Baking soda or also known as sodium bicarbonate is a fine, white powder. It is consisted of bicarbonate and sodium ions and it has alkaline and slightly salty flavor. Two employees at the College of Medicine in Berlin discovered it in 1800.
The first use in the United States was during colonial times. The Americans first imported it from Europe and in 1839 began the first production in the United States.
Amazing health benefits of Baking Soda – you would never guess these purposes of Baking Soda
1. Bee Stings
In case of wasps or bees sting, venom is injected in the skin through the stinger of the bee.
And if you do not have bees allergies you can solve this problem with a simple natural remedy – make a paste with baking soda and water and apply it on the affected skin to break down the venom and calm the itching.
2. Body Oder
Baking soda is amphoteric. It has the ability to react with powerful base or acid pH levels. It is extremely efficient in neutralizing those particles and reducing their acidity.
You can also make a natural deodorant with baking soda which is semi solid, just like commercial stick deodorants from the store but without all the added chemicals. The needed ingredients are – 1-2 drop of essential oil of your choice, but quality one, baking soda, arrowroot powder (cornstarch), Shea butter and virgin coconut oil.
3. Alkalizing pH
The process of alkalizing pH is commonly used as a treatment in case of cancer of the digestive tract, and also cancers of the rectal area, intestines, colon, throat and many other types of cancer.
Alkaline environment is hostile for the cancerous cells, and this is the perfect treatment to prevent further growth.
In order to detoxify your body, a person with 170 pounds needs to take 4-6 teaspoons of baking soda every day , and to maintain a neutral pH level of 7.4 you need 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda a day.
In order to force cancer to die you need pH of 8.5 and a healthy pH level is considered to be 7.4. If you are having cancer try this treatment by keeping the pH level between 8.0 and 8.0 until your tumor or cancer shrink.
When the tests show that the cancer is eliminated, you can slowly lower the amount of baking soda and maintain the normal balance of pH which is 7.4.
4. Teeth whitener and general oral health
5 controlled clinical studies confirmed that baking soda toothpaste is efficient in eliminating plaque of the teeth compared to toothpaste without baking soda.
To make your own natural toothpaste, take one ripen strawberry, mash it and add ½ teaspoon of baking soda. Use it to brush your teeth as you usually do and then wash with water. Do this just once a week, because more frequent use can also harm the tooth enamel. It is also powerful in eliminating the bacteria.
5. Acid reflux, stomach pain and heart burn
There are many negative effects from using prescription medications. Baking soda, on the other hand, can neutralize the acid which is the main culprit of these problems, due to it alkaline pH level.
Just make a mixture with ½ glass of water and ½ teaspoon baking soda. Put it in water to dissolve completely and drink this every 2 hours. It is not recommended to consume more than 7 ½ teaspoons in one day, or if you are older than 60 just 3 ½ teaspoons in 24 hours.
Prepare a cold compress with water and baking soda and put it on the affected or burnt skin. It is recommended to do this after staying in the sun for longer period, in order to calm your skin from the heat. You can also prepare a warm bath with ½ cup of baking soda and relax in it for 20 minutes to accelerate the process of healing and calm your skin.
Baking soda is also highly efficient in removing a deeply embedded glass piece. Do not press it, or squeeze it, because it may break or you may push it deeper inside. First wash the skin around it and dry it. Then make a paste with ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and water. Then put the paste on the splinter and cover it. The skin will start to swell because of the baking soda and the splinter will be pushed out. Take out the bandage after 24 hours. You now may see the splinter, and you can use tweezers to take it out.