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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy: Benefits and Side Effects


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Posted by John (Uk) on 10/24/2014

Please, if you recommend hydrogen peroxide for any personal use, STATE THE % DILUTION !!

It is not good enough to simply say Hydrogen Peroxide, as this is available in a various concentrations up to as high as 30%.

Posted by Joe (Wirral) on 06/24/2014
1 out of 5 stars

Is using distilled water essential to the effectiveness of the treatment? I noticed my 3% hydrogen peroxide is mixed with distilled water but couldn't manage to find any so have been using de-ionised water instead but after 6 dips have seen no real improvement.

Am I rendering it pointless by using the de-ionised water?

Posted by Gingerg (Portland) on 02/02/2014

I have 8% FGHP in 16oz bottles. What is the dilution to bring it to 3%?

Replied by Timh
2080 posts

Gingerg: Pour 8oz of your H2O2 into an empty 16oz bottle then add 8oz of filtered water to each half full bottles, and you will have 2-16oz bottles of 4% H2O2.

Replied by Richard
5 out of 5 stars

Always use 35% food grade hp which can be bought at a health food store, dilute with 8 oz. of distilled water. start with 3 drops of hp in 8oz. water three times daily. I had copd, emphyzema, and other lung problems, they are all gone my dr says he can't believe it.

(Neosho, MO)

What proportions to dilute 12% H2O2?

EC: Please see Earth Clinic's H202 Dilution Instructions page here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/how-to-dilute-hydrogen-peroxide.html

Posted by Teresa (Spruce Pine, Nc ) on 02/26/2013

I have been doing alot of research on Hydrogen Peroxide and from all that I am finding, when mixed with water it breaks down VERY quickly. Is this not so if it is mixed with distilled water? If not, how long will it last after mixed?

Posted by Helpyourself (Houston, Texas) on 07/09/2012

Your 29% Hydrogen Peroxide - 1 oz. To 10 oz. distilled water. Mix 1 oz HP to 10 oz distilled water. Good luck!

Posted by Freda (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada) on 07/08/2012

Can some tell me how to mix 29% hydrogen peroxide with distilled water so that I can drink it. I have COPD and hopes that it can help me!!! Thanks

Posted by Tanacious (Phoenix, Az, Usa) on 11/11/2011

I would like to share a reposting of a helpful H2O2 Dilution Table that someone submitted a while back. It works wonderfully!



Posted by Baldev (Maharashtra, India) on 02/04/2015 192 posts

Hi Bill, I would like to know as to how an elderly healthy person can make use of food grade H2O2 to improve general health. At this age though there may not be any symptoms but arteries will have some blockages, lungs capacity will be reduced and so on. Is it ok if one takes three drops of 3% H2O2 in some green juice a day or you feel to follow any particular method, please give your opinion. It will be of great value. Thanks, Baldev

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando)

Hi Baldev...Nice to see you back on EC.

Many serious Hydrogen Peroxide users advise slowly working up to 25 drops FG Hydrogen Peroxide 3 times a day for serious problems. But this type of supplementation can be harsh on the body and will likely cause problems like nausea, headaches etc. If that happens using high dose HP then just taking one gram dosages of Vitamin C to neutralize the excess HP should resolve these side-effects fairly quickly.

But, like you, I personally think a gentler approach with HP is also beneficial. A dosage such as just 3 drops a day in water, as you suggest, would certainly be beneficial over the long term. In fact Ted from Bangkok relates a story on EC of how he improved his liver condition by taking low daily dosages of 0.5% HP over the longer term for over a year. And by taking HP in this way -- at a much lower daily drop dose -- would also mean that there would likely be no side-effects at all as compared with the higher drop dosages.

For more info on Hydrogen peroxide usage, there are some good alternative books out there such as The One Minute Cure and Hydrogen Peroxide: Medical Miracle.

I would also agree with you that hydrogen peroxide therapy would be useful for older people because it supplies oxygen to the body and, in this way, helps to revive cells and organs and would give you more energy whilst also boosting the immune system by killing a wide range of different pathogen species just on its own and, in this respect, it is also particularly good for the heart.

There are several alternative and proven solutions for calcium build up in the arteries. Linus Pauling's Vitamin C/Lysine therapy is one. Using a combination of niacin and lugols iodine or SSKI supplementation is another -- this was used in the older pre-WW II medicine and was called iodio-niacin(50 mgs niacin, 120 mgs potassium iodide per pill) which was fairly successful with few, if any, side-effects as compared to its more dangerous modern equivalent -- statins. I'm sure that you know about these alternative remedies for arteriosclerosis too. Another one that Ted mentions as a good calcium chelator is Trisodium EDTA -- but this is not so easy to get. And if you have to deal with thrombosis type blockages caused by fibrin build-up then using protease enzymes like nattokinase or even bromelain and papain are also useful.

