Something I've discovered when using borax on your hair is that a handheld shower makes it a whole lot easier. Particularly if you work in your 1/4 tsp of citric acid in a pint of water and leave it in until you're done washing, then getting the handheld shower right up close to the scalp to rinse it all out. AWESOME!
Borax healed my frozen shoulder overnight.. I've been using it for about 3 years now.. it has straightened my hands and fingers.. my teeth have new enamel where my gums receded, and the neck of my teeth were exposed.. it has also straightened and removed my neck hump ..I am 73 and feel like I'm 37.. I love my Borax and Magnesium regime.. amazing Minerals!!
EC: This comment is from Earth Clinic's Borax for Arthritis video page here.
Yep, me too - no one ever says how much!! Geeze!!
Autoimmune issues and Borax:
Has anyone here with autoimmune issues been on borax for a while, maybe 5 years or more? What have your LONG TERM results been?
Better But With Side Effects
I'm implementing boron to heal from chronic candida. I started with Borax (made the solution of 1/8 teaspoon per liter of water). I got through a liter over the course of five days, could not take any more than that. Kidney pain, headache, nausea, diarrhea, depression but also improvement in candida condition.
I'd rather take Boron but the article I read by Walter Last is that he doesn't expect it works against Candida, as it's not in ionic form. Would taking an ionic form of Boron work??
Feeling thrilled and defeated... as I really want this to work and feel this is the answer. Does anybody have success with the Boron tablets, or ionic Boron?
I read a lot. I have read that borax on hair can make it fall out. Too much in laundry eats holes in cotton. I read you can use it to get hair clogs out of drains. It affects hormones and I know some in earth clinic have put 1/2 cup in a bath but I can put a pinch in a foot soak and all hell break loose. One man's cure can be another man's poison. Study, remember it removes calcium out of soft tissue and chanca piedra (stonebreaker ) can be a good supplement to use with it. Be careful so you don't suffer while trying to get healed. Also, Boron is one mineral of many that needs to be kept in balance or your body will produce histamine to let you know there is an imbalance. Most illnesses can be relieved with water and an antihistamine but that is not solving the imbalance in mineral or hydration. Most hospitals' first line of treatment is a saline IV. Blessings, Charity
I have definitely noticed a weight reduction since using borax 5 days now. My diet has actually gotten more diverse. I was on gluten free paleo diet for health reasons. I felt sick so I couldn't exercise. I'm eating like a kid again so I know it's not my diet causing weight loss. Boron has my back. Thank God for this wonderful mineral to counter act the toxicity of this world.
Regarding how much borax to put in a bath:
One cup of borox should do nicely. It does clean very well and soaking your hair in it will leave it soft. I would highly recommend showering afterwards. It will leave you feeling rejuvenated and full of energy. Ahhh like brand new. I soak 10 to 15 minutes. Thank God for boron. God bless you.
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!
I had arthroscopic knee surgery in May 2020. Two months into recovery the entry area had not completely healed and a staph infection had formed. My surgeon, nor any other doctor caught this. I ended up at the emergency room and was diagnosed with cellulitis, which had spread to the other leg and had major swelling from both knees down to the tips of my toes. After three rounds of antibiotics, I had not responded and was getting worse. I then thought hospitalization would be necessary.
Then by chance, I watched a video on rumble, and Borax was mentioned as a therapy for overall health issues. I have been using 1/4 teaspoon in one liter of distilled water and drinking it throughout the day.
I'm on my 8th day and have been getting better more and more every day. The only side effect is a pressure headache behind my left eye, which is tolerable. Could this be due to the decalcification of my pineal gland? I have noticed my hair and skin looking better and my teeth are whitening as well. I'm a 57 year old male who is very positive for the future!
I take boron a couple of times a week in a 0 capsule which is 3/4 full. Within just a few days my nails are long and strong. I also use it instead of K2 to keep calcium in check. Borax is amazing. Look at the NIH website for more information.
Knee Joint Pain
Hello, I'm going into my third week of drinking borax Ted's way. I am female but drinking the male amount of 1/4 tsp in a huge jar of water. My question is why the male and female dosage difference and should it be on an empty stomach? I try to get all my water in before noon and borax after noon 2 hrs after I've eaten. I struggle with weight, libido, and joint paint. Oh and yeast, lots of candida. Thank you for your time. My knees feel better after week 2!
You're confusing Borax and boron. Boron is the element that makes up a part of Borax-the-rock that is mined.. Borax contains lots of other elements, such as oxygen, etc. When they give the approximate weight of Borax, it's always going to be a lot higher than the boron in it, because of all the other elements in Borax adding to its weight.
