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Borax Cures and Health Benefits

| Modified on Jan 30, 2023
Arthritis, Toenail Fungus
Posted by Iris (Houston ) on 01/10/2023
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I've been taking the homeopathic dose of borax and my toenail fungus is 80% better at 6 months treatment. I started it to treat bone pain and other ailments and I'm 80% better with bone pain as well. I'm very hopeful to clear all the pain but I know it takes longer on the low dosage. It works!
I wish I can hear about more experiences on the low dosage.

Block in Carotid Artery
Posted by Allan (NJ) on 01/08/2023
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I have used a boron solution for over a year and got rid of a 30% block in my carotid artery, according to a series of doppler ultrasound studies.

It should be noted that with all the good things boron can do it also removes magnesium and iodine from the system. I supplement with kelp tablets and eat fish twice a week. Epsom salts are the cheapest form of magnesium, I add a half teaspoon to the water and boron solution.

Borax Decahydrate 99.9%
Posted by Ashlee (Uk ) on 12/18/2022 2 posts

Thank you so much! I didn't want to use a synthetic or something with other ingredients. I also read it's hard to get this product in Europe ( I'm in the uK) . perhaps that's why I was able to obtain it since we are no longer eu.. who knows!

Anyway Thankyou x

Borax Decahydrate 99.9%
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 12/17/2022
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Hi Ashlee,

Unfortunately, Borax goes by many names, but it is the same chemical. (Unfortunately, only because it causes confusion.)

Here are a couple of links showing that borax decahydrate is the borax being discussed here at EC.

Find U.S. Borax Products | U.S. Borax

Borax Decahydrate

You could try dissolving it in warm water. I add a pinch to my coffee and don't notice a residue, but then again, I may not be very observant. :)

~Mama to Many~

Borax Decahydrate 99.9%
Posted by Ashlee (Uk ) on 12/17/2022 2 posts

Hi, I'm sure this is an old question.. but I bought borax decahydrate 99.9%

it's called HD chemicals brand. With all the hazardous warnings. I've only just started looking again at dosage and want to check I've bought the correct type!
not also doesn't disolve that easily.. leaves a little residue at bottom of a glass when stirred..

:) new here .. any help appreciated before I start x

Hair and Scalp
Posted by Jules (Australia) on 12/10/2022 2 posts

Hi I have a infestation demodex mites so I will wash my hair now in borax which I just started to drink in water.. Thank you so much Julie from sydney Australia

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by Art (California) on 11/29/2022 1508 posts


Please keep us updated on your progress.


Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by Kathleen (Orange County, CA) on 11/28/2022

Thank you Art. I started the borax today 1/8 teaspoon in a liter. So far so good. Your Math ability is amazing and over my head. The mgs explanation is worth noting. I hope this helps without stomach issues. If it is then I will lower the dose.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by Art (California) on 11/26/2022 1508 posts


Borax may still be worth a try despite the stomach issue. Keep in mind that the person who originally founded borax and boron as a potential arthritis treatment before, Ted, Rex Newnham, found benefit at dosing much lower than Ted recommended.

He reported dosing of boron as low as 6mg/day was effective for some people(50%) which would equate to roughly 55 mg/day of borax :

I have to say that that dose was not effective for me, but according to the PubMed link above, it worked for 50% of the people studied. Compare this dose of borax to Ted's recommended dose for women of roughly 500 mg/borax per day for 5 days of the week which averages out to 2500 mg/week / 7 = 357 mg/day compared to the approximate borax dose that would be needed in the link above of 55 mg/day of borax to be equivalent to 6 mg of boron actually used.

As far as cost, borax costs pennies per year.

So it seems possible that you may find borax effectiveness at some point between 55 mg and 357 mg/day. One strategy might be to start at the low dose and see how it goes after a month. If not enough benefit after a month, a slow and low dosage increase could be considered until benefit is found before reaching Ted's recommended dose of 357 mg/day of borax.

Such a strategy could potentially prevent gastro issues from ever occurring.


Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by Kathleen (Orange County, ca) on 11/26/2022

Diagnosed with RA. Have tried several meds all made me sick or had side effects. Have a very sensitive stomach. Considering taking borax because it seems less toxic and easy to take. However the stomach issue, someone mentioned charcoal. So many supplements, and suggestions, makes me confused with so many options. Also, limited income. The thought of taking this is scary but so does all the toxic med RA is recommending. Help

Bladder Cancer
Posted by MJJP (Wilkes Barre Pa) on 11/24/2022


You can make this claim about money to be made in the US but the argument falls flat on those countries that have a single payer system that does not profit from pain and misfortune. Those countries are not sitting on a cure for cancer as they have the dog in the fight.