For me, as a simple preventative, just simply taking the chanca piedra(bhumyamalaki) herb as a tea or decoction with magnesium supplements would also have great benefit against arteriosclerosis, high blood etc. The magnesium would help to more strictly regulate the calcium to proper levels in the cells and blood while the CP acts to reduce the calcium. And, just for an encore, CP also reduces blood lipids, lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, lowers blood sugar and has anti-viral action as well. The chanca piedra herb also has no known overdose/toxicity effects on the human body but might have contraindications with some similar-acting modern drugs.

Replied by Glen
(Stettler, Alberta, Canada)

Specialist said I had c, p, o, d, could not stop coughing or get any sleep / lungs were full of dust / was on a puffer and pills. I went on h202, 1 drop in water or juice in morning, 1 more in afternoon and added one drop each day up to 25 drops twice a day / I'm 85 yrs old do not have c, p.o, d. any more.

I mix I ounce of h 202 / food grade 35 % hyd, peroxide with 11 ounces of water /distilled/. Also use q tip put some in each ear some up each nostril. I have not had flu or even a cold in 5 years.

EC: Thank you, Glen! We are cross-posting this to our COPD remedies page under Hydrogen Peroxide.

Replied by Carl Mon

Can I use fruit juice to as I'm waiting for delivery of distilled water.

Posted by Chris (Missouri, US) on 08/06/2014

I started doing the hydrogen peroxide 35% food grade, this is my 4th day I have it in a squirt bottle and inhale in my throat about 3-4 times a day I mixed 1ounce hp to 11 ounces distilled water, yesterday, my 3rd day, I was nauseated, but continued to do it, I have not tried today, it is kind of scary is this normal? I also do muellin tea with organic honey and in evening Apple Cider Vinegar with baking soda thanks

Replied by Karen
(Pasadena, CA)

Hi Chris, I have been doing the h202 inhalation method for about 5 years. I have always used 3% h202 from the drugstore and it works brilliantly. I have never had side effects. Perhaps you need to dilute it more. I think your nausea is a sign it's too much.

Replied by Chris
(Missouri, US)

Karen you say you use the 3% h202 from the drugstore, which one is this, is this the regular one in brown bottle or is it the food grade mixed with distilled water? Also how long before you noticed improvement in your health, was it your breathing or something else? Thank you

Replied by Cathy
(Lakeside, CA)

Using 35% peroxide.. With 11 Oz distilled water is much too strong! You could burn your esophagus or damage throat, stomach. If you want to do hydrogen peroxide inhalation method for health, you use 3% regular peroxide in a clean nasal spray bottle, either straight, or diluted 50/50 with distilled water. So many people have made the mistake of using extremely concentrated 35% food grade, which is very dangerous, especially in the amount you describe. For peroxide inhalation instructions, go to Bill Munro page on Earth Clinic.


Replied by Chris
(Missouri, US)

Cathy thank you so much for the info on HP, I will start using just the regular HP with the Bill Munroe method, I think I will toss the food grade! Thanks again

Replied by Lopside
(San Diego, CA)

HI Chris

Be careful of regular HP, many of which have additives/stabilizers which are not good for internal consumption. Stick to food grade HP. If you have 35%, dilute it to 3%. I think your original dilution of 1 ounce of HP to 11 ounces water was good.

Sometimes nausea is caused by taking HP too close to meals. Take it one and a half hour before meals or 3 hours after a meal.

Please stick to food grade where you can and dilute properly before use. There is a wealth of information on this thread to guide you, if you take the time to read it.

Replied by Lucie Lou
(Alexandria, Virginia)

To get the 3% FG HP, I mix 1 part of 34% FG HP with 11 parts of distilled water. So 1 drop 34% HP and 11 drops distilled water provides 12 drops (or 0.5ml) of 3% FG HP.

I use a nebulizer for inhaling. This is a gentle, conservative approach for me. The following mix is enough for two 3-minute inhaling sessions:

0.5 ml (12 drops) of the 3% FG HP plus
5 ml (120 drops) of distilled water
Inhaling time: 3 minutes max

Over time, the HP dose may be increased to

2 ml (48 drops) of the 3% FG HP
5 ml (120 drops) of distilled water
Inhaling time: 10 minutes max

I close my eyes while inhaling with the nebulizer to avoid the vapors to get into my eyes.

Posted by Jimu (Concord, Ca., USA) on 06/02/2013

Hi, In the ebook "Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide - One Minute" it states this:

If you find the taste unpleasant, try diluting the hydrogen peroxide with six to eight ounces of milk, aloe vera, or watermelon juice instead of water. If you are still bothered by a bleachy aftertaste, cut down on the number of drops you put into each glass and increase the number of glasses you drink each day, or simply drink some water after you drink the oxygen water.

I've been through this therapy twice before using only 5 ounces of distilled water per dose as the other book I read recommended. And I will definitely follow my intuition and body signals foremost. But I would like to discover if it is quite more benefitial to consume the stronger water mixture 3 times daily over the same amount of drops per day divided into 4 doses of water.

Thank you very much.

Posted by Steve (Waterlooville, Hants, England) on 02/27/2013

I'm taking 35% FGHP in milk, as per instructions, and was wondering if I could use deionized water rather than distilled water due to the cost?

