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The Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide and its Many Uses

by Andrea Harper and Dr Akilah El

Hydrogen peroxide is the only germicidal agent composed only of water and oxygen. Like ozone, it kills disease organisms by oxidation! Hydrogen peroxide is considered the worlds safest all natural effective sanitizer. It kills microorganisms by oxidizing them, which can be best described as a controlled burning process. When hydrogen peroxide reacts with organic material it breaks down into oxygen and water. Review

Whiten Clothes – An Alternative to Beach
Add a cup of Peroxide to white clothes in your laundry to whiten them. Peroxide is great to get rid of blood stains on clothes and carpets. If there is blood on clothing, just pour directly on the spot, let it sit for about a minute, then rub and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

Health:
Your body makes hydrogen peroxide to fight infection which must be present for our immune system to function correctly. White blood cells are known as Leukocytes. A sub-class of Leukocytes called Neutrophils produce hydrogen peroxide as the first line of defense against toxins, parasites, bacteria, viruses and yeast.

Rejuvenating Detoxifying Bath:
Use about 2 quarts 3% hydrogen peroxide to a tub of warm water. Soak at least 1/2 hour, adding hot water as needed to maintain a comfortable water temperature.

Foot Fungus:
To cure a foot fungus, simply spray a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water on them (especially the toes) every night and let dry.

Douche:
Add 2 capfuls of 3% hydrogen peroxide in warm distilled water once to twice a week to remove even chronic yeast infections.

Colonic or Enema:
For a colonic, add 1 cup (8 ozs.) 3% H202 to 5 gallons warm water. (Do not exceed this amount) For an enema, add 1 tablespoon of 3% H202 to a quart of warm distilled water.

Infections:
Soak any infections or cuts in 3% for five to ten minutes several times a day. Even gangrene that would not heal with any medicine has been healed by soaking in hydrogen peroxide. Put half a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in your bath to help rid boils, fungus or other skin infections.

Bird Mites Infections:
Patients infected by tiny mites report that hydrogen peroxide effectively kills the mites on their skins. They spray it on their skin a couple of times (with a few minutes in between the applications) with amazing results.

Sinus Infections:
A tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide added to 1 cup of non-chlorinated water can be used as a nasal spray. Depending on the degree of sinus involvement, one will have to adjust the amount of peroxide used.

Wound Care:
3% H2O2 is used medically for cleaning wounds, removing dead tissue, and as an oral debriding agent. Peroxide stops slow (small vessel) wound bleeding/oozing, as well.

Some sources recommend soaking infections or cuts for five to ten minutes several times a day. However, washing and rinsing action is sufficient. You shouldn’t leave the solution on open tissue for extended periods of time as, like many oxidative antiseptics, hydrogen perioxide causes mild damage to tissue in open wounds. Therefore it is important to use with caution.

Personal Care:

Mouthwash / Tooth Care:
Healing Properties: Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. You will not have canker sores and your teeth will be whiter. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% hydrogen peroxide into your mouth and hold it for 10 minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

Mouthwash: Many people don’t realize that hydrogen peroxide makes a very effective and inexpensive mouthwash. Use 3% H202 – add a dash of liquid chlorophyll for flavoring if desired.

Toothpaste: Use baking soda and add enough 3% H202 to make a paste. Or, just dip your brush in 3% H202 and brush. Soak your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide to keep them free of germs.

Toothbrush: Soaking your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide will help keep them free of harmul germs.
Tooth Ache: Hydrogen peroxide is not a pain killer; however, as an anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-fungal agent, it is effective at treating the pathogen that is causing the infection. The following is from my own personal experience: My dentist wanted to give me a root canal some time ago as one tooth was inflamed and, in her opinion, would die. I felt some discomfort but told her that I would give it chance to heal. I rinsed with hydrogen peroxide (several times a day) as well ascoconut oil (once a day). The discomfort went away and I have had no further problems with the tooth.