The instructions read "take x amount of Borax dissolved in x amount of water. Then take a teaspoon (or whatever amount) of that water/Borax mix, and you'll end up having ingested 113 mg. or so of the BORON that's contained in the Borax. Reading a lot of these posts, know that you're not guaranteed an accurate amount with these tips. For some people, a few sprinkles a day mixed with your table salt works well. For others needing to know the precise amount of boron they're taking, might be better to get a boron supplement in capsule or tablet form.
I thought that since it has 6 years since I put that post up about borax and psoriatic arthritis (PA), it wouldn't hurt to give an update. I have remained in remission over the past 6 years and I had been in remission for many years prior to that post.
I was in a ton of pain all over as the original post explains and I have remained symptom free for well over 12 years at a cost of less than a penny a day using Borax. No apparent side effects that I have found through the many years of use. I'm still using Borax 4 to 5 days a week and remain pain free from PA.
Borax is anti-bacterial and anti fungal which is the reason it's so good to add to a laundry..It also chelates heavy metals from your body-another reason it's so good for arthritis etc. etc.
I was wondering how did you capsules of borax. Please share in detail.
I've been reading on the second page of these posts that one poster said he felt Borax supplies 75 mg in a 1/8 tsp--but Dr. Newnham said "...40-60 grams was a dangerous dose and children had been killed with much smaller doses...... So I took 30 mg of borax twice daily, this was 6 mg of elemental boron a day and in a week the pain was less, in ten days the pain was less. In three weeks the pain, swelling and stiffness had all gone, so I stopped taking the borax. A year later the pain and swelling returned so I took more borax and in two weeks all was right again."
It seems that if 75 mg is 1/8 of a tsp, but Dr N. took 60, forgive my math (it's horrible) but wouldn't that mean you should be taking less than 1/8 to get 60 mg (his 30 mg 2x a day)??? So why is everyone taking so much more than he researched and recommended? Pls explain. I am all ears and I don't want to take too much or risk poisoning myself!! Tnx
Me and my father had great results using borax. Me for my herniated disc and my father for his sciatica due to osteophytes in his spinal discs.
His seizures of pain became vary rare and less acute. Me too my back pain doesn't bother me any more after six months of using cheap borax. I was limping six months ago due to my herniated disc.
We have been taking 1/4 of teaspoon 5 days per week.
My father did not do or take any other supplement at all, so it must have been the Borax. I feel my back stronger now after some months of taking Borax. I have tried exercises before with very small results. I think the problem can be helped more biochemically and Borax can strongly help. Maybe some other substances like collagen and MSM can also help.
It is a detergent, my grandmother used it in our launder in the 50's and 60's else why would she use salt to wash clothes?
1/3 of Tea spoon = 153.7 mgs boron
John, thank you for your sensible response. Yes, I do also know about using Borax for many things, too. My health intuitive started me on it it years ago. Unfortunately I got out of the habit of drinking it. But I will.certainly ask her about dosages again and resume. Appreciate your candid answer.
Blessing back at you,
Marky (short for Margaret, Dennis the Menace 's Nemesis, remember?).
Pipe Creek, Texas
How much Borax daily with the 400mg of mag. daily for arthritis?
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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!
I use the dose that Ted recommended many years ago, 1/4 teaspoon of borax in a liter of water each day, Monday thru Thursday and then nothing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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.
I agree. I've been drinking distilled water since I got a MegaHome distiller nearly 5 yrs ago. I herxed the first week. My body appreciates distilled water. I get my minerals from my food.
Use real aloe vera to moisturize.
Borax is a strong anti-oxidant or positive ion. It will attack and break double bonds in chemical compounds by causing the electrons to draw to it. Double bonds allow electrons to circulation between multiple carbon atoms so the positive ion can draw electrons from a few atoms away. It has a preference for large chemical compounds. By and large our bodies don't use large compounds (Vitamin K2 is an immediate exception I think of as I say this). So this anti-oxidant is effective in removing chemistry we don't want.
if you you have an ulcer there is a weak spot in the stomach lining. Borax will attack the tissue there and cause pain.
Try drinking more of a diluted solution. This is what happens in the blood stream. If you have an ulcer, that needs to be healed first. I have written an ebook that explains this and more. It is better written and more complete than I can write on the fly on a blog. Amazon kindle, The Healthy Truth by John Taylor.
Good old fashioned 20 mule team borax in the laundry section of a grocery store or hardware store.
Where can you buy Borax to take, please?
Can I mix and drink liquid Magnesium and Borax together in the 1 litre jar? Elisine, I'd love to hear more if you have more to share. Thank you!
