbourne. Kind regards emanuel

Posted by Suseeq
Sydney, Australia
Emanuel , try IGA that's where I bought mine

Posted by Anthony Hall-fong (Kingscliff/nsw/australia) on 08/13/2013

Where is it possible to get 100% food grade borax for dextoxing of fluoride in the body?

Posted by Robert
Buderim QLD Australia
Where can I purchase Harpers boric acid
Posted by Merrin From Mundaring
Western Australia
Bare Essentials Borax 500g is available from Coles supermarkets in Australia. You'll find it in the cleaning aisle. I add a tiny bit to a drink every now and then.

Posted by Stacy (Victoria Australia) on 07/26/2013

Hi... Great website.... I was hoping you coud tell me where to buy borax in australia... Many thanks, Stacy

Posted by Anon
Victoria, Australia
Borax / pure from Turkey can be purchased on ebay australia, good price, fast delivery

Posted by Tracey (Rockhampton, Australia) on 06/08/2009

I have been reading about Rosecea and specifically Ted's Borax remedy and have been trowling the website. I have been suffering from this ailment since 1998 and have been using a steroid cream this whole time which doesn't cure but controls. Ted Thank you so much for you research and information as I have tried many different meaures over the years with only limited success and this is the first real sign of hope.

My question has been asked before by a Melbourne person but could not find the answer - as I live in Australia, what is the brand of BORAX/BORON that I purchase to safely use in your preparations. I am keen to start your remedy and eagerly await your reply.

Thank you again for a wonderful site...I too have recently started to reduce my flouride intact so will read more haevily on this topic. TS

Posted by Linda
York County, Maine
Hi Tracey, 20 Mule Team borax is what is sold in my part of 'the States'.....another post here stated the gentleman ordered it online; I find it in the grocery store in the detergent aisle.
Posted by Victoria
Gold Coast, Australia
Hi Tracey, You can actually buy Borax from Bunnings or any other hardware store. I have just started with both topical and internal treatment, and can already feel it working.
Posted by Tweeksta
Perth, Western Australia
hi tracey bunnings sells 1kg tubs of Hovex Borax in the laundry aisle where the cleaning products are 4 arnd $11. i jus stumbled across it 2 weeks ago at my local iga supermarket next to the bleach products. it costs abt same price as bunnings & so saves me having to go out of my way 2 get it next time
Posted by Tweeksta
Perth, Western Australia
i qouted the price for the borax wrong. it is actually a bit over $5.
Posted by Ranni
Brisbane, Qld
Borax is also available in Woolworths in Australia in the cleaners/disinfectant aisle. 500g tub for $4.00
Posted by Robert
Sydney, Nsw, Australia
8 Posts
Hi All, I have been getting ready for taking Borax in Australia. First I was thinking of getting it from USA but delivery is over $60. I then followed your comments and got it from Bunnings. The problem is that Hovex Borax from Bunning has only 980g/kg of Borax the rest is other staff like deodorants etc. I then went to Woollies and got it as Bare Essentials Borax small container. Both products are made by Pascoes. I knew Hovex Borax has 98% of Borax and other chemicals which I would not like to drink but I did not know what Bare Essentials had so I asked the company to send me the Material Safety Data Sheet. I learned that Borax Bare Essentials is Chemical Formula:B4-O7. 2Na. 10H2-OChemical name/ingredient DISODIUM TETRABORATE DECAHYDRATE 100%. I then asked for Material Safety Data Sheet from the most popular Borax taken by most people in USA 20 MULE Team Borax and compared the ingredients etc. Chemical Formula:Na2B4O7·10H2O. Chemical name/synonyms:Sodium tetraborate decahydrate, disodium tetraborate decahydrate, borax decahydrate, Borax 10 Mol 99%. I was not terribly good at chemistry but it looks to me the same. I can only tell you this: Borax Bare Essentials is even better because contains 100% of Borax and 20 MULE has 99% of Borax and 1% of something they did not describe. Please be careful, after my experience with colonics with Myrrh I learned that taking things easy is important. I am also impatient due to the years of suffering but this time I took my time and it paid off. Good luck, I am drinking my first liter of water with borax today. After drinking lemon and BS for 3 weeks I also noticed that my skin is cleaner- less oil coming out etc. I think I will get there with this Candida.
Posted by Philip
Melbourne, Vic Australia
I use Sigma Borax powder 250 gram tube (blue/white label) which I obtain from the local chemist. It costs about $9.00.
Posted by Jolole
Beaconsfield, Tasmania
12 Posts
Hi fellow Earthclinic readers. I would like to follow up on some older (2009-2010) entries about availability of Borax in Australia. I live in Tasmania and have searched IGA, Woolworth, Bunnings and some hardware store and no luck. Some staff knew exactly what I wanted but stores no longer sell. This could be because of Tasmania's isolation, could also be across the board in Australia. The only source I finally found was at a waste management firm in Melbourne that sells it for A$ 4 per kilo. I just ordered 2 kg and was told that product is pure and has no added chemicals or fillers, but could not obtain a chemical analysis. Does anyone know about or use this product? At present day what is the availability elsewhere in Australia. I am regularly in Melbourne and have friends in Adelaide, so if there is a better source could you pls let me know. Blessings of health to all readers.
Posted by Eddy
Perth, Western Australia
I think Borax has been removed (banned?) from normal retails sales in Australia.

