Hydrogen Peroxide H2O2 Therapy

Oxygen Therapy Using H2O2


H2O2 - what is it?

Hydrogen peroxide (hydrogen dioxide) is a water molecule H20 with an extra oxygen atom H2O2. Peroxide means it is a compound with an oxygen-oxygen single bond.

History of H2O2
Hydrogen peroxide H2O2 (French: Eau Oxygenee) was first reported by the French chemist Louis-Jacques Thenard in 1818. Our upper atmosphere contains an ozone layer. Unstable ozone (03) gives up its extra atom of oxygen to falling rainwater to form hydrogen peroxide (H202). In 1863 Meissner proved its presence in rain water collected during thunderstorms and has been corroborated by other research.
H2O2 is a naturally occurring compound found in nature (oceans, lakes, rivers, rain and snow) and in all life forms. The human body creates and uses hydrogen peroxide (benefical free radicals) to destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

Hydrogen peroxide is really hydrogen dioxide. Its chemical formula is H2O2.
H2O2 is an very powerful unstable oxidant. Hydrogen Peroxide is a natural substance found in trace amounts in rain and snow. Rain combines with ozone (O3) in the upper atmosphere. When water and ozone mix, the ozone loses one oxygen molecule to the water and hydrogen peroxide is formed. Hydrogen peroxide is very unstable and breaks down readily into water and a single oxygen molecule. Oxygen is stable only when the molecules are paired (O2). A single oxygen molecule is a strong oxidizing and disinfecting agent.
Ozone (O3) is created when radiation (ultraviolet light) from the sun interacts with oxygen (O2) in the atmosphere. O3 is heavier than O2 and falls toward the earth. In the lower atmosphere, ozone (03) encounters water vapor and forms hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Rain water and snow contain a small percentage of hydrogen peroxide which acts as a natural disinfectant in lakes, rivers and oceans.
Hydrogen Peroxide is colorless and odorless. H2O2 bought in drug stores and supermarkets contain stabilizers. It is not for internal use. It is mainly used as 6-20% in hair salons to turn the hair blonde. Diluted it is used as a mouthwash and disinfectant.

Common uses of H2O2
Many cities in Europe use ozone and hydrogen peroxide in their drinking waters. Hydrogen peroxide, ozone and ultraviolet light are a simple and effective combinations for drinking water sanitation.
Bacterial and viral disinfection with ozone works up to 5000 times faster than chlorine. Many brands of bottled water that you buy in this country have been ozonated for your protection. Hydrogen peroxide is found in all fresh fruits and vegetables, some of it comes from rain water and some of it is manufactured in the photosynthesis process. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably organic) in their raw state helps get this healing oxygen into our bodies.

H2O2 in cells - protector and killer
Hydrogen Peroxide is produced by animal and plant cells in the mitochondrial respiratory chain, and with the hydroxylation and oxygenation reactions. Mother's milk contains high amounts of hydrogen peroxide, the amount contained in the first milk (colostrum) is even higher. Our own immune system produces and uses hydrogen peroxide to destroy bacteria and viruses. The body's immune system also uses hydrogen peroxide to kill malformed cells.

Hydrogen peroxide is produced by the body's T-cells for destroying bacteria, viruses and fungi. Blood platelets release hydrogen peroxide when they encounter particles in the blood stream. Microbes in the body, called peroxisomes, combine water with oxygen to produce hydrogen peroxide, when enough oxygen is available. Acidophilus lactobacillus bacteria produces hydrogen peroxide in the large intestine to stop candida yeast from multiplying out of control. Dr. Edward Carl Rosenow worked 60 years researching the medical uses of hydrogen peroxide at the Mayo Clinic.

All healthy cells produce energy by oxidizing glucose. Unhealthy cells ferment glucose anaerobically, producing lactic acid. Fermentation produces only 1/6 of the energy that oxidation does. Cancer cells are starved for energy, and have huge appetites for sugar. Healthy cells manufacture and maintain an enzyme coating to protect them from cellular invasion by viruses and singlet oxygen. Enzyme coatings are catalase, reductase, superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase. Oxygen starved cells do not produce enough enzymes to fortify their cell walls. Diseases and diseased cells have no enzyme coating. Singlet oxygen oxidizes disease microbes and diseased cells that do not have an enzyme coating.

