Good old 20 Mule Team Borax is great for brightening your laundry, and getting rid of ants and fleas, but did you know that it may help your chronic candida or ease the pain of arthritis? You won’t find a lot of academic or government information on this, because the governments of almost every civilized country have proclaimed it to be a toxic poison and banned its use for internal purposes. I am one who can testify that borax has helped me in several ways.
Borax in Ayurvedic Medicine
Borax has been used in Ayurveda for more than 2500 years. Known as Tankana, it is considered one of the important alkalis in Ayurvedic texts.. Borax is used to treat several conditions, including skin diseases, ulcerating sores and gum disease. It is also recommended for increasing sex drive in males. A combination of borax and arsenic trisulphide is effective as an anti-bacterial against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Borax As an Antifungal
I started taking borax internally as a solution of 1/4 teaspoon in 1 liter of distilled water, sipped throughout the day. A friend told me that it was useful for chronic candida infection, which I’ve been fighting for years after a long course of antibiotics left me with chronic candidiasis. I’ve taken every anti-fungal medication there is, and the candida always returned.
Surprising Results From Drinking Borax
When I started drinking the borax water, I knew very little about it. Surprisingly, about two weeks of drinking it, the pain in my knees and feet began to lessen. I mentioned this to my friend, and he said it was also good for arthritis. Over the next two months, my arthritis pain continued to improve, not only in my knees and feet, but all over my body. My candida was clearing up considerably too.
Borax for Eczema and Foot Fungus
Meanwhile, my athletic friend was having a problem with an eczema flareup and a bad case of athlete’s foot. Knowing that athlete’s foot is also caused by candida, I suggested he soak his feet in a borax solution nightly. He used 1/4 cup of borax in 2 gallons of warm water and soaked his feet for 20 minutes a day. Within a week, his athlete’s foot was clearing up and within two weeks, it had disappeared without a trace. During this time, he asked if the borax would help eczema. I didn’t know, but we made a supersaturated solution by dissolving borax in water until no more would dissolve. He used a small spray bottle to spray the solution onto the eczema on his arms daily. It worked so well, he started adding a cup of borax to soaking baths twice a week. After a month, his eczema was gone.
Caution About Borax
Borax is drying to the skin when used continuously, yet if you stop using it for an extended period, your symptoms can reappear. Using a good moisturizer, such as cocoa butter lotion, helps alleviate the dry skin. Drinking it daily doesn’t harm you at all. Men should mix 1/2 teaspoon and women should use 1/4 teaspoon of borax mixed in 1 liter of water to be sipped throughout the day.
I am not a medical professional, so I can’t explain the intricacies of how borax and boron work in the body. There is a wealth of information in the links below. I hope you find borax is as helpful to you as it was to me.
Read “The Borax Conspiracy” by Walter Last
“Boron The Neglected Element is Essential for Sustainable Healthy Bones and Joints” by Dr. Rex Newnham