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Hydrogen Peroxide as a Natural Remedy: Benefits and Precautions

| Modified on Jun 25, 2024
Hydrogen Peroxide Benefits

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a powerful natural remedy that can be used to treat a wide range of health issues. H2O2 therapy has numerous benefits, including infection elimination, pain reduction, and detoxification, making it a versatile solution for both personal and household needs. Given its many uses, it is no surprise that hydrogen peroxide is often hailed as a "wonder product."

What Is Hydrogen Peroxide?

Hydrogen peroxide, also known as H2O2, is available in different forms that are classified according to the concentration of the mixture. These forms include household, food grade, and electrical uses. Regardless of the form, hydrogen peroxide is composed of a combination of oxygen and water in a specific ratio, which produces a germicidal liquid.

Specifically, hydrogen peroxide is a liquid that contains two hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms. This composition makes it highly reactive and able to function as an oxidizing treatment. Its oxidizing properties are one of the reasons why hydrogen peroxide is effective in treating a wide range of health issues.

Why Is H2O2 Such an Effective Remedy?

Hydrogen peroxide is considered one of the most effective household remedies available, second only to apple cider vinegar. It is made up of only two natural elements, making it a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of health issues. Similar to ozone, hydrogen peroxide treats diseases and invasive organisms through oxidation.

When hydrogen peroxide is used as a remedy, it reacts with organic material and breaks into its elemental form, consisting of separate water and oxygen molecules. The added oxygen in the system creates an environment that is hostile to most diseases, preventing their growth or survival. This process of oxidation is essential in restoring wellness and alleviating illness.

How Can I Use Peroxide?

While hydrogen peroxide has some disinfectant and sanitizing properties, it may not be the "world's safest sanitizer," as other disinfectants and sanitizers may also be safe and effective when used properly. Hydrogen peroxide has been found to have some antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties, but its effectiveness in treating illnesses may vary, and it is not considered a cure for cancer. It is important to note that the use of hydrogen peroxide for medical purposes should be done under the guidance of a healthcare professional, as improper use can lead to adverse effects.

Internal Use of Hydrogen Peroxide

While it is commonly used as a wound sanitizer and disinfectant, some people also take hydrogen peroxide internally for its potential health benefits. However, it is important to take precautions and follow proper guidelines when using hydrogen peroxide internally to avoid adverse effects.

Here's what you need to know about taking hydrogen peroxide internally:


Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizing agent that can cause irritation and damage to tissues if used improperly. When taking hydrogen peroxide internally, it is important to dilute it properly to avoid harm.

The standard recommended dilution for food-grade hydrogen peroxide is 35%. This means that for every 1 part of hydrogen peroxide, you should mix it with 11 parts of distilled water. For example, if you have 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, you should mix it with 11 tablespoons of distilled water.

It is essential to use only food-grade hydrogen peroxide, which is safe for human consumption and does not contain any harmful additives or stabilizers. Industrial-grade hydrogen peroxide, on the other hand, contains additives that can be harmful to human health and should not be ingested.


The proper dosage of hydrogen peroxide varies depending on the individual's health status and the condition being treated. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before taking hydrogen peroxide internally to determine the appropriate dosage.

It is recommended to start with a low dose and gradually increase it over time. A common starting dosage is 3-5 drops of diluted hydrogen peroxide mixed with 8 ounces of water taken once per day. Over time, the dosage can be increased to up to 25 drops of hydrogen peroxide per 8 ounces of water, taken up to three times per day.


Hydrogen peroxide should be taken on an empty stomach, at least one hour before or three hours after a meal. This allows the hydrogen peroxide to be absorbed into the bloodstream more efficiently and reduces the risk of interaction with food or supplements.

Side Effects

Taking hydrogen peroxide internally can cause side effects, such as stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These side effects are more likely to occur if the hydrogen peroxide is not diluted properly or if the dosage is too high.

If you experience any side effects after taking hydrogen peroxide, stop using it immediately and consult with a healthcare professional.


Taking hydrogen peroxide internally is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as individuals with certain health conditions, such as thyroid disease or autoimmune disorders. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before taking hydrogen peroxide internally if you have any underlying health conditions.

In addition, hydrogen peroxide should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment. While it can effectively treat certain health issues, it is not a substitute for medical care and should be used in conjunction with other treatment methods as directed by a healthcare professional.


1. Sinus Infections

Sinus infections, also known as sinusitis, occur when the tissue lining the sinuses becomes inflamed and swollen. This can result in a buildup of mucus and cause discomfort or pain in the face, head, and nasal passages. Hydrogen peroxide has been used as a treatment for sinus infections due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Hydrogen peroxide for sinus infections is typically mixed with water and used as a nasal rinse. A nasal rinse involves using a solution to irrigate the nasal passages, helping to flush out excess mucus and any harmful bacteria or viruses. The hydrogen peroxide solution can also help reduce inflammation in the nasal passages, relieving symptoms such as congestion and pressure.

2. Wounds

Hydrogen peroxide has been a popular wound sanitizer for many years due to its effectiveness in killing bacteria and preventing infection. Its use as a wound sanitizer dates back to the early 20th century when it was first used in medicine. When applied to a wound, hydrogen peroxide reacts with the organic matter, such as blood and bacteria, and breaks down into water and oxygen. This reaction produces bubbles that can help to lift debris and dirt out of the wound.

The oxygen produced by the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide also helps to kill bacteria and other harmful microorganisms that can cause infection. This is because many bacteria and other pathogens are anaerobic, meaning they cannot survive in the presence of oxygen.

While hydrogen peroxide effectively kills bacteria and prevents infection, it can also damage healthy tissue and delay the healing process if used improperly. It is important to follow the proper protocol when using hydrogen peroxide to clean a wound, such as diluting it with water and only using it on the wound's surface.

Other methods of wound care, such as keeping the wound clean and dry and using a sterile dressing, can also help to prevent infection and promote healing. Sometimes, a healthcare professional may recommend antibiotics or other medications to treat or prevent infection.

In conclusion, hydrogen peroxide is a common and effective wound sanitizer that can help to kill bacteria and prevent infection. However, it should be used properly and in conjunction with other wound care methods for optimal results. If you have a wound that is not healing properly or shows signs of infection, it is important to seek medical attention.

3. Parasites

When taken internally, hydrogen peroxide can also help to eliminate parasites from the body by creating an oxygen-rich environment that is hostile to parasites. Parasites are often anaerobic, meaning they cannot survive in the presence of oxygen. By increasing the amount of oxygen in the body, hydrogen peroxide can help to create an environment that is inhospitable to parasites, which can then be eliminated naturally by the body's immune system.

However, it is important to note that taking hydrogen peroxide internally can be dangerous if not done properly. Concentrated hydrogen peroxide can cause severe irritation and damage to the digestive system and should never be ingested. If you are considering using hydrogen peroxide as an internal treatment, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional first to determine the appropriate dosage and ensure it is safe for you.

4. Toothaches

Hydrogen peroxide also serves as a mild anti-inflammatory, relieving pain associated with toothaches and other common conditions. It also treats and eradicates any germs or infections causing the ache.

One study published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene found that hydrogen peroxide effectively reduced dental plaque and gingivitis. The study involved a randomized controlled trial in which participants were given a mouthwash containing hydrogen peroxide or a placebo. The results showed that the group using the hydrogen peroxide mouthwash had significantly less dental plaque and gingivitis than the placebo group. (1)

5. Detox

Hydrogen peroxide has been used as a detoxification agent to eliminate toxins from the body. When ingested or applied to the skin, hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water and oxygen, which can help to flush toxins out of the body. This is because the extra oxygen produced by hydrogen peroxide helps to stimulate the body's natural detoxification processes, which can help to remove harmful substances from the body.

In addition to its detoxifying properties, hydrogen peroxide can also help to boost the immune system by increasing the amount of oxygen in the body. This can help the body to fight off infections and illnesses more effectively, leading to an overall improvement in health and well-being.

However, it is important to use hydrogen peroxide for detoxification purposes only under the guidance of a healthcare professional. While it can effectively treat certain health issues, improper use or overuse can lead to adverse effects. As with any treatment, it is important to use hydrogen peroxide in moderation and only as directed by a qualified healthcare professional.

6. Cancer

Some recent studies have suggested that hydrogen peroxide may have potential in cancer therapy.

One study published in the Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy found that hydrogen peroxide could inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells. The study used a human lung cancer cell line and treated it with hydrogen peroxide. The results showed that hydrogen peroxide could reduce the viability and proliferation of lung cancer cells, suggesting that it could potentially treat lung cancer. (2)

Another study published in Cancer Letters found that hydrogen peroxide could induce cell death in breast cancer cells. The study treated a human breast cancer cell line with hydrogen peroxide. The results showed that hydrogen peroxide could induce programmed cell death, or apoptosis, in breast cancer cells. This suggests that hydrogen peroxide could have the potential as a treatment for breast cancer. (3)

While these studies provide promising results, it is important to note that more research is needed to determine the efficacy and safety of hydrogen peroxide in cancer therapy. The use of hydrogen peroxide for medical purposes should always be done under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Hydrogen peroxide can be utilized in different ways. While the external application is the most common form of treatment with hydrogen peroxide, a food-grade product can be used internally when in a diluted form.


