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Treating canker sores and motion sickness with Borax

Stemming from sodium tetraborate or sodium borate, Borax is a homoeopathic stock designed to treat and cure certain pathologies that affect the skin and the mucous membranes. The mucous membranes mentioned here mainly refer to the gums and mouth’s external walls. Generally, it is Borax 9 CH or 15 CH that is prescribed by homeopaths because its range of action is not limited to skin and mucous membranes problems.

Main indications about Borax

Borax is mainly used to treat skin rashes such as mouth ulcers. Generally common in children and infants, these lesions are small-sized ulcers located on the mouth’s mucous membrane. They are located on the inside of the cheeks, under the tongue or near the edge of the lips. They are oval or round, of a whitish colour and surrounded by an inflamed halo. It should be noted that canker sores are benign ulcers, even though they are very painful and may cause the patient eating difficulties. Whatever their form, borax treats these mouth ulcers. Indeed, there are bloody canker sores, painful mouth ulcers, those that affect infants and that are accompanied by diarrhoea and others yet that occur during teething periods.

Additional indications

Apart from the treatment of canker sore, Borax is also used to relieve some behavioral problems and some problems in dermatology and stomatology. Among the many disorders that can be healed with Borax, one can also include motion sickness, also known as naupathia or travel sickness. Its symptoms include vomiting, nausea, dizziness, sweating, paleness, significant salivation, anxiety and fainting. In fact, Borax has the ability to stimulate the brain to fight against these ailments. This homoeopathic remedy is also recommended for psoriasis, genital herpes and teething.

Dosage and method of administration of Borax

Regardless of the pathology requiring treatment, a dose of Borax always corresponds to five granules. However, the intake frequency depends on the disease’s manifestations. For genital herpes and mouth ulcers, Borax 9 CH should be taken as soon as the first symptoms appear, with an intake every two hours until the pain disappears. In regard to motion sickness, Borax 9 or 15 CH should be taken every hour during a trip until the feeling of discomfort completely dissappears.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “borax”

Associated pathologies

  • Canker sores
  • Herpes
  • Motion sickness

Good to know: Although the main use of Borax is for mouth ulcers, it should be noted that this homeopathic remedy can only be used for self-medication purposes if the affected person is in good health.  In any other case, its association with other drugs may be useful, although in this case it is necessary to consult a specialist.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.