I was able to get a 25kg bag from an agricultural supplier ('Landmark') as it is used on farms for various purposes including as a fertilizer supplement. When they asked me what I used it for I just said to control ants (it clogs their digestive system and kills them very effectively).

They gave me an MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheet) which was very informative and I paid $28 for the bag.

No probs. The product was "Actibor 11", and it is over 99.9% pure borax decahydrate (11% Boron). There is also "Actibor 15" which is the Pentahydrate version (15% Boron).

This is the product. It is made in Malaysia:

Where to Buy Borax: Canada   0  0   

Posted by Sophie (Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada) on 06/27/2013

Hi, just wanted to mention that in Atlantic Canada you can easily find 99.5% pure Borax at Home Hardware (Natura brand).

Posted by Janice Reynolds (Shelburne, Ontario, Canada) on 12/29/2008

Hello... I am very interested in trying the borax remedy for removing fluoride from my system. As you know fluoride calcifies the pineal gland (third eye). Can you tell me what a good borax source would be in Canada? Does it markedly improve the excretion of fluoride? Does it aid in decalcifying the pineal gland? I have also read that iodine assists in decalcifying the pineal gland. If so what percentage would one use? Can it be ingested with water? Thanks so much for your amazing and informative site. Janice Reynolds

Posted by John
Toronto, ON
I got some 10 Mule Team from the local NoFrills for $5.49.
Posted by Laurie
Belleville Ontario, Ontario
9 Posts
Janice I've found Borax at our local Walmart store, No frills grocery store and Food basics grocery...... there are more, but I just can't remember them.
I hope you're able to find it in your area


Posted by Piper
Toronto, On
27 Posts
I looked in several stores that carry laundry products. After not finding it, I called the company directly and they told me that Loblaws, Sobeys and Metro carried it in Ontario. In the laundry section. Brand 20 Mule Team. You can google to find the company.

Where to Buy Borax: India   0  0   

Posted by Piya Chatterjee (Kolkata, India) on 11/14/2011

Hey, first of all I am suffering with acne and rashes all over my back, face and chest and I have done almost everything to cure it.. doctors , medicines, everything but no result. I read your articles and I think borax would help me but I am not getting it anywhere in kolkata. Can u please tell me where will I get "borax" in kolkata, india?

Posted by Ranjana
Mumbai, India
Borax is called suhaga in hindi ask by this name I am sure you will get it
Posted by Baldev
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
117 Posts
Hi Piya,

You can get Borax at some chemists shops, not all chemists keep it but if you place an advance order with them, then they do get you. Or you have yourself to go to the the place in calcutta where these whole sale chemical dealers are there. Like in Mumbai you get it in shops at the Princess street.


Posted by Altaf
5 Posts
Anyone using borax and baking soda remedy for Lupus? If yes, can you please provide a detailed instruction for its usage, e.g., amounts in water, consume on fasting stomach, before or after meals, etc. Thanks.

Posted by Chandra (Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) on 09/03/2009

Under what name is borax available in India? If I ask for borax in the local pharmacy, I am given boric acid, which is a white powder we use to keep ants away. I read the initial warning not to use boric acid instead of borax. Kindly let me know what I should look for.

