Borax
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Borax Cures and Health Benefits

How to Take
Posted by Jade Dragon (Vancouver Bc) on 06/18/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Can you use bottled spring water instead of purified for the borax drink?

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.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Tyson (Bracebridge) on 09/16/2017

Look it up, borax can have a balancing effect on your hormones.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Peggie (Mesa Arizona ) on 06/28/2021

Is it okay to put Borax in a gel capsule and swallow it? Instead of mixing it with water and drinking it ...


Boron Vs Borax
Posted by Ivan (Slovenia ) on 03/15/2022

Hello dear Herman,

I would like to ask you something about borax. I did make a solution as recomended by Ted's clinic, a small- teaspoon of borax gave into the 1 liter of water. I take then just a one third of tea spoon this solution, but I feel a burning then in my stomack, like acid. Is this normal by everyone, even I take very small of this solution, as you wrote it convert to boron acid in stomack. Now I take a boron 3mg tablets and by this is ok and also it makes bigger my free testosteron- just once a day I take it. Thank you, Ivan.


Lichen Sclerosus
Posted by Austin (California) on 01/16/2017
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Lynn, I have the same reaction of feeling sunburn on my hands and face after taking 4 mg of Boron. It does mention a dose of borax of 1/8 tsp for fungal infections or other health issues, but that is a big dose to start with, 1/8 tsp will have about 50mg of Boron in it, I only took 4 mg today and I burned on my hands and face. I am considering reducing to 2 mg/day for a week, with added magnesium, and see if my burning reaction subsides, then increase. Have you tried taking it with aspirin as mentioned above - did it reduce the burning?


Lichen Sclerosus
Posted by Linda (Rogers AR) on 11/22/2020

Hello Jill,

I also have lichen sclerosis and have for 4 years. I was excited to hear you controlled your symptoms by taking gluten out of your diet. I have currently gotten thru week 1 of no gluten ( but no changes yet).

How long did it take you and any other suggestions? Thank you for any help!


Multiple Cures
Posted by Denise (Vermont USA) on 04/01/2021 23 posts

This subject of boron and borax is very interesting. In regards to the lack of boron in foods you were asking about, I think it is due to not using our effluent in the soil and not burying the dead in the soil where we grow food. I have a friend who made a mix of his effluent (urine and stools), left it in the sun (covered) for 6 weeks then used it on his crops and miracles happened, that knocked everyone's socks off. We are missing out on all this and polluting our waters by dumping our effluent into the sea. We are supposed to be intelligent creatures but one would wonder sometimes. Cheers!


Borax for Children
Posted by TBrook (Lincoln, Nebraska) on 07/12/2021

Hi I am new here and have a question. I am going to start borax for many reasons but I'm most interested in whether I can give to my children in small doses and how do I calculate how much? I want so badly for them to have good health after a year of bad health for me. I just don't want to harm them in the process of doing what I thought was best! What do you generally think about children and borax?


Multiple Cures
Posted by john (london) on 11/01/2021

Hi David,

Could you please elaborate how much borax in what way(capsules, diluted, sprinkled on food, morning, evening etc.)did you and your father take etc?

Thank you


Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by Cheryl (Manhattan, Ks) on 02/05/2016

Yes, he also takes Magnesium. That helps his digestive system. I have noticed he hasn't had quite as much angina; he still has some. I know it took me 6 months of taking Borax regularly for my eczema to go away.


Rheumatoid Arthritis
Posted by Lisa (Az) on 04/07/2016

Hi Cheryl,

I am sorry for you and your husbands illness. One thing that stood out to me when reading your question was the fact the he consumes a huge amount of Coke. Soft drinks are well known to be health destroyers. If there was any way to curb this habit hopefully he would feel better. Interestingly enough, I attended a nutrition lecture last night given by Dr. Denice Holtzman on just this very subject. If weaning him off Coke is not possible, look for the Coke that is bottled in Mexico. I know! I was shocked by this also, but apparently Mexico forbids the use of many artificial ingredients including sweeteners as well as GMO's. (genetically modified organisms) Who Knew?