Borax Dosages
Posted by Art (California) on 11/23/2022 1508 posts


There are no human studies to answer the question about ulcers and borax that you are asking. There are only animal studies and those studies show that borax can cause microscopic ulcers as discussed in this study :

Here is a relevant quote from the study :

' Conclusion: Both of low dose (150mg / kg BW) and high dose (300mg / kg BW) of borax exposure for 8 weeks cause microscopic gastric ulcer on rats. '

Of importance is human equivalency of the three doses they used in this study in the rats. The three dose were :

50 mg/kg

150 mg/kg

300 mg/kg

If you convert these to human equivalency approximations, they would look like this :

8.1 mg/kg

24.3 mg/kg

48.6 mg/kg

In the study, they said the last two doses, which are higher than the first dose, caused microscopic ulcers, but when you look at their data, the lowest dose also showed some issues. When you convert that lowest dose of 8.1 mg/kg to a human weighing 80 kg or roughly 176 pounds, the dose would be 648 mg per day and this puts the dose in between Ted's dose for women and his dose for men which are roughly 500 mg for women and 1000 mg for men.

Based on the above information, it sounds like you would be using a safer approach to first heal your ulcers before attempting Ted's borax regimen.

Regarding the ulcers, natural remedies aside, your doctor should be able to put you on an antibiotic regimen to cure them fairly in most cases.


Borax Dosages
Posted by Robert (Clemson, SC) on 11/22/2022

Is it okay to start if one has Ulcers?

About Borax
Posted by Nigel (Canada) on 11/21/2022

Do you really understand the process of chelation? Every heavy metal has a unique chelation process that's accelerated or inhibited by entirely different compounds. There's no such thing as a wonder-chelation compound that simply rolls into the body and chelates heavy metals non-specifically. And if there WAS, it would probably kill you because the process of chelation involves the UNbinding of heavy metals from wherever they've wound up, which temporarily turns them into free agents and liable to end up deposited elsewhere in the body. To properly complete the chelation process for A SPECIFIC heavy metal you need to open up the channels that first release the metal and then facilitate its proper excretion so it doesn't just end up moving from a muscle tissue into your brain or heart.

So on that note, do you have any evidence for borax/boron being a chelation agent? Because if so I would strongly recommend AGAINST taking it, unless you fully understand chelation and are aware of all the other potential chelation agents that you might already be taking and how they might interact with this particular mechanism.

Posted by Art (California) on 11/15/2022 1508 posts


Here is an RCT study where they actually used Borax or Calcium Fructoborate (plant derived borax) as adjuvant treatment in RA patients to good effect :

Notice how they used a relatively low dose of Borax and a higher dose of calcium fructoborate (based on boron content).

Also, notice this comment (quote) :

' Because it is ethically unaccepted to use boron alone as a separate arm in such type of clinical trials, the principle of its adjuvant use with the biological agent etanercept was followed. '

This statement to me says they really did not want to see how Borax treats RA in a heads up comparison against Entanercept, but I am a little suspicious that way, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. In any case, it did improve beyond what etanercept alone could do for RA patients.


Posted by TxRN (Texas) on 11/15/2022
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The Role of Boron Salts in Osteoarthritis

As a science-minded clinician I needed to read some studies - here is a useful one from PubMed (searched through Google Scholar)...

Posted by Sharon (IL) on 11/14/2022

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Boron Vs Borax
Posted by Art (California) on 11/14/2022 1508 posts


That may be a little too much boron for a woman. You might try 1 or 2 capsules and see how you are doing after a month.


Posted by Bess (Millstadt Illinois ) on 11/14/2022
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Now that you mention it, my TMJ is gone! It was subtle to begin with, but came on suddenly during all the covid bs stress. So for a couple of years, it's been annoying me on and off. I've been taking boron for fluoride detox for a few weeks, but not consistently, and I've not had the TMJ! I didn't realize this until I read your testimonial, so it can be added to the list of benefits!

Boron Vs Borax
Posted by JOANN G (SC) on 11/14/2022

I have found Pure Therapro "Bio Boron" which is 30 mg per capsule. It is highly bioavailable..What do you think about this one and then taking 3-4 capsules a day?

Youtube has been very controlling and evil for turning off comments and replies in the videos. So had to resort to this to comment.