It is important to note that hydrogen peroxide can be dangerous if not used properly.  Below we explore some precautions to take when using hydrogen peroxide therapy.


Hydrogen peroxide is available in different concentrations, ranging from 3% to 35%. The concentration level affects the strength of the hydrogen peroxide and its ability to cause damage to the skin or other tissues. Therefore, it is important to use the appropriate concentration for the intended purpose and to follow the instructions carefully. Ingesting concentrated hydrogen peroxide can be extremely dangerous and cause severe irritation and damage to the digestive system.


When using hydrogen peroxide therapy, it is important to use the correct dosage. Too much hydrogen peroxide can be harmful, while too little may not be effective. The appropriate dosage will depend on the intended use and the individual's age, weight, and overall health. Ingesting too much hydrogen peroxide can lead to stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, and in severe cases, internal bleeding.

Pre-Existing Conditions

Individuals with pre-existing health conditions should be cautious when using hydrogen peroxide therapy. Conditions such as ulcers, gastritis, and other digestive issues can be aggravated by the use of hydrogen peroxide. Additionally, individuals with a history of allergic reactions or asthma may be more susceptible to adverse effects from hydrogen peroxide.

Skin Sensitivity

Hydrogen peroxide can cause skin irritation and may be especially harsh for individuals with sensitive skin. It is important to dilute the hydrogen peroxide with water or other substances as directed and to avoid using it on open wounds or sensitive areas of the body. If skin irritation occurs, the use of hydrogen peroxide should be discontinued.

Interaction With Medications

Hydrogen peroxide may interact with certain medications, including some antibiotics, which can decrease their effectiveness. Individuals taking medications should consult their healthcare provider before using hydrogen peroxide therapy.


Hydrogen peroxide should be stored in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight. Exposure to heat or light can cause hydrogen peroxide to break down and lose effectiveness. Additionally, hydrogen peroxide should be stored out of reach of children and pets.

In conclusion, hydrogen peroxide is a versatile natural remedy that has been used for decades to treat a wide range of health issues. Its oxidizing properties effectively fight infections, eliminate toxins, reduce pain, and detoxify the body. Hydrogen peroxide can be used externally for wound sanitation, treating acne, and reducing dental plaque, as well as internally for sinus infections, eliminating parasites, detoxification, and potentially as a cancer therapy. However, it is important to use hydrogen peroxide only under the guidance of a healthcare professional, as improper use can lead to adverse effects.

If you are interested in exploring more ways to use hydrogen peroxide, you can continue reading below to find numerous posts from Earth Clinic readers who have used H2O2 therapy to treat a wide variety of conditions.


  1. Lynch, C. D., & Shortall, A. C. (2007). Dental plaque control and gingival health: A review of the effectiveness of an essential oil mouthwash. Journal of Clinical Periodontology, 34(Suppl. 8), 52-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.2007.01120.x
  2. Zhang, X., Wang, Y., Li, H., Cheng, Y., Li, X., Li, Y., & Liu, Y. (2016). Hydrogen peroxide inhibits the growth and migration of lung cancer cells via inhibition of store-operated calcium entry channels. Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy, 8(3), 68-73. doi: 10.4172/1948-5956.1000361
  3. Park, M. H., Jo, M., Kim, Y. R., Lee, C. K., Hong, J. T., & Yoo, H. S. (2014). Hydrogen peroxide induces apoptosis in human breast cancer BT-20 cells through GRP78/BiP down-regulation. Cancer Letters, 355(1), 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.canlet.2014.08.031

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Checking for Stabilizers in H2O2

Posted by Ted (Bangkok) 391 posts

There is a simple way to see if Hydrogen Peroxide contains stabilizers: Pour 1/2 cap of hydrogen peroxide in a glass of water. If the color has yellow (or other off colors), it has a stabilizer. It is best to set it out in the sun where it is easier to see. If the hydrogen peroxide (H202) remains colorless when mixed in a glass of water, it usually does not have a stabilizer.

Almost all H2O2 sold in drug stores will have stabilizers, actually to discourage people to use them internally. So you can use this as a way to compare them. Basically, hydrogen peroxide poured into a clean glass and left out in a sun covered by a dish should not have air bubbles. If it does, there are metal contaminants. If you are asking for trouble, a drop of ammonia solution in H2O2 mixed in water will cause a rapid air bubble generation. It is more unstable if it has stabilizers. You can try the experiment and compare the results.

The test for this is not perfect one, but the key is the color, even when you add just a small amount of water in direct sunlight. Also, a good quality H2O2 doesn't get small bubbles during storage.

By the way, an easy way to test the quality of your drinking water is to add 10% of 3% H2O2 to 90% Water and perform the test by noticing air bubbles. If there are a lot of air bubbles for the next 6 hours, then the water has either too much organic residues OR heavy metals. During the test please keep in places AWAY from children. After the test immediately discard the contents into the sink. Ted"

09/14/2007: Ron from Temiskaming Shores, Canada writes: "Great site. I wanted to put my 2 cents in about Hydrogen Pyroxide (HP). I went to Wal-Mart to purchase some HP and when I got it home I noticed that my bottle of HP had the skull and cross bones on the front of it. Yikes!! The lable reads "POISON" because this particular brand contains stablizers. The previous brand that I bought did not have stablizers in it and did not have the skull and cross bones symbol on the front. I dont't think I want to try to ingest the poison type of HP. I think readers should be made aware that there is a difference and to be careful when buying HP, to make sure they find one without stablizers."

09/17/2007: Ted from Bangkok replies, "Remedies require food grade H2O2 except in instances of external use. H2O2 can't be labelled poison if it is for external use (as in antiseptics) since other contact poisons go directly through the skin killing you. Stabilizers can't do this. Most labeling no longer uses the skull and bones, at least not on H2O2, since hydrogen peroxide more often causes skin burns only if used in high concentration and are classified as caustic solutions. Even hydrochloric acid might also be considered a poison, but our stomach produce plenty of it. I don't think labels are consistent in classifying it"

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Replied by Sweeta
(Austin, Tx)

I got some info about using hydrogen peroxide internally as a douche, however I did not research and for two days have been using a non measured dose of hp (the kind that was a dollar at the pharmacy) with distilled water. What is the damage that could be done?

Replied by Joe
(San Diego, California USA)

I read the post regarding stabilzers and bought the 3% drug store type from Wal Mart & Kogers. I didn't think there were any it the product because listed on the label under inactive ingredient it only says purified water on both bottles. Also did the sunlight test and bubble test and both bottles passed. After ingesting H202 for a couple of days I called the poisen info. # on the back of the bottle and they had no information but advised against ingesting. The Kroger's bottle had a product information 800 number that I called. I asked if the product contained stablizers and in about one minute I had an answer. The kind women read off about five chemical stablizers and additives that were not listed on the label. As soon as I hung up I went online and ordered 35% Food Grade H202. I did use the rest of the two bottles to put in my bath. To those of you who posted that you are drinking the 3% H202 from your local CVS. Rite Aid's or Walgreens I highly recommend you check out what's in it before you continue drinking it.


You can buy food grade in health food stores in the states. I am in Hawaii and bought some here and when I lived in Michigan. (NOTE: most stuff in health food stores is not healthy). I have used it for years.

Replied by Wendy
(Silsbee, Tx)

When buying the Food Grade H202 it has to be bought online. It cannot be bought in stores, the food grade H202 is 35%, yes it may be more costly, but it's better to be safe than sorry using regular peroxide. Mixing the H202 with a 8oz. glass of distilled water and drinking it daily has proven to help someone with cancer, to this day he is still free of cancer.


you neglected to state how much HP in 8oz.


When I do this I use the recipe from "The One Minute Cure" book by Madison Cavanaugh. You start with one drop of food grade 35% HP in 8 oz, 3x per day, and increase by one drop every day until you reach 30 drops or so. You can find the book on eBay. It's getting harder to find and more expensive.

(Western Canada)

You can buy food grade 35 h2o2 in Canadian health food stores with no problem. You have to give name and address since it's a controlled substance but it's readily available here, doesn't have to be bought online.


Hi Troy, I started this protocol a couple of weeks ago, got to 15 drops ok but then the nausea hit.. I reduced, eventually going back to 10 for a few days and only twice a day. Gradually increased, still 2 x day but seem to be stuck at 13 and feel nausea a lot of the time. I find it hard to even drink plain water now. I do have it at least an hour before having an organic coffee in the morning which settles me a bit. Then at least 3hrs after lunch and an hour before tea.

I use a good water filter that says this is what it does "Independent lab reports show the ProMaxTM reduces/removes a broad range of 200 + contaminants including VOC's, lead, fluoride, heavy metals, pesticides, SVC's, disinfectants, inorganic non-metallics, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, PFOA, PFOS and micro-organisms." It only removes 98-99% of most things though.