I hope you find this useful and your husband regains his health.

Sincerely, Lisa in Carefree AZ


Psoriatic Arthritis
Posted by Nadine (Wisconsin) on 05/30/2016 14 posts

Hi Art,

I was wondering how you are doing with the borax. How is the mycoplasma? Has it done away with it?


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


Candida
Posted by Angela (New Mexico) on 01/14/2017

Have you looked into LS- lichen scherosus. I had similar symptoms and that is what I got diagnosed with.


Candida
Posted by Alex (Latin America) on 07/16/2017

For how long should this be used?


Multiple Cures
Posted by Debbie (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 08/04/2016

Hi, I've had severe tinnitus for several years and also have Candida overgrowth and Lupus.. Pse can you tell me what the actual prescription name is for the nasal drops your Dad used in his ears.? I'd really like to give it a try.. I'm taking it that this was prescribed for you by your GP in Canada.? I would like either the name of it or the compound that I could give to my GP to get some made up for me via a prescription. Thank you so much.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Brent (Georgia ) on 08/06/2016

50mcg of mometasone furcate aqueous nasal spray, is sold as NASONEX® (mometasone furoate monohydrate) Nasal Spray, 50 mcg

It requires a doctor's prescription and is made by Merck.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Mike (Tn) on 11/25/2017

What made you try this for your dad. I'm curious. I've suffered from tinnitus for 30 years. Along with vertigo like many of us we've tried just about every thing and nothing works...the doctors here won't subscribe it just on my recommendation..so a little insight might help thanks


Eyesight
Posted by Brian (Ft Worth) on 12/10/2015

Andrew. how much borax do you take to increase testosterone?


Eyesight
Posted by Deebee (Germany) on 08/27/2016

How should I take borax for better eye sight?!? How much of borax and how?


Eyesight
Posted by ?znur TANAL (Antalya, Turkey) on 12/15/2021

Paylaşım için teşekkür ederim.
Peki nasıl kullandınız?
Ölçüsünü verir misiniz?
Teşekkürler.. 🙏 💞

Translated from Turkish

Thank you for sharing.
So how did you use it?
Can you give the size?
Thank you.. 🙏 💞


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Pamela (Fl., US) on 02/11/2015

Hello. Read your post and couldn't help to think of lecithin granuals. Crush the granuals and blend all items. Lecithin is an emulsifier, meaning it binds the oils together with water into creamy consistency. This lecithin also when taken orally will pull oil out your body (Oil pulling ). Also a lil FYI : Walgreens sells a name brand called shea moisture, their products all organic, no parabans or sulfates. Find it at the ethnic isle. Not as cheap as regular shampoos but not too expensive either. And if you go from now until February 28th it's buy one get 2nd at 50% off. I love the coconut hibiscus line. You might want to check out their Jamaican black castor line, they have clarifying shampoo with apple cider vinegar and their leave in Conditioner has great ingredients. The good part is Walgreens has a good return policy, if you don't like, you return it!


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Steph (Los Angeles) on 07/21/2016

I use borax and water and may add some sweet to it. It is very anti parasitic and I wash with it too.

After I rinse with water. then I use half and half apple cider vinegar and water not sure of the best way to do it or I would follow that.


Hair and Scalp
Posted by Tim (Boston) on 08/24/2016

Try coconut oil to moisturize without getting greasy.


Dosage
Posted by Dave (Australia) on 01/04/2015

Hi my name is David.