Trigger Finger
Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 11/13/2022
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For anyone interested in the subject of Trigger Finger of Trigger Thumb:

I finally got a chance to make a video about my very successful borax treatment for Trigger Finger and thus avoiding surgery. Details and extensive instructions are given on Earth Clinic's YouTube Channel here:

Walter Last
Posted by Earth Clinic on 11/13/2022
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We were just on Walter Last's website to fix a broken link to his great borax article and we were saddened to learn that he died in 2021 at the age of 86. Here's the announcement for anyone interested.

And here is the updated link to his borax article:

Posted by Ahney (Western NY) on 10/28/2022
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Use 1 level Tbsp Borax and mix with 2/3 cup very warm water. Stir well until dissolved. Add small amounts more warm water to dissolve any remaining Borax. Add 1/3 cup 3% Hydrogen Peroxide and mix. Pour this over your head and body in small amounts at a time until gone while rubbing into scalp and skin and let dry. Lice and chewing lice die when the come in contact or ingest it. Use on humans of all ages, horses, dogs and cats. Use an Elizabethan collar on cats so they don't clean and ingest it while it's wet. Stay warm while wet, and ask your Vet before trying this for the first time. Use a hair dryer to stay warm while drying. Cats with liver disease must ask Vet FIRST because it can cause death.

Borax Dosages
Posted by John (USA) on 10/24/2022

Borax is not elemental Boron. So your example is a bit flawed. Now if they are purchasing pure powdered Boron reagent grade or higher than yes you are 100% correct.

The doses involved on this site do not require the precision that you are demanding. The mineral Sodium Boron is less toxic than Sodium Chloride and it's LD50 is much higher. No one would be alarmed at someone putting a 1/4 teaspoon of table salt aka Sodium Chloride in a liter of water and drinking it let alone using an accurate scale to measure out the amount wanted.

In fact in nature water supplies can have up to 300mg/L and soil 33mg per kilogram.

The LD50 for Borax is 3.16gm/kilogram so 3160mg per kg of mass. So a 150lbs. man or 68kg man would need to consume 214,880mg of Borax in a day to have a 50% chance of death. Now if talking about elemental Boron, not Borax, I think adults have died at 15,000mg to 20,000mg. So again a huge safety profile for the dose being recomended on this site and other sites.

You would really have to work hard to get to those levels. Most people get lose stool the first time they ingest 1/4 of a teaspoon in water I can not imagine anyone ever approaching a level that would be of true concern. Again it is less toxic than table salt!

Arteries Unblocked
Posted by John (USA) on 10/24/2022

So Borax is vilified as toxic to humans for one main reason and that is greed. Back in Victorian Great Britain dairy industry figured out that if you loaded rotten milk with insane amounts of Boron it tasted and smelled fine allowing them to make more profits. The amounts they added where so large it caused bone malformations especialy to peoples spines. Just like mills and bakers would cut the flour with sawdust and other types of stuff. These practices where outlawed. So even though we are today talking about super small doses and it has been established that Boron is essential just look at Canadian multi vitamins and their recommendations they include Boron. It is still vilified to this day. Iodine is vilified and dosed too low in the USA as is Vitamin D3 in spite of all the research we have!

General Feedback
Posted by Tammy (Tallahassee) on 10/24/2022
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I've been taking borax for a while as well and yes it works wonders. I need to be more consistent though which I have started doing again. People look at me crazy when I tell them I do it but you know what if they won't try it it's their loss we know it works.

About Borax
Posted by John (USA) on 10/24/2022

No it is not a detergent and clearly you do not understand the chemistry of detergents and soaps which are totally different but accomplish similar goals under differing conditions.

Borax is a salt that contains the mineral boron. Before we had water softener's and treated public water works if you had hard water it would not clean very well. So you had to add something to it like Borax or Washing Soda. This was because we used Laundry "Soap" later on things like water softeners for people on wells and the development of Laundry "Detergent" changed all of that.

The addition of Borax to the washer made the soap work better by softening the water. Just like old laundry soaps needed hot water to clean well but the development of laundry detergent changed that and allowed for the use of cold water in most cases.

Sadly not only do most people not understand any of this marketing plays fast and lose with the terms soap and detergent they are chemically completely different things but both can be used for cleaning! Just like enzymes can be used for cleaning but they are neither a soap or a detergent! Words matter and science matters!

Borax is a mineral just like iron, aluminium, calcium, magnesium. We use mineral for all kinds of things my favorite automotive grease is calcium sulfonate based. We use calcium and magnesium in antacids for an upset stomach. Lithium is used to treat bipolar disorder but also to make car batteries, phone batteries and most popular general purpose grease.

Depending on how you treat an element and what else to mix in with you you can make all kinds of things both things good for our bodies and things that are bad for us. The form matters and the science matters!