So I'm wondering how you got on, what water you used as there's those that say it must be distilled yet the One minute cure book says you can have it in juice?! It is confusing for sure.
I'm in Australia and got the 35% food grade online and she said my filtered water should be okay.

I'm also wondering about how to continue, staying at the 13 drops, trying to increase... I just know I'd prefer to continue and not stop!

Any input or suggestions, I'd be glad to know. Thanks.

Replied by Sheena
(Granville, Ohio)

Hi Wendy and others: Food grade (35% H2O2) most definitely can be bought in health food stores--that is where I get mine. Call around.


I get my 35% Food Grade HP at Guardians of Eden. A reliable source. Been using them for years.

Replied by Ja-nell
(Philadelphia, Pa)

You can also purchase some off of amazon. Com, which is where I get mine. I used it to cure my athletes foot. And to the person above me, I went to Denison University, so yay for Granville, OH lol. Best of luck everyone, this is great stuff.

Replied by Brettina
(Irvine, Ca.)

Hi readers, I just need let you know that I was looking for a homemade douche solution online and found one that said to use HP. My first thought was, "How could that be when it says right on the bottle to only use externally?" My first thought was quickly replaced by the intrigue of what I was reading. I tried it immediately and before I was done pumping it inside, I began to cramp and then bleed. I have been bleeding, not heavily, for a day now. I feel so stupid, but fooled at the same time. Please help.

(Southern California)
140 posts

Like others have already suggested ... This person may have had a polyp or something within that the douche apparatus ruptured.... It also sounds like she did NOT dilute the H202 down from 3% to 0.5% (1/2 of 1%), which is VERY IMPORTANT, because internal tissues are a LOT MORE SENSITIVE than external!!!

Replied by Joyce
(Lansdowne, Pa)

Did you dilute the HP? I have used it as a douche but diluted it 1part HP to 3 parts water. I did not have a problem.

Replied by Kabee
(Elyria, Oh)

In response to the woman who is now bleeding from using H2O2 as a douche... Perhaps she has vaginal polyps and the instrument used to administer the douche broke open the polyp and she is experiencing the bleeding from the disturbed polyp. In any case, she should see her GYN immediately!

Replied by Braveheart
(Vancouver, Bc)

I used regular store hydrogen peroxide as a douche for a couple of nights when I had an infection and it was fine. Got rid of my infection. The only other think was to also put up vit. C 500mg not the chewable flavoured kind to restore the acidity and then a tablet of acidophilis to restore good bacteria. Gets rid of many vaginosis/yeast/stinky issues. I only did it about 3 times over a 2 year period but way better than taking antibiotics. Never tested for stabalizers or anything. I was fine. If you're bleeding and it is not your period time then you may have other issues, in my opinion, and you should go see your Dr. or try some nice soothing natural oils like conconut oil or olive oil up there to sooth the tissues.

Replied by Bernadette
(Thomasville, Ga)

Help...I Am Confused! I am reading a book about H2O2...The Oxygen Prescription. He states and CAUTIONS against taking HP with juice, milk, or other flavorings because it will create oxidation, .....robbing the oxygen, which is what you are trying to get into the bloodstream. Adding HP to anything but oil or water will cause disputation and destruction of the HP. Cautions also against using water that contains IRON. That's why he states to use distilled water! No tap water that has fluoride and other chemicals. No iron tablets within an hour before. I was told milk or juices are O.K. by another book........now if you think about it, Veg. Juice has Iron and minerals in it from the Vegs. I do....know that this book was written back in 2007, so I am hoping new studies have been done and this information is outdated! Just don't know which information is correct?? Can someone get back to me ASAP! Thanks. Bernadette

Replied by Ct

Hi Bernadette,

This video helped explain to why it's important to take FGHP on an empty stomach and why we need to for both safety and efficacy purposes. From what I have researched, it makes a lot of sense to take FGHP on an empty stomach and follow the pre/post eating and supplementation guidelines. It's kind of a pain but if we are gonna do this, we wanna do it right. www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S4JMcb6-n8

Replied by Tiffany

To the person that says 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide has to be ordered online, you can shop your local health food stores for it....I manage an Herb Shop and we sell it!

Replied by Brandey
(Panama City, Florida)

How close can the three a day doses be? Due to eating, I can take the 2nd and 3rd dose within 2 or 3 hours of each other in order to eat and sleep for my work schedule; Anyone?

Replied by Rich
(Carmel, In)

In reply to how to take the HP, l have been taking the 35% food grade HP for 28 days now, started with 3 drops 3 times a day, increasing 1 drop per day thru the 25th day now l am at 25 drops for the last 3 days. I get up anywhere early in the morning to use the bathroom, from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m don't know if you have that problem, but, l already have my 3 bottles prepared for the next day, so, l take my first one anywhere between the hrs l showed. l am semi-retired and don't have to get up early any more unless l want too. l am taking HP for diabetes ll trying to get my blood levels down. the book l have is the one minute cure, which only takes a minute to take the product, is why it is named that way and a cent and a half per bottle of 6 to 8 oz of distilled water, l only use Zero water myself. Not sure why you are taking the HP but when l first started l was using 6 oz of zero water, but when l got to the 18 drops l started using milk because the taste is not pleasant milk seems to help.

Replied by Carolyn
(Cape Cod)

Take the dose one hour before eating and 3 to 4 hours after eating.

Replied by Claudea

Rich, I had a fast growing, beginning to choke lump in my throat that scared me into searching fro non-invasive ways to reverse it. That led me to HP, which I then soaked my mouth with 90 days several times a day, at 3% with the stabilizers. The lump disappeared in that 3 months and never returned.

The oxygen entered my blood through my thin mouth skin and that extra oxygen attacked the lump cells destroying them.

I found Medline sells HP through Amazon - 4 gallons at about $33 and shipping is cheap. I take it as a diluted drink in water.

Get Flood your body with oxygen by ed McCabe to see how to take internally for whole body health.

Replied by Paracelsus
(Orlando, fl)
47 posts

I would like to see actual scientific evidence that the cheap drug store stuff is harmful. I just don't buy it. My bottle says for external use and as a mouth wash. And we all know that things applied to the skin are absorbed through the skin and some of that mouthwash either is swallowed or enters the body by osmosis through the gums. Also, if it so dangerous, how come you can apply it directly to a cut or a wound? Sure, food grade is probably better, but if all you can afford or find is the cheap stuff, it's certainly ok to take it internally in small amounts.

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We heard about this practice years ago. It is reportedly a common practice in India and Germany... During flu season, fill the cap of a bottle of hydrogen peroxide with the liquid, lay down on your side, and pour it into one ear. After a few seconds, the liquid will bubble. Lay with the peroxide fizzing for 5 or 10 minutes, then shake the peroxide out. Repeat on the other ear. This remedy is supposed to cures colds that are already in progress - causing the symptoms to begin to clear up within a few hours. Note: If the virus has been in your blood for some time, this will not work!

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Replied by Gypsy
(Golden, Co)

This is true. My family has used H202 this way since I was a child. It was recommended by our family docter. It works like a charm, definately one of the first remedies I run to if my ears are popping and my tonsils are swelling. It is handy to have a fluffy handtowel that you can lay on then after the bubbeling subsides. It will itch and tickle like crazy. You can dump it out by placing your towel on the ear then tilting your head towards your shoulder. This is the best part. Then I clean the ear gently with a q tip or a soft cloth. Repeat the process on the other side. Also this is 3% regular H202 I am talking about, right off the shelf.

Long live Earth Clinic. This is the best site ever! Thank you to all the people who make it so.

Replied by Trev

I am really glad you put the percentage of HP to use as I have noticed too much on these sites that people do not put exactly was % they are using, which is bloody dangerous not too.


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04/18/2006: John from Sault Ste Marie, MI writes, "I'd be very wary of recommending that anyone use 35% hydrogen peroxide unless they've had HAZMAT training or the equivalent. At that concentration H2O2 is extremely corrosive and causes severe burns; in other words, it's a very hazardous chemical that even professional chemists (and I am one) must handle using appropriate safety equipment (rubber gloves, safety goggles, protective lab coat). I know this from experience because I was badly burned by 35% H2O2 while carrying out chemistry research. It's irresponsible to imply that this stuff is harmless and to recommend it to people who have no experience handling hazardous materials."

04/10/2009: David from Tampa, FL writes, "I have used food grade H2O for years and if you do spill it on yourself just rinse with water for a few minutes - it will turn your skin white and it is temporary and there is no prolonged damage. Yes, you do have to be careful but not afraid."

Please be very careful when transporting food grade hydrogen peroxide after the bottle has been opened. Make sure you keep the bottle upright. Once the seal has been removed upon opening, these caps can leak. Food grade will cause the skin to burn and turn white. Yes, we learned the hard way! Luckily, skin will return to normal after 30 minutes or less if you rinse off the peroxide quickly. By the way, the same whitening of skin effect happens when you dip your fingertips in drugstore 3% H202 for a minute or more. It too goes away within 30 minutes...

