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Surprising benefits of baking soda for purposes other than baking

By Andrew Alpin, 03 Mar 2017


Among all home remedies providing health benefits, baking soda or sodium bicarbonate could well be the most cost effective as it is a common ingredient, used in every home. Your kitchen is a virtual pharmacy where ingredients such as spices and the like; all contain varying medicinal properties, beneficial for ailments and health conditions.

 Similarly baking soda can be used for a number of common ailments. Read on to find out the many health benefits of baking soda.

1Indigestion and Ulcer Pain

There are quite a number of OTC antacids that contain bicarbonate. Baking soda effectively neutralizes acid buildup, thus relieving heartburn and indigestion. It’s also a great remedy for peptic ulcers too. Just half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water every two to three hours will provide immediate relief form ulcer pain and cure your indigestion. However the limit is 7.5 teaspoonfuls for adults or 3 teaspoonfuls for those over 60.

Indigestion and Ulcer Pain

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2Natural Deodorant


Commercial deodorants are full of aluminum and parabens. Did you know baking soda can be used as a natural deodorant without fear of exposing your skin to harmful chemicals? Just make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to your underarms. If you prefer a dry approach then just brush on same dry baking soda at frequent intervals.

You can also make a homemade deodorant through this recipe for great summers.

Natural Deodorant

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