Sodium bicarbonate or commonly known as baking soda is a solid crystalline compound with white color. It is an alkaline compound with salty flavor and we mostly use it in form of powder.
This powerful product is used centuries ago and it is still used today for many different purposes. The ancient Egyptians have used the sodium bicarbonate to pain the hieroglyphics.
The 2 chefs from New York John Dwight and Austin Church were the first to start making baking soda in their manufacturing factory.
Baking soda is very versatile product used for cooking, cleaning, as toothpaste, antiperspirant or cleanser. It also has very powerful health benefits, so it can be used for medicinal purposes.
Here are some of the medicinal properties and benefits of the baking soda.
- Help against kidney diseases and kidney failure.
- Increases the pH levels in the body.
- Helps removing splinters.
- Mixed with water it acts as antacid.
- Treats allergic reactions caused by poisonous plants like sumac or poison ivy. For this purpose you need to make a paste by mixing baking soda and some water.
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a product that is good for the overall health. The kidneys need the bicarbonate in order to be protected. The organs that produce bicarbonate in the body are the pancreas and kidneys. These organs need to function perfectly because if the production of bicarbonate decreases the acids accumulate in the body. In order to eliminate the accumulated acids the body needs a lot of water, nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
You can repair the function of the kidneys the natural way by using baking soda.
Here is how people who have higher risk of developing kidney diseases should take the baking soda:
1st Day – Put ½ a teaspoon baking soda under the tongue.
2nd Day – In 1.5 l. of water add ½ a tsp. of salt and ½ a tsp. of baking soda and mix them well. Drink the mixture for 2-3 days.
The decreased bicarbonate levels in the organism cause kidney diseases. This condition is known as metabolic acidosis.
According to Dr. Thomas P. Kennedy the rate of nephropathy can be decreased if the doctors instead of using saline infusion use sodium bicarbonate before the use of radiocontrast material on the patients.
In the U.K about 3 million people suffer from different kidney diseases. 37.800 of them will need treatment of renal substitution including dialysis and kidney transplantation. These treatments are very expensive and cost around 445.165 dollars yearly.
A research made by the The White chapel hospital in London showed that baking soda can really effectively reduce the kidney infections. The Professor of Renal Medicine, Magdi Yaqoob and leader of the group, stated that the proper use of sodium bicarbonate is a basic remedy and it can be very powerful and effective.
During the research 134 patients were included and tested. All of the subjects were in high stages of kidney diseases and metabolic acidosis. The patients took the sodium bicarbonate in form of tablet for 1 year. The results showed that after 1 year all of these patients didn’t need dialysis anymore and the kidneys function normally.
According to Yaqoob, it is very important to take the sodium bicarbonate under supervision of a doctor because only that way it can be helpful in the treatment of kidney diseases.
Since baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is still not recognized as real medication, the use of it must be under doctor`s supervision.