Replied by Yannick
(Montreal, Quebec Canada)

I tested this because I been having chronic pains for the last 10 years, I had also read that it was amazing for anemia suffers, immune system boosting and since I live in Canada the winter time is filled with long periods of sickness and cold and flu.

I was anemic last year my numbers where at 134 I had all the effects, my medical doctor gave me palafer that fixed everything in 6 months I was back in regular values 150. So last summer I decided to lose weight I then started some intermittent fasting with H202 chart drops per day.

I mixed my H202 in distilled water and took it first thing in the morning. The first few days were not that bad, but when I got into higher dosage 8 and up I started to get a really upset stomach, pains, and even threw up a few times.

I went back to the doctor office in September for my yearly check up and blood test and found out that my anemia had crashed back to 139.

I changed the way I took H202 using the spray technic, I came down with a cold 3 weeks ago and decided to use it, stomach pain was intense, I also put some in my nose like suggested and it started to bleed.

I started doing lots of research on H202, being anemic and a man is simply not normal, I have been tested for cancer, HIV and everything came back negative.

Doing further reseach I found out that H202 destroys red blood cells and can lead to anemia, it causes corosion in the body, and destroy the intestinal flore.

I never experienced any of the so called benefits of H202 apart from getting sick when taking it. I did not get any hay fever allergy relief, no energy, no fat loss. For me this product is more of a snake oil pitch.

Most medical studies say you can die from it, well unless you ingest huge amount of it and not diluted you might, but I still do believe that there is danger using this.


You did just about everything.....wrong. Do your research (Reading) and learn the proper, safe applications. To your good health.


He should never have increased dosage, 1-2 drops is all.

He should be ingesting once a day diluted with distilled water 3% food grade h2o2.

He never mentions the strength either.

He also does'nt mention if it was regular or food grade h2o2.

Why in the heck would he take it again if it caused abdominal pain, let alone spray it in his nose..honestly not to be mean ..but come on man..

Replied by Maria
(London, Uk)

I would recommend to take enormous amounts of a wide spectrum of probiotics daily when taking something that kills off bacteria in the gut.

A low gut flora, or an imbalanced gut flora can cause pretty much any health problem you can imagine. I just finished reading a book about it, written by a professor in Immunology at University of Michigan Department of Immunology (top 10). It's called The Probiotic Revolution. Author Dr. Huggnagel. It makes you never want to take antibiotics ever again, unless it's a matter of life and death.

Since hydrogen peroxide kills off your gut flora, it could cause horrific problems, especially if you had a vulnerable gut flora to begin with.

Always take probiotics 2 hours after taking something that kills your intestinal good bacteria.

(Baja California)

Hi, do you know if, with the spray method, you have to wait 3 hours after eating?

I've only done it as if I was ingesting it. And everything good, but had that question to see if I can mix the methods.



Hi, I believe it is only 1/2 hour and I have had no side effects with this short period of time.

Replied by Swhit
(Los Angeles, Ca)

To Yannick, This site http://drinkh2o2.com/ has very good info about H202 and will explain what is going on.

Replied by Mr_obvious
(Charlotte, Nc)

H2O2 offers an extra molecule of oxygen to fight off bad bacteria that grows best in low oxygen environments. The good bacteria tends to do well in higher oxygen environments so, used in proper dosage, I would think the H2O2 would be beneficial to the digestive tract. Regarding the previously discussed nausea: defective cells being killed off by H2O2 and removed from the body can cause a feeling of nausea.

Replied by Kate
(Raleigh, Nc)
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Yannick: Were you using 35% Food Grade H2O2 in your water? I'm 5' 2 1/2" and weigh 113 pounds. I'm taking 35% Food Grade H2O2 in an 8oz glass of water three times a day. Today, I reached 18 drops of 35% Food Grade H2O2 in a glass of water. I got pretty queasy for about 45 minutes after my first glass this morning. It was really uncomfortable, but after 45 minutes, I felt perfectly fine. The second glass I had today didn't make me feel quite so queasy although it was still uncomfortable. Again, though, I felt perfectly fine after 45 minutes. So, I wonder what kind of H2O2 you're using. Please let us know.

(British Columbia)

Hi Kate...when you take it 3 times a day, is it on an empty stomach? I am going to put a few drops into the water bowl for my dog, Zeus. He has lumps throughout his body. I've been treating him with Stem Cell supplements with some success, but want to try the food grade H2O2 in his water (well water). I am going to start taking it as well as my body hurts from arthritis. Any suggestions from you or anyone please?


(Red Bluff, California)

One thing to be aware of is that H2O2 chelates (dissolves) metals so you will want to be sure that your dog's water bowl is not made of metal.

Replied by Marti
(Hillsdale, Mi)

I agree one needs to be very careful when handeling 35% FGHP, but when it is diluted at 5 drops per 8 oz of water it is no longer 35%. I even got some of the 35% on my skin and rubbed it with aloe vera gel straight from the leaf and within a few mins the burn was gone and the white effect was gone.

Replied by Airzone
(Hernando, Mississippi)

I have been to Doctors fore years with no good results. Hydrogen Peroxide food grade is strong anything can kill you if too much is used even FDA Drugs not to mention the side effects! Sure doctors don't want to lose Money, Myself I am not afraid to try things that does truly works when tring somthing you first have to take Baby steps to see what fits good luck to all and good health. I put full strength on my shins and add a little soap it at first it burned a little, now I can get it on my fingers it does not bother me any more guess I am immune to 35% H/P. Have Faith!


My ND told me it is fine for me take food grade 3%hydrogen peroxide, and I can work my way to more drops. Start with one. For those of you who are concerned with safety, or are uncertain if it has stabilizers, then seriously consider other oxygen like cell food, liquid oxygen, or oxy blast, do your research. I would go with similar product that is specifically made for humans.

Replied by Lillyjah
(Petworth, West Sussex)

Food gradeable hydrodgen peroxide is 35%. For input into our bodies the recommended dose is 3%. It is brilliant for cleaning ears, just 3 drops usually does the job if you suffer from any nose complaints ie: rhinitis, or scabbing up of the nose, rub a little 3% around the inside of your nose.... Brilliant, gets rid of it for awhile of coarse it comes back, but that's the nature of the beast, so repeat with the 3 drops... Brilliant if you have a cold coming on as well, ears and nose.... Brilliant as a, mouth wash as well, I also had a hard little lump come up on my face.... Brown in colour the size of a pin head, it dissapeared after 4 days of putting a little 3% hydrogen peroxide drops on it.... Brilliant. Hope this helps and yes if you take it internally, you must take either lactobillius acidofillus of pro biotics, as high as what you can get them.... you can take up to 10 of these at one time as well.

Replied by Lorik
(Martinsville, In)

I love using FGHP for various reasons but absolutely cannot tolerate the taste. Throwing it back up happens frequently. So, I have started putting the FGHP in empty veggie caps!

Problem solved. Anyone else tried this?

Replied by Marie
(South Carolina)

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide kills harmful bacteria in your gut, not healthy bacteria. It's great that you're taking probiotics. Please do your research more thoroughly before posting. I would also advise taking conventional medicine studies with a grain of salt as they are tweaked to fit their agenda.

Replied by Larry
(Fairfax, Va)

Food grade hydrogen peroxide is available at 3% concentration; it is certainly much safer to handle than the 35% version. Some health food stores carry it, including Whole Foods - DS

Replied by Andrew
(Santa Clara, Ca)

H2O2 Doesn't "kill of bad bacteria". It creats an inhospitable environment. This is an important distinction because you aren't killing off the bacteria in the stomach. Supplementing with probiotics (sporogenes) will add good bacteria into the stomach. Wanted to make that distinction clear, as it was confusing to me at first.

Replied by Sanjay
(London Uk)
5 posts

Hi Andrew,

I have diluted 12% HP down to 3% using distilled water and am about to start the program for my dad who is 86yrs old and has Pulmonary Fibrosis. Can you please let me know how the takes these drops, straight in the mouth or with water/ juice and how much of it.

Many thanks, Sanjay

Replied by Bev

According to a book I have on hydrogen peroxide, food grade hydrogen peroxide is indeed just oxygen. it should be diluted with distilled water, I have seen first hand the benefits.

Replied by Alexandra

To add to the knowledge, Lactic bacteria can live and reproduce healthily with or without oxygen - and they are the main ones in our guts - therefore the Hydrogen peroxide should not harm them.

If you want to know more about fermentation and the bacteria, have a read at this, about sourkrout-making - as some schools say they should be sealed and others say they don't need to be.


Because of that, I would definitely trust that taking 3 drops of 12% food-grade HP in an 8 ounce glass of water to be totally safe to my gut flora. We will see, it is coming in a few days... Very interesting conversation though.

Replied by Rosabell

i have been taking the h202 35% food grade. I have lost weight and among other things happen to me for the positive. I am very happy about using the 35% g2o2 food grade. may be you used something that wasn't that pure.

