Alternative Names: Acidum boricum, boracic acid, hydrogen borate, orthoboric acid.
Boric acid is a weak acid derived from minerals that has mild antiseptic and antifungal properties. Used topically, it is particularly effective against some conditions, even when conventional drugs fail.
Boric acid is available in powder and/or suppository form from many pharmacies.
Why it is Recommended
Boric acid can be used as an antiseptic for minor burns or cuts. It can be applied in very dilute solution as an eye wash, or to treat certain outer ear infections. It is an ingredient of various dressings and salves.
Side-Effects; Counter-Indicators and Warnings
Side-effects of boric acid vaginal suppositories may include vaginal burning and irritation.
Boric acid is poisonous if taken internally or inhaled in large quantities – DO NOT EAT BORIC ACID
. Boric Acid should NOT be placed on wounds. It shouldn't be used for a prolonged period of time, or in amounts greater than recommended.
It should not be used by pregnant women or applied to the skin of infants or children. Boric acid solutions used as an eye wash or on abraded skin are known to be especially toxic to infants.
Long-term exposure to boric acid may cause kidney
damage and, eventually, kidney failure