I feel rather stupid about this. I have been reading a lot about borax for some of my ailments. Long story short, I have got a little mixed up with the rates. I have just taken a quarter of a teaspoon in 600ml of water. I now realise this may be way too much. I worried it will have some adverse affect. please help

Dosage
Posted by Peter (Clarence, NY) on 11/20/2020 1 posts

I have been taking borax 1 tsp. in a quart of distilled water then taking one tsp. of that in water twice a day. I recently discovered this was a very mild dose. I was in a bad Motorcycle accident four years ago and still have pain and stiffness. I wanted to use your forum to learn more.


Mental Clarity
Posted by Gisele (san diego ca.) on 06/11/2022

Lemar, I do not understand your last paragraph ... hoping it's not a side effect.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Michael (Sydney, Australia) on 06/27/2014

Yes, I do store the borax dilution in the fridge. Not sure if it's necessary, just seems prudent.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Parveen Mittal (Chanidgarh India) on 06/29/2014

Please tell the procedure to use Borax to reduce the weight.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Africa (Spain) on 05/27/2015

Hello from Spain, excuse my bad English. I want to take borax also but I have a little problem - all the mineral waters I can find in Spain have chlorides and fluorides. For the first 7,4mg/L, for de second 0,4mg/L. May I use that water to disolve the borax or not ???

Thank you for answer.


Borax and Gut Flora
Posted by June (Florida) on 06/15/2014

Bill, what are the effects of borax water on the good bacteria in the gut?

Borax and Gut Flora
Posted by Anissa (Alberta) on 04/09/2018

For how long can I take the borax solution?


Multiple Cures
Posted by Prioris (Fl) on 01/21/2014

I take borax on empty stomach. Borax tastes "soapy".

Mixing it with random food makes no sense. If people are doing that, I could imagine all sorts of digestive problems. Never heard someone use the word "metallic" to describe it. If taste is not palatable, just dilute it with more water.

I think the chances of toxicity is extremely low. I think one should distinguish between first time user loading dose (i would say around 3 weeks) and long term dose.

I think the loading dose can be higher but Ted's just trying to err on the side of caution just to be safe. One should review the symptom list for boron toxicity and just be aware of it. That should be enough to keep one out of trouble, if it should happen, you will be right on top of it.


Multiple Cures
Posted by Ivone (Edmonton, Alberta) on 01/19/2016

Increase Iodine in the winter. We tend to consume less if it during winter and skin depends on it to stay smooth and moist. Dry skin is a symptom of Iodine deficiency, says Dr. Jorge D. Flechas.


Boric Acid Vs Borax
Posted by Baldev (Maharashtra, India) on 01/28/2014 189 posts

Hi Ashok,

Are you sure Borax is Suhaga ? G.T from AP, you can ask any chemist in your place and he can get you. In Mumbai there is an area where number of shops are there who deal in chemicals and medicinal drugs in bulk, the name is princes street and one can get Borax there. Boric acid is completely different, a lot is written about it on this site and I won't suggest to use Boric acid in place of Borax.

Baldev


Severe Pain, Arthritis, Libido
Posted by Shubha (Mumbai) on 08/30/2015

Will you pl. Specify from where to procure Borax in India, Mumbai . I would like to try it for my arthritis.


Borax Capsules
Posted by Alakhi (Mt) on 11/16/2013

I have a question regarding Borax. I do not like the taste. I was wondering if it would be effective to take borax in a capsule as an alternative? I grew up in a moldy envirnment and have had problems with pcos, acne, hirstism, energy, food allergies, candida, etc.

Borax Baths
Posted by Yasha (Imnaha, Or) on 10/11/2013

Simple question: How much borax to put in bath? Don't want all that other info. Just HOW MUCH BORAX IN A BATH????? Cannot find a simple answer to a simple question in all of this website! Not really very helpful.


Borax Baths
Posted by Tina R (NY Metro ) on 10/22/2021

Hi, what are the dead sea salt, epsom salt brand/s for detoxing? I took an epsom salt bath and it left me very itchy.


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?


Borax Dosages
Posted by Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 08/11/2013

What is the rationale for diluting borax in so much water - a litre of water? Do you really need that much water?

