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Surprising benefits of baking soda for purposes other than baking

By Andrew Alpin, 3 March 2017

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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

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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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