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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Baking soda: its health benefits

Baking soda is a remedy for everything that heals our most common ailments. Indispensable in the medicine cabinet.

By the way, what's the baking soda?
A natural white powder, non-polluting, edible, no side effects and cheap. Only drawback: its strong salty taste is not very pleasant. For simplicity, the baking soda is a mineral composed of salt and chalk, whose formula has been developed in the eighteenth century by a French chemist, Nicolas White. He had discovered his alkaline power, ie its ability to neutralize the acidity of an environment.

It relieves stomach
His most famous asset. Thanks to its alkalinity, sodium bicarbonate acts as a buffer which reduces the acidity of the stomach. So effective against heartburn and gastric reflux, digestive problems, feelings of nausea or hangover party tomorrow. A teaspoon of soda in a glass of water gives us attack (oh yes, it's not very good ...). You can also add a pinch to cooking food that is hard to digest (garlic, cabbage ...). They will better!

Baking: an antidote against UTIs
The cystitis often originate from a urine too acid (acidity promotes inflammation by the proliferation of bacteria). Again, baking fight this acidity by rebalancing the body pH (pH = hydrogen potential, or the balance between acid and basic). Once appear the symptoms of the crisis such as burns bladder, quick, one teaspoon swallowing of diluted soda in a glass of water. To shorten the infection, you can drink the same potion 3 times a day. Prevention, especially if we made ​​too acidic meals (alcohol, coffee, sugar, excess meat etc.) baking will make them more alkaline urine.

It soothes sore throats
Inhaled, baking relieves congestion and clears the respiratory tract and soothes the throat when irritated. Recipe: boil a liter of water with 2 tablespoons of baking, pour the mixture into a bowl and a towel on the head, breathe vapors for 10 minutes. It may also be in gargle (one teaspoon in a glass of warm water) for a few minutes, 3 times per day.

It heals canker sores
By softening the mucous membranes of the mouth, it treats these small ulcerations of the cheeks, palate, gums .... is applied directly on the lesion, with a wet finger, pinch of bicarbonate, the morning upon waking and at night before of sleeping. Or there is the option mouthwash: 2 tablespoons of soda in a glass of water and rinse their mouth with this solution, the time to impregnate the palace. What to do morning, noon and night.

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