I see nothing in the MSDS that suggests it impacts the kidneys.
Arsenic poisoning mimics diabetes. Consider having him do a heavy metals detox - garlic has been found to detox arsenic. He may regain his kidney function.
Question about using Borax.
Can borax be used for someone who has kidney failure? My dad is diabetic with kidney failure and hypertension. He wants to start supplementing with borax for boron. However, we're afraid that it might hurt his kidneys. Any advice?
I have been taking Borax for almost 5 years now. As long as I take with 400mg magnesium at least 4 days a week I am pain free as far as arthritis. I am 55, and need not hormone replacement therapy.
Also bathing in Borax and Epsom Salts is amazing for skin. 3/4 cup of each. I fill bath with water filter shower head when bathing.
What's in the nutmeg?
Jergens face cream has Sodium Tetraborate (Borax) in it. Controls itching, and also moisturizes skin. It's a very rich cream, so a little goes a loooong way.
A half gallon of water won't hold a half cup of borax but, STILL - you're absolutely right. It's STILL a whole LOT of borax! I use a teaspoon in 500 ml and just squirt a very small amount of that in a glass of water, once or twice a day. I don't know how much that is per day - I doubt it's even a half teaspoon - but even using small amounts of that same bottle to massage my feet a couple times, it will probably last me about a month.
I just started but even that small amount gave me loose stools a couple of times. When I added that little drizzle to water twice in the same day. Or...maybe it was on days I massaged my feet - hadn't thought of that...of course, I don't have any "issues" at the moment, other than letting the plantar warts on my feet come back a bit so I can try a sort of "leave-on" ascorbic acid/coconut oil scrub/mask I've been thinking about on them...
Ich hatte seit 2 Jahren Hashimodo zuletzt meinen verschwundenen Arzt. Er war Spezialist auf diesem Gebiet. Aber eine normale google.com-Suche mit Bor und meinem Hashimodo ist weg. Ich habe vom letzten August 2019 bis heute 1/4 Teespoon und 759 mg Magnezium genommen und meine 2 3cm Calcium Promts sind weg. Wow, ich werde es meinen Freunden sagen, aber sie sind so dumm und werden nicht gesund. Tschüss
The last time I had Hashimodo for two years was my missing doctor. He was a specialist in this field. But a normal google.com search with Bor and my Hashimodo is gone. I have taken 1/4 Teespoon and 759 mg Magnezium from last August 2019 until today and my 2 3cm Calcium. Promts are gone. Wow, I'll tell my friends, but they are so stupid and won't get well. Bye
EC: We think the poster means:
1/4 teaspoon borax solution in water, 759 mg of magnesium, and low dosage calcium supplements for Hashimoto's.
That's an easy calculation... if borax formula is Na2B4O7*10H2O, elemental boron is 11.33% of formula. Thus, 6 grams x 0.1133 = 0.6798
As an engineer/chemist, I prefee to do everything by weight than by teaspoons. Cheers.
If you want to research Nattokinase to clear fibroids, magnesium citrate - removes calcium deposits around fibroids, and iodine shrinks fibroids.
I have been using this Borax solution for several years now to fend off Rheumatoid arthritis. It works for me 99% - I get the odd twinge now and again, that's all.
I have plantar tumors in my insteps of both feet. They did fill the hollow of my foot until I started taking Borax orally a few months ago.
I had been taking pics of my feet off and on to see where they were at growth wise. I have already had elimination of pain and can now see the reduction in the size of the tumors. They get soft first then they sort of just melt away. I'm over 2 years into the growth of the tumors so I suspect it could take 3-6 yrs to get rid of them.
No skin off my back now that I'm not in pain!!
These remedies you are writing about, they are for lichen sclerosus? Or something else?
Sounds really good.
I had similar results with 1/4 teaspoon of borax in 1 litre of water too. But I was way too infected with parasites so I did the following to really attack the pesky things:
1. Applied tiger balm daily to twice a day to my whole body for many months(close to a year I believe), mixed with 20 to 40 drops of oil of oregano, 20-40 drops of clove oil, 20-40 drops of tea tree oil and 2 tablespoon of olive oil.
2 make another mixture of the above oils added to 1/4 cup of black-seed oil to take orally with a teaspoon once or twice a day, NO Tiger balm and tea tree oil in this mixture please.
3. Took 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of charcoal in water to absorb toxins in my body.
This is really important since the parasites release a whole lot of toxins the body cannot easily remove naturally.
