Suhaga (borax): Surprising 68 Medicinal Uses Benefits and Side Effects

Last Updated on January 4, 2024 by admin

What is Suhaga ?

  • Also known as Borax (English) or Tankana (Ayurveda)
  • Crystalline compound made up of boric acid and sodium
  • Natural deposits found on dried lake beds in India, Nepal and Tibet
  • Tankana Bhasma is a purified form of naturally occurring borax crystals

Composition:

  • Contains 11.3% boron, which is always chemically bonded to oxygen in borates
  • Boron is a trace element found abundantly in nature and many foods
  • Essential component of human and animal diets

Suhaga (borax): Medicinal Uses

  •  Borax ends the burning sensation of the stomach and dissolves all bodily humours. It eliminates phlegm, bile and gas.
  • Some traditional Chinese medicine uses for potential anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties
  • Natural remedy for:
    • Arthritis
    • Skin infections
    • Digestive issues like acid reflux and heartburn
    • Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis
    • Vaginal infections

How to Use Suhaga (borax):

Suhaga is available in seven forms:

  • Suhaga powder
  • Suhaga solution
  • Tankana bhasma

Important

  • Consult a qualified doctor before taking Suhaga or any herbal supplements
  • Do not discontinue or replace modern medical treatments with Suhaga or other ayurvedic/herbal preparations without consulting your doctor

Suhaga (borax) Uses and Benefits:

1. Hoarseness: Suck pinchful ground suhaga (borax) properly to get clear voice.

2. Catarrh:

  • Toast suhaga (borax) on a grid and grind it to prepare the powder. Dissolve pinchful powder in one draught warm water and take it 4 times a day. Its use gets rid of catarrh.
  • A person gets rid of catarrah by taking half gram roasted borax with warm water twice a day.

3. Excessive perspiration: Mix one spoon ground suhaga (borax) in one bucket water. Taking bath with this water reduces excessive sweating and prevents offensive smell from the body.

4. Indigestion: If a child weeps while sleeping and suffers from green loose motions as well as vomits like curd, it should be understood that child has been suffering from indigestion. Mix one pinch roasted suhaga (borax) in milk and give it to the child twice a day. Its use provides relief in indigestion.

5. Flatulence and milk vomiting: Toast suhaga (borax) on grid and give it to the affected child for licking. Its use gets rid of flatulence and milk vomiting.

6. Dandruff: Toast 50 grams borax on grid and grind. Mix one spoon this ground borax in coconut oil and curd each one spoon together. Rub this mixture on the head and wash head after half an hour. Its use gets rid of dandruff.

7. Spleen problems: Grind 30 grams roasted suhaga (borax) with 100 grams mustard seeds and sieve. Take half spoon this preparation with water twice a day for 7 weeks regularly. Its use makes the enlarged spleen normal. It also increases appetite and physical power.  

8. Ear diseases: Drop about ¼ gram suhaga (borax) into the ears 2-3 times a day. Its use gets rid of ear diseases.

9. Skin diseases: Apply suhaga (borax) oil on the skin. This application cures all diseases of the skin.

10. Infantal diseases: Give approx ¼ gram pure borax with honey and give to the child twic or thrice a day. Its use gets rid of cough and breathing problems.

11. Testicles’ enlargement: Mix jiggery (gur) in 6 grams toasted borax. Make 3 tablets of this mixture. Take one tablet with lukewarm ghee every morning for 3 days regularly. Its use normalizes enlarged testicles.

12. Testicles’ itching: Mix approx 4 grams suhaga (borax) in 100 ml water. Washing testicles with this mixture twice or thrice a day ends the itching of the testicles.

13. Conjunctivitis: Mix borax and alum in water. Wash eyes with this water and drop its a few drops into the eyes. Its use provides quick relief.

14. Asthma:

  • Mix about 75 grams roasted suhaga (borax) with 100 grams honey. Licking one spoon this mixture before sleeping at night provides relief.
  • Mix about 30 grams ground suhaga (borax) with 60 grams honey and store it. Lick this mixture thrice a day with the help of finger’s tip regularly for a few days. Its use gets rid of asthma.
  • Boil or grind suhaga (borax) and liquorices separately to prepare fine powder then filter them through a fine cloth. Mix both powder in equal quantity and store into a bottle. Lick half to one gram this powder mixing with honey twice or thrice a day. It can be taken with warm water. Thus the patient of asthma gets relief in asthma. Its ¼ gram quantity should be given to the child or according to the age of the child. Taking this remedy gets rid of asthma, cough and catarrh. The patient should not take curd, banana, rice and cool products during this treatment.

