What is Borax?
Borax is a naturally occurring compound found all around the world. The chemical formula for borax is Na2B4O7·10H2O. In more simple terms, this includes sodium, boron, oxygen, and hydrogen.
Borax for Medicinal Use
Shocking as it sounds to some, borax is used as a natural remedy for a number of health conditions. Borax is a natural substance, mined from the earth, just like salt. Borax contains boron, a trace mineral, which can be lacking in modern diets. Restoring healthy boron levels can improve a number of health conditions. Additionally, borax is quite alkaline. Many health problems arise because the body is too acidic.
What Health Issues Benefit from Borax?
- Bone Spurs
- Calcium Deposits
- Autoimmune Disease
- Hormone Imbalances
- Tinea Versicolor
- Rough Skin
Boron is necessary for the body for proper hormone function and proper calcium-magnesium balance.
According to Pubmed, studies have found that the incidence of arthritis is lower when daily boron intake is higher (3-10 mg as opposed to 1 mg or less). Additionally, bones of those who take boron supplements are harder than the bones of those who do not take a boron supplement.
How Much Borax Should I Take?
Earth Clinic’s Ted recommends ¼ teaspoon (940 mg ~ 1,000 mg) of borax in 1 liter of water for men and 1/8 teaspoon (470 mg ~ 500 mg) of borax in 1 liter of water for women each day. This would give men about 113 mg of boron each day they drink the solution and women about 56 mg of boron each day.