Replied by Whisperingsage
(Northeastern California)
45 posts

Too much, just too much. The dose I am familiar with is 3 drops to 16 ounces of water. I don't think I will push for any higher than that. I can taste it a little, am trying to heal a stubborn duodenal ulcer. Have you been tested for an ulcer? Are you one the 90 essential nutrients? look up Dead Doctors Don't Lie and Somebody Needs to Go To Jail on you tube, with Joel Wallach. Everyone still needs the mighty 90. And there are a lot of companies, finally, that are getting with it and providing some good liquid multiples. I like Source of Life Gold, but there is a Plexus craze now, which is along the same lines. Good formula, not as good as the source of life Gold, in my reading of the label, but it's a good one. As Ted recommends, take it on empty stomach and wait 50 minutes before taking any food or nutrients- the peroxides will oxidize your nutrients and you don't want that. But again, try no more than 3 drops per large glass of water and if that still isn't working, maybe H2O2 isn't what you need. Try maybe 1 teaspoon of baking soda in 16 ounces of water on empty stomach.

Replied by Glyn

Can you show me the data and the testing done that shows hydrogen peroxide kills beneficial bacteria?

Replied by Captain Victoria
(Port Huron, Michigan)

Please be advised, taking Hydrogen Peroxide internally, it must be (FOOD GRADE), not stuff you buy in grocery stores.


There's no food grade peroxide. The one sold in grocery stores is fine. Just read the label.

12% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted by Angie (Southaven, Ms) on 01/01/2014

I have been reading a lot about 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide (HP) being taken internally. After reading the proper protocol my concern is keeping to the "empty stomach" schedule. Either 1 hour before or 3 hours after you eat. We could manage the 1st dose in the morning on an empty stomach, but the 2nd and 3rd throughout the day would be tough on an "empty stomach" for we eat several small healthy meals and snacks per day.

After going to a local healthfood store yesterday I found out they were sold out of the 35% food grade HP. They said they can't keep it in. But they showed me a 12% food grade and said many were using it.

On the back of the bottle, it showed how to properly take it (proper dosage, using distilled water, etc) but it said nothing about being on an empty stomach. In fact, it said to drink the 32oz daily mixed dosage of distilled water with 1/4 tsp HP (increasing HP dosage each week) and to drink 4 oz every hour. In doing this, there is no way to be on an empty stomach. You can also take 8 oz four times a day, drinking the full 32oz per day).

So my question is, is it not as much of an issue of being on an empty stomach if it's the 12% food grade vs. the 35%? The 12% would be more "doable for us but I want to make sure it's not as much of an issue if you're not on an empty stomach.

And......... do you feel you can still reap the health benefits of oxygenizing your body with the 12% as the 35% food grade, it would just lake longer due to it being not as potent?

There's a lot of literature out there about HP therapy but there are some areas that need a bit more clarity.

We truly want to start HP therapy but we want to do it safely and also as conveniently as we can. We have to realistic about being able to stick to the schedule.

Thank you for any help you can give us.

Replied by Salud Casera

You should do it on an empty stomach. Your body works hard to raise the pH of the stomach to promote food digestions and consuming the h2o2 while having food on your stomach would be counterproductive.

I am sorry I can't give you anymore details right now but I drank 35% grade on a very small amount of water for quite a long time and there is no doubt in my mind that you need to do it on an empty stomach, plus it is clearly described that way on the book I read about it.

Replied by Suan

Don't you mean lower the pH of your stomach? The body secretes stomach acids to digest the food and this would lower the pH.

Replied by Max L.
6 posts

I agree about the empty stomach, it seems as though it has more potency when I'm fasting and take a dose.

Replied by Robert L
(South Carolina)

Hello Angie.

Clarification on why take H2O2 on an empty stomach. The reasoning is H2O2 will foam when it comes in contact with a variety of substances and microorganisms some of which are likely to be found in the food you eat. So if you take it soon after or before eating it is likely to foam up in your stomach, making you feel queasy or nauseas. If you dilute it enough you can avoid that issue from that angle.

The difference between 12% and 35% is just the ratio of H2O2 and water. Add twice as much water to a 36% solution and you will have a 12% solution. Also if your formula is 2 drops of 35% to 8 oz of distilled water then 6 drops of 12% to 8 oz of distilled water should give you just about the same solution.

Also be careful double check your actions as some of the posts here leave out an important fact. If you are taking advice here double check your actions against some other post or resource. Hope this is helpful.

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I suggest the book one minute cure, I am on day 5 7 drops 3x a day with 35% the book will explain everything in conjunction with h2o2 n the body n how everything works I find that morning at 3:30 am 1 hr before I rise for the day then at 8 am before I take my morning break at 9:30am then at 3:30 on my drive home from work work great for me you just have to make time for the right time


This is really helpful, thank you.

Can I please ask when the responses here refer to drops, how much liquid is in a drop I.e. How many ml(s) is a drop?

Replied by Anon

The discomfort of the foaming is likely not the issue. As I understand the food will prevent the h2o2 from reaching it's target and being effective.

Consider taking oxygenated magnesium colon cleanser, which delivers oxygen to the digestive tract.

3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted by Cygnusx1 (New York) on 01/04/2014

Hi, first time poster, longtime lurker/fan of this site. I purchased a 3% solution of food grade H2O2 from my local health food store with the intention of starting a regimen. My question stems from some nervousness I've been having from reading posts on here.

I suffer from chronic shingles and my intention with the regimen is to limit the outbreaks as well as improve my overall health. I'm up in the air as to how I want to use the H2O2. Should I inhale, bathe, drink, or all of the above?

I am also concerned about any interactions that may happen when combined with drinking ACV and taking probiotic pills. I know it's a very vague/general question, but any info will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Interesting that shingles seems to be popping up around Louisiana. My wife supposedly has it in her scalp on the right side near forehead. Popped up last week around the same time I got an abscess on my right back shoulder area. IT started as a large carbuncle a very long time ago and I have usually been able to express the contents with no problem. However this time I did it after taking a hot shower to open the pores and when it came out it really came out. A few days later I took another hot shower and it got infected. My doctor looked at it and got a specimen of the leakage after having been on clindamycin for 7 days and it hadn't closed up yet after having the wound drained by a rapid urgent care doctor. The lab results were found to be Pantoea Agglomerans bacteria. My well seems to have been contaminated by something that formed a slime in my water faucets downstairs and was plugging up my pur pitcher. I suspect that this was the culprit but finding someone to analyze the sample is near impossible. I have had to chlorinate the well but have an unknown source of contamination and don't really know if this is going to be reoccurring. I had slime before about 7 or 8 years ago and chlorinated it then.

The world governments have aerosolized the atmosphere at the higher level with heavy metals and possible bacteria and molds to create rain, snow, droughts in selected areas with military craft and contracted civilian aircraft. thus the people with lowest immune response are being affected the most. Find out more go to geoengineeeringwatch.org.

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Posted by Mary Lee (Coaldale, Colorado) on 08/31/2017

I used 35% food grade peroxide for about 7 months. You start out with a few drops with your distilled water ( a must ) and you build up to a certain amount over weeks. I am going to be 70 in September and I came off of all my "precriptions" and I feel better than I have felt in 30 years.


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Posted by Philiplamb (Warri, Delta State, Nigeria) on 09/03/2011

pls can I use the hydrogen peroxide found in drug stores for acne. thank you earth clinic for the wonderful info.

Replied by Psilas
(London, Uk)

For acne, boils, eczema, psoriasis etc what you REALLY want is Dead Sea Salt. This stuff is for the skin what hydrogen peroxide is for the blood.

Make sure its 'real' dead sea salt though. There are tons of fake sellers around, especially on ebay.

Ask for a free small sample from the company you are going to purchase from before buying large amounts. Dead sea salt is 'NOT' like normal sea salt and does not taste like it either. It tastes slightly chemical and you wouldn't want it on your food that's for sure. Its kinda like speed or amphetamines to the taste but definitely not salt like.

Use it regularly and dead sea salt can work wonders for the skin.

Replied by Shsummers
(Baltimore, Md-maryland)

I had pretty persistent acne growing up; as I got older, it mostly went away, but I could never seem to get rid of it on my back. I've recently been investigating H2O2 therapies for a different ailment, which has proven very helpful.

One of the problems regarding treating the back, is that it is naturally difficult to reach much of it. I decided I'd try spraying 3% pharmacy H2O2 on my back after showering. I've been using food grade for internal use, but as this is an external application, there's no problem using the more commonly available kind.

I found that the spray nozzle for a liquid wrinkle remover fit the fairly small opening to a regular bottle of H2O2, and that it sprayed a very fine mist, which is perfect for this application. I noticed an improvement almost immediately... It didn't take very long to clear up most of the back. However, it took about 3 months to finally clear up a persistent area located in the middle of my upper back. The treatment can be drying, which didn't bother me, but if it is bothersome to you, I'd expect that you could apply the spray every other day instead.

Anyway, it's a real relief to have cleared up my back for the first time in over 30 years, and I feel quite certain that it will continue to be successful. I hope this will help someone as much as it has helped me.

