Benefits of Gargling Hydrogen Peroxide
If you have a sore throat or feel a cold coming on, one of the best precautions you can take is gargling hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide acts as a great general antiseptic and the extra oxygen contained in it works to kill the germs causing that sore throat and cold viruses. These germs and viruses cannot live in the oxygen-rich environment produced by hydrogen peroxide.It is very important that you use a pure food grade hydrogen peroxide as the 3% solutions sold by most drug stores contain harmful stabilizers, which can make the product poisonous.
You may not realize it, but there is more then likely a very large amount of both harmful and helpful bacteria in your mouth. Anything that comes in contact with the food you eat, as well as anything on your hands or even in the air can eventually find its way into your body and cause sickness or discomfort. Gargling hydrogen peroxide on a daily basis will help keep your mouth and throat free of harmful bacteria that cause further sore throats and colds. This is just one of the many hydrogen peroxide benefits.
Process of Gargling Hydrogen Peroxide
The gargling process is very simple. You put about 3 drops of food-grade hydrogen peroxide in a half glass of warm water. Put a small quantity of the mixture in your mouth and swish it around to kill off harmful bacteria that lingers in your mouth. Then tilt your head back and gargle to kill bacteria that is causing your sore, irritated throat. Don't swallow the solution but lower your head toward the sink and spit the solution into the sink.