Using homemade remedies for many diseases is far better than the pharmaceutical drugs doctors prescribe. Some ingredients used for these remedies, like baking soda, are found in every home and are used for cooking, cleaning or cures.
Although safe, baking soda may have some side effects, so read the warning section below and consult your doctor before using any homemade remedy.
Old wives’ cures
Baking soda is used as a homemade teeth whitening solution. Put a small amount on your toothbrush and brush and rinse as usual.
Gargle some baking soda along with some water for a fresher breath.
Baking soda can be also used on the skin for treatment of acne, removing excess oil and dead skin. Just mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a tablespoon of water and rub the mixture on your face.
Use a baking soda foot soak to reduce itching, and remove pain and odor in the feet. Mix three tablespoons baking soda, one tablespoon of peppermint essential oil and one tablespoon of salt along with warm water and soak your feet in it for 20 minutes.
Get rid of insect bites with baking soda, by making a thick paste of it along with some water. Apply the paste on the bites and instantly relieve the pain and itching. You can also make a thin was to use with a bandage.
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Make a paste of baking soda and water and rub it on canker or herpes scratches to dry them faster.
Drink a mixture of baking soda and water to relieve muscle pain after a hard workout and resupply the body with much needed nutrients.
Kill grime and nail fungus by putting some baking soda on a damp nail brush and scrubbing the nails.
Home remedies for acidity
Baking soda relieves heartburn, acid reflux and GERD symptoms. Mix one to two tablespoons of it in a glass of water and drink the solution.
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). Mix it in a taller glass so it can wizz and foam. When the bubbling is gone, add water in the mixture and drink it. This will reduce acidosis and neutralize stomach acids.
More baking soda homemade remedies
A douche made of one tablespoon baking soda and some water can kill the yeast and treat candida infections in the vagina.
Oral thrush can also be cured by baking soda – just mix some baking soda with water.
Drink a mixture of water and half a tablespoon of baking soda one to two times daily to heal an urinary tract infection.
Thrombosis can be relieved with a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice or ACV.
A mix of baking soda and molasses can prevent systemic fungal infections, diabetes and even cancer! Dr. Mark Sircus discusses the findings 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 must not be used if you are on a low sodium diet unless under supervision. Home remedies with baking soda can exhaust your daily amounts of minerals and vitamins. In some cases, it may even interfere with some prescribed medications, so always consult a doctor first. Only use baking soda after it’s dissolved in liquids and never take it in a powder form. Do not use it for more than two weeks without checking with a doctor. Baking soda must not be used by pregnant or lactating women as well.