Tooth Whitening: Having used 3% Hydrogen Peroxide as a mouth wash for sometime ago, I am thrilled to note that my teeth have been beautifully and effortlessly whitened. I used to pay so much for professional whitening, those silly strips and uncomfortable trays. Live and learn.

NOTE: Do not swallow any peroxide. When the peroxide rinse is done, be sure to rinse out your mouth with water.

Colonic or Enema:
For a colonic, add 1 cup (8 ozs.) 3% H202 to 5 gallons warm water. (Do not exceed this amount) For an enema, add 1 tablespoon of 3% H202 to a quart of warm distilled water.

Hair Lightening:
Peroxide is a bleaching agent and is used for lightened hair. Dilute 3% hydrogen peroxide with water (50 / 50) and spray the solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through. You will not have the peroxide burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages, but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown, faddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually so it’s not a drastic change.

Contact Lenses:
Hydrogen peroxide is used as a disinfectant in CIBA Vision’s Clear Care no rub contact lens cleaning solution, due to its ability to break down the proteins that build up on the lense from the eye’s immune response, resulting in increased comfort for those with sensitive eyes.

Sanitizing / Disinfectant / Cleaning

Straight or Diluted Hydrogen Perioxide:
Clean your counters and table tops with hydrogen peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you wipe, or spray it on the counters. Use hydrogen peroxide to clean glass and mirrors with no smearing.

Keep a spray bottle of 3% (straight) to disinfect the interior of the refrigerator and kids’ school lunch boxes.

In the Dishwasher: Add 2 oz. of 3% hydrogen peroxide to your regular washing formula.
Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic system like bleach or most other disinfectants will. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour or spray hydrogen peroxide (and then vinegar) on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

I use peroxide to clean my mirrors with, there is no smearing.

Combination of vinegar and hydrogen peroxidemake a cheap, effective and non-toxic disinfectant agent and is said to be more effective at killing pathogens than bleach.  As it is non-toxic, you can use it to disinfect fruits and vegetables, as well as pet toys, equipment and cages.  In tests run at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, pairing Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide mists, kills virtually all Salmonella, Shigella, or E. coli bacteria on heavily contaminated food and surfaces.

Directions:
You need TWO spray bottles. DO NOT MIX the solutions together.  Put straight vinegar in one and straight hydrogen peroxide in the other spray bottle.  NOTE: Light destroys peroxide rather quickly. It’s best to leave it in its original bottle and screw in a spray head. DO NOT DILUTE THEM.

Remember for any sanitizer to work properly, the surface has to be clean before you use it.

When you want to sanitize a surface (vegetables, cutting board, counters, sink, cages, toys. toilets, floors, etc.), spray one (it doesn’t matter which one you use first) on the surface, then you spray on the other.  When they mix, for a brief time the chemical action of the two make a very powerful sanitizer.  You can rinse off the surface afterwards, if you want, but the result is non-toxic.
Fortunately it is cheap. BTW, we use it in the bathroom to sanitize the counters, toilets, floors, etc.

Sanitizing Drinking Water

Mold:
Clean with hydrogen peroxide when your house becomes a biohazard after its invaded by toxic mold, such as those with water damage.

Humidifiers/Steamers:
Use 1 pint 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1 gallon of water.

Laundry / Stain Removing:
Stain Remover:
3% Hydrogen Peroxide is the best stain lifter if used fairly soon – although blood stains as old as 2 days have been successfully lifted with Hydrogen Peroxide. Although it will bleach or discolor many fabrics. If a little peroxide is poured onto the stain it will bubble up in the area of the blood, due to a reaction with catalase. After a few minutes the excess liquid can be wiped up with a cloth or paper towel and the stain will be gone.

3% H2O2 must be applied to clothing before blood stains can be accidentally “set” with heated water. Cold water and soap are then used to remove the peroxide treated blood.

Washing/Laundry:
You can also add a cup of hydrogen peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing, pour directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

Peroxide is a perfect alternate solution to keep those clothes white. Also, when chlorinating clothes, they tend to wear out faster – peroxide won’t do that.