Posted by Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
Borax is available in Bangalore in chemist shops behind Commercial Street (Saleh Ahmed Rd) and in Chickpet. I have recently begun to use borax to treat mange on a street dog with amazing results. After watching the disease take over and kill hundreds in my lifetime (untreated mange drives dogs to distraction, many times mistaken for rabies by vets - mites seem to attack their very dna or their nervous system). This particular street dog has been losing a battle with mange for over 2 yrs. Ivermectin didn't help, diet, homeopathy or neem oil - nothing seemed to slow the disease. After just wiping the dog 4 times over 2 weeks with very dilute borax and vinegar, (because I was nervous) I can see the dog at peace with a slow regrowth of hair. Thanks, Ted, I feel like *I've* been cured of a lifetime of suffering watching them go through hell! I hope to use it more boldly with many more street animals over time. :)
Posted by Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
5 Posts
I'm replying to my own comment because the first dog that I treated for mites died today anyway. I'm still grateful to the Borax-peroxide because it cured her of a terrible continuous distress, but mites are probably a symptom of a deeper, wasting disease that the skin is trying to excrete. I think that underlying problem of acidity, a failing kidney-liver, blood poisoning, chronic infection should be addressed first, or simultaneously, for healing. Homeopathic borax 3x and 30x are available in Shivajinagar, Mvm and Majestic.

Posted by Shant (Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India) on 08/21/2009

I have a question for you guys? If you know where I can buy borax let me know. It's not available in Tiruvannamalai at all, but they do have boric acid powder which is not so useful to me. Let me know if you know where I can order it from.


Posted by Shanti
Puttaparthi, India
2 Posts
I am answering my own question here, but it may help someone else. Unfortunately, I have forgotten the name of the manufacturer (if I find it I will post here), but I was in contact with a company in Coimbatore. I found them on, I think (it was a while ago, so I am struggling to remember). I spoke to a gentleman who was happy to ship borax to me anywhere in India. He sold in a minimum of 25 Kg quantities and this was quoted at 1800rs. The large quantity suits me fine as I use it for laundry, hair, bathing and consuming. And by the way, for anyone who is wondering about the state of their washing machines or clothes after long term washing with borax, my family has been using only borax (nothing else at all) to wash all their clothes for over 20 years now. We all wear a lot of whites and they look fresh as anything. The washing machines are also functioning perfectly with no build up or residue after many years. We have septic tanks where my family lives and the borax has had no bad effect at all on these either. I encourage all to get rid of the toxic washing powders and body products and try the remedies on Earth Clinic.
Posted by Aejaz
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradeh
Reply to Shanti from Puttaparthi, India - can u give me that persons details who is supplying u borax and if u dont, what would u do with that all 25 kg borax r u a businessman. I want to buy some borax for my personal business use. I have my own restaurant. reply with the details of that guy. thank u.
Posted by Manga
Hyderabad, Ap/india
Reply to Aejaz from Hyderabad,

Hi , Did you get any luck to buy borax in hyderabd, if yes, where did you manage to buy from? Pls let me know.

Regards, Manga

Posted by Keerthana
Chennai, Tamilnadu
Hi, I need borax crystals/powder or suhag watever it is called. I want it to treat my dandruff. I dont know where to get it in chennai. Plz do tell me if you know any retailers who sell it in Chennai

Where to Buy Borax: Indonesia   1  0   

Posted by Bet (Jakarta, Indonesia) on 09/17/2009

hai ted and earth clinic..

my name is bet...i'm from indonesia.

it's very hard to find borax in indonesia. it was banned by the's considered a harmful substance since many people used it for wrong reason.

after looking for almost 2 months, i got a 'black market supplier' for borax.

it is in a form of powder.

this man (the supplier) said that the powder is borax...but how i know if it is not boric acid...or it may not be borax after all.

he said that real borax will make greenish flame if that true ? does boric acid also make greenish flame ?

i love my dog very must have listen to that too many times.

he got ivermectin shots for 5 times in almost 3 months, and also i bathed him with amitraz for 3 times.

the demodex almost all gone, hair all grown, except on his might be because i'm hesitate to apply amitraz on her face. i'm afraid it will do him harm than good.

i attached pictures of my dog, his name is borris. it was taken over time during demodex nightmare.

really need your help.

thank you.

Posted by CN (Albuquerque, NM) on 01/06/2009

[YEA]  This is for C.D. in Indonesia. Silversmiths in Bali use pure Borax crystals for flux when they solder. It is usually in a crystalline form, sometimes in powder. You can buy it inexpensively at a jeweler supply store in Celuk in Bali, or Kota Gede in Yogyakarta. I don't know Jakarta, but there must be somewhere there. Sorry, I cannot remember the exact name in Indonesian. Hope this helps.

