Sodium Borate – Borax

Sodium Borate has a reputation extending back more than 200 years among medical doctors and homoeopaths for its anti-inflammatory effects on both internal and external parts of the body. Sodium Borate is prescribed to supplement boron diet deficiencies that result in debilitating conditions that are indicative of chronic disease. Boron deficiencies can be attributed to decreased hormone production, abnormal calcium uptake, magnesium destabilization and yeast and microbe overgrows. When these deficiencies are normalized, many symptoms of disease can be alleviated.


Dr Rex Newnham self-experimented with borax ingestion to supplement a boron deficiency. He discovered that the inflammation and joint stiffness he suffered was alleviated after taking 30 milligrams of borax twice per day for three weeks. In addition, the relief lasted for an entire year before he had to resume the regimen. Borax controls the amoeba that is attributed to rheumatoid arthritis. Boron-fortified mouthwashes treat pyorrhoea, arthritis of the teeth and gums. Spondylitis, arthritis of the spine, Still’s disease, juvenile arthritis, gout, uric acid build-up and osteoporosis are all responsive to borax supplements.

Skin Aging Deterrent

Borax may be added to skin moisturizers to deter loss of moisture and elasticity that accompanies the natural aging process. Specifically, borax softens water and keeps oil from separating from the water used in moisturizing skin care creams. A simple cold cream recipe includes borax dissolved in water, olive oil and beeswax.

Womb Inflammation

Doctors of the 19th and 20th centuries recommended that women suffering from womb inflammation soak in lukewarm bathwater with borax twice a day. If women displayed profuse, egg-white-like discharge or leucorrhoea, they were told to douche with borax and lukewarm water solution three to four times per day. Other symptoms that can be alleviated by borax and water exposure include heavily clotted menstruation, painful sexual intercourse, blood-streaked vaginal discharge, painful menstruation, abdominal distention and false signs of pregnancy.

Erectile Dysfunction

It has been reported that a quarter of a teaspoon of borax added to one quart of drinking water sipped throughout the course of a day while taking magnesium supplements can reverse male impotency. This can be attributed to many effects of borax on the human body. Borax stabilizes calcium and magnesium in the blood. It stimulates hormone production. Toxic states of hyper fluoride accumulation, internal fungal growth and dangerous microbe production are normalized by borax consumption. Finally, borax has been attributed to female libido enhancement as well.

DBM Protocol – Adjunct Therapy – Sodium Borate

Borax Water Recipe #1 – General Health

Suitable for general health in this dilution. 


  • 1/8th of a teaspoon Sodium Borate (Borax)[0.5ml]
  • 1 Litre of clean spring / borehole water


  • Dissolve Sodium Borate (Borax) in the water.
  • Sip this water throughout the day.
  • Repeat for 14 days. (Water can be flavoured with lemon or mint leaves)

Borax Water Recipe #2 – Parasite Cleanse

Suitable as part of DBM Parasite Cleanse In this dilution


  • 1 pinch of Sodium Borate (Borax)
  • 250ml clean spring / borehole water


What and How Much to Use

Borax Dosages: Oral

In some countries (e.g. Australia, NZ, USA, SA.), borax can still be found in the laundry and cleaning sections of supermarkets.  There is no “food-grade” borax available or necessary.   

The label usually states that it is 99% pure which is safe to use, and is the legal standard for agricultural grade borax.  Up to 1% mining and refining residues are permitted. Boric acid, if available, may be used at about the dose of borax.

Firstly, dissolve a lightly rounded teaspoonful (5-6 grams) of borax in 1 litre of good quality water free of chlorine and fluoride. This is your concentrated solution. Keep the bottle out of reach of small children.

Standard dose = 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of concentrate. This has 25 to 30 mg of borax and provides about 3 mg of boron. Take 1 dose per day mixed with drink or food. If that feels right, then take a second dose with another meal. If there is no specific health problem or as a maintenance dose you may continue indefinitely with 1 or 2 doses daily.

If you do have a problem, such as arthritis, osteoporosis and related conditions, menopause, stiffness due to advancing years, and also to improve low sex hormone production, increase intake to 3 or more spaced-out standard doses for several months or longer until you feel that your problem has sufficiently improved. Then drop back to 1 or 2 doses per day.

If you want to try the higher doses recommended by Earth Clinic for treating Candida and removing fluoride from the body – using your bottle of concentrated solution – then use:

  • Lower dose for low to normal weight – 100 ml (= 1/8 teaspoon of borax powder); drink spaced out during the day.
  • Higher dose for heavier individuals – 200 ml (= 1/4 teaspoon of borax powder); drink spaced out during the day.
  • Always start with a standard dose and increase gradually to the intended maximum.
  • Take the maximum amounts for 4 or 5 days a week as long as required.
  • Borax is rather alkaline and in higher concentrations has a soapy taste. You may disguise this with lemon juice, vinegar or ascorbic acid.
  • Keep the bottle with the concentrated solution out of reach of small children.

Borax and boric acid have been classified as reproductive poisons in Europe, and since December 2010 are no longer available to the public within the EU.

Presently, borax is still available in Switzerland, but shipment to Germany is not permitted. In Germany a small amount (20 – 50 grams) may be ordered through a pharmacy as ant poison (it will be registered).

Boron tablets can be bought from health shops or the Internet, commonly with 3 mg of boron. These contain tightly bound boron not present in ionic form as with borax or boric acid.   While suitable as a general boron supplement, I do not expect them to work against Candida and mycoplasmas, or as a quick arthritis, osteoporosis or menopause cure.   Most scientific studies and individual experiences were with borax or boric acid.   To improve effectiveness, I recommend 3 or more spaced-out boron tablets daily for an extended period combined with sufficient magnesium and a suitable antimicrobial program (16).

Possible Side-Effects

While side-effects from pharmaceutical drugs tend to be negative and often dangerous, with natural medicine, such as borax therapy, these are usually healing reactions with beneficial long-term effects. Most common is the Herxheimer reaction from eliminating Candida.

In some of the above forum posts, rapid improvement was experienced within days. This is always a functional response. High cellular calcium levels cause muscle contraction with cramps or spasms as a common cause of pain. Boron, especially together with magnesium, can rapidly relax these muscles and take away the pain.

However, with long-standing severe calcifications a large amount of calcium cannot be redistributed in a short time. This leads to increased calcium levels in the affected area, especially the hips and shoulders, and can cause problems for a considerable time, such as a tendency to severe cramping and pain, or problems with the blood circulation, or nerve transmission.

Nerve-related effects in hands and feet may be numbness, or reduced sensitivity or feeling in the skin. Higher amounts of calcium and fluoride passing through the kidneys may cause temporary kidney pain. Such healing reactions cannot be avoided when aiming for a higher level of health.

Whenever you experience an unpleasant effect reduce or temporarily stop borax intake until the problem subsides. Then gradually start increasing again. Helpful additional measures are a) a greatly increased fluid intake, b) using more organic acids such as lemon juice, ascorbic acid or vinegar, and c) improving lymph flow as with rebounding, walking or inverted positions.

Read more on Boron as well as The Borax Conspiracy on this link.