15. Eyes’ ache: Grind toasted suhaga (borax) and filter through a cloth. Apply this preparation in the eyes with the help of a surgical probe twice a day to get relief.

16. For strength and clean tooth:

  • Make the fine powder by grinding puffed suhaga (borax) and sugar-candy together. Brushing with this powder regularly makes tooth clean and strong.
  • Make the fine powder by grinding suhaga (borax) with wood’s coal. Brushing with this powder with the help of soft branch of acacia tree or neem tree makes tooth clean and strong.

17. Whooping cough:

  • Make the powder by grinding suhaga (borax), nitre, alum, black salt and impure carbonate of potash together. Roast this powder on grid and give its 2 grams quantity mixing with honey to the child. Its use gets rid of whooping cough.
  • Give toasted borax (on grid) and bamboo manna with honey to the affected child for licking. The child gets rid of whooping cough by licking this medicine.

18. Hair problems:    

  • Mix 20 grams borax and 10 grams camphor in 50 ml boiled water. Washing hair with this lukewarm water makes the hair silky and black.
  • Boil 5 grams suhaga (borax) and 10 grams raw suhaga (borax) in 250 ml water. Washing hair with this cold water makes hair strong.

19. Cough:

  • Grind toasted suhaga (borax) and black pepper 5 grams each together. Mix the juice of kanvar gandal in this preparation and prepare tablets equal the black pepper of this paste then dry them in shadow. Give half or one tablet with breast milk to the child. Its use provides relief.
  • Give about ¼ to one gram suhaga (borax) lava (khil) with honey to the patient twice a day. Its use gets rid of cough along with fever and phlegm. 
  • Toast suhaga (borax) on grid and grind it to prepare the powder. Lick one pinch of this powder with honey to get rid of cough.

20. Dentition:

  • Mix toasted suhaga (borax) with honey and rub it on the child’s gum gently. Its use makes dentition easy and gets rid of gums’ pain.
  • Grind suhaga (borax) mixing with honey and rub it on the child’s gums. Its use makes dentition easy and provides relief in pain.
  • Rub approx ¼ gram roasted suhaga (borax) mixing with honey on the child’s gums. Its use makes dentition easy.
  • Make the powder by grinding toasted suhaga (borax) and liquorice 10 grams each together. Mix honey in about ¼ gram this powder. Rub this mixture on the child’s gums. Its use makes the dentition easy and gets rid of pain. Its use stops loose motions.

21. Pyorrhoea:

  • Mix suhaga (borax) with myrrh (hira bol) and rub it on the gums gently twice or thrice a day. Its use gets rid of pyorrhea and all problems of tooth and gums.
  • Grind 5 grams roasted suhaga (borax), 5 grams cuttle fish bone, 8 grams ground triphla, 8 grams rock salt, and 0.12 grams menthol and caraway juice together. Filter this mixture and mix 50 grams ground chalk in it then filter it through a cloth. Brushing with this preparation twice a day ends pyorrhea.

22. Pneumonia: 

  • Grind 3 grams toasted suhaga (borax) and toasted blue-vitriol together. Mix ginger juice in this powder and prepare tablets equal the millet of this mixture and dry them in shadow. Giving one tablet with breast’s milk to the patient twice a day. Its use gets rid of pneumonia.
  • Mix one pinch puffed suhaga (borax), one pinch puffed alum, one spoon basil juice, one spoon ginger juice and half spoon juice of betel-leaf together. Give this mixture mixing with honey to the patient twice a day. Its use provides relief.

23. Hair fall: Grind suhaga (borax) and camphor 20 grams each into fine powder and mix water in it. Wash hair with this mixture. Its use prevents hair fall.

24. Lice: Mix 20 grams suhaga (borax) and 20 grams alum in 250 ml water. Rub this mixture on the head. Its use destroys lice.