Where to Buy Borax: Ireland   0  0   

Posted by Tricia (Ireland) on 08/30/2009

hi all - does anybody in ireland know where to purchase 20 mule borax or another ingestable brand without having to buy through the internet. So far all I have been able to get is small 100g tubs and each time have to eaplain to the chemist what I want it for as they have to order it in especially. I cant see it in the supermarkets. It went off the market here years ago. I want ot use it in the bath and as a shampoo so the small quantity isnt enough.

Posted by Kitty
Galway, Ireland
Hi Tricia,

I've found an Irish website which sells lots of eco products for babies and they sell Borax in a 400g box for €2.40. I don't know if I can mention their name but they're based at Old Singland Road, Limerick. If you google 'eco baby products and free delivery in Limerick you should get them. I've just ordered a box for myself to tackle rosacea and recurring blepharitis and delivery is costing me €3.70 so altogether €6.10 which is very reasonable when you consider ordering from the US on ebay could set you back $30 for delivery alone.

Hope this helps!

EC: Hi Kitty,

Please let us know the name of the company -- would be helpful to our Irish readers. Thanks!

Posted by Jackie
Northern Ireland
9 Posts
Hi Kitty,

How do you use borax for blepharitis. Can you give me details of how much to use, how often to use it, and what do you do with it, etc?

Posted by Kitty
Galway, Ireland
The company is called and I'm awaiting my delivery of Borax with great anticipation! Jackie, I've figured out that the rosacea and blepharitis have to be connected through my reading of various posts on Earth Clinic about demodex mites. When my Borax arrives I'm going to wash every stitch of bedding and clothing in Borax because it kills the mites. I also plan to wash myself with Borax. There are instructions on E.C.regarding ways to do this.

Until then I'm changing my pillowcase every night and taking one teaspoon of turmeric in hot water (topped up with cold) 3 times a day to clear the blepharitis. It is causing the gunk in my eyelid to surface quickly and clearing it up much faster than any other time I've had a flare up. I clean my eyes throughout the day with a moistened cotton-bud/q-tip to remove said gunk. The rosacea on my cheek also seems to have calmed down. I wash my face every night with about a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda with a little water added to make a paste. Rub it in like an exfoliant and rinse off with tepid water. Use apple cider vinegar to tone - you may want to dilute the vinegar if you find it's too drying. I then dab some tea tree oil on my rosacea, let it soak in and then use virgin coconut oil to moisturise my whole face and neck. I put the CO on my eyelids and eyebrows too and inside my nostrils as that's one hiding place for the mites! EW! In the morning I wash my face with a clean flannel and warm water and tone again with ACV diluted with a little water. You'll know yourself what feels ok for your skin. Moisturise again with VCO avoiding eyebrows as I don't want to look greasy during the day. It's early days but I do see an improvement. I might try Ted's remedy of drinking Borax solution also. I'll try it for washing only first and if need be I'll give drinking it a go.

The mites exist on everybody but only cause trouble when your immune system is weak. In my case this is linked to candida, something which is so hard to beat into submission. I've had success previously with sugar and yeast free diet but it's very hard to stick to when everywhere you go the only food you can eat on the move is laden with candida friendly ingredients. I have to instigate a lifestyle change, stop being so busy and make time to restore my health with good food. Thanks to Earth Clinic I am even more inspired to take charge of my health and get rid of candida for good this time and then hopefully become super healthy! Congratulations on your wonderful site and thanks to all.

Where to Buy Borax: Japan   0  0   

Posted by Justin (Tokyo, Japan) on 05/06/2010

To whom it may concern,

I live in Japan and I believe that I have candida or fluoride poisoning. I really want to try the borax detox that many people have been commenting on but it is really expensive to ship the 20 mule borax from the US to Japan. I found this brand of borax here in Japan and I want to know if they are the same substance. I know it is not a good to ingest Boric acid, but this clearly states on the box Sodium Borate. This is what the website specifies:

Borax (powdered) 500g
[Product Name] Borax (powdered)
[Contents] 500g
"Borax (powdered) P 500g", the sand c Ho (Na2BAO7 · 10H2O) 99.0-103.0% are contained. The white crystalline powder or colorless crystals or white, do not come to. When left in dry air, wind construed, is covered in white powder.