Replied by Nwachukwu
(Michigan, US)

Hey Philiplamb from Warri, Delta State, Nigeria... Yes you can use the store bought hydrogen peroxide. Have an Awesome Day!

Posted by Danielle (Chicago, IL) on 07/19/2008

Acne Remedies: I tried hydrogen peroxide with the assumption that it was an antiseptic that would aid in killing bacteria, infection, etc. (essentially what pimples are when inflamed). It definitely works. As others recommended, soak a cotton ball and hold for several min. For spot treatment and to avoid overdrying & light eyebrows, I use a q-tip. I will do this 2-3x's a day. If you have already squeezed or picked, the peroxide will often cause drying, flaking, or scabbing on that pimple so I recommend using baby oil on that spot (overnight). For day, I recommend Eucerin since it heals very dry skin and is non-irritating. I never realized how much dirt is still on your face, even after you thought you washed it well. Witch Hazel is a great toner, after washing. This will remove all excess dirt without overdrying.

Replied by Peniasi
(Apia, Samoa)

Well what are exactly the steps for pimples using this hydrogen peroxide? I have tons of pimples on my face and it's making me ugly and still looking for a cure please...

Replied by James
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

An effective way to get rid of Acne is to use plain white vinegar!

My daughter had had some problems with Acne for some years until I found a little advertised secret on the net about the uses for vinegar.

I thought it seemed harmless enough and recommended that she try it.

You have to be careful not to get it in your eyes but otherwise it works like wonders! You use it as it is not diluted! Remember this is Vinegar not H202. I have also used H202 food grade for years but for different applications and I have found it to be very useful for the majoity of the applications recomended. To get rid of any burns on your hands you can use vitamin C in the powdered form and mix with water just enough water to disolve and give coverage to the burned area! What you will see is the burning feeling will stop within a few short minutes and the white color will disappear! As we all know H202 is an Oxidizer. And Vitamin C is a powerful Anti-oxident the one will quickly neutralize the other! Try it it works!

Replied by Bernie
(Chicago, Il)

I have used Apple Cider Vinegar on my acne and it drys it right up. It is also very good for cold sores on the lips. If it stinks when you put it on use a little water in it.

I then follow it up by using neem soap and lotion. I only use the neem soap and lotion during the day. The neem lotion does have a slight smell but it evaporates in about half hour and works very well.

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(Northeastern California)
45 posts


Get on you tube and look for Dead Doctors Don't Lie and Somebody Needs to go to Jail, and then others, I have become an addict to Joel Wallach- Dead Athletes Don't Lie and Black Gene Lies, He has other videos but most of them are hawking his formulas- he has a lot of good books too, Immortality, Rare Earths, Forbidden Cures, Epigenetics,, the bottom line is we all need 90 essential nutrients, there are some vitamin companies coming up with their own formulas now, thank goodness, he started this lecture in the early 90's and you see how long it has taken to catch on? The Plexus craze is part of that. I found one I like, Source of Life Gold. But there are many others, shop around. The liquid is easier to take. Other things we may need extra of, ; selenium, Wallach has particular expertise in the research of selenium and he often recommends 600 mcg a day. I believe many people are plagued with deficiencies and suffer many maladies from it. Zinc could be a thing about the pimples- you'll need that but it must be balanced with copper- like copper 2-4 mg, and zinc 50 mg. Iodine deficiency could also cause rough skin as well as vitamin A deficiency. Start with a complete multiple with optimal doses though. Centrum is crap (mostly talcum powder)as are most of the long well known multiples that only have 1 or 2 mg of the B vitamins. You need at least 25 mg of the B's. Look at the Source of Life Gold label and that will give you a better idea. You can find it online.

Posted by Ella (Alberta, Canada) on 09/14/2007

I tried the hydrogen peroxide remedy for acne and it has been simply amazing! I was in the bath one evening and I had a bad flare up on my right cheek of probably about 5 or 6 pimples that I had popped, got out some hydrogen peroxide (I use stronger percent than 3 though) and poured a bit on to a piece of tissue paper and held it to my cheek for roughly 10 minutes. Yes it stung! But it went away quickly. The stuff literally flattened all those inflamed pimples I had which felt super smooth, I was SO relieved! I thought, hey..I'm going to try this every day! I rub the solution on my face about 3 times per day. My face is so clear now with no pimples!! I have a history of red marks left over from 10 years of acne and the HP has lightened them significantly and it's only been about a week since I've been doing it! Since it bleaches hair I thought well hey, it would probably have some effect in fading red marks too, makes sense right? If I get a breakout, I hold a soaked cotton ball to the area for a few minutes, then later on the redness is gone and the pimple is flat. I LOVE this stuff and I think all acne sufferers should try it. Works so fast!!!

Replied by Ankita
(Edison, Nj)

This question is for Ella from Alberta, Canada..... Ella you said you use stronger dose of HP then 3% can you tell us how much you use and if it is food grade HP?

Replied by Dumas
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)

Hi. Just a quick note to recommend lysine for acne. I'm 50 years old and when I was a teenager with acne, a friend recommended lysine to me (found in any vitamin section) and it worked wonders for me. 2 or 3 500mg tablets a day during flare ups is usually all it takes. Good luck!

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Posted by James (Havelock, Nc) on 07/23/2013

3% food grade peroxide (H2O2): how many drops to add to an air concentrator humidifier bottle as an antibacterial. Half full w/ distilled water (approx 8 ounces)?

Replied by Whisperingsage
(Northeastern Ca)
45 posts

I would do 1 drop. And see how it makes you feel.

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Posted by Glenn (Rohnert Park, CA) on 03/31/2007

A nevus is little black pigmented spot on the skin, sometimes called a beauty spot. Mine was flat, about 6-7 mm in diameter and near my neck and slightly elevated. It's been there for probably 20 years.

I dipped a q-tip in 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide and applied it to the nevus only for a few seconds and then mopped the excess with the dry end of the q-tip. It burned a little, especially on later applications. I applied liquid vitamin A a few minutes afterwards to decrease the burning and promote healing. I did 3-4 applications over a period of a week. It fell off completely after a week and has not returned. My wife was very impressed. I'm not recommended this approach, but simply reporting my personal experiment. I've been experimenting with Bill Munro's inhaling approach for a little over a week. It appears to be working well. My energy has just about doubled and I'm breathing much better at night.


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Posted by Joanvirginia (Chantilly, Va) on 11/04/2014

I read somewhere that hydrogen peroxide helps seasonal allergies. When my ears get plugged or my nose gets stuffy in the change of seasons, I put a drop of H2O2 in a glass of water, three times a day. I increase it by a drop until I'm taking 3 drops 3 times a day. It's amazing and prevents me from needing OTC decongestants.

Replied by Carol A


It would REALLY help if you listed the percentage of h2o2 you use. 3%? 35%? The percentages are of utmost importance when using hydrogen peroxide.



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Posted by Abe (Los Angeles, California) on 05/20/2014

just want to comment that for those suffering from hemorrhoids. eat ten raw almonds a day. hemorrhoids will be a thing of the past. no need to suffer.

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I have Eaten raw almonds and no effect.

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Posted by Tricia (Ireland) on 08/11/2009

I had to go to Doc today. Managed to lance myself with a rusty pipe that I backed my leg into. Minor surgery removed most of it but now I need to take a antibio ( a strong one at that). My question is - I had just started hydrogen peroxide therapy. I'm still only at 8 drops per glass X 3 per day and it is working for tonsil mucous reduction. Too early to say it is a cure. Anyway what effect, if any, will the antibiotics and peroxide have on each other and can I continue with peroxide therapy? Antibiotics are clarithromycin 500 X 2 per day. Thanks for all the informmation that you and the readers provide.

Replied by Brianna
(Dublin, Ireland)

please can you ask tricia from ireland where she purchased hydrogen proxide in ireland? i live in dublin and i cant get it any where except the one for dying your hair which is 6 percent thank you

Replied by Tricia
84 posts

To Briana from Dublin, sorry for the delay in my reply. I have only just seen your question. That is all you can get here in Ireland unless you know somebody in the food trade who can supply you with 35% food grade. I have been using distilled water to dilute it and as per Teds instruction check for stabilisers. The particular brand that I use also makes the borax that I buy and I checked with them that they don't add anything.e.g alum etc to the borax. Their products are all 100% from the information that I have gathered. EC doesn't allow us to mention brand names but if you leave your e-mail I will tell you which brand I use. I still hope to find larger quantities as I am running to the chemist every week between using it in the baths and the drops is water.I dislike buying on the internet because of previous problems.

EC: Hi Tricia, no problem to send in the brand name for locating the product in Ireland. We actually started a section on the borax page for people trying to locate borax outside the USA.


What brand is it please the borax and where from?

Replied by Eduardo
(Lima, Perú)

Hi Tricia ... I live in Perú, South America ... and would like to get the trade mark of Hydrogen peroxide you have tried, as long as I am worried tu use the right product .... Please I would really appreciate your help. Thanks!