Food Preparation:

Vegetable Soak:
Use as a vegetable wash or soak to kill bacteria and neutralize chemicals. Add 1/4 cup 3% H202 to a full sink of cold water. Soak light skinned (light lettuce) 20 minutes, thicker skinned (like cucumbers) 30 minutes. Drain, dry and refrigerate. Prolongs freshness.

If time is a problem, spray vegetables (and fruits) with a solution of 3%. Let stand for a few minutes, rinse and dry.

Meat Sanitizing:
You can also use it to rinse off your meat before cooking.

Leftover tossed salad:
Spray with a solution of 1/2 cup water and 1 Tbsp. 5%. Drain, cover and refrigerate.

Marinade:
Place meat, fish or poultry in a casserole (avoid using aluminium pans). Cover with a dilute solution of equal parts of water and 3% H202. Place loosely covered in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Rinse and cook.

Sprouting Seeds:
Add 1 ounce 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1 pint of water and soak the seeds overnight. Add the same amount of hydrogen peroxide each time you rinse the seeds.

Grades of Hydrogen Peroxide

A) 3.5% Pharmaceutical Grade: This is the grade sold at your local drugstore or supermarket. This product is not recommended for internal use. It contains an assortment of stabilizers which shouldn’t be ingested. Various stabilizers include: acetanilide, phenol, sodium stanate and tertrasodium phosphate.
B) 6% Beautician Grade: This is used in beauty shops to color hair and is not recommended for internal use.
C) 30% Reagent Grade: This is used for various scientific experimentation and also contains stabilizers. It is also not for internal use.
D) 30% to 32% Electronic Grade: This is used to clean electronic parts and not for internal use.
E) 35% Technical Grade: This is a more concentrated product than the Reagent Grade and differs slightly in that phosphorus is added to help neutralize any chlorine from the water used to dilute it.
F) 35% Food Grade: This is used in the production of foods like cheese, eggs, and whey-containing products. It is also sprayed on the foil lining of aseptic packages containing fruit juices and milk products. THIS IS THE ONLY GRADE RECOMMENDED FOR INTERNAL USE.
G) 90%: This is used as an oxygen source for rocket fuel.

Only 35% Food Grade hydrogen peroxide is recommended for internal use. At this concentration, however, hydrogen peroxide is a very strong oxidizer and if not diluted, it can be extremely dangerous or even fatal. Any concentrations over 10% can cause neurological reactions and damage to the upper gastrointestinal tract. There have been two known fatalities in children who ingested 27% and 40% concentrations of H202. Another reports tells of a 26 month old female who swallowed one mouthful of 35% H202. She immediately began vomiting, followed by fainting and respiratory arrest. Fortunately, she was under emergency room care and although she experienced erosion and bleeding of the stomach and esophagus, she survived the incident. When she was re-examined 12 days later, the areas involved had healed (J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 90;28(1):95-100).

Personal note:  As with ANY food, drug, or supplement, using the product according to instructions is key to safety.  If someone uses too much, then of course ramifications may be felt.  We’ve NEVER heard of ANY harmful side effects from the correct usage of Food Grade hydrogen peroxide.In dire cases of disease, intraveneous use may be recommended.  If you would like to find a doctor in your area trained in the use of intravenous H202 infusion, contact the International Bio-Oxidative Medicine Foundation (IBOM), P.O. Box 13205, Oklahoma City, OK 73113 at (405) 478-4266. They can provide names and addresses of doctors using the procedure in your area.

35% Food Grade H202 must be….
1) handled carefully (direct contact will burn the skin- immediate flushing with water is recommended).
2) diluted properly before use.
3) stored safely and properly (after making a dilution the remainder should be stored tightly sealed in the freezer).
One of the most convenient methods of dispensing 35% H202 is from a small glass eye dropper bottle. These can be purchased at your local drugstore. Fill this with the 35% H202 and store the larger container in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator until more is needed. Store the eye dropper bottle in the refrigerator. The generally recommended dosage is outlined in the chart below.
The drops are mixed with either 6 to 8 ounces of distilled water, juice, aloe vera juice or gel.