- Composition - properties

Borax (Na2BAO7 · 10H2O) 99.0-103.0% will contain.
The white crystalline powder or colorless crystals or white, no smell.
When left in dry air, wind construed, is covered in white powder.

* If you are using, you care not to spill or please thoroughly ventilated.
* Please drink
* Please use expired products not be used.

Please note on the store;
Please keep in a cool place protected from direct sunlight .
Please keep out of reach of children.
Please be turned into another container *. (Causing the misuse or, quality may vary.)

First aid
If the skin with, please rinse with water.
* If swallowed, please get medical attention and treatment to induce vomiting and drink water.

Airtight container. Stored at room temperature.

Takeshi Sakai Pharmaceuticals

So the translation is a little broken, at one point it says please drink and at another point it say if ingested please seek medical attention.
I have researched the specified dosage 1/8 of a teaspoon in a ltr of water with some sea salt, should be fine for most people.

All I really want to know is, is this what I am looking for? Is this the product?

I really need help.
I am very lethargic, I break out in mouth ulcers, my hair is falling, fatigued, brain fog and lack of concentration, itchy scalp and some dry skin to name but a few of my symptoms.

Please help ASAP.

I would really love to order the product and start detoxing as soon as possible.

I look forward to your response.

Kind regards

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines
969 Posts
Hi Justin...There are several other methods you can use to remove Fluorine out of your body. First, it would be better, and perhaps easier if you tried to get ALL bad halides out of your body -- that's Fluorine, Bromine and Chlorine. You can do this quite simply by supplementing Iodine using either Lugol's Iodine, Iodoral tablets or just by taking Kelp regularly.

Another way and the cheapest way to take in iodine is simply to paint the soles of your feet with iodine tincture twice a week(I use this method) and get the iodine through transdermal absorbtion.You will know if you are taking too much iodine because you will start to sweat more and your nose will constantly run. If this happens, cut back on the foot-painting and do it once a week.

If you still want to get borax as an anti-fungal for the candida, you should be able to order it on the internet, or just try buying Boron supplements from the health store. If you check the constituents on the boron bottle, it will most likely contain sodium tetraborate -- which IS borax -- but this will be more expensive.

Since you have candida, I would also strongly advise you to get rid of any heavy metals from your body. You can do this easily by:

* Drinking Green Tea at least 3 times a day.

* Eat Cilantro or Coreander Leaf at leaf 3 times a week in salads.

* Buy some 10% Sodium Thiosulphate(ST) from an aquatic shop that sells fish, tanks and supporting goods. Use 6-10 drops in a glass of water every day. ST gets rid of all heavy metals and Chlorine from your body and is used for this purpose in cancer chemotherapy. Very safe to use. Also helps you to sleep if you take it in the evening.

I use all these remedies on a weekly basis as a preventative to keep my body's bad halide and heavy metal content low.

I also had candida and used Ted's Alkalizing Remedies religiously every day without fail. I mainly used his lime/lemon with baking soda remedy -- I found it to be the most balanced remedy -- but there are others -- See this link..

I also switched from using vegetable oils to using Virgin Coconut Oil in all my cooking and took Blackstrap Molasses for minerals in my coffee everyday. But you could also use natural sea salt or fulvic acid for the same result. It took a year to get rid of my candida which I'ld had for about 8 years, and now it's gone.

See the EarthClinic Candida remedies here:
Ted's Candida Remedies

Posted by Terence
Tokyo, Japan
As far as I can tell these are the names you should be looking for. 1. Jyuutansan soda - bicarbonate of soda, sodium bicarbonate. 2. Jyuusoh - baking soda

3. Housha - borax

You can buy number 2 in most convenience stores. Or any supermarket. However, my question is - is there a difference between bicarbonate of soda, baking soda and borax?

I have seen it written here that: Baking soda is what we in the UK call Bicarbonate of soda AND Borax is also what we call Bicarbonate of Soda. Is this true? Are they all the same?

By the way, I used some baking soda (#2) for heart burn two days ago. It worked well. However not knowing how much to use I mixed a half spoon full of baking soda to a half glass of water. A few burps moments later and I was feeling fine. One other thing, I can not find distilled water in Japan, can anyone help? Pehaps bottled spring water?

EC: Hi Terence,

Bicarbonate of Soda and Borax are not the same!

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