25. Swelling and inflammation of the tongue: Suck suhaga (borax) piece if you have been suffering from swelling and burning sensation of the tongue. Its use provides relief.

26. Gums’ boil: Rubbing suhaga (borax) with myrrh (hira bol) on the gums prevents discharging of pus from the gums and also gets rid of gums’ pain.

27. Inflammation and itching of the vagina:

  • Mix 4 grams suhaga (borax) in about 100 ml water. Wash vagina with this water. Its use gets rid of itching and inflammation of the vagina. It is beneficial in anus’ itching too.
  • Mix 240 milligrams toasted suhaga (borax) or boric acid in water. Wash vagina with this water twice a day. Its use ends itching and burning sensation of the vagina.

28. Gums’ problems: Make the fine powder by grinding roasted suhaga (borax), cubeb and gall-nut 10 grams each together. Rub this powder on the gums twice a day to reduce gums’ swelling.

29. Gums’ swelling: Mix suhaga (borax) and myrrh (hira bol) together. Rubbing this mixture on the gums gently reduces the swelling of the gums.

30. Stomatitis (Mouth blisters): 

  • Mix suhaga (borax) pieces with honey and apply it in the mouth 3-4 times a day. Its use gets rid of inflammation, pimples and blisters of the mouth. This remedy also can be used to get rid of mouth blisters of children.
  • Mix suhaga (borax) with honey to prepare solution. Soak a wad of cotton in this solution and apply it on mouth blisters. Allow saliva to fall. Its use ends the filth of the mouth and mouth blisters disappear.
  • Mix 2 grams powder of roasted suhaga (borax) in 15 grams glycerine and store it. Apply this mixture on the blisters of the mouth 2-4 times a day. Its use provides relief.
  • Grind one pinch toasted suhaga (borax) into fine powder and mix glycerin or pure ghee in it. Apply this mixture on mouth blisters to get rid of stomatitis.

31. Mouth diseases:

  • Mix 3 grams toasted suhaga (borax) and half gram camphor powder with honey. Apply this mixture in the mouth to get rid of all diseases of the mouth.
  • Make the powder by grinding roasted suhaga (borax), seeds of big cardamom and Tabasir 10 grams each together. Take 4 grams of this powder with water after meal twice a day and this peparation can also be sprinkled on the tongue. Its use gets rid of blisters of the tongue and mouth.
  • Grind 3 grams toasted suhaga (borax) and mix honey or 25 grams glycerin in it. Apply this mixture with the help of a clean cotton wad on the white sores of the mouth twice a day. Its use provides relief.
  • Mix honey with puffed suhaga (borax) and apply it on the tongue. It use gets rid of blisters and tongue becomes clean.
  • Apply lava of suhaga (borax) mixing with honey on the blisters 3-4 times a day. Its use gets rid of blisters.

32. Impotence: Make the fine powder by grinding equal quantity of suhaga (borax), costus root and mensil together. Boil this powder in jasmine juice and sesame oil. Rub this mixture on the penis. Its use ends impotence and the curviness of the penis.

33. Loose motions: Give about ¼ to one gram suhaga (borax) lava (khil) to affected child twice a day. Its use stops loose motions.

34. Offensive breathes:

  • Mix 4 grams suhaga (borax) in 100 ml water. Gargling with this water prevents offensive smell of the mouth and cures other diseases of the mouth as well.
  • Take ¼ to one gram lava of the suhaga (borax) mixing with honey twice or thrice a day. Its use ends offensive smell of the mouth.

35. Hematuria: Shuffle 0.24 to 0.96 grams puffed suhaga (borax) in honey mixed water. Taking this preparation twice a day gets rid of hematuria.

36. Ptyalism (Excessive spitting):

  • Mix 125 grams suhaga (borax) in 500 milliliters water. Gargle with this water to get rid of this disease named ptyalism.
  • Mix honey with suhaga (borax) and store it. Applying this mixture on the blisters of the tongue and mouth 3-4 times a day. Its use breaks constipation and provides relief in ptyalism caused by blisters of the mouth and tongue.

