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Baking Soda is Good Medicine

Baking Soda is Good Medicine

Baking soda is an essential part of any home remedy kit. It can be used to ease heartburn, as a salve for insect bites, a soak for itchy skin and even to help cure urinary tract infections.

This baking soda remedy for heartburn is used by my dad, who has suffered with uncomfortable indigestion for years. Until he discovered this remedy, he took either prescription medicine or daily doses of over-the-counter stuff. Now, he needs to treat his heartburn only once or twice a week.

Heartburn Remedy

Dissolve a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar into 1 tablespoon of warm water. Add a 1/2 cup of cold water. Then add a 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1 tablespoon vinegar and a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Stir the mixture, then drink the whole thing quickly, while it’s fizzing.

Insect Bites & Itchy Skin Remedy

For insect bites, make a paste out of baking soda and water, and apply as a salve onto affected skin. To ease the itchies, shake some baking soda into your hand and rub it into damp skin after bath or shower.

Remedy for Urinary Tract Infection

Cranberry juice is a great natural treatment for urinary tract infection, but if you buy it in the grocery store, it can be loaded with sugar. Here’s an alternative, less sugary treatment for urinary tract infection using baking soda. At first symptoms, mix a 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda into an 8-ounce glass of water. Drink the remedy once per day.

Note: If you have high blood pressure, do NOT ingest baking soda remedies before consulting your health care practitioner. For any health issue of concern, discuss with your doctor.

Want to find out more simple and great ways to use baking soda? Click here for Annie B. Bond’s top 10 uses of baking soda in the home.

Read more: Health, Natural Remedies

By Lynn Behrendt, contributing writer for Green Living at Care2.com

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Lynn Behrendt is a writer, poet and sculptor of steel. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband and two sons.

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9:51AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

I'm using baking soda.

12:55AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Thanks for sharing

10:40AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

tks

10:37AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Thank You

10:29AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Thank you

6:00AM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Thank you.

1:04PM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Thanks.

7:37AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Great, all purpose product. Thanks for the reminder.

1:55AM PST on Dec 27, 2012

Thanks

5:28AM PST on Dec 26, 2012

Thanks for the tips.

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Shatner is still one cool dude.

thanks for sharing...will try vinegar when I clean pots and pans

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