Hydrogen Peroxide to Support
the Immune System
Hydrogen peroxide is naturally produced by our cells. Though it is well known as a disinfectant, it is made by white blood cells as part of the immune system. Furthermore, some studies suggest that hydrogen peroxide actually activates the immune system by bringing white blood cells to areas of need.
There are many documented miracles regarding the water of Lourdes, France, where the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, appeared to Bernadette and asked her to dig in the rock and a miraculous spring sprung forth. Father Richard R. Willhelm tested this water in the 1940s and found it very high in hydrogen peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide has been used by natural practitioners for decades in a variety of ways, listed below. For the following, it is recommended to use food grade hydrogen peroxide 3%*. When using regularly, keep the hydrogen peroxide container sealed to avoid exposure to air or light which can decrease its potency.
If you have any symptoms, we recommend being evaluated by your healthcare provider and taking appropriate actions.
- Bathing or Foot Soaks: Add 2 cups to a bath of warm water. Soak for 20-30 minutes. If bathing is not possible, you could perform foot soaks using warm water and the same amount of hydrogen peroxide. You may wish to avoid if you have any open cuts or wounds, and do not submerge your eyes underwater. If well tolerated, the amount of hydrogen peroxide can be slowly increased to as much as 8 cups. This can be performed daily. You may also add Epsom salts (1-2 cups), apple cider vinegar (1-2 cups) and/or essential oils if you wish.
- Ears: Place 1-3 drops into one ear using a small dropper. Tilt the head or lay down to allow the hydrogen peroxide to enter, and hold this position for a few minutes. You may notice a bubbling sensation, which is normal. Then tilt the head back to allow the ear to drain and wipe away the excess hydrogen peroxide. Repeat with the other ear. You may wish to avoid this if any ear problems exist. This can be performed weekly to daily, preferably in the morning.
- Oral: Place 1-3 drops in 8 oz of water. This can be used once or twice a day. It is important to never ingest any type of undiluted hydrogen peroxide directly. You may wish to avoid if any stomach problem exists.
- Nasally: Mix 1 tablespoon (Tbsp) of hydrogen peroxide with 1 cup of distilled water. Add to a nasal spray squirt bottle, which can be purchased online. You may wish to avoid this if any open sores are in the nostrils. Apply one squirt to each nostril three times a day, for up to two weeks.
- Gargling: Gargle with hydrogen peroxide, being careful not to swallow excess fluid which can upset the stomach. If the taste is unpleasant, you may wish to add liquid chlorophyll or peppermint oil for flavoring or dilute with distilled water. You may wish to avoid this if any open sores are in the mouth. You may gargle up to three times a day, for up to two weeks.
- Inhaled: To perform inhaled hydrogen peroxide, you will need three components: food grade hydrogen peroxide 3%, sterile saline vials specifically made for nebulizers, and a nebulizer. Place 5 mL of saline (1 vial) into the nebulizer and add 1 drop of hydrogen peroxide. Increase slowly to 2 drops, and then to 3 drops if well tolerated. Turn on the nebulizer and inhale until the solution is fully vaporized. This can be done every hour on the first day of infection, and then 4-6 times per day until the infection is gone, for up to two weeks. This can also be done once daily as preventative treatment, preferably done away from others. If the solution creates cough or irritation, inhale for less time or lower the amount of hydrogen peroxide used. Note, it is important to clean your nebulizer regularly per your device’s instructions. If you have smoked or have sensitive lungs, you may wish to avoid this or begin with a lower amount of hydrogen peroxide.
* Higher than 3% hydrogen peroxide can be potentially harmful when used incorrectly. It is very important to only use food grade product for internal use. Standard hydrogen peroxide contains stabilizers that can be toxic.
This document is not intended for the purpose of providing medical advice. All information and content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.