Skin
Posted by Jenn (Florida) on 02/23/2016

Look into Neem for your skin condition.


Skin
Posted by Mallory (Brooklyn) on 05/02/2014

Can u explain what royal jelly is, & where to purchase it?


Skin
Posted by Bonnie E (Michigan) on 03/29/2016

Sounds like you might be allergic to the sun. The burning pain you describe.


Borax Dosages
Posted by Maria (Sydney, Australia) on 02/15/2013

Hi Ted, and anyone else out there, thanks again for sharing all your wonderful experiences and knowledge!

I wanted to know if borax at the 1/8 teaspoon in 1 lt of water taken 3 to 4 days a week over three weeks is too much for an elderly person?

My mum is 87 yrs suffering from chronic arthritis and pneumonia, last year we thought we would lose her at the hands of the hospital due to the excessive amounts of drugs. I would like to try it with her before winter returns.

The reason I ask is I know it's highly alkaline and Dr Sircus mentions in his book for Bicarb therapies not to take more than 3 x 1/2 teaspoon bicarb per day if over 60. ( I assumed it was due to the alkalinity) and wondered if it's the same with Borax.

Many thanks.

Research
Posted by Jonathan (Ft Lauderdale, Fl) on 11/16/2012

Hello Ted, I read your posts on borax with great interest, and have found many interesting articles on the benefits of borax substance in the human body, as well as the following articles that appear to debunk the myth that exposure can lead to infertility:

Reproductive toxicity in boron exposed workers in Bandirma, Turkey.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22575543

Low frequency of infertility among workers in a borate processing facility.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12835486

I did come across two articles from Thammasat University that I wanted to get your feedback on:

Effect of borax on immune cell proliferation and sister chromatid exchange in human chromosomes
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2776007/

Genotoxic effects of borax on cultured lymphocytes.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19323026

On the flip side, other studies have shown that borax guards against genetic damage in human lymphocytes:

In vitro studies on chemoprotective effect of borax against aflatoxin B1-induced genetic damage in human lymphocytes.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22526492

Boron compounds reduce vanadium tetraoxide genotoxicity in human lymphocytes.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21791386

I would imagine that if boron leads to genotoxic effects, then birth defects or negative health consequences would have been noted in the studies listed above on occupational exposure and fertility.

I am curious on what you might have to say about the fact that genetic alterations and apoptosis have been observed in the very same cells that borax has been shown to exert protective effects.

Hormones
Posted by Cindy (Osceola, Mo) on 11/30/2011

I would like to know what effects the Borax protocol would actually have on hormones. I have had fibromyalgia for over 25 years and now have arthritis so terribly I can hardly move across my kitchen. I have had breast cancer however. It was estrogen and progesterone positive. I had a low grade form of cancer and had it removed at biopsy. I did not take radiation or tamoxifen which was offered but chose to increase my iodine level. I don't want to antagonize my cancer by doing the wrong thing. I have taken so many years of over the counter pain relievers I am afraid I can't do it much longer. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Psoriasis
Posted by Ally (Jerusalem, Israel) on 11/29/2011

Dear Earth Clinic,

First off let me say how wonderful this site is -- thank you! I have scleroderma and have been helped tremendously by Ted's advice here, H202 taken orally and also inhalation methods have done wonders for me.

I also have psoriasis, and started borax at 1/8 tsp in 1 liter of water per day. After day 9, today, I still have absolutely no reaction to the borax, neither positive nor negative.

I was wondering if this is normal? Is the dosage too low?

Thank you for your help!!

Psoriasis
Posted by Anthony (Philly Pa) on 04/04/2014

Hi. I'm gonna try this. Have you had any other issues besides the skin problem? Any digestive problems? Also, do u take this every day? Thank you!