For the record, Washing Soda is not Baking Soda. Never confuse the two. You will often use Washing Soda to make bath bombs and Baking Soda as an antacid or a number of other things. They are not the same thing and Washing Soda should be treated with the same care and caution as you would treat Lye. All of the above are common in a house especially 10-20 years ago for sure.

We put a lot of minerals into the form of a salt. We must have sodium to survive you die without it. If you tried to eat pure sodium, it would blow your jaw off of your face and probably kill you. Instead we eat "Sodium Chloride" sodium chloride does not spontaneously explode in the presence of water. Likewise we do not eat elemental calcium we eat calcium that is bound to something like calcium carbonate or calcium citrate etc....

You could even use google "Is Borax a detergent" and you could see it is not a detergent but is a detergent booster and that it is Sodium Borate and its other forms!

Lastly, if you just add Borax to your washer, you will not get very clean clothes outside of what the water and agitation alone can do. By itself Borax does almost nothing to clean clothes.

I have been using Borax for about more than 8 years now. While it does not do much for me besides correct my poor absorption of Vitamin D it has been almost a miracle for my Dad and my wife. Well I should say it has not worked to reduce my painful joints, arthritis or calcium deposits. It did all of those things though for my Dad and for my wife. Hard to say what it is or is not doing inside your body but I keep using it because it can not hurt!

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by PEG (Minnesota) on 10/23/2022

Sugar is our biggest enemy. I would say I cut mine to 90% free from it.

Plantar Wart
Posted by DL (NC) on 10/23/2022
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Add Ted's borax remedy to the list as a permanent cure for a stubborn small plantar wart! I used the popular banana peel cure a number of times over the years and it works immediately at shrinking it. I almost went away each time I used a banana peel for a few days, but only to grow back a month or two later... It was not very big, just a tiny bump on the bottom center of my foot. Well I just realized that, along with borax totally curing my trigger finger and arthritis, my plantar wart is also gone! Not sure how long it took as I wasn't monitoring my foot.. guessing a month or two.

1/4 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water, sipped throughout the day. Read the borax page for more details if you don't know about this protocol.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by Clay (KY) on 10/20/2022

Sugar he has to get off sugar.. The Borax protocol brought me results with my arthritis in 2 days, I was in shock. I have also cut way back on sugar. 75% or so.

Neck Pain
Posted by Dee (Florida) on 10/11/2022
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I am a senior. I started to get neck pains. I went to a Chiropractor which helped in a temporary way. I decided to try the Borax water 1 tsp. twice a day and it helped. I take it 5 days a week and 2 days off. I also have to take my 4000 mg. of Vitamin D that alleviates my lower back traveling pains. I was deficient in my Vitamin D, and had my Vitamin D checked and it went up to 47 ng.

Posted by jennifer (BC) on 10/03/2022

They can live in makeup, creams mascaras ect. Try a benzoyl peroxide treatment 2.5 or 5 percent or another acne treatment it will provide some moisture without feeding them

Autoimmune Disease
Posted by Fran (Texas) on 09/30/2022

I also have scleroderma. I'm looking at everything to try to heal. Mine is systemic. I would love to chat.

Borax Baths
Posted by Christa (Calabasas, Ca ) on 09/28/2022

There are a lot of messages here and replies but I want to know if soaking in a tub with Borax will rid the body of parasites and also heal a UTI KIDNEY INFECTION Or does it have to be taken internally?

Boron Vs Borax
Posted by Art (California) on 09/27/2022 1508 posts


I have taken both and 3 mg of boron did nothing for my arthritis. Borax is approximately 11.3% boron. My borax dose is roughly 950 mg. So 950 x .113 = 107.35 mg of boron. I take this dose of borax each weekday and take the weekends off. This has kept my arthritis in remission for way over a decade. I tried halving the dose and it helped my arthritis, but did not keep it in remission.

I have taken boron supplements up to around 36 mg and that was not enough to work for me, but I have seen it work in others.


Boron vs Borax
Posted by Jonnybegood (Australia) on 09/27/2022

Hi, just had a question not sure where I should ask questions sorry if wrong spot.

I take a multi vitamin that has 3mg of Boron in it.


1. Is there any extra benefit to borax over Boron? to me, the extra compounds of borax vs boron are only sodium, hydrogen, oxygen, would that make a difference?

2. if I took borax, would I maybe need to take less like 1 tsp of the 1 liter mix every second day or maybe just not take it all as im getting most of the benefits from the 3mg boron in my multi?

Any thoughts or help would be great.

I'm leaning towards leaving it at my 3mg boron multi as enough, but maybe some has tried both and could notice a difference.


p.s great site.