37. Stammering and lisping: 

  • Rub puffed suhaga (borax) mixing with honey on the tongue. Its use gets rid of stammering caused by tongue problems to some extant.
  • Rub one pinch roasted-suhaga (borax) on the tongue gently. Its use makes the tongue clean and voice clear.

38. Irregularity of menstrual excretion: Grind suhaga (borax), hira kasis, musabbar and asafetida 10 grams each with water. Make tablets about 0.24 grams each of this preparation. Take one tablet with caraway twice a day. Its use regulates menstrual excretion normal within a few days.  

39. Hemorrhoids: Make a paste by grinding suhaga (borax), turmeric, leadwort root one spoon each and a few leaves of tamarind and 10 grams jiggery (gur) together. Apply this paste on the warts of piles. The warts fall down soon after its use.

40. Ear worms: Mix suhaga (borax) in vinegar and heat it on fire. Drip this mixture into the ears to destroy ears’ worms.

41. Kidney problems: Grind toasted suhaga (borax), sal-ammonic and nitre one gram each together. Take half gram of this mixture mixing with 2-3 spoons lemon juice during kidney ache. Its use provides relief.

42. Chronic otitis media: Pouring 2.5 percent solution of suhaga (borax) into the ears after the interval of every 2-3 hours provides relief in this disease.

43. Fistula: Take 4 grams suhaga (borax) by dissolving in 60 ml water. Its use provides relief in anus itching and sinus.

44. Wound:

  • Mix suhaga (borax) in water and soak a cloth piece in it. Tie this piece on the wound. Its use prevents bleeding from the wound.
  • Mix 10 grams suhaga (borax) in 200 ml water. Washing wound with this water heals the wound up.

45. Indigestion: Take about ¼ to one gram suhaga (borax) powder after an hour of taking meal. Its use provides relief.

46. Stone: Make the powder by grinding suhaga (borax), impure carbonate of potash and nitre 5 grams each together. Take one gram powder with radish juice twice a day. Its use removes the stones of kidney and urinary bladder.

47. Leucorrhoea: Spray 2.5 percent suhaga (borax) solution into the vagina. Its use gets rid of white leucorrhoea.

48. Tumour (Guilty): Apply lava (khil) suhaga (borax) on the tumour. Its use provides relief.

49. Tetanus: Lick about ¼ to one gram suhaga (borax) mixing with honey twice a day. Its use cures this disease soon.

50. Epistaxis (Nose bleeding): Grind 3 grams suhaga (borax) in water and apply it into the nostrils. Its use prevents bleeding from the nose.

51. Women satisfaction:

  • Mix 5 grams roasted suhaga (borax) in honey or lemon juice. Apply this mixture on the frontal part of the penis and make sexual relationship after drying penis. Its use satisfies a woman soon.

52. Freckles of the face: Mix one gram powder of toasted suhaga (borax) in 25 ml jasmine oil or badam rogan. Apply this mixture on the face gets rid of wrinkles.

53. Boil: Wash boils and pimples with suhaga (borax) water to get rid of them.

54. Scabies and itching: Toast suhaga (borax) on grid and mix it in water. Rub this water on the body to get rid of itching and scabies.

55. Skin diseases: Grind the fresh leaves of satatu, suhaga (borax) powder and neel together. Apply this mixture on the face regularly to get relief in chronic diseases of the skin, eczema, leprosy along with foul smell and other diseases of the skin. 

56. Itching: Mix puffed suhaga (borax) in coconut oil and rub it on the body. Its use gets rid of itching.

57. Ringworms: 

  • Grind equal quantity of suhaga (borax), sulphur and sugar-candy together. Mix 40 grams of this mixture in 5 folds water to prepare solution then store it for 24 hours. Apply this solution on the ringworms twice a day. Ringworms will disappear within 2-3 days after its use.
  • Make the fine powder by grinding equal quantity of suhaga (borax), sulphur and resin together. Mix equal quantity of ghee in this powder and boil on low flame. Pour it into a pot after mingling well this preparation. Pour water in this pot but water should remain upper side of the mixture. Throw this water and apply this mixture on the ringworms, scabies, boils and pimples. Its use provides relief.
  • Grind suhaga (borax) and mix lemon juice in it. Apply this mixture on ringworms to get rid of them.

