Borax and Baking Soda Health Benefits

Sep 18, 2017

Borax and Sodium Bicarb Remedy

Two simple natural compounds, borax and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), each with an endless number of uses, combine to make a powerhouse of a treatment for significant health issues like fungal infections, severe joint deterioration, and low energy.

In September of 2017, one of our readers* generously shared the remedy given to him by a Russian pharmacist for his severely damaged knees years ago. Facing knee surgery made it worth trying something that would seem to many almost too simple. His willingness to try a simple remedy was rewarded with fast healing and being spared of surgery.

How to Make a Borax-Baking Soda Solution

  • ½ teaspoon borax powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • 1 quart of green tea

Drink one recipe worth of the solution daily for three months, then take a one month break. Long term use may be needed for a chronic problem. For an acute issue, the remedy may only be needed for a week or so. For those who are sensitive to the caffeine in green tea, water can be used instead.

How Does Borax-Baking Soda Solution Work?

Borax and baking soda individually are used to treat a variety of health problems. These two compounds contain important elements that are critical to health.

Restoring mineral balances in the body can heal a wide range of problems.

Borax contains sodium, boron, oxygen and hydrogen. Baking soda is made up of sodium, hydrogen, carbon and oxygen.

Borax and baking soda are each alkaline. Many health problems are caused by an overly acidic system. Reducing acidity will often reduce symptoms.

The pH of borax is 9.3 and that of baking soda about 8.4.

Borax is used as a natural antifungal and antiparasitic. It is a critical ingredient in Ted from Bangkok’s famous mange cure for pets. Baking soda is commonly used to treat digestive ills and alkalize the body.

Green tea has been in use for many hundreds of years. This tea boasts antioxidants and is purported to reduce inflammation as well as benefit those with diabetes, arthritis, and may even be a cancer preventative.1

Topical Use of Borax-Baking Soda

Borax and baking soda are used topically for many health concerns. Combining them in a bath or foot bath may be of particular use to those with athlete’s foot, fungal skin problems, heel spurs, or to deliver the remedy to the body for those who do not tolerate new remedies well internally.

½ - 1 cup of baking soda is a common amount to use in a bath. Usually less borax is used in a bath; 2-4 tablespoons per bath.

Borax-Baking Soda Cautions

It is always wise to get counsel with a qualified health professional before adopting new supplements. Success of a remedy for one person does not mean it will work for everyone because each situation is different. Diet, medications, current health status, weight, age, gender and metabolism can all effect how a remedy will work for an individual.

Ted from Bangkok has recommended 1/4 teaspoon borax in a liter of water as a dose for men and 1/8 teaspoon borax in a liter of water for women.The above recipe that includes baking soda calls for twice as much borax in a day, so proceed judiciously.

When trying a new remedy, starting with less than the suggested amounts can prevent side effects. It is easier to increase the dose incrementally to find that “sweet spot” of success instead of having to reduce the dose to eliminate side effects.

Detox reactions are not uncommon when new remedies are tried. Since borax can kill parasites and fungus, the by products of this process can cause headaches, nausea, diarrhea, and low energy.

Have you tried the borax-baking soda remedy for your health? We would love to hear from you!

*Thanks to A. Jackson for sharing this special Russian remedy with us!

Sources:

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3679539/



Bladder Pain  

Posted by Deborah (Riverview, Fl) on 08/02/2008

For bladder pain please get some Ph paper and test your urine. You want it alkaline, not acidic. Check it all day long. It could be a fungal growth. To kill it and get alkaline take 400mg of potassium citrate 3 times a day. Also take 1/4 tsp. borax, 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. baking soda and 1 to 2 tbls apple cider vinegar in a little water. Take it 3 times a day. You can drink some plain water after it to wash it down. The fungus won't like this and you may feel worse, before you get better, please stick with it and stay away from all sugars. I can now go 2 to 3 hours without going to the bathroom and only get up 3 times at night, it use to be every 20 minutes.


Body Odor  

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Posted by Rondamommie (Kansas City, Mo, Usa) on 04/11/2010
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I have been using ACV, Borax and Baking Soda in 1L of water for 2 weeks now. I sip it as recommended all day. I used my remedy for 5 days faithfully and just finishing giving my body 2 days off to cleanse and relax...

The happy miracle, on ONLY day 2 of this remedy, protocol my underarm body oder stopped completely!! (I had to apply deoderant sometimes 2x a day until that time, and the deoderant always failed me!)

I still sweat, though much less, the thing is, my underarm sweat just doesn't have a scent any longer, in fact it smells a little bit sweet and gentle, like smelling a baby! Remember how naturally sweet new babies smell everyday!

I am unsure how this happened, I only know I call it a miracle and feel most grateful and appreciative!

I hope this gives some inspiration to somebody else to give this remedy and 'try'!

Recipe:

  • 2 tsps ACV per L. H20
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda per same above
  • pinch of borax per same above

And, on days when I wake up and my sinuses are congested at all, I add cayenne pepper to my drink in the 1 L. of H20, and that amount is about ~1/8 tsp. It makes the drink spicy and it works quite well!

Peace,
Ronda


Fungus  

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Posted by Asiza (Oregon, US) on 12/31/2014
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With the issue of ringworm, I dosed my two dogs and my son with one of Ted's solutions and had my son sit in the "dip" for 30 minutes just like the dogs. He has ringworm and the dogs have a bacterial infection. I'm still working on the dogs, but the solution I used worked immediately on the ringworm. That solution was a 50/50 ratio of Borax and Baking Soda made into a paste using 1 part 3% Hydrogen Peroxide and 2 parts water.


