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Sodium bicarbonate: properties and uses to improve our health

Surely you have heard of a multitude of natural remedies that are made with bicarbonate. In this article we reveal the best (and perhaps unknown) uses of baking soda.

What is baking soda? 

Sodium bicarbonate or also called sodium bicarbonate or soda, receives the chemical name Sodium hydrogen carbonate (NaHCO3).

It is the result of the ashes of some plants, it is a natural remedy for issues related to health, home cleaning or personal care and hygiene. It is very easy to find, use, cheap and environmentally friendly.

In addition to being common the use of baking soda in sweet recipes, such as cakes, puddings, muffins, etc. and in the preparation of breads to raise the dough, it is also used in many home remedies .

But we are going to see the properties and uses of baking soda more practical and useful, take note because they are very interesting.

Properties and uses of baking soda

  • It has antibacterial properties and it also fights fungus
  • It neutralizes the acidic pH of the stomach, so it can be taken to combat heartburn or heartburn .
  • Bicarbonate or carbonate is an excellent home remedy to neutralize odors , being able to put a little bit in refrigerators or refrigerators, sports shoes, etc. See how to make an air freshener or air freshener and it is also very useful to know how to remove bad odors from carpets, sofas, curtains , etc.
  • It is very effective as a deodorant as it blocks odors. It can be applied directly on the previously moistened armpit.
  • It can be used as an exfoliator to remove dead cells and also fights skin blemishes .
  • For oral hygiene, bicarbonate can be used to rinse and gargle (1/2 teaspoon in 100 ml of water) or use it as a toothpaste to remove dental plaque and whiten teeth (do not use more than 2 times a week because could affect enamel).
  • Foot fungus (athlete’s foot) can be removed by rubbing the area with baking soda and water. Baking soda is also very effective in eliminating foot odor .
  • Fight bad breath or halitosis and gingivitis . naturally and easily with bicarbonate.
  • Relieves itching and irritation from wasp, bee and mosquito stings . You just have to make a paste with water and baking soda and apply it to the area.
  • It helps to eliminate dandruff if we use it as a diluted shampoo in water or add it to the shampoo we normally use.
  • Facilitates recovery from flu, cold, cough, sore throat or bronchitis . You just have to drink half a glass of water with a teaspoon three times a day.
  • With the bicarbonate we can make our own homemade isotonic drink
  • It is used in cooking recipes as yeast .
  • It is a natural remedy to clean our home without having to use toxic products, with bicarbonate we can clean the bathroom , kitchen and the rest of the home with ecological cleaners .
  • For urinary tract infections such as cystitis it is very beneficial to drink a glass of water with 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate.
  • Keep your teeth white with baking soda. See how to make whitening toothpaste
  • Baking soda for gout or high uric acid.
  • You can use the baking soda to make bath salts . Great for relieving pain and muscle tension

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