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Borate Of Sodium

Boiron and HomeodelWHP - Washington HomeopathicHylands and Standard Homeopathic
Available in 3C-200C, 3X-200X, 1M-50M, CM from $6.50
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HPUS label indication: Nausea

Below are the strongest indications of Borax in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Gastro-intestinal irritation. Salivation, nausea, vomiting, colic, diarrhoea, collapse, albuminuria, casts and vesical spasm. Delirium, visual changes, haematuria, and skin eruptions have all be observed from over-dosing.
Dread of downward motion in nearly all complaints. For homeopathic purposes, the peculiar nervous symptoms are very characteristic, and have frequently been verified, especially in the therapeutics of children. Of much value in epilepsy. Aphthous ulceration of mucous membranes.
WORSE, downward motion, noise, smoking, warm weather, after menses.
BETTER, pressure, evening, cold weather.
Acetic Acid, vinegar, and wine are incompatible.
Antidote: Cham.; Coffea.
Compare: Calc.; Bryon.; Sanicula; Sulph-ac.
First to third trituration. In skin diseases continue its use for several weeks. Locally in pruritis pudendi. A piece of Borax, the size of a pea, dissolved in the mouth, acts magically in restoring the voice, in cases of sudden hoarseness brought on by c

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

Noticeable smell; musty smell
Noticeable smell; offensive smell

Noticeable taste; musty

    MIND (click for more)

Violent fright from report of a gun, even at a distance

Sensitive to sudden noises

Anxious expression of face during the downward motions, starts and throws up hands on laying patient down, as if afraid of falling

Excessively nervous; easily frightened

Extreme anxiety, especially from motions which have a downward direction, rocking, being carried downstairs, laid down

Fear of thunder.

Behaviour; shrieking; before urinating
Behaviour; shrieking; during sleep
Behaviour; shrieking; in children

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mildness
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive; to noise

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; from movement; downward
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; while riding; down hill
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; at hawking
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; at sneezing
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; during sleep; starting from sleep
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; easily
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; from fright
Insecure, uncertain, scared; frightened easily; starting, startled; from noise

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

While walking; when walking down
While walking; when walking down; stairs

    HEAD (click for more)

Aches, with nausea and trembling of whole body

Hair tangled at tips, cannot be separated, as in Plica Polonica ( Vinca min.)

Congestion (see pulsation); fullness; when walking down steps or hill


Pain, headache; late morning; 10 a.m.

    EYE (click for more)


Eyelids inflamed, lids cut against eyeball

Lashes turn inward

Visions of bright waves

    EAR (click for more)

Very sensitive to slightest noise; not so much disturbed by louder ones.

Noises in ear; roaring

    NOSE (click for more)

Dry crusts.

Red nose, of young women ( Nat-carb.) Red and shining swelling, with throbbing and tensive sensation

Tip swollen and ulcerated

    FACE (click for more)

Expression; anxious
Expression; anxious; during downward movement

Feeling of cobwebs.

Pale, earthy, with suffering expression

Swollen, with pimples on nose and lips

    MOUTH (click for more)

Distention after eating; vomiting

Stomach and Abdomen.

White fungous like growth


Crying when nursing

Gastralgia, depending upon uterine disturbance

Mouth hot and tender; ulcers bleed on touch and eating

Bleeding; tongue




Swelling; gums

Teeth; decay, hollow

Thrush (whitish flakes)
Thrush (whitish flakes); bleeding easily
Thrush (whitish flakes); in children
Thrush (whitish flakes); tongue
Thrush (whitish flakes); tongue; sensitive and bleeding

Wrinkled; palate (roof of mouth)

Pain as if diarrhoea would result.

Painful gum-boil

Puls.; Cup.) Taste of "cellar mould."

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); painful; in children; child cries
Bladder; urination; frequent; night
Bladder; urination; painful or difficult urination; painful; child cries before urine starts

Stomach; distended (swollen from inner pressure); after eating
Stomach; pain; sudden, sharp; extending to other parts; back

    RECTUM (click for more)

Diarrhoea; painless

    STOOL (click for more)

Diarrhoea, offensive, preceded by colic; stools mucous, with aphthous sore mouth.

Loose, pappy, offensive stools in children

Albuminous (white, thick see mucous)


Mucous, slimy; transparent
Mucous, slimy; white

    URINE (click for more)

Child afraid to urinate, screams before urinating ( Sarsap.) Small red particles on diaper.

Hot, smarting pain in orifice

Pungent smell

Burning (includes hot)

Odour; strong and sharp (acrid), pungent

    GENITALS (click for more)

Leucorrhoea with like white of eggs, with sensation as if warm water was flowing


Galactorrhoea ( Cal.; Con.; Bell.) In nursing, pain In opposite breast

Membranous dysmenorrhoea

Favors easy conception

Female; Labor pains with frequent eructations
Female; period; membranous
Female; sterility
Female; vaginal discharge; albuminous (white, thick)
Female; vaginal discharge; between period
Female; vaginal discharge; burning
Female; vaginal discharge; like boiled starch
Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin
Female; vaginal discharge; transparent
Female; vaginal discharge; white

Male; thick emission from penis

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning; before urination

Menses Too soon, profuse, with gripping, nausea and pain in stomach extending into small of back

Pruritis of vulva and eczema.

Sensation of distention in clitoris with sticking

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Stitches in chest, with inspiration and cough

Arrest of breathing when lying; is obliged to jump and catch breath, which causes pain in right side

Cough with mouldy taste - breath smells mouldy

Hacking and violent cough; expectoration, mouldy taste and smell

Out of breath on going up stairs.

Pleurodynia; worse upper part of right chest

Impeded, obstructed; when walking down hill or steps

    CHEST (click for more)

Pain; during a cough
Pain; sides; while talking
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; respiration
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; respiration; deep
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right; on coughing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right; when breathing
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; while talking
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when breathing in
Pain; when breathing in
Pain; when breathing; breathing normally
Pain; while talking

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Pain in heel

Stitches in sole

Burning pain in great toe; inflammation of balls of toes

Eczema of toes and fingers with loss of nails.

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; foot; sole
Pain; thigh; during chill

Feeling as of cobwebs on hands

Itching on back of finger-joints and hands

Throbbing pain in tip of thumb

    SLEEP (click for more)

Cannot sleep on account of heat, especially in head

Cries out of sleep as if frightened ( Bell.)

Dreams; frightful

Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; during heat
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; during heat; in head
Sleeplessness, insomnia; night; from 3 to 5 a.m. from heat

Waking; as from fright

Voluptuous dreams

    CHILL (click for more)

During sleep

    SKIN (click for more)

Erysipelas in face


Chilblains relieved in open air

Ends of hair become tangled.

Herpes ( Rhus.) Erysipelatous inflammation with swelling and tension

Itching on back of finger-joints

Generally unhealthy

Trade eruptions on fingers and hands, itching and stinging

Unhealthy skin; slight injuries suppurate

    GENERALITIES (click for more)


During sleep

In women; symptoms after period
In women; symptoms when breast feeding children

Pain; sudden, sharp; internally

Riding; down hill

Symptoms not symmetrical; right

Walking down stairs
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.