The free-radical dietary supplement, superoxide dismutase (SOD), converts the toxic superoxide radical into Hydrogen Peroxide along with the flavin-linked oxidases. A number of other enzymes such as the heme to Containing catalase (in mitochondrial peroxisomes) decompose the Hydrogen Peroxide into oxygen to protect the cells from damage. These enzymes are at work when you apply H2O2 topically to a cut or wound and see foaming. Whitening of the skin, when exposed to concentrated H2O2, is caused by the H2O2 permeating the skin and oxygen being decomposed by epidural enzymes beneath the epidermis.

Using a 3% Food Grade solution of Hydrogen Peroxide
A 3% solution ofH2O2 Hydrogen Peroxide is sometimes called ten volume strength, (one volume of Hydrogen Peroxide releases ten volumes of oxygen when it decomposes).

Bathing: Use about 64 oz. (2 quarts) of the of 3% or 3.5% diluted hydrogen peroxide solution in a tub full of warm water. Do not try this before bedtime, because the absorbed oxygen energizes the body and prevents sleep. Soak in the bath for at least 1/2 hour. Add hot water to maintain bath temperature keeping pores and blood vessels dilated, facilitating absorption of oxygen through your skin.

Colonic: Add 1 cup (8 oz.) 3% H2O2 to 5 gallons warm water. (Do not exceed this amount)

Douche: Add up to 6 tablespoons of 3% H2O2 to a quart of warm distilled or filtered water.

Dishwasher: Also add 2 oz. of 3% hydrogen peroxide to your wash cycle.

Enema: Add 1 tablespoon of 3% H2O2 to a quart of warm distilled water.

Facial: Use 3% on a cotton ball as a facial freshener after washing. Keep away from eyes and eyebrows.

Foot Soak: Soak feet in warm 3% H2O2 until condition is improved.

Insecticide Spray: Mix 8 oz. black strap molasses or white sugar, and 8 oz. 3% hydrogen peroxide in 1 gallon of water.

Fruits and Vegetables: Add 1/4 cup 3% H2O2 to a full sink of cold water. Soak fruits and vegetables 20 to 30 minutes (drain, dry and refrigerate) or spray fruits and vegetables with a solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for a few minutes, then rinse and dry. (e to Coli cleaner)

Kitchen: Keep a spray bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the kitchen. Use it to clean and disinfect counter tops and appliances.

Marinade: Place meat, fish or poultry in a casserole (avoid using aluminum pans). Cover with a dilute solution of equal parts of water and 3% H2O2. Place loosely covered in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Rinse and cook.

Mouthwash: Use 3% H2O2. Add a dash of liquid chlorophyll or peppermint / spearmint oil for flavouring if desired. Use to treat gingivitis and chronic bad breath. After brushing teeth and tongue, swish H2O2 in mouth for a couple of minutes and then gargle with it, then spit out and rinse. If pain occurs, spit out and try on the following days, etc. Do not attempt with sores in mouth. May also reverse tooth sensitivity.

Nasal Spray: Mix 1 Tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide with 8 oz. (1 Cup/200ml) of distilled water. Use 2-3 squirts of nasal spray when you start experiencing congestion..

Pets: For small animals (dogs & cats) use 1 oz. 3% H2O2 to 1 quart of water.

Plants (house and garden): Put 1 oz. 3% hydrogen peroxide in 1 quart of water. Water or mist plants with this solution.

Seed Sprouting: Add 1 oz. 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.

Shower: Keep a spray bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the shower. Spray your body after washing. Avoid the eyes, eyebrows and hair.

Toothpaste: Use baking soda and add enough 3% H2O2 to make a paste or dip your brush in 3% H2O2 and brush. Hydrogen peroxide dissolves dental plaque, creates healthy gums, whitens teeth and helps eliminate chronic bad breath. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide makes the best toothpaste.

Washing/Laundry: Add 8 oz. (200ml) of 3% H2O2 to your wash in place of bleaches.