Knees, Needing Replacement  

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Posted by A. Jackson (North Dakota/Singapore) on 09/11/2017
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As an ex runner I was told my knees were shot and needed replacing. At the time I was working in Russia and a local pharmacist advised to try this before knee surgery. Mix one box of baking soda with an equal amount of Borax. Blend and use 1 teaspoon in a quart of green tea and drink the whole thing every day. I was on a 3 month rotation, 1 off 3 on. At the end of 3 months my knees felt fine. I went home and had both x-rayed. Bone had returned to normal, cartilage was no longer stretched like an old rubber band and most importantly my Synovial fluid had gone from gone / gone to normal. In Russia Borax is widely used. Wake up USA, Big Pharma!

Replied by Tina
Princeton, N J
09/12/2017

Wow, this sounds amazing. How did you measure the borax to the box of baking soda? Did you pour out the baking soda into a container and then fill it in with borax? Thanks.


Sinus Infection, Energy  

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Posted by Deirdre (EC) on 09/13/2017
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Wow, what a post from A. Jackson! Thank you for sharing! I made up a batch of borax and baking soda yesterday after reading his amazing post. I put 1/2 cup borax powder and 1/2 cup baking soda in a ziplock bag and shook it vigorously. I then added 1/2 teaspoon to a 1 liter bottle of filtered water and drank it throughout the day (didn't have any green tea). Gotta say, I've used borax over the years, but adding baking soda is amazing! I have been fighting a sinus infection from suspected mold exposure from a leaking a/c unit since last Saturday and not having much luck with my neti pot and various remedies. However, I'd say about 2 hours after drinking this concoction, my sinus infection started to clear up and I had a huge surge of energy.

Today, drinking another batch - 1/4 teaspoon from my ziplock bag in a liter of water. I drank about 1/2 cup from my bottle first thing this morning on an empty stomach and now I'm sipping it throughout the day. Felt slightly nauseous for about 10 minutes drinking it on an empty stomach, so I won't do that tomorrow morning!

Will let you all know if there are any side effects and how it goes.

Replied by Bill
Philippines
09/13/2017

Hi Deirdre...All I can say is snap!! I've also had a similar sinus problem over the last few weeks due to aircon. As you know, I've recently moved house to the provinces of Cebu. I've moved into a studio apartment in a small town that has a very old aircon which hasn't been cleaned in a donkey's age. This problem was in just one nasal passage only. It felt like it was becoming infected. My nose was very sore on one side and this was also affecting my vision. It was also affecting my sleep.

I developed nasal soreness externally and internally due, particularly, to the excessive drying effect of the aircon on the air in the apartment. My nose is very sensitive to this. Unfortunately, I had to get rid of my rather large stores of herbs, remedies etc before I moved(including my beloved borax). What I did was to just buy some 3% hydrogen peroxide from the local pharmacy and use a dropper to squirt the hydrogen peroxide (at 1.5%) up the nasal passage that had the problem. I've done this twice a day for two days and I'm happy to report that the soreness has greatly reduced and is hardly noticeable now. My vision and sleep are now also much improved.

Several years ago several people died in a major outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease (a type of pneumonia) in the UK. The cause of the infection was tracked to the large aircons that are used for tall buildings. The heat produced within these aircon units was the perfect breeding ground pathogen's like the Legionella bacteria.

To avoid this problem occurring again(it's happened before with me) I am going to get the aircon cleaned ASP. I will also be giving special instructions to the person cleaning the aircon -- I will formulate a mix consisting of hydrogen peroxide mixed with sodium bicarbonate and get the aircon man to wash the aircon down with this mix in order to kill all fungus and all other pathogens inside the aircon. I will also wash the aircon air filter in this mix. Doing this should prevent harmful fungal spores/bacteria from being picked up by the aircon and sprayed into our apartment.

Later, due to my nose sensitivity to dry air, I might also buy a humidifier to run at the same time as my aircon to help preserve the moisture in the air when I sleep.

Replied by Deirdre
EC
09/18/2017

Hi Bill,

Sorry, I was out of town last week and didn't get a chance to respond to your post. Thank you for the tips. I am very glad your sinus issues and vision improved with peroxide! I haven't ever tried a 1.5% peroxide squirt for sinus issues. I usually do 1 teaspoon of sea salt and 1/8 teaspoon of 3% peroxide in a neti pot.

Yep, I was also thinking of Legionnaire's Disease when I was cleaning up the black water on my carpet from the a/c unit! I pulled up about 1/2 gallon of black water from the carpet using my carpet cleaner. I will have the a/c unit cleaned asap or see if I can do it myself. It's one of those large portable units on wheels. I still wake up with a minor sinus reaction even though I have not been running the a/c unit for days now. I did spray down the carpet and bed cover with the borax and peroxide solution that Art from CA mentioned recently. Thankfully, the peroxide did not lighten my light gray carpet, at least not that I can see. But I only misted the surface.

On the subject of the borax and peroxide remedy - yesterday was day 5. I'm going to take a break for two days as Ted always recommended. I added it to a 1 liter thermos of hot Matcha green tea. Tastes great!

Tip: Matcha powder is expensive, but I found Matcha powder in the superfoods section at Sprouts that was very reasonably priced for the quantity you get.