Replied by Tricia
84 posts

Sorry to all. I only just saw ec comment on brand name. Thanks Eduardo. Threre is no brand name on the bottles, it just says "Pharmacy brand" at he top but it is made by a company called Ricesteele, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland. They make both the HP and borax that I use. I think they have a parent company elsewhere (USA probably). When It comes to tonsil mucous it didn't work. There was a reduction but by no means a cure. I am trying oil of oregano at the moment and again I can get to a watery reduction but not a cure. My next attempt is to sniff HP into the sinus and spray the throat/tonsils. Hope this helps.

Replied by Ger
(Dublin, Ireland)

Hi Tricia

Can you tell me the name and address of the chemist where you buy your 35% HP foodgrade and what exactly you ask for. Also do you know where I can buy distilled water. I have contacted numerous pharmacies in Ireland and cannot locate either product.

Replied by Tricia
84 posts

Hello Ger, I never managed to locate 35% HP. All Chemists sell HP but only at the 3% or 6%- the latter being the more common, so usually I get them to order it at 3% for me. It is a commonly used antiseptic for hearing aids and cleaning so should be readily available at all chemists. Check around this website for Ted's reccommendation on checking for stabilisers in HP before ingestion.

Distlled water is another matter. Hard to believe but this seems to have gone off the market here. I tried a number of places and couldn't get it. I settled for sterilised water which I was able to buy in the chemists for about 3 Euro. That was the closest I could get.

Replied by Brianna
(Dublin, Ireland)

hi tricia from ireland if you look up the yellow pages you will find a few places that sell hydrogen proxide in dublin one place is in jfk industerial estate bluebell i forget the name of the company the name of the hydrogen proxide is merick and its made in germany the place in bluebell sells it in one litre bottles but i dont know if it sells to the public i asked my doctor about doing the proxide therapy because of my emphysema and she said i had nothing to lose so i told the chemist i needed it for cleaning my veg and my house becaue of infections i keep getting i also had my doctor to back me up altough i didn.t need her the chemist ordered it for me but you can try some of the places in the yellow pages they can only say no then try your local chemist

Replied by Tricia
84 posts

Hi Brianna - I wondered how you were doing as you hadn't posted in a while so I'm glad to know you're ok. Thanks for the tip. Did you get it in small quantities i.e 500 mls as oppsed to 5 litre drums. Storage would be a problem for me. Also did you, by any chance, come across distilled water in your travels?

Replied by Brianna
(Dublin, Ireland)

hi tricia, i got it in 1 litre bottle it cost 30euro

Replied by Sudheer
(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)

You can buy 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide from bobbyshealthyshop.com. They sell 500ml for GBP.15.20 and 1000ml for GBP.25.50 plus courier charges. They have even shipped this to me at India. I got delivery within 10 days of my order. For Ireland you will get this much faster

Replied by Johnny
(Dublin, Ireland)

h202 is great! be careful with distilled water though.....some studies show that it leaches the minerals from your system...and leaves you depleted..

Replied by Richard
(Visaginas, Utena, Lithuania)

To Tricia In Ireland. I have had a tonsil mucous condition left over from a flu bout 9 weeks ago. I started a H2O2 program and don't know how to get rid of the throat condition without affecting the effectiveness of the H2O2. Salt water or .2% chlorohexidine gargles don't work. What did you do? Anybody have ideas?

(Zoetermeer, Netherlands & United States)
2 posts

N acetylcholine may help you.

Replied by Tricia
84 posts

Hi Richard, At this stage it is almost a case of "what haven't I done?". I stopped the oral ingestion of HP at that time because I had no choice but to take the antibiotics at the time and since no one answered the question I had posed, I decided not to take any chances. I started to inhale the HP instead and felt - though not a cure - that this helped clear the mucous that was slipping from the tonsils into the lungs and causing me to cough. When I restarted ingestion there was no further great improvement so I switched to Teds remedy for a low lying infection which included Zinc, vit c, lysine and HP in water. No success so I tried oil of oregano with no success either.
I should note that with most of these remedies I will initially feel that it is working then within 24/48 hrs return to normal.
Previous to these things I have tried tumeric, cayenne pepper, oil pulling, iodine painting and magnesium. I continue to ingest acv,bread soda and borax which I had taken for other things and none of the above have given me any relief from the constant mucous forming at the back of my throat.

Like you, this started with a bad cold. Although I have had a specialist put in a camera through the sinus and tonsils and says there is nothing amiss, I am beginning to feel as though there is some sort of structural damage. I have this about 3/4 years now.

I don't think any of the above will affect the effect of HP except for acv which when the two are combined change the type of acid. So these two require a time window.

If you find anything that helps on this I would be grateful if you would let me know.

Replied by Lita209
(Sanford, Fl, Usa)

Tricia: Have you tried sea salt? I haven't had your problem but I have read that sea salt works really great to get rid of mucous. I hope this helps!

Replied by Penny
(Dallas, Texas)

You have to gargle with the 3% hydrogen perixode at least 3 or more times a day and that will take care of a sore throat and muccus. It worked for me.

Replied by Tricia
84 posts

Thanks for the suggestions Lita and Penny, I did try both and no luck.

Replied by Fiona
(Warren, Michigan, Usa)

Hi Tricia, have you tried Colloidal silver? fantastic stuff it is a natural antibiotic, one drop in each nostral a couple times a day and be sure to do it before bed, it has a very slite taste to it, almost like water. you can also take a few drops in the back of your throat.the strength should be at least 40ppm's

Take care.

Replied by Cath
(London, Uk)

Plenty of food grade h202 on ebay - also if trying to reduce mucous if you haven't already done so cut out cow dairy, I had a chronic problem and it's cleared since I switched to goat milk. Also cured my psoriasis!

Replied by Samanth
(Atlanta, Georgia, Usa)

Hi Trish... Have you tried Apple Cider Vinegar? It cuts mucous....fast!

Replied by Cheldena
(Mankato, Minnesota)

Hi Tricia, I was reading about your mucous and throat issues. I was told allergies can cause a person to have mucous drainage and especially when you sleep and once you wake up in the morning you can have a sore throat from the drainage. So I treated my allergies naturally and no longer have the drainage. Of course you also need to remove things from your home etc to get rid of the cause and not just treat the symptoms. Something that had also helped me temporarilly was using a Neti Pot with uniodized salt water. Or you can snort in one nostril at a time Goldenseal powder in small amounts to treat upper resp. infections and sinus infections. I use Elderberry especially for this. Hope these thoughts help some. Also as a side note: re Hydrogen Peroxide. Please whom ever reads this please make sure it is the Food Grade HP not something from the pharmacy that you use internally! A good safe source of food grade hydrogen peroxide is through Dr Hulda Clark's store. Do a search you will find it.

Replied by D Smith
(Los Angeles, Ca)

Hi Tricia, If all those didn't work, it could be the acv. ACV and other acids can cause irritation of the throat passages when taken at too high of a dose (Especially when using other products that clear mucous since the mucous helps protect these membranes from this damage.)

For the moment, I would suggest to possibly stop taking ACV and any other acidic products (lemon/grapefruit may be ok at low concentrations if necessary) and replace it with a spoonful of natural raw honey daily when you wakeup to help sooth and repair the throat. You may also want to cut down on your dosage of some of the products that you are taking to reduce mucous unless you are still having cold or flu type symptoms. Because of the possible damage, a little mucous is more helpful than hurtful at this point.

That said, ACV is not bad in itself as this can happen even from drinking a high concentration of lemon juice. Sometimes we just need to take baby steps when we start something new and in your case it may have been the combination of acidic products with a significant reduction in mucous.

Replied by Ken
(Ardrossan, Uk)

Hi Briana from dublin, did you have any success with h2o2 with your emphysema? Ken

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Posted by Franz (Bangkok, Thailand) on 08/04/2009

HI I have a question and hope some one can answer me . I put in my drinking water some Apple Cider Vinegar and wonder if I can add as well Hydogen Peroxide as it is difficult for me to take it 3 times a day As well how many drops would be 1 CL ? I appreciate any feedback on this Frank

Replied by Bill
(Los Angeles, California)

Frank, I have been using FGHP (35%) for many years with Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. I am 56 yrs old now and have only great things to say about it, Thanks to God. I started using it at age 30. I had severe joint and back pain at the time. After three months, starting with 3 drops 2 to 3 times daily (FGHP) and 1 Capful of the Cider Vinegar, working up to 25 drops of FGHP 2 to 3 times daily, I've had astronomical results. The results were verified by my then girlfriend who was also useing the same program. (1) No more heavy or bad breath, (2) No body odor, (3) You will only need approximately 4 to 5 hours of sleep per day and when you awaken you will be wide awake, not sluggish or groggy. After you reach the 25 drop level you can then taper off. Find the instructions on line. Oh, people think I'm no more than 30-35yrs old! Enjoy.