The oxidation reduction cycle
Oxygen is the most important thing for life. Oxygen combines with metabolic waste products allowing elimination from the body. This is called the oxidation reduction cycle. When not enough oxygen is available in the body, detoxification slows down, wastes pile up, circulation becomes sluggish and oxygen can not reach the cells. Energy is produced by the body when glucose and oxygen combine, producing ATP. Every 24 hours the human body produces ATP equal to its body weight. If it produces 10% less ATP than normal, the body will feel tired and sluggish. If ATP production falls much lower than 10% the body could die. Cancer begins when a normal cell does not get enough oxygen. If oxygen levels falls below 40% the cell begins to ferment sugar instead of burning it. Fermentation produces only 1/6th the energy of oxidation and lacks the energy to manufacture an enzyme coating around itself. Healthy cells are surrounded by an enzyme coating which O1 can not penetrate. Cancer, bacteria and viruses do not have an enzyme coating and are oxidized on contact with O1. The best sources of reactive oxygen are ozone, hydrogen peroxide and magnesium peroxide.

Drinking diluted H2O2 hydrogen peroxide
Drinking hydrogen peroxide may cause an upset stomach, see recommended dose. Hydrogen peroxide should be taken on an empty stomach, one hour before meals or three hours after meals.

Cancer, asthma, emphysema, and lung disease
Normal human cells have a lot of molecular oxygen and a slightly alkaline pH. The cancer cell has an acid pH and lack of oxygen. Cancer cells cannot survive in an oxygen environment. Cancer and all diseases do not like oxygen. Proper cellular utilization of oxygen requires diets containing adequate amounts of unsaturated fatty acids. Most common ailments affecting population are directly related to oxygen starvation. Asthma, emphysema, and lung disease are on the rise, especially in polluted metropolitan areas. Cases of constipation, diarrhea, intestinal parasites and bowel cancer are on the rise.

Oxygen Therapy H2O2 helps:
Adult Onset Diabetes (Type 2), Allergies, Altitude Sickness, Alzheimer's, Anemia, Angina, Arrhythmia, Arthritis, Asthma, Bacterial Infections, Bronchitis, Prevents Cell Mutation, Candida, Cardiovascular Disease, Cerebral Vascular Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Diabetic Gangrene, Diabetic Retinopathy, Digestion Problems, Emphysema, Epstein-Barr Infection, Food Allergies, Fungal Infections, Gangrene, Gingivitis, Headaches, Heart Disease, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster, HIV Infection, Immune Disorders, Infectious Diseases, Inflammation, Influenza, Insect Bites, Liver Cirrhosis, Lupus Erythematosis, Migraine Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Parasitic Infections, Parkinson's Disease, Parkinsonism, Periodontal Disease, Pneumonia, Prostatitis, Pulmonary Diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shingles, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Stroke & Memory Loss, Type II Diabetes, Ulcers, Vascular & Cluster Headaches, Viral Infections, Warts, Yeast Infections, etc.
Some results from drinking hydrogen peroxide include: arthritis disappearing, high blood pressure normalizing, cancers going into remission, high energy levels returning, bowels regulated, alertness and increased memory, elimination of depression, etc.

Oxygen Therapy H2O2 stimulates enzyme systems throughout the body, increasing metabolic rate, causing small arteries to dilate and increase blood flow, enhancing the body's distribution and consumption of oxygen while raising body temperature.

Treatment using 3% Food Grade H2O2
Drink hydrogen peroxide solution one hour before or three hours after a meal. Add food grade hydrogen peroxide to 8 oz. distilled water, spring water, milk, vegetable juice, or fruit juice.
Dosage Schedule Using 3% Food Grade H202*
Day 1....................1 oz. (25ml) daily*
Day 2....................2 oz. (50ml) daily
Day 3....................3 oz. (75ml) daily
Day 4....................4 oz. (100ml) daily
Day 5....................5 oz.(125ml) daily
Days 6 through 12....... 5 oz. (125ml) 2 times daily
Days 13 through 19...... 5 oz. (125ml) 3 times daily
Days 20 through 25.......5 oz. (125ml) 2 times daily
Days 27 through 32.......5 oz. (125ml) every other day
Day 33 and on............5 oz. (125ml) every third day

* NB These doses are very high and relate to serious illness and are not recommended for normal preventative treatment. I recommend a safe long-term dose of 1tsp (5ml) 3-4 times daily. Alan Hopking MA MNIMH, Medical Herbalist, Herbactive Health.

If the above amounts are too much, back off to an amount of intake you feel comfortable with. Stay at that level until you get the results you are looking for. If the condition is severe, stay on 8 oz. of the .5% solution twice a day as long as you think it is necessary.
If you have a weak stomach, try using 1 oz (25ml) of 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide in 8 oz. (200ml) of milk, vegetable juice, fruit juice, herb tea, non-sugary, non-alcoholic or non-carbonated beverage.

