Popular home remedies using baking soda


Sodium bicarbonate has many therapeutic benefits, most notably:


 1. Treating stomach acid Heartburn causes pain and heartburn in the upper stomach area (stomach mouth). One of the most common causes of it is an overeating of foods, especially fatty or spicy foods, and stress and anxiety may lead to GERD. However, it is worth noting that using baking soda may help treat heartburn. By dissolving a quarter of a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of cold water, then drinking the mixture slowly.


2. Treating insect bites. Using baking soda may help calm the redness and itching caused by insect bites. Therefore, many commercial creams contain this ingredient, but it is not recommended for use on the skin on a daily basis.


3. The benefits of baking soda for the teeth One of the health benefits of baking soda is also that it can be used as a mouthwash by mixing half a teaspoon of it in a cup of water for rinsing. You can also use mouthwashes or toothpastes that contain it, as they may help to combat tooth decay, whiten teeth, maintain gum health, and mouth odor.


  4. Treating mouth ulcers: The use of sodium bicarbonate may help treat mouth ulcers or aphthous ulcers, which are small, painful blisters that may be found in the lining of the mouth, or appear on the gums.


5. Natural deodorant Soda bread can be used as a natural deodorant by applying it to the armpits in order to get rid of the unpleasant odor of perspiration, which is produced by bacteria in the armpit area.


 6. Treating sunburn. It may also help calm the itching caused by sunburns, by preparing a bath of baking soda by: Adding 1 to 2 cups of sodium bicarbonate to the water. Then soak the affected area with it. Some also believe that it may be more effective, if other ingredients are added to it, such as oatmeal or cornstarch.


 7. Slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease. Some studies have shown that chronic kidney patients taking sodium bicarbonate supplements made them less likely to develop the disease than those who did not take the supplements by about 36%. Note: You must consult a doctor when using it for the treatment of any medical conditions, including kidney disease.


8. Helping to treat cancer Some laboratory studies conducted on animals indicated that baking soda was used in conjunction with chemotherapy for cancer. It may make it work in a more efficient and effective way to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells, by making the environment less acidic for tumors. However, they are preliminary studies and need more studies in humans.