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Boric acid is a weak acid with many uses that range from pesticides to lubricating agents on metal or ceramic surfaces. Did you know that this acid also boasts some health and healing benefits for humans, too? Boric acid is found naturally in seawater and has been used for these benefits since ancient times. Certain plants and fruits also contain the compound. While the ancients used boric acid for cleaning and food preservation, modern humans are learning more ways it can help.

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1. Treatment of Yeast Infection

Many women will get at least one yeast infection during their lives. Though not typically serious, yeast infections can be uncomfortable. For those who would rather not see a doctor or use over-the-counter medications to treat their infection, direct insertion of boric acid capsules is a possible natural treatment. If you're considering this, check with a doctor to make sure this option is suitable for your body.

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