H2O2 or H-O-O-H
H2O2 or H-O-O-H or hydrogen dioxide also called oxidative therapy, or peroxygen. Hydrogen peroxide (peroxide means it is a compound with an oxygen-oxygen single bond) is a naturally occurring substance in spring weather, rain, ozone, sea spray. The fresh smell after rain is hydrogen peroxide.
The hydrogen peroxide I'm talking about is Food Grade. This can be used internally and externally. Pharaceutical grade can only be used externally. Food Grade (FG) is the H2O2 that Herbactive Herbalist uses only.

How to care for your H2O2

Store your H2O2 in your freezer. The normal loss of H2O2 is slow, about 10% per year. This is slowed down out of light and in a freezer.

For water to taste like fresh spring water

Add 25 drops of 3% Food Grade H2O2 per 1L of tap water to restore its healthy oxygen quota. Drink as often and as much as you like. Use it in your kettle for tea or coffee or herb teas. Use it to boil your veg and in your cooking, baking, etc.


Use this 3% Food Grade H2O2 undiluted for the following:

For external uses you can also use the pharmaceutical grade at 3%. It can be used around the house and in the kitchen to disinfect and freshen.
Use this 3% as a mouth wash or any other purpose to disinfect or clean the body, etc. Remember, it doesn’t harm the good bacteria (aerobic), but it kills the bad bacteria (anaerobic).
To clean and whiten the teeth put it on cotton swabs and hold it on the tooth or teeth for 20 mins.
Use it instead of toothpaste by dipping the toothbrush into 3% and into baking soda powder (sodium bicarbonate).
Warning: Large oral doses of hydrogen peroxide at a 3% concentration may cause "irritation and blistering to the mouth, (which is known as Black hairy tongue) throat, and abdomen", as well as "abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea".(Wikipedia). Keep to the recommended doses.
Use for athletes foot, acne and other skin conditions.
Put it in a nasal spray bottle and breathe in as you spray into your mouth. This method helps all conditions including stiff muscles, abnormal cells, melanoma, colds, self esteem, increases alertness, improves energy, sharpens the intelligence, prevents dementia, etc. etc.
Spray it (or dilute it a little if you're sensitive) up your nose to cleanse the nose and sinuses or when you have a cold. It is antiviral. It also reputedly helps clear nasal polyps.
Use as an enema or douche. Remember, it doesn’t harm the good bacteria (aerobic), but it kills the bad (anaerobic).
Bath in 3% Food Grade to feel energized. Or add 1-8 pts of 3% FG to the bathtub of warm water. It opens the pores and energizes.
If you sprout seeds like mung beans, alfalfa, etc soak them in 15ml of 3% to ½ pt water
Water your plants with 1oz US (30ml) to 1qt (2L) water to improve their growth due to the increased oxygen availability.
Give it to you animals – 10 drops into their drinking water.

For therapeutic purposes using 3% Food Grade H2O2:

Maintenance dose 35 drops (5ml or 1 teaspoonful) 3% Food Grade H2O2 in 200ml water three times daily.
Max dose possible is 10x5ml teaspoonsful (2.5 Tablespoons) in water (200ml) three times daily for serious illness for 1-3 weeks, then 10x5ml teaspoonsful in water (200ml) twice daily for 6 months, or reduce to 3-5x5ml teaspoonsful depending on how you're feeling.
You can put your dose in milk, soya milk, aloe vera, herb tea or fruit juice instead of water to help improve the taste.
Take it on an empty stomach – 1hr before or 3hrs after meals. Last dose can be last thing at night (but if it keeps you awake take the last dose an hour before the evening meal).
Side effects possible: nausea, fatigue, diarrhoea, flu like symptoms, but do not stop regimen with these symptoms, just reduce the dose by half for a few days, it is temporary only for 2-3 days, then return to the full dose. Boils and other skin problems are also possible, this indicates toxins are being removed, reduce the dose by half for a few days, then return to the full dose.
by Alan Hopking MA MNIMH
Acknowledgements to One Minute Cure and other sources