Arthritis, Dupuytren's and Ledderhose
Posted by Stev (Perth, Australia) on 09/20/2022
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I have been using Borax for a year which helps with Arthritis but also with Dupuytren's and Ledderhose. Borax is so helpful, it is amazing and I am stronger and fitter because of it.

It was available in the local supermarket but they have removed it from the shelves now.

If you understand what is happening currently then you will understand why it has been removed from sale.

Abdominal Pain, Bloating
Posted by Raboom1 (California) on 09/19/2022
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I use 1/8 tsp Borax and 1/8 tsp of Pink Himalayan Salt in a bottle of pure water every single night and have for over a year. No side effects whatsoever. Gonna try the hair treatment soon.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by Lorraine (Essex UK) on 09/14/2022

I totally agree with every thing you say 🙌🙌🙌💞

Arteries Unblocked
Posted by Christopher (CA) on 09/03/2022 2 posts

I read that Borax is not available in Germany, as they claim it causes birth defects, is this true?

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by David K. (Minnivale, Western Australia) on 09/02/2022
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A friend had chronic rheumatoid arthritis for a long time before I met the family. I told him to try taking boron in the form of borax, but because of the label on the container, would not - even though I showed him that I take it every day as 'preventative' medicine. So essential as our soils are deficient in it - the reason why sheep and cattle suffer from arthritis.

I showed him the on line publication, "The Borax Conspiracy" which while remaining hesitant, decided to ask his specialist if it was OK to take it.

The reply was, "If it does not do you any good, it will certainly not do you any harm." So he took ¼ teaspoon for two weeks, after which he was pain free and off all his medication for which had to have blood tests every 3 months'.

When he said to the specialist, "I suppose you will recommend this to all your patients?" The reply was: "I am not allowed to." Of course, so many people make money as a result of the suffering of other people.

Borax in Slow Release Capsule
Posted by Gyunay (Bulgaria) on 08/17/2022

Yes, it is not problem to refrigerate it, even it is better for me.

Boron Drops - How to Make
Posted by Roelof (Amanzimtoti, KZN) on 08/16/2022
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I love your idea of Boron drops in a dropper.

I've been running the numbers different though.

If 1 ml = 20 Drops
That means there are 2000 drops in a 100ml bottle
So at 1 drop per dose that = 2000 DOSES

30mg Borax (0.03g) = 3mg Boron (0.003g)

That would mean you need 60grams Borax dissolved in 100 ml water to provide 2000 doses of 3mg Boron.

So to get around the problem is simple

Aim for 10 drops for each 3mg Boron dose.
2000 drops ÷ 10 = 200 doses of 3mg Boron

200 × 0.03(Borax in gram) = 6 grams Borax
Needs to be dissolved in 100ml water
Now that is very doable.

So if you want 3mg Boron a day.. just drop 10 drops in a glass of water.

That's a 200 day ( 3mg/day) supply
100 day (6mg/day) supply

Yes a 5ml teaspoon takes 5ml/5gram water.
Keep in mind that
Water 1 cubic meter = 1000kg
Borax 1 cubic meter = 1730kg
(Thats 42.19 % more than water)
So if 5ml teaspoon takes 5grams water
A 5 ml teaspoon(not rounded) would take 7.10 grams of Borax

I won't stress the extra bit too I've seen info that we could basically take one or two teaspoons a day without side effects.

But once again AWESOME IDEA for the dropper..would make life sooo much easier.

Posted by Tommy (Los Angeles) on 08/11/2022

Can you specify exactly how you use the borax to wash scalp and body? Others have mentioned just taking a palm full and scrubbing? Is that what you did?

Posted by Connie (Horicon) on 07/25/2022

For parasites…research The Zapper! Possibly invest in one. I joined a wellness center that has the Zapper. I had tested positive for parasites back in 1990…given the norm antibiotic treatment. Over years various tests(alternative) would be positive for parasites. I joined the wellness center for other reasons, had tests every 12 weeks…resolved many health issues that were on my testing and parasites were one! I am now parasite free. Of course our world is so toxic and can easily be reinfected…but for now am pleased with the Zapper(low frequency) as nothing I tried in past helped!

Posted by Hollyhock (America ) on 07/24/2022

It's called gentian violet.

Posted by DaveB (Essex. UK) on 07/24/2022 4 posts

Hi Rosina,

That purple liquid you were given would most likely have been Gentian Violet, an antiseptic dye that was used to treat fungal skin infections, my mother had some in her medicine chest 60 years ago as did many people in the UK at that time.

Hope this helps.

