Baking soda is among the most versatile products you can
have in your arsenal of home remedies and has a long history of
healing. It is used as a multi-purpose house-hold cleanser, to leaven
bread and to freshen carpet.
But here we will be focusing on its many uses as a natural old home
remedy. If you are anything like my husband was when we first met, you
buy antacids by the large bottle fulls. Yet sodium bicarbonate is one of the
fastest-acting antacids you can buy.
For acid indigestion, bloating or heartburn it is recommended that you use a half a teaspoon of baking soda along with another oldie but goody, one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a 6oz, (300 ml), glass of water. It won`t taste great going down, but the relief will be almost instant.
Another of baking soda`s many uses is as paste for brushing teeth.
While it is a mild abrasive it will not remove the enamel from the
teeth, but will greatly aid in whitening them. For best results mix 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide with
a 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of baking soda and brush
and rinse well afterward.
While many people are aware of baking soda being great as a toothpaste, many are not as aware of its use as a breath freshener. Baking soda has an oxidizing effect that destroys odor-causing bacteria. To make a great mouthwash take a half a cup of hydrogen peroxide, a tablespoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of cinnamon and gargle for at least one minute. Repeat if you wish.
Baking soda is so good that even Doctors regularly use it to reduce blood acids during dialysis for kidney disease. So you shouldn`t take its usefulness for granted. The pH value determines if something is acid based or alkaline. Basically if its pH is 6 or below it is an acid and if its 8 or above it is alkaline. Blood and water are 7 which is considered neutral.
While there is a lot of talk today about being alkaline the truth is that the body requires a balance. If you are either to acidic or too alkaline it will lead to illness and even death. That`s why baking soda uses which are alkaline and apple cider vinegar which is acidic are useful in bringing about a healthy state of being because they help the body to bring about a state of balance rather then too much of one or the other.
Do you have stinky feet? Baking soda uses to the rescue.
An effective remedy for a bee sting is to first make sure the stinger is removed. Then take a little water and baking soda and make into a paste. Apply directly. The baking soda will work it`s way in and relieve the pain and prevent itching later as it begins to heal.
Baking soda for the itching caused from hemorrhoids: Prepare a bath of warm water and place into it a cup of baking soda, two cups of apple cider vinegar and 10 drops of chamomile oil. Soak for 21 minutes and you will feel much better.
Some kinds of infections and bacteria thrive in an acidic environment. When you have a bladder infection take a glass of water with a tablespoon of baking soda in the morning and again in the evening until the infection is gone.
Baking soda uses for a sore throat: Steep 2 cloves of garlic in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes then add a teaspoon of baking soda and gargle 3 times a day until the soar throat is gone.
These are just a some of the many baking soda uses. We are always adding new uses as we find them, and as you and others send into us; so check back often and be sure to send us an email with your baking soda uses.