Undoubtedly, baking soda is an incredible, amazing ingredient that can serve you in numerous ways. Primarily, it is extremely effective in preventing various diseases, starting from a common cold to cancer! Moreover, it is also really beneficial as a cleaning agent and is remarkable as a natural product for your personal hygiene, oral health, and skin and hair care. It offers numerous benefits for your health, so you should always have it at hand.
These are some of its additional health properties:
- Removes plaque
- Contains antipruritic (anti-itching) properties, so it enhances the quality of your skin and hair
- Effectively treats influence and colds
- Prevents the formation of kidney stones, bladder infections, and hyperkalemia
- Lowers the risk of acidity, peptic ulcer, diarrhea, metabolic acidosis, and drug intoxication
Despite all these, baking soda can provide innumerate other health benefits, many of which you have never heard of. Therefore, we will reveal a few of these for you:
Baking soda is the perfect solution for the occurrence of acid reflux. In a big cup, combine ½ teaspoon of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice. This mixture fizzles, so after it stops, add 8oz water. Drink the prepared drink all at once. Its consumption will create an alkaline environment in the body as it will reduce acid reflux and neutralize the pH imbalance.
Furthermore, you can mix ½ teaspoon of baking soda and 16 oz. water in order to prepare a drink which will lower the heartburn and GERD symptoms.
As a folk remedy, baking soda can be used in other health issues, including:
- Accelerate the healing of canker sores and herpes- apply a combination of baking soda and water directly on the affected place.
- Eliminate grime and fungus from your nails- add some baking soda on your old toothbrush and scrub them
- Freshen up your breath- add some baking soda to water and gargle.
- Relieve the pain and itching due to insect bites, bee stings, itching from poison ivy, oak.
- Add 1 tablespoon peppermint essential oil, 3 tablespoons baking soda, 1 tablespoon salt and warm water in a small basin. In order to ease bad odor, soreness, and itching, you should soak your hands and feet in this solution.
- Put some baking soda on your toothbrush and brush your teeth in order to whiten them.
- Exfoliate your skin- add a tablespoon of baking soda to a teaspoon of water and successfully get rid of dead skin cells and excess oil from the face.
- Soothe muscle pain- drink a mix of baking soda and water after a strenuous physical activity.
Other Home Remedies
Dr. Simoncini pointed out the relation between baking soda and the treatment of cancer, and it was additionally clarified and confirmed by Dr. Mark Sircus in the book Sodium Bicarbonate. He claims that the combination of baking soda and molasses can successfully prevent cancer, diabetes, and recurrent fungal infections.
- Cure UTI- mix 8 oz. water and ½ teaspoon of baking soda, and drink the mixture twice a day.
- Get rid of oral thrush-m mix water and baking soda and gargle.
- Get rid of Candida yeast and cure the itching- mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and warm water.
- Reduce the symptoms of thrombosis- combine lemon juice or apple cider vinegar with baking soda.
- Never consume baking soda in its powder form, and always dissolve it.
- Treatments with baking soda can impede the effects of some other prescribed medications you use, so you need to consult your doctor or physician before some baking soda treatment.
- The baking soda treatments are not advisable to be used by pregnant women, children under 5 or nursing mothers.
- These remedies are also not useful in the case of a low sodium diet, as it may drain all the needed minerals and vitamins and minerals from the body.
- If you are not otherwise advised by your GP, you should not use these remedies for more than 14 days without a pause.