Hair and Scalp
Posted by ROSINA (LONDON UNITED KINGDOM) on 07/24/2022

Hi Charles and Linda,

Answering your question as it is very up to date and sure you will be reading for any replies? You seem to be wondering what "rife frequencies are" There was a guy many years ago called Royal Rife, and he built a machine. It cured many people of ailments. There is a very interesting story surrounding this very famous man" If you type into google something like: Information on Royal Rife, you will see lots of websites, I actually printed off a very very large amount of papers telling his story. The machine he built contains many many parts, and although there are machines about today? None of them would ever equal this genius machine that Royal Rife invented. Look his name up, I think you will find it very interesting, and that is how you will learn about the famous Royal Rife! Hope you found this of interest. Rosina from London, UK.

Posted by ROSINA (LONDON UNITED KINGDOM) on 07/24/2022

Hi Daniel,

I have been reading about Borax/Boron for quite some hours now and been taking notes. I am replying to you because you only posted your message a few days ago, so sure you will be looking for any replies?

Please research Monolaurin and BHT. Monolaurin is lipid enveloped as is Covid19. It can inactivate enveloped viruses, bacteria, protozea, Candida Albicans, herpes, parasite guardia etc.etc. It is antimocrobial, anti-viral etc.etc. Seeing as you have Candida, this could well help you. It is relatively cheap and can be purchased from Ebay or Amazon. So you should be able to get it from It is supposed to be very good as it fights Covid 19 because it is lipid enveloped as is Covid 19. BHT is similar. I could write lots about it as I am a medical researcher and make notes on anything I believe could help anyone. I have not had a single vaccination, I refuse to have them, and have never caught Covid, yet my son Paul, his wife and his two teenage daughters all caught covid and all have had 3 vaccinations. In fact everyone know that has been vaccinated all came down with Covid, my friend lost her husband to it. Anyway, I know you have posted your query and problem under Borax? Will borax cure it? I haven't the slightest idea? But please do check out Monolaurin. I think I bought mine from a store called 5greens on ebay? Every single thing they sell is free from every additive going, and very clean. And prices very reasonable, I have purchased 3 different items from this store only because there are no additives. Monolaurin can be taken on a regular basis, no serious side effects, it s linked with coconut oil! Alternatively have you put into where it says at the top "search earth clinic?" Try putting in something like "Help Wanted For Candida Problems" and this should take you to people who have Candida. You can read what they have been using? Your problem sounds rather serious, so look for people who are similar to you, it could help you a lot. Don't be afraid to ask questions. This is a wonderful site, and there are many people ready to assist if they can or give advise.

Hope my reply was of some help to you. Best wishes Rosina from the United Kingdom x

Posted by ROSINA (LONDON UNITED KINGDOM) on 07/24/2022

Hi J from Kuwait,

I found your story very interesting simply because I too, was given a little bottle of purple liquid! My doctor told me to paint my tongue with it, as he said I had a bad outbreak of thrush on my tongue which was snow white with little bumps! It worked for me! And within days my tongue went normal. I never ever did find out what that purple liquid was called? I come from the United Kingdom, and I did strangely enough ask for it in a chemist? They didn't have the slightest idea what I was talking about! So much for doctors! But I was very grateful for the doctor who gave it to me years back. Hope all is well with you now. Rosina from London UK.

Posted by Daniel (Chico California ) on 07/19/2022

How are you?? Myself, wife and children (5,9&10) got covid in Dec 2021 and have tried practically everything to cure us and nothing.. I believe because we're unvaxxed, we have an overgrowth of Candida. Our tongues are white, new allergies, fatigue and now endothelial dysfunction, but for me I am further into the infection, I feel like I'm having a mycotic aneurism that's due to fungus… 😩

Psoriatic Arthritis
Posted by Art (California) on 07/13/2022 1508 posts


I think it took me "about 3 months" to get to complete remission, but I started to notice benefit within the first month. It's been so long since then, but I think my hips were the first place I noticed some benefit and then other joints followed shortly after. I had so many joints with pain from my neck to my toes that it is impossible to remember the exact order of relief, but ultimately I got to complete remission. I could no longer squat down to the ground with out a lot of pain and I could only get back up by grabbing on to something and pulling myself up with my hands and arms.

I hope you find the same benefit as I did, but please come back and update us. I am the only person who I have ever seen that was able to put PA into remission with borax so your feedback would be very useful for others. I still take borax at Ted's dosing schedule for men.


Psoriatic Arthritis
Posted by Russ (Twentynine Palms, CA) on 07/13/2022

I have had PA for about 17 years. Just starting Borax. 3rd day. How long before you see the changes?
I am currently using fish oil, turmeric for anti inflammatory relief. I would like to get off of these.

