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Great Benefits of Baking Soda

Bicarbonate of soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) is commonly known as baking soda. It produces carbon dioxide bubbles which make the cakes, breads and muffins to rise.

Other than cooking benefits it has lots of health benefits too. It is one of the fastest acting antacids. Sodium bicarbonate has a pH of 8.4 and it is mildly alkaline.

Baking Soda

Stops Heart burns

heart burns

Heart burns occur when the hydrochloric acid from stomach moves to the esophagus carrying a burning sensation. This can be stopped immediately by taking a teaspoon of Sodium Bicarbonate. You can also take it in tablet form. When you eat Sodium Bicarbonate drink a glass of lemon juice with it to dispel gas that will be formed during the reaction between Sodium Bicarbonate and Hydrochloric acid. Sodium Bicarbonate converts HCL into Sodium Chloride and Carbon dioxide which are harmless. But don’t consume Sodium Bicarbonate too often as it may raise the blood pressure levels.

Combats tooth damaging acid

baking soda tooth enamel

Certain types of bacteria produce harmful acids that erode the tooth enamel. Rinsing your mouth with baking soda several times a day completely removes the acid. You can also brush your teeth using baking soda.

It is slightly abrasive and it polishes the teeth without creating any harm to the enamel.

Prevents foot odor and Athlete’s foot

cure athletes foot

Wash your foot with warm water after adding a teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda to it and this removes any bad odor. It can also be used for treating athlete’s foot.

Knock out Stings

insect bites

Instead of scratching during insect bites make a paste of water and Sodium bicarbonate and apply it over the affected areas. This gives quick relief from itching sensation. This treatment can also be used for itching due to chicken pox.

Skin rashes

skin rashes

Babies with nappy often get skin rashes. To remove rashes give bath to the baby with warm water which has sodium bicarbonate added to it. It removes itching sensation very quickly and heals rashes.

Get rid of sore throat

salt water gargle

If you have sore throat add ½ teaspoon of the salt to warm water and gargle every 3 to 4 hours. This reduces the pain caused by acids and you will get quick relief.

Other Benefits

  • Rinsing mouth with Sodium Bicarbonate solution cures mouth ulcers.
  • Apply a paste of salt and water to heal sun burns.
  • Taking the soda salt with water after dinner reduces bladder inflammations.

10 Responses to “Great Benefits of Baking Soda”

  1. This has alot of great information. Thank you so much!Thank you for leaving a comment on my article.

    With Love,
    Cindy

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  2. It’s a good article. Thanks for leaving a comment on my article. Cheers…..:)

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  3. Your article was very informative and good. I liked the added pictures also very much. Also thanks for commenting on my article. Good luck to you!

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  4. Yes – it’s useful stuff!

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  5. Hello,
    I like part about foot odor. I will use the next time I soak my feet. Very good tips. Thanks for shareing
    Lee Ness

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  6. This is extremely helpful. No more Tums, Gold Bond foot powder, bug bite cream, or tooth paste for me, instead I’m switching to baking soda. It will probably work better and save me a tonne of money.

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  7. Wonderful information presented in an attractive layout.

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  8. Sudheer Birodkar January 22, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    hey that’s gr8 I never imagined that baking soda can be used for all his apart from baking. Congrats Keep writing.
    - Sudheer

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  9. Great informative article. If I may add, a saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate is the best ear wax solvent (only in impacted plugs of wax).
    Keep on the excellent work

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  10. To stop underarm odor completely. Dab finger in bicarbonate of soda and gently rub under each arm pit. It works for 24 hours. No deodorant needed ever again!

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