Baking Soda Uses – 6 True Myths

The old remedies prove to be efficient even today. For instance, baking soda is a cheap remedy used to treat external issues like eczemas or dental problems, but they are also great for internal ones, like bad blood circulation or even stomach burns.

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Baking Soda- Uses

Baking soda is extracted from the evaporation of water from salted lakes. You can find it in every natural food store in various forms. You can also use as a bio detergent for general cleaning.

 1. Whitens and strengthens teeth

Baking soda contains crystals with an abrasive effect on the teeth. It acts exactly like a toothpaste, being healthier than all of the other products on the market that contain baking soda. The baking soda powder can also clean yellow spots on the teeth and give back the shine of the enamel. Moreover, this solution eliminates bacteria and prevents cavities as well as tooth aches.

Directions:  Add a few teaspoons of baking soda on your tooth brush and using circular motions clear your teeth. Repeat this once a week before your brushing teeth habits.

 2. Cures bad breath

Use baking soda to clean your teeth and to treat gum bolls as well as other wounds in your mouth. It also refreshes your breath which can be affected by the acidity after every meal.

Directions: Gargle some water with a teaspoon of baking soda. You can do this daily and it takes only a few minutes. Repeat this until your symptoms are gone.

 3. Eliminates sweat

This myth is not entirely proven to be right. Even so, doctors believe baking soda is very effective against bad odors. This is a bio formula that has no negative effects on one’s health, but is not as strong and as resistant as deodorants.

Directions: Use a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water. Stir and apply on the desired area using a clean cloth.

4. Cures stomach burns and ulcer 

Baking soda contains alkaline metals with acid-proof properties. It is a natural remedy great for stomach burns that are caused by bloating and flatulence. It is also recommend in treating gastro-duodenal ulcers.

Directions : Dissolve 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water, stir and drink right away. Don’t use this remedy on the long term. If your symptoms persist, consult a doctor. You can also use baking soda when boiling beans or cabbage- veggies that increase the acidity levels in the stomach.

 5. Cures Candida Infections 

Baking soda is an efficient remedy for women’s hygiene. It has remarkable effects when it curing to this infection, which is caused by the candica alnicanis fungus. Vaginal infections can be cured by washing the area with baking soda.

Directions: Prepare a solution made form 4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 litre of warm water.  Wash the area every 24 hours before bedtime for 3 whole days.  The excessive use of this solution can lead to the destruction of the vaginal flora.

6. Calms skin itches

Baking soda is a cheap solution to use against itches, burns and rashes. It protects the skin from bacteria and it keeps it clean and also heals acne.

Directions: Make a paste using baking soda and add it in  warm water. Apply using a clean cotton ball on the area needed.

Other uses:
  • Treats heavy and tired feet sensations
  • Disinfects surfaces around the house
  • Treats nose congestions
  • Good for sore throats and cough
  • Useful in treating nails and cuticles

 Precautions

Pregnant women and those who breastfeed, or people suffering from hypertension and children under the age of 5 are not allowed to use baking soda internally, only externally.

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