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• Remember that herbal remedies are medicines. As with any other medicine they are likely to have an effect on the body and should be used with care. • Herbal remedies may sometimes interact with other medicines. This makes it particularly important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking a herbal remedy with other medicines such as prescribed medicines (those provided through your doctor or dentist). • Treat with caution any suggestion that a herbal remedy is '100% safe' or is 'safe because it is natural'. Many plants, trees, fungi and algae can be poisonous to humans. It is worth remembering that many pharmaceuticals have been developed or derived from these sources because of the powerful compounds they contain. Any medicine, including herbal remedies, which have an effect on the body should be used with care. • Treat with caution any herbalist or other person who supplies herbal remedies if they are unwilling or unable to provide written information, in English, listing the ingredients of the herbal remedy they are providing. • If you are due to have a surgical operation you should always remember to tell your doctor about any herbal remedy that you are taking. • Anyone who has previously experienced any liver complaint, or any other serious health complaint is advised not to take any herbal remedy without speaking to their doctor first.


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Few conventional medicines have been established as safe to take during pregnancy and it is generally recognised that no medicine should be taken unless the benefit to the mother outweighs any possible risk to the foetus. This rule should also be applied to herbal medicinal products. However, herbal products are often promoted to the public as being “natural” and completely “safe” alternatives to conventional medicines. Some herbal ingredients that specifically should be avoided or used with caution during pregnancy. As with conventional medicines, no herbal products should be taken during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the potential risk.

Volatile Oils

Many herbs are traditionally reputed to be abortifacient and for some this reputation can be attributed to their volatile oil component.(6) A number of volatile oils are irritant to the genito-urinary tract if ingested and may induce uterine contractions. Herbs that contain irritant volatile oils include ground ivy, juniper, parsley, pennyroyal, sage, tansy and yarrow. Some of these oils contain the terpenoid constituent, thujone, which is known to be abortifacient. Pennyroyal oil also contains the hepatotoxic terpenoid constituent, pulegone. A case of liver failure in a woman who ingested pennyroyal oil as an abortifacient has been documented.


A stimulant or spasmolytic action on uterine muscle has been documented for some herbal ingredients including blue cohosh, burdock, fenugreek, golden seal, hawthorn, jamaica dogwood, motherwort, nettle, raspberry, and vervain. Herbal Teas Increased awareness of the harmful effects associated with excessive tea and coffee consumption has prompted many individuals to switch to herbal teas. Whilst some herbal teas may offer pleasant alternatives to tea and coffee, some contain pharmacologically active herbal ingredients, which may have unpredictable effects depending on the quantity of tea consumed and strength of the brew. Some herbal teas contain laxative herbal ingredients such as senna, frangula, and cascara. In general stimulant laxative preparations are not recommended during pregnancy and the use of unstandardised laxative preparations is particularly unsuitable. A case of hepatotoxicity in a newborn baby has been documented in which the mother consumed a herbal tea during pregnancy as an expectorant. Following analysis the herbal tea was reported to contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are known to be hepatotoxic.

Breast-feeding mothers

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Paediatric Use

Herbal remedies have traditionally been used to treat both adults and children. Herbal remedies may offer a milder alternative to some conventional medicines, although the suitability of a herbal remedy needs to be considered with respect to quality, safety and efficacy. Herbal remedies should be used with caution in children and medical advice should be sought if in doubt. Chamomile is a popular remedy used to treat teething pains in babies. However, chamomile is known to contain allergenic sesquiterpene lactones and should therefore be used with caution. The administration of herbal teas to children needs to be considered carefully and professional advice may be needed.

Perioperative use

The need for patients to discontinue herbal medicinal products prior to surgery has recently been proposed. The authors considered eight commonly used herbal medicinal products (echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, St John’s Wort, valerian). On the evidence available they concluded that the potential existed for direct pharmacological effects, pharmacodynamic interactions and pharmacokinetic interactions. The need for physicians to have a clear understanding of the herbal medicinal products being used by patients and to take a detailed history was highlighted. The American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) has advised patients to tell their doctor if they are taking herbal products before surgery and has reported that a number of anaesthesiologists have reported significant changes in heart rate or blood pressure in some patients who have been taking herbal medicinal products including St John’s Wort, ginkgo and ginseng. MCA is currently investigating a serious adverse reaction associated with the use of ginkgo prior to surgery. In this case, the patient who was undergoing hip replacement experienced uncontrolled bleeding thought to be related to the use of ginkgo.

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