(Don’t use chlorinated tap water to dilute the peroxide!)


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25 responses to “The Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide and its Many Uses

  1. Margaret Bartley December 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I’ve never heard of using hydrogen peroxide as a marinade. I usually use soy sauce, a sweetener, some onion, garlic, wine or vinegar, etc. Do you just add the hyrdogen peroxide to this mixture, or use it instead of this mixture? What is the purpose of the H202-only marinade? Does it keep the meat from spoiling? is that all?

    You also have a section called “Sanitizing drinking water” but no paragraph about that subject. Is there a way to do it?

    • docakilah December 10, 2011 at 8:37 am

      Hi Margaret, the HP is use to preserve animal flesh.I don’t eat meat but there are lot of people out there who neglect the basics when dealing with meat which will result in food poisoning. HP will help prevent that. Most of this article is directed to basic low grade HP use.

      I would avoid buying 35% food grade HP until you consult with a professional.

  2. Steph December 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Amazing post,Ive always only ever thought of hydrogen peroxide as lightning your hair,so thanks for sharing such a usefull blog

  3. Trudie Snyman December 20, 2011 at 5:55 am

    We are huge fans of Hydrogen! It cut our bills on doctors and dentists in halve!!!

  4. Kristen December 20, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I also have found 3% food grade in health food shops for people like me that don’t like to handle the higher % silly I know. I was a hair dresser and handled really high vol. And ouch it hurts on your skin….

  5. Kristen December 20, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Also, if you feel a cold or flu coming on from the Mayo clinic study. I use a Qtip and clean my ears every four hours and it never appears. And or when I’m around sick people or at the gym as soon as I come home I clean my ear with it. You know at feeling just before you get sick? Even if it’s two a.m. I get up and do this and in the morning when I get up I feel fine. I thought it’s cheep and cannot hurt so why not try years later, when I used to get the flu or cold a few times a year. I only have been sick one time in six years. Not bad for 1.00 dollar ;)

  6. Kim December 21, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I also use it for cleaning my ears. I put a few drops into my ear and leave for a minute or two (until the fizzing stops) and then with a 1/2 HP half warm water solution, I use a blue bulb to irrigate the loosened up earwax. Make sure to point the bulb at an angle, not directly in the ear, so that water goes in and can also shoot out.

  7. Lou Jane Chestnut December 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

    What is the formula for making akaline drinking water? Is it 1 tablespoon of food grade per gallon in distilled water??? or something like that..

  8. michele December 21, 2011 at 11:54 am

    the word is its, not it’s. Need proofreader? :-)

  9. Tracy December 22, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Thanks for sharing this. :)

  10. Becky Sue December 22, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I am at the tail end of going through a body detox with H202-IV. I am trying to purge antibiotics and prescription medication which is causing my Hoshimotos. I plan to reverse my Hoshimotes and live a long healthy life thanks to food grade hydrogen Peroxide. Thank you for this post!! Best of health to you all!!

  11. Darek December 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    There currently is a growing therapeutic use of hydrogen peroxide orally and intravenously for a wide range of diseases, conditions and metabolic challenges. Some are using hydrogen peroxide as a way to oxygenate the body. If you are using or thinking about using hydrogen peroxide in this manner, some cautions are in order. Among many things, hydrogen peroxide reacts with superoxide in the body and creates the hydroxyl radical (called the Haber-Weiss reaction). This is something that you don’t want to happen in your body, but chances are it could if you consume hydrogen peroxide. Research implicates this as being a causative factor in damaging and modifying DNA, the master template which directs all cell activity. And when DNA gets damaged, you’re in trouble.
    There are physicians who use hydrogen peroxide therapeutically, but they do so using strict guidelines and they adhere to set protocols. It’s wise to search them out if you are interested in this type of therapy. If you willy-nilly begin using your own home hydrogen peroxide treatments, you may find yourself trading short term benefits for real, long term ill consequences. Some researchers suggest that a better alternative than hydrogen peroxide for oral use is chlorine dioxide or CLO2, (trade name dioxychlor), or use its precursors.
    They claim its use does not engender the Haber-Weiss reaction. Sometimes it’s difficult to sort out the facts when scientists get to debating these things. The important thing is your health.
    If you are thinking about using it, make sure you examine your options, and work with a doctor that is up on the proper guidelines for therapeutic use.