Posted by Janna (Katy, Tx, Usa) on 09/15/2011

Hi there,

Well now my children's stools like orange redish, and my 3 year old that only wears a daiper while she is sleeping went in her diaper before I could get to her. I would definetly say her body is cleaning out, but is there any way possible I am harming her with the h202? Please I am deseperate to know. There is still redness in her private parts and I don't know what else I need to do.

Thanks, Janna

Posted by Janna (Katy, Tx, Usa) on 09/14/2011

Good day sir,

Finally I found someone to help me give this to my children. I have a 3 and 2 year old and I'm nursing a 3 month old. I have been taking h202 for a week and I'm at 10x3. My children are not past 2x3 becuase I'm not sure about there bowel movements. My son and daughter both have food intolerences/allergies to dairy, wheat, and sugar. That is the case for my husband and I as well. My children's stools are very soft and my son (more severe case) had liquid stool for a day or so. Not sure if it was the cheddar cheese or the h202.

When should I see improvment?

Am I hurting them?

How high can I go with them?

What are the risk taking it while nursing and giving it to my young children?

Thank so much in advance for your wisdom, availablity, and kindness in answering my questions.

Thank you, Janna

Replied by Lily
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Hi Janna, I would not be increasing the H202 for your children, they are only 2 and 3 yrs old. Most people are taking H202 for cancer and viruses not food allergies. I suggest you don't give your children the foods they are allergic to and leave it at that. I also think you are taking far too much H202 whilst breastfeeding.

Drug Store Peroxide

Posted by Lisaj (Stamford, Ct, Usa) on 08/13/2010

I've been reading the posts and Bill Munroe's accounts with H202. I went to the drugstore - on the bottle it said 3% stabalized and if swallow contact your local poison control. It says for external use only. I know alot of readers and Bill has been using this for inhaling but it kind of scared me off. I think I would rather try the 35% food grade and dilute it. The closest health food store doesn't carry it. I'm wondering if Whole Foods might. What do you all think? That 3% would have been ok or does anyone know off hand if Whole Foods carries it. This site is fantastic. I'd like to thank everyone who posts for their helpful comments. Thanks, Lisa

Replied by Bessie
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Hi Lisa - Try asking your health food store to order 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide for you. Some customer-oriented stores are more than willing to do that because people use it for sprouting, as well as for other purposes. Also, stores usually do not keep 35% food-grade HP on the shelves due to safety regulations (you don't want kids opening up a bottle and spilling it on themselves) so they keep it in the storeroom. You just have to ask them to retrieve it for you. The one I go to in Calgary keeps it in the back room. Good luck!

Replied by Ahlia86
(Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand)

Lisa - 35% food grade must be diluted to 3% with water. Check out Teds Earth Clinic articles on Hydrogen Peroxide

Cheers Marlane

Drug Store Peroxide
Posted by Nancy (Surprise, Az) on 02/19/2010

What is meant by stabilizers and contaminates in the drugstore type of Hydrogen Peroxide, and what harm can it cause if it's ingested? I've read on this site that there are people who are using the drugstore variety and no mention of any health issues with this type of peroxide.

I'm interested in trying peroxide therapy but not sure which to use. I'm a little fearful of the food grade type because of it's potency and I found a site where you can purchase it, but they have to send it haz mat. The drugstore type sounds easier and you can buy it directly from the store, but the stabilizers and contaminates have me concerned.

If you add the store peroxide to a glass of water, can the water be from the tap, or should it be distilled and how much peroxide to how much water? Please help with questions. Thank you.

Replied by Thankgod4hp
(Miami, Florida)

Hi Nancy, you can look on the back of the label for the 3% hydrogen peroxide and it will state, "Active ingredient"......."hydrogen peroxide 3%". If it says (stabilized) then it has stabilizers, if not then its ok.

Replied by Nancy
(Surprise, Az)

Thank you for your response. Also, can you tell me what harmful effects these stabilizers have and what they will do to you if ingested or inhaled? Thanks again.

Replied by Erica
(Sterling, Va, Usa)

Hi Nancy, someone with scientific knowledge replied to an inquiry further up that you should NEVER mix H2O2 food grade with tap water. Use only distilled water to prevent an ugly surprise.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Are you sure that you can't mix the hydrogen peroxide with normal water? I do it for my water pik when I clean my teeth.... It says so in a book I read!

Replied by Trev

I too have been using 3% hp with tap water that has fluoride in it and have been having no issues at all with it.

Replied by Alvaro

The use of food grade 35% Hydrogen Peroxide with tap water is contraproductive. You are actually mixing chemicals in a bad way. The fact that you don't see any problems, doesn't mean it is safe. Distilled or spring water with no additives is not that expensive. Better be safe than sorry.

Replied by Tracie

Chlorination of drinking water removes oxygen. When exposed to other compounds hydrogen peroxide dismutates readily. The extra oxygen atom is released leaving H20 (water). In nature oxygen (02) consists of two atoms--a very stable combination. A single atom of oxygen, however, is very reactive and is referred to as a free radical.