Autoimmune Disease
Posted by Megan (Cape Cod, MA) on 07/13/2022

I haven't met another person with scleroderma.. I have it down my thigh. I also have arthritis in every joint and fibromyalgia. I'm just so shocked to finally read a comment about someone having something I have.. and I've never met another person that has it!

Borax Dosages
Posted by John (Michigan) on 07/09/2022
5 out of 5 stars

In response to:

Posted by Isolda (Beaufort) on 04/24/2022

Hello, I did the 1/4 tsp in a litre of water first day loading but by the time I reached 3/4 of the bottle about 5-6 hours later I started to feel antsy and nervous. I was a little anxious. Later in the evening I felt anxious again. Like it had a second cycle in my body. Probably going through my liver. I have read that the dosage of the 1/4 tsp = 114mg is incorrect. Can you please confirm that it is correct?

I find a lot of people but especially women do not tolerate the recommended doses on this site initially. I start people out on 1/16 of a USA teaspoon in liter of water. I will have them do this 3 times a week the first week. If that does not bother them next week I have them do that 5 days and take a break over the weekend. If they are an average size man or larger I will have them jump to 1/8th teaspoon 3 days a week and build up again to 5 days a week. IF they are women I have them try 1/8th teaspoon on one day and stay at 1/16th the rest of the week. The idea is to sneak up on the full daily dose without negative side effects. If they get anything more than a mildly upset stomach I will have them take a day or two off and back the dose down. Your body has been deficient your entire life on this trace mineral. Not everyone can jump in at a high dose. The goal is to heal your body not make yourself sick and miserable.

My wife only takes it once a week at 1/8th teaspoon and that keeps all of her joints pain free. I have been taking 1/4 teaspoon per day for years and it only helped my joint pain the first month or so. It greatly improved my Vitamin D absorption though! I am upping my dose though to 1/2 a teaspoon of Borax and Backing soda to see if a higher dose helps.

I started my Dad on 1/4 teaspoon of Borax and 1/2 teaspoon of backing soda each night before bed. It stopped his kidney disease and reversed it one grade and improved his joints and all of his other health markers. It also cured his constipation. He takes a lot of medications that cause constipation but that is not a problem now. It has not done anything for my joints, tendons or ligaments but I am convinced that it along with vitamin D and K2 removed the calcium deposits from my heart valves.

Before taking Borax no matter how much vitamin D3 I took I was always deficient. So start slow this is not a race. Take what you can and titrate the dose upward as your body can handle it. Do not be afraid to stop it and let any side effects go away before restarting!

Arthritis, Herpes
Posted by Deirdre (EC) on 07/02/2022

Taking activated charcoal for a few days will help with any gut symptoms from the borax protocol. Stomach should settle after that. I took 3 capsules at night two nights in a row and stomach pain disappeared.

Herniated Disc, Arthritis
Posted by RB (Somewhere in Europe) on 06/29/2022

Rick, How ya doing?

Thanks for posting. Congrats on your success! I've always thought that there is a better way. Please share some of the details of your success!

> She didn't want to sip the soap solution of borax so I got her the 6mm pills from AMAZON.

A) Do those pills contain Boron, or Borax?

B) Those 6 mm pills supply how many mg (milligrams) of Boron (or Borax), per pill?

C) How many 6 mm pills, per day?

D) Taken with food, or in between meals?

E) If, in the unlikely event, those 6 mm pills are actually capsules, as opposed to pills, then what is their size? 0,00, or 000?

I have no arthritis, but I'm hoping this will help somebody!

Herniated Disc, Arthritis
Posted by Rick (Irvine CA) on 06/28/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I have a 6 mm posterior bulge in the L4 - L5 area of my spine. The MRI shows this bulge going into the nerve column of my spine. Whenever I did any heavy lifting it absolutely killed me that evening with pain. I started taking a sip of my Borax solution in the morning and night and that was 5 years ago. I have absolutely no pain and can lift as much as I want to. Now I'm 73 and have never felt better in my life.

I had my wife start taking about a year ago and now she is pain free of the arthritis she was experiencing. She too is now a firm believer of Boron. She didn't want to sip the soap solution of borax so I got her the 6mm pills from AMAZON. 300 pills for $10 bucks. No wonder the pharmaceutical industry poo poos the solution. THEY CAN'T MAKE ANY MONEY OF OF A MINERAL.