EC: FGHP - Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide

Replied by Kay
(In The Valley, Ca)

Bill, do you take the ACV and the FGHP at the same time? Most of the instructions for HP say to take it one hour before or three hours after any other food. It would make things much easier if they could be combined, but I'm afraid to try it. I'd love to know if anyone else has combined them. ANYONE? Thanks

Replied by Joanofarc83
(Morton, Il)

I combine Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, & 5 drops of fgH202. I also add Lugol's solution (6drops). This is all added with 4 oz of filtered water. I have had no ill effects.

Replied by Andi
(Scottsdale, Az)

I Have just started taking the 35% undiluted H2O2 in 5 ozs. of distilled water or juice. I started with 2 drops, due to uncertainty, but no problems, am only up to 4 drops 3xs day. Have not noticed nervousness but do have increased energy throughout the day. The dosing schedules that I have found (I recv'd a pamplet from my health food store when buying the Food Grade H2O2) state a dosing schedule for 35% undiluted H2O2. As for other uses, besides internal, I have found on the internet on various sites. I am planning on trying the ACV along with the H2O2 after just learning about it on EC. Am desperately hoping that between the 2 that I will finaly get long awaited relief for chronic sinus issues, that after anti-biotics, anti-fungals, steriods and ENT and NMD visits over the past 3 months have not relieved a bit, but have cleaned my bank account.

Replied by Windy
(Kitty Ville, Ca)

I started on the food grade HP too, by the time I got to 6 drops 3 times a day I started having tummy issues so I cut back, I will tell you I felt amazing till then. I got mine from a place out of Flordia, and got a blue dropper bottle too for easy usage, you need to BE VERY VERY CAREFUL with the 35% food grade can cause blindness if you get it in the eye, well so can bleach, just use caution, also need to get distilled water for sure. I think that was my problem I used Brita filter water, I then switched to taking it with milk the book said it was ok. I will be trying it again soon.. food grade HP fills your cells with oxygen like Vitamin C does from what I read.. so reseach it and try it!! GOOD LUCK

Replied by Noel
(Perth, Australia)

Hi Andi. I noticed you started using undiluted 35% eight days ago for sinus relief. Has it made any changes yet?


Replied by Matt
(Brisbane, Qld, Australia)

Hi Noel,

i have not used HP with ACV but I use HP regularly as a nasal/sinus flush. it's brilliant. I add 4 mls of 35% food grade HP to 500ml distilled water and snort it into each nostril every morning. Then I gargle. It's an instant shot of alertness and clarity alnd clears my sinuses. Just like an early morning surf. the recipe above is less than 0.50% in strength. i find anything stronger burns my nasal passage. I've seen some posts recommend 3% but it is way too strong for me.

I also take H2o2 internally and use it baths.

Replied by Bill
(Los Angeles, Ca)

Hey Kay in the valley. I've always mixed FGHP with Apple cider vinegar. You must however, be careful in Handling the FGHP, so that you don't Burn yourself. I just had a checkup at the doctor last week. My cholesterol was under 140, bp was 113/60, heart rate 53 bpm and my psa was down two points. This combination is working for me, thanks to Yeshua!

Replied by Tena
(Champaign, Illinois)


Can you tell me how much of the FGHP and ACV you use, and how many times a day you use it? Also I would like to know how long you have been doing this. Thank you.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines)

Hi Tena...I've been using ACV plus baking soda and lemon/lime plus BS for over 4 years now on a regular basis. I use the lemon/lime remedy more often because it alkalizes better and seems to balance more internal parameters than the ACV remedy which is good for extra energy because of the malates created which are used in the Kreb's Cycle of cell respiration.

I also use just 1/4 to 1/2 tspn of Baking Soda on its own in a half glass of water if I need to top up on bicarbonates to alkalize my blood and intestines and I also use this remedy occasionally as an antacid -- always taken a half an hour after meals.

When I had Candida, I used mainly the lemon plus baking soda remedy -- 1/2 tspn plus a whole lemon in a half glass of water, three times a day. I did this to keep my blood and intestinal pH alkaline to help get rid of the candida. But now cured of candida, I take a maintenance dose of just 1/4 tspn twice a day about 3 times a week or whenever I feel I need it.

I also take HP internally. But I don't need to take this very often because there's nothing wrong with me..LOL. But I do take it, 6-10 drops 3% HP in a full glass of water for extra energy or a boost. I've been doing this for about a year now.

Replied by Arnu
(San Diego, California)

Ted posted an answer to this question, it took me 4 hours to find it and I think it should be placed here for those who are wondering about hydrogen peroxide to the ACV and baking soda solution.

and if Ted could take a look at this section and clarify it some more for the people that would be great. he said taking baking soda with HYDROGEN PEROXIDE is fine, NOT combining Apple Cider Vinegar, with baking soda and HYDROGEN PEROXIDE (do not take it all together at the same time).

02/08/2007: Fran from Houston, TX writes: "Can I add few drops of good grade hydrogen peroxide to the ACV and baking soda solution, twice a day? Thanks"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "No. Hydrogen peroxide will neutralize the vitamin C and other organic compounds in the apple cider vinegar. It is best taken for hydrogen peroxide with water alone, or at least 6 hours apart.

The reason is simple, hydrogen peroxide is an oxidant, while apple cider vinegar and baking soda is an antioxidant.

You can however, mix drops of hydrogen peroxide with baking soda in a drinking water. It creates a more alkaline form of peroxides which can also detoxify the body of accumulated poisons built up in the liver.

Replied by Eddie
(Port Erin, Isle Of Man (u.k.))

I've been suffering from various ailments for years. Heart trouble, arthritis, diabetes, terrible knee problems. Full of drugs from my doctor, but nothing working. I've tried just about every "remedy" known to mankind, but they've all failed. I recently found out about Hydrogen Peroxide, and started taking it mixed in Distilled Water. Unfortunately, as I took stronger doses, I started to get nauseous, so I had to stop taking it. I've just been looking at this site, and came across a message from Bill (1/12/2009), who recommends taking HP mixed in Apple Cider Vinegar. I'll start taking it immediately, and I'll report back as soon as possible. Here's hoping this one works.

Replied by Tonib
(Billings, Mt)

Hello Eddie from Port Erin... If you become nauseous from increasing the H202, all you need to do is cut the quantity back. It is best to continue taking it, just cut back the amount.

Replied by Eddie
(Port Erin, Isle Of Man (uk))

I've tried Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide diluted in Apple Cider Vinegar, but find the ACV makes me too nauseous, so I've had to cut right back on it. I'm still searching for a way to take FGHP that will not make me sick. Does anyone know if it would be OK to take HP diluted in Aloe Vera?


To make it taste better you can take HP with pure grape juice as it has no vitamin c to react with..

Replied by Andy S
(Ellicottville, Ny Usa)

To Eddie for Port Erin, According to This article by Dr. David G. Williams "The Many Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide" http://educateyourself.org/cancer/benefitsofhydrogenperozide17jul03.shtml
Taking HP with Aloe is fine.

Replied by Ustabearepug
(Tulsa, Ok)

First thing you want to do is buy you some PH strips which measure the acidity in your body, you want it drk blue which is alkaline, the more yellow means you are acidic, not good, ACV is acidic so I wonder why it is said to be good for us as we want our body alkaline, soda is highly alkaline, english walnuts are most alkaline, beer is acidic so I like no more than two Miller lights in the evening which is acidic. I add 1/2 teaspooon of baking soda to my can of beer hoping to neutralize the beer's acidity. When I drink a glass of water I add 1/2 teaspoon of soda and also add 4 drops of 35% food grade h202. Have been advised by the maker of my h202 to use 1 drop of h202 to every oz of distilled water or can use filtered water.

I'm 83, I bike, walk, play golf twice weekly, mow and weed eat two acres, have a garden but global warming is taking its toll on the garden, 102 and no rain in sight, I have never had a problem with what I do, even with this heat I have energy and if anyone that is reading this is concerned with my dosage I would like some feedback, oh and I never have a tummy ache as some have experienced, I have a testimony you must read, will do later.

Replied by Grannyjo

To Fxgirl,

In answer to your question, could you use mineral water instead of distilled water.

I would opt for the distilled water just to be on the safe side.

I am not a chemist or scientist, but I know borax, baking soda and bentonite clay are Ionic, meaning they carry negative (electrical) charged atoms so small they can easily travel into your blood stream, through the walls of your stomach.

Whereas Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, (and probably Hydrogen Peroxide) have positively electrical charged atoms.

If you combine a negative and positively charged substances together they try to neutralize each other.

Like a magnet, the negative ions (or atoms) draw the positive atoms. If you mix vinegar and baking soda together you get a chemical reaction, (the bubbling action), and when the bubbling stops, the chemical structure has changed. An acid and a base cancel each other out.

We don't really know what minerals or possibly metals may be in the mineral water or how they may react with what we are adding to it; Borax, HP or ACV.

I don't know if this has helped any but Maybe someone out there will clarify it better. - GrannyJo.

Replied by Pam E.
(South Western California)
140 posts

You asked whether ACV & Vinegar can be taken together. Bill replied: "I've been using FGHP (35%) for many years *>with<* Raw Apple Cider Vinegar." I take that to mean that he puts them together in the same glass of water.