Two simple natural compounds, borax and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), each with an endless number of uses, combine to make a powerhouse of a treatment for significant health issues like fungal infections, severe joint deterioration, and low energy.
In September of 2017, one of our readers* generously shared the remedy given to him by a Russian pharmacist for his severely damaged knees years ago.
Facing knee surgery made it worth trying something that would seem to many almost too simple. His willingness to try a simple remedy was rewarded with fast healing and being spared of surgery.
How to Make the Borax-Baking Soda Tonic
- ½ teaspoon borax powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
- 1 quart of green tea
First dissolve the borax and baking soda with a small amount of hot water. Add ingredients together to a one quart mason jar and stir vigorously. Hold up to the light to make sure ingredients have dissolved (especially the borax).
Drink one recipe worth of the solution daily for three months, then take a one month break. Long term use may be needed for a chronic problem.
For an acute issue, the remedy may only be needed for a week or so. For those who are sensitive to the caffeine in green tea, water can be used instead.
How Does Borax-Baking Soda Solution Work?
Restoring mineral balances in the body can heal a wide range of problems.
Borax contains sodium, boron, oxygen and hydrogen. Baking soda is made up of sodium, hydrogen, carbon and oxygen.
Borax and baking soda are each alkaline. Many health problems are caused by an overly acidic system. Reducing acidity will often reduce symptoms.
The pH of borax is 9.3 and that of baking soda about 8.4.
Borax is used as a natural antifungal and antiparasitic. It is a critical ingredient in Ted from Bangkok’s famous mange cure for pets. Baking soda is commonly used to treat digestive ills and alkalize the body.
Green tea has been in use for many hundreds of years. Studies show that this tea boasts antioxidants and is purported to reduce inflammation as well as benefit those with diabetes, arthritis, and may even be a cancer preventative.1
Topical Use of Borax-Baking Soda
Borax and baking soda are used topically for many health concerns. Combining them in a bath or foot bath may be of particular use to those with athlete’s foot, fungal skin problems, heel spurs, or to deliver the remedy to the body for those who do not tolerate new remedies well internally.
½ – 1 cup of baking soda is a common amount to use in a bath. Usually less borax is used in a bath; 2-4 tablespoons per bath.
Borax-Baking Soda Cautions
It is always wise to get counsel with a qualified health professional before adopting new supplements. Success of a remedy for one person does not mean it will work for everyone because each situation is different. Diet, medications, current health status, weight, age, gender and metabolism can all effect how a remedy will work for an individual.
Ted from Bangkok, Earth Clinic’s famous contributor before his stroke in 2015, recommended 1/4 teaspoon borax in a liter of water as a dose for men and 1/8 teaspoon borax in a liter of water for women. The above recipe from Russia calls for twice as much borax in a day, so proceed judiciously.
When trying a new remedy, starting with less than the suggested amounts can prevent side effects. It is easier to increase the dose incrementally to find that “sweet spot” of success instead of having to reduce the dose to eliminate side effects.
Detox reactions are not uncommon when new remedies are tried. Since borax can kill parasites and fungus, the by products of this process can cause headaches, nausea, diarrhea, and low energy.
Read all the side effects from borax here.
Have you tried the borax-baking soda remedy for your health? We would love to hear from you! Continue reading below in the comments section for feedback from Earth Clinic readers who tried this combination remedy.
* Thanks to A. Jackson for sharing this special Russian remedy with us!