4. Boiled and took a mixture of parasite killing herbs like cloves, wormwood, golden seal root powder and walnut leaves.
Do this until your tongue turns pink, if your systemic infection was really bad. This might take months to years. Don't give up. Additionally, drink green vegetable juices at least once a day.
Started using Borax over 3 months now. Before I started, my health was going down hill fast. My ovaries failed kicking in early menopause over 2 years ago. My thyroid function was way out of whack. Bone loss was occurring quickly along with joints deteriorating. Psoriasis on my scalp worsened and arthritis from it was insane. Cholesterol levels increased, Vitamin D levels plummeted. I had intense muscle tension, weakening muscle strength, hair loss, thinning skin, dry skin, worsening vision, bone spur on my spine, heart palpitations, depression, anxiety, brain fog, extreme fatigue, UTI's. Yeast infections, shortness of breath, blood sugar fluctuations, bleeding gums, chipping teeth, loss of libido, migraines, jaw pain, receding gum line, and I could probably go on. Discovered the use of Borax for treating a UTI and Yeast infection. I refused to take antibiotics to worsen my issue.
Made up some gel capsules with Borax to insert. Within days the problem was gone. I was astonished. To my surprise, I learned that I could possibly treat myself for a lot of the problems I had going on. I had been badly affected by halides like fluoride, bromide and chloride. Gut bacteria too of course. Started taking Borax by the Walter Last method after learning about our deficiencies with Boron due to depleted soil, and water. Used 1 tsp of Borax Powder in one liter of distilled water dissolved in a glass container. Took one tsp daily from that liter 3mg of Boron. Felt it right away. Noticed a decrease in pain in 3 days. Had a herxheimer reaction about a week into it. Backed off and started back when I felt better.
All was good, increased to 2 tsp daily for 6mg daily. Always took my doses with magnesium spaced out. 400mg Oral Glycinate and used Magnesium oil (transdermal magnesium chloride) Felt more pain with the increase, but this time, I started taking a bath in 1/2 cup Borax and 1/2 cup Epsom, daily sometimes twice for 20 min.
These baths were phenomenally healing for me. Made me feel so good afterwards. My skin loved it. It got softer and had a nicer appearance. I also soaked my head and scalp for my psoriasis. This really helped with the plaque build up and itch. Very nice on my hair too. After my bath I moisturized with a mixture of Organic Cold pressed unrefined Virgin Coconut oil and Avocado oil. (Avocados are a source of Boron.) Soon increased my dose to 9mg, 3 tsp spaced out. Still used ample magnesium to help correct the calcium metabolism and took my baths.
About a little over a month went by and I decided to try to drop off my prescription medications to see if I really still needed them. One by one I quit taking them. Asthma inhaler, Asthma Steroid, Nasal Steroid, Anti depressant, Anti Anxiety, Migraine and Allergy. I wasn't even taking much aspirin or ibuprofen. Didn't even seem to miss them. My pain had decreased so much. I was getting my life back after wanting to give up. Fast forward to today, pain has decreased to almost none. Bones feel much stronger as do my joints. My energy has returned, depression has lifted, I'm not as anxious. My thyroid gained correct function, no more heart palpitations, weakness, muscle weakness, or bone pain.
My hair stopped falling out and has returned to growing back in. Skin feels more youthful and not dry. Eye sight seems to be improving still. Libido has increased some, no more gut issues, UTI's or yeast infections so far. My nails are even growing longer and stronger. My bone spur on my spine disappeared, psoriasis improved, cholesterol and vitamin D levels are improved, muscle tension is very seldom. Another thing I did other than getting rid of fluoride and tooth paste with it, I used some of my dissolved dose as part of my oral healthcare. Poured some of the mixture on my toothbrush during brushing every time. In no time, my teeth were not chipping, sensitive or weak. Gums stopped bleeding and I had no mouth sores.
The best part, my teeth are getting whiter all the time! I'm just amazed at the results I have had. I'm continuing with a maintenance dose of 3-6 mg daily and I'm still a fan of my baths and tooth care routine. Borax has been a life saver for me. I will continue to introduce others to it. My whole family are fans too. Even my dog without her case of the itchies. It doesn't always take large doses to be effective. Low and slow is my motto. Don't forget magnesium and other essential vitamins too! Don't give up! If used properly, Borax can be the best thing we can do for our health!
Are you taking adequate magnesium? Borax & Magnesium work in tandem. Boron helps to mobilise calcium, especially inappropriate calcium deposits, but it needs to be ‘orchestrated' with Magnesium. It's worth taking some K2 also. And getting your Vitamin D level checked.
J.D., I don't know about borax side effects but nightly applied Castor Oil on the eyelids might clear them up.