    • Caroline Nielsen December 28, 2011 at 6:52 am

      Interesting and wise ciomment. I tried to Google on Haber-Weiss reaction and the symptoms for that, but nothing came up. Can you explain a bit more about how to detect that reaction?

  12. CJansen December 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Two years ago, I spent $100.00 + on a medication my podiatrist prescribed for a fungus on both of my big toes. I used it several months and nothing. I did some research on the internet, and found that a mixture of apple cider vinegar and hydrogen peroxide sprayed on them several times a day, not only healed my toes, but prevented it from reoccurring!! I swear by this concoction, and even told my husbands podiatrist about it and he agreed!! Now, I just use it after I shower once a day.
    HP is a fantastic product! I wouldn’t be without it.

  13. MaryClare December 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Read that properly diluted 35% food grade h.p. can be used for candida. I realize that the I.V. application of h.p. is preferable, but how would one go about using the 35% food grade in a solution of water to deal w/candida? Thank you.

  14. Gale December 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I and my family have been using 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide since 1995 when my husband was total he had cancer at age 38. Yes there are many uses for hydrogen peroxide. We bath in a mixture of it and bath water to detoxify our bodies. Works great! My husband was doing the baths, and a doctor was also doing the IV’s. I saw my husband cough up a tumor and the cancer come out of his back like black soot. Unfortunately, he decided to go to the hospital where we could no longer do the alternative therapies any longer. He eventually passed but we still continue using it. Use can use H202 to start seeds, on your plants as a spray, and every type of cleaning you can think of. We also put some in our washer every time we do our laundry. We use the 3% for this. We also add it to the water when washing dishes. Great for killing virus’ and bacteria. Ed McCabe’s book “Flooding Your Body With Oxygen” will help anyone interested in knowing what H202 can do. Boiling your ears out with the 3% H202 will keep colds and flu away too.

  15. Ann Haynes December 30, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Ten years ago I started having trouble with ear infections. It cost me a fortune going to the doctor each time I’d get one. Heard of peroxide and now every time I feel an infection coming on I put a cap full of peroxide into my ear, leave it in for about a minute, then tilt my head until it comes out. A half hour later my ear is back to normal. Fabulous peroxide where would I be without it?

    Also used to have yeast infections quite often but now ONLY use baby wipes – no more nasty toilet paper which never cleans you properly and spreads germs – they are magic and you are always clean ‘down there’.

  16. Barbara December 31, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    have used only peroxide for cuts bruises burns and whatnot on my 5 children while they were growing up and never had to fight a bad infection, still am not without a bottle in the house. Thanks for all the other uses will be trying some of them.

  17. jamie January 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Last summer I used hydrogen peroxide to cure my son’s swimmer’s ear. He had a raging infection and the antibiotics his pediatrician prescribed were over $500. We were completely broke and had no insurance or state aid, so I started praying and found something online that said hydrogen peroxide could “sometimes help” clear up mild cases of swimmer’s ear. I had to make sure that my son’s eardrum was intact and we poured hydrogen peroxide in it four times a day for two weeks. It cleared up completely. Nothing short of miraculous!

  18. Quinton January 30, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I use 35% H2O2 food grade diluted to 3.5% with distilled water in a nasal spray bottle and inhale it to sort out my bronchitis and flu. I now only take it maybe once a day.
    I also use it on all kind of things from cuts to flowers and cleaning my mouth.
    H2O2 Oxygenates the body and taking it straight into my lungs gets the blood oxyenated quicker.

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