Multiple Cures
Posted by Nice Lady (United States) on 06/24/2022
5 out of 5 stars

There are two methods of taking this 20 Mule Team Borax powder. One is to put one teaspoon of the powdered borax in a liter of water and then use this by putting a teaspoon of this water in a glass of water once or twice daily. The second way is according to Ted's advice which is for men to put 1/4 teaspoon of the 20 Mule Team Borax into a glass of water once daily and drink the whole glass. He also recommended for women to put 1/8 teaspoon of the Borax into a glass of water once daily. I have read where it's according to your weight and that some women can use the man's dosage.

For me, I am a little heavier at 200 lbs and a woman and what works for me is I started with the 1/8 tsp in water, it worked well for me, I started slowly for a week or so and I also read to take a magnesium capsule once daily to offset any symptoms as this borax seems to work hand in hand with the magnesium. I take one 500mg magnesium capsule in the morning with breakfast. This works for me. After doing well with the 1/8 of a tsp of the 20 mule team borax I upped the dosage to where I take this two times per day in a hot large cup of coffee.

I have taken this for a month now and it seems to be helping me with the stiffness in my shoulder joints which I could not raise above my shoulder level without pain before and can raise straight up now, much stronger with very little pain if any and I run my rototiller about once a week, have a large garden and work daily on two acres, keeping it mowed and taken care of. Plus I am almost 70 yrs old. This has also been helping to dissolve my kidney stones and has helped my IBS very much. Helped my partner's arthritis in his knees a lot also. So for me this works well.

Abdominal Pain, Bloating
Posted by Nice Lady (United States) on 06/24/2022

There are two methods of taking this 20 Mule Team Borax powder. One is to put one teaspoon of the powdered borax in a liter of water and then use this by putting a teaspoon of this water in a glass of water once or twice daily. The second way is according to Ted's advice which is for men to put 1/4 teaspoon of the 20 Mule Team Borax into a glass of water once daily and drink the whole glass. He also recommended for women to put 1/8 teaspoon of the Borax into a glass of water once daily. I have read where it's according to your weight and that some women can use the man's dosage.

For me, I am a little heavier at 200 lbs and a woman and what works for me is I started with the 1/8 tsp in water, it worked well for me, I started slowly for a week or so and I also read to take a magnesium capsule once daily to offset any symptoms as this borax seems to work hand in hand with the magnesium. I take one 500mg magnesium capsule in the morning with breakfast. This works for me. After doing well with the 1/8 of a tsp of the 20 mule team borax I upped the dosage to where I take this two times per day in a hot large cup of coffee.

I have taken this for a month now and it seems to be helping me with the stiffness in my shoulder joints which I could not raise above my shoulder level without pain before and can raise straight up now, much stronger with very little pain if any and I run my rototiller about once a week, have a large garden and work daily on two acres, keeping it mowed and taken care of. Plus I am almost 70 yrs old. This has also been helping to dissolve my kidney stones and has helped my IBS very much. Helped my partner's arthritis in his knees a lot also. So for me this works well.

Demodex Mites
Posted by Prez (Sunny California ) on 06/22/2022
5 out of 5 stars

3 tablespoons borax, 2 tablespoons 3% hydrogen peroxide, and enough water to make a paste.

Use this as a scrub on your face and neck and the liquid on a cotton ball for your ears

Demodex (Face Mites) Demodex is a type of mite that lives in human hair follicles, usually on your face. Almost everyone has these mites, but they usually don't cause any problems. But Demodex can multiply too quickly in people who are immunocompromised or have other skin conditions. That causes an itchy, irritating condition called demodicosis.

Borax in Slow Release Capsule
Posted by Art (California) on 06/19/2022 1508 posts


Refrigeration between uses would be a good idea. I never have to refrigerate because I finish what I make in one dose now and I take it all at once since I have gotten to pain free.


Borax in Slow Release Capsule
Posted by jake (chicago) on 06/18/2022

Art - much appreciate your knowledge. I'm having some herx at very low doses. I'll be using my quart of borax over some extended time until my body tells me I'm ready to increase. My -question is - should the solution be kept refrigerated? thanks much.

Borax in Slow Release Capsule
Posted by Art (California) on 06/17/2022 1508 posts

RB & Eric,

If you just follow the original method that Ted described of mixing the borax in a quart of water and sipping a bottle everyday for 4 or 5 days a week, that is essentially a slow release of the borax all day. Sometimes simple works just fine.


Borax in Slow Release Capsule
Posted by RB (Somewhere in Europe) on 06/17/2022

Eric, Great question. Yes, exactly, how about using slow-release veg capsules?

Alternatively, Everybody, how about using regular gelatin capsules, taking one capsule every 4 hours (that is a total of 4 capsules per day) where each capsule contains only 1/16 teaspoon of Borax?