Using homemade remedies for multiple ailments is much better than the conventional drugs doctors tend to prescribe. Many ingredients used for preparing these remedies, like baking soda, can be found in every home and are used for cooking, cleaning or curing. Even though it’s safe, baking soda might have unwanted side effects, so read the warning section thoroughly and consult your doctor before using any homemade remedy.
Old Wives’ Cures
Baking soda is used as a homemade teeth whitening option. Put certain amount on your toothbrush and brush and rinse as usual.
Gargle some baking soda together with some water for a fresher breath.
Baking soda can be also applied on the skin for acne treatment, removing excess oil and dead skin. Just combine a tablespoon of baking soda with a tablespoon of water and rub the mixture on your face.
Use a baking soda foot soak to soothe itching, and eliminate pain and odor in the feet. Mix three tablespoons baking soda, one tablespoon of peppermint essential oil and one tablespoon of salt together with warm water and soak your feet in it for 20 minutes.
Get rid of insect bites with baking soda, by creating a thick paste of it together with some water. Put the paste on the bites and relieve the pain and itching right away.
Create a paste of baking soda and water and rub it on canker or herpes scratches to dry them quickly.
Consume a mixture of baking soda and water to relieve muscle pain after a hard workout and resupply the body with much needed nutrients.
Eliminate grime and nail fungus by placing some baking soda on a damp nail brush and scrubbing the nails.
Home Remedies for Acidity
Baking soda is great at relieving heartburn, acid reflux and GERD symptoms. Mix one to two tablespoons of it in a glass of water and consume the concoction.
In order to relieve acid reflux and create an alkaline environment in the body, mix ¼ to ½ tablespoon of baking soda with two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice or organic ACV (apple cider vinegar). Combine it in a taller glass so it can foam. When the bubbling disappears, add water in the mixture and drink it. This will decrease the level of acidosis and neutralize stomach acids.
More Baking Soda Homemade Remedies
A douche made of one tablespoon baking soda and water can eliminate the yeast and treat candida infections in the vagina.
Oral thrush can also be healed by baking soda – just mix some baking soda with water.
Consume a mixture of water and half a tablespoon of baking soda one to two times daily to cure a urinary tract infection.
Thrombosis can be relieved with a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice or ACV.
A combination of baking soda and molasses can prevent systemic fungal infections, diabetes and even cancer! Dr. Mark Sircus talks about the discoveries of Dr. Tulio Simoncini in his book, Sodium Bicarbonate, with regard to cancer being a yeast overgrowth and explores treatments with baking soda.
Notice: baking soda should not be used if you are on a low sodium diet unless under supervision. Home remedies with baking soda can dry out your daily amounts of minerals and vitamins. In some cases, it may interfere with some prescribed medications, so always consult a doctor first.