The Benefits of Baking Soda

Bicarbonate is an effective remedy for whitening teeth, curing mouth ulcers, and fighting halitosis.
The Benefits of Baking Soda

Last update: 12 March, 2019

Baking soda is a solid white crystal compound that is known for its many uses and human benefits. In addition to being a cheap substance and easy to find, it also has a ton of fabulous properties that can serve you and your body every day in a wide variety of ways.

In this article we will cover some of the many benefits and uses of baking soda that can really improve and facilitate your daily life in a big way.

White teeth and healthy gums

Baking soda can help to fade the stains on your teeth, leaving them clean and white. In addition, they are often used as a remedy for people who suffer from sensitive gums.

The best way to take advantage of this property is to make a paste out of baking soda and a few drops of water that you can then apply to your toothbrush and gently brush your teeth and gums with. Depending on how sensitive your gums are, you can also apply it with a cotton ball.

Bug bites and burns on your skin

The mixture of water and baking soda is particularly good for counteracting insect and bug bites, skin ulcers, or irritations. In addition, applying this mixture to your skin after getting a sunburn can help to alleviate redness and peeling.

Use Baking Soda for a healthy mouth

For people who suffer from bad breath or ulcers in their mouths, regular gargles are recommended. You can gargle baking soda and water three times a day, and the curative properties of this substance will help to alleviate the irritation and maintain fresher breath for a longer time. This is because of the antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of it, according to Dr Newbrin from the University of California.

Nails free of fungus and discoloration

In order to reap this benefit, we recommend you submerge and soak your hands or feet in a mixture of water and baking soda for 5 minutes twice a day, at morning and at night, and allow the mixture to do its work deep-cleaning the cuticle and curing any nails that have been affected by fungus. In addition, for those of us who like to paint our nails, said mixture is also perfect for removing the stains that nail polish sometimes leaves behind on your nails.

Body bath

It can also be used for hot baths that relax the muscles and sooth and smooth the skin. Its properties once it makes contact with liquid make it bubble, making for a more soothing and enjoyable bath experience.

According to Dr. Henderson: “sodium bicarbonate is an excellent deodorant.”  This compound will also eliminate body odor, leaving you clean, exfoliated, and fresh. That is why it is often recommended to bath in this mixture for thorough and full-body relaxation.

Prevent Cancer with Baking Soda

Some studies have shown that cancer cells cannot tolerate this compound. This is because it contains high levels of oxygen thanks to its alkalinity, which is precisely what those dangerous cancer cells cannot stand. In order to reap this benefit, take half a tablespoon of baking soda with water frequently and it can help to eliminate or prevent cancerous tumors.

Please remember that before undergoing any treatment, natural or not, it is important to speak to your doctor for prior advice.

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