58. Guineaworms: The patient of this disease gets rid of this disease by taking suhaga (borax) mixed tinospora juice.

59. Nail’s problems: Make the fine powder by grinding equal quantity of suhaga (borax), toasted alum, alkali, sulphur and sugar together. Mix white Vaseline in this powder to prepare a paste. Apply this paste on the nail twice or thrice a day. Its use provides relief.

60. Jaundice: Make the fine powder by grinding roasted suhaga (borax), toasted alum, nitre and sal-ammonic 10 grams each together. Take one gram this powder with water after having meal twice a day. Its use provides relief in jaundice.

61. Epilepsy:

  • Take 0.24 to 0.96 gram suhaga (borax) lava (Kheel) mixing with honey twice a day. Its use provides relief in epilepsy.
  • Mix 10 percent solution of suhaga (borax) lava in fresh water. Taking 2 to 5 milliliters this mixture with the help of a pipe once a week provides relief in epilepsy.

62. Ringworms:

  • Toast suhaga (borax) and pour into an iron pot then mix pure ghee in this preparation. Apply this mixture on the ringworms. Its use gets rid of ringworms.
  • Mix equal quantity of resin, sulphur and suhaga (borax) together. Grind this mixture in lemon juice. Apply this preparation on the ringworms. Its use will get rid of this disease within 7 days.

63. Tumors: Take 2 grams lava or kheel of suhaga (borax) mixing with honey twice a day. Its use gets rid of tumors.

64. Rickets: 

  • Mix pricking chalf flower (Apamarg), alkali, nut grass, Indian atees, suhaga (borax) and big myroklelans 10 grams each in water. Giving this mixture to the affected child gets rid of rickets.
  • Grind toasted hira-kasis and half toasted suhaga (borax) 3 grams each with goat milk. Make small tablets equal the millet of this mixture. Give 1-2 tablets with breast milk to the child. Its use will provide relief in rickets.  

65. Burn: Mix one gram white suhaga (borax) in 20 ml water. Wash burnt parts with this mixture. This will heal the wounds up.

66. Children diseases: 

  • Give about 0.12 gram toasted suhaga (borax) with breast milk to the child. Its use provides relief in flatulence.
  • Give 0.12 gram toasted suhaga (borax) and 0.6 grams usara reavand with milk. Its use stops loose motions of the children.
  • Grind lava of suhaga (borax) and mix honey in it. Apply this mixture on the child’s gums. Its use makes dentition easy.    

67. Chordee: Eat approx 240 to 960 milligrams suhaga (borax) pudding (Kheer) twice a day. Its use ends the excitement of the penis.

68. Hoarseness:

  • Take 5 to 10 ml juice of camel thistle root or take this juice mixing with suhaga (borax) lava twice a day. This medicine provides relief in hoarseness.
  • The patient gets relief soon by sucking suhaga (borax) pieces regularly.
  • Grind equal quantity of roasted suhaga (borax) (Chokiya) and cloves together. Mix the juice of basil leaves in this mixture and make tablets equal the gram of this paste. Take 2 tablets with fresh water twice a day. Its use gets rid of hoarseness and makes the voice clear.
  • Suck raw suhaga (borax) to get relief in hoarseness caused by over speaking.
  • Suck half gram raw suhaga (borax) to get relief in hoarseness (caused by speaking loudly) within 2-3 hours. 

Side Effects of Suhaga (borax):

  • According to most studies, suhaga is generally safe with no side effects. However, consult a doctor before regular use.
  • Excessive exposure to boron may cause:
    • Nausea, vomiting
    • Fatigue
    • Diarrhea
  • Seek medical attention for any concerning reaction. Consult your Ayurvedic physician regarding treatment and causes.

Precautions with Suhaga:

  • Avoid if allergic
  • Pregnant/breastfeeding women: use caution and only per doctor’s advice
  • Carefully administer to children and elderly
  • Do not self-medicate – consult a doctor regarding:
    • Appropriate dosing
    • Possible interactions
    • Altering or stopping treatment

Drug Interactions:

  • No reported adverse reactions of suhaga with other medications
  • More research needed to confirm safety of combined use
  • Inform doctor of all current medications to allow assessment of appropriate Suhaga prescribing

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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional before starting any new herbal treatment.

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