Boric Acid Vs Borax
Posted by Tamis (Paris, France) on 10/26/2011

I just bought some borax from a local drugstore and was given a plastic bag with "borate na" written on it. Having read that some drugstores have given some boric acid instead of borax I asked the vendor if he was sure it was borax and not boric acid and he told me it was labeled "borate na" in his storage room.

Now I'm a cautious guy and I want to make sure this is indeed borax and not boric acid.

Is there a way to test this at home ? Like adding my powder to vinegar and see if it fizzles or not ?

I found out the The ph of Borax is about 9. 5 (so I guess it should fizzle in vinegar), boric acid has a ph of 3. 7 (http://www.merck-chemicals.com/boric-acid/MDA_CHEM-100765/p_HXeb.s1Lb5QAAAEW9.AfVhTl) (so I also guess it should not fizzle in vinegar).

Am I right about this?

Hair and Scalp
Posted by John1230 (Delhi, India) on 08/16/2011

How should I make Hair Wash Solution with Borax. I have lots of Fungus and Dandruff. My hair are now very thin and have lost hair. Also, In India, what grade specification of Borax should I buy.

Thanks.

Hair and Scalp
Posted by Lily (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) on 08/17/2011

John1230, borax doesn't have a grade, it is 99-100% borax. I can't find the recipe in the ailments or remedies, but put about 1 part borax to 2-3 parts water and pour onto hair and leave in for 10 mins. Lily.


General Feedback
Posted by Fabian (Clifton , Nj) on 07/18/2011

what is borax? or where can I get it ? I have found sodium percarbonate no perborate like the remedie says. the ingredient I have found it in many forms of detergent. would anyone help me and give me some guidance or products that will have it? thank you very much.


General Feedback
Posted by Cindy (Cochrane, Wi) on 06/29/2011

will borax kill all good and bad bacteria when you take it? i would also like to take kefir-how could I best do this? i appreciate your advise, thank you.


Borax Dosages
Posted by Simon (London Uk) on 11/02/2011

Can I just double check with anyone that can answer-I have recently discovered this site and have read about Borax and so ordered some from ebay. Labelled BORAX (Sodium Tetraborate) -Decahydrate.

This is definitely ok to ingest... At the recommended dosage of 1/8th of a teaspoon per litre of water?

Sounds great-just wanna check there are no dangers. Thanks!


Borax Dosages
Posted by Rouven (New York, Ny) on 08/23/2012

Am I the only one questioning all these remedies coming from one person only? It's great Ted gives his opinion and maybe tried successfully the borax way. I just wonder why there is no other professional opinion (not from pharma paid doctors but alternative health practioners).

I agree many suggestion are great but others I am not sure and it does raise question why everyone would just trust one person and go buy borax in laundry section. At least I've seen a couple of confused peopel on here.


Rosacea
Posted by Pluto (New York, Ny, Usa) on 06/01/2011

Hello! I was wondering if I could put my 4x per-week, daily dose of Borax into capules (I take 1/8 teaspoon) and swallow them thus, because putting the 1/8 (a woman's amount) into water makes the water taste soapy and unpalatable. I am using the Borax for rosacea - demodex extermination. Thank you!

Rosacea
Posted by Lily (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) on 06/02/2011

Pluto, you must dilute your borax in 1 litre of water. Flavor it if you want to.


Rosacea
Posted by Pluto (New York, Ny, Usa) on 06/02/2011

Thank you, Lily, what a brilliant idea -- flavor it! I figure just the tiniest bit of flavor will go a long way, just to get the soapy edge off.


General Feedback
Posted by Mesem (Toulon, France) on 03/13/2011

Laugh if you will but is it possible for a woman to have jock itch because I get something that you could describe like that?! If borax treats it I assume it is fungal?


General Feedback
Posted by Jill (Kent, Uk) on 03/07/2011

borax - overdose? help!

I have mis-read the instructions for taking borax. I have taken 1/8 teaspoon in a glass of water. Instead of in 1 litre of water. Should I be worried about this?

Jill


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