Benefits Of Baking soda
Baking soda is chemically known as sodium bicarbonate and has been a common kitchen item all over the world. It tastes alkaline and as the name implies, the most common use of baking soda is for baking food. But this white crystalline powder can be used in numerous ways. It is an excellent thing for cleaning, deodorizing buffering, and fire extinguishing. The price of baking soda is so low that it can be afforded by all. The product is eco-friendly, so can be used without causing any damage to the surrounding environment. The benefits of baking soda are numerous and are as follows:
1.Helps to treat digestive disorders.
Intake of oily fatty foods causes problems of acidity. Baking soda has the ability to neutralize excessive hydrochloric acid that is secreted in the stomach during acidity and other digestive disorders. Therefore it is used for the treatment of heart burn, sour stomach, and acid indigestion.
2.Aids in the treatment of skin problems.
Problems like chicken pox, eczema, and poison ivy, cause irritation in the skin. A warm bath with water in which baking soda is dissolved helps to soothe the skin. For people suffering with problems of acne baking soda can help as an exfoliating agent. The prime cause of acne is the deposition of oil and dirt on the upper layers of the skin, which clogs the pores. Gentle scrubbing of skin with baking soda helps to remove dirt and dead cells on the skin, thus preventing the formation of acne.
3.Takes care of the teeth.
Baking soda removes the layer of dirt deposited on the teeth and whitens the. In addition to this baking soda is useful for routine oral care. A homemade rinse containing baking soda, salt, and water is recommended for dental hygiene pre and post cancer treatments. This helps to reduce any complications like mouth sores and infections.
4.Used for tenderizing meat.
Baking soda is used to tenderize meat. It is rubbed on meat and then kept for several hours before being cooked.
5.Used as a fire extinguisher.
When baking soda is heated, it releases carbon dioxide which is a fire suppressant. Therefore it is used as a fire extinguisher for extinguishing small kitchen fires.
6.Used as a deodorant in the kitchens.
Baking soda can be used to remove odors from containers, lunch boxes and even refrigerator.
So next time when you wish to clean and disinfect anything like your hands, utensils, sinks, pots sue baking soda, as it has the ability to absorb odors and help to keep things clean.
July 6, 2010 1:14 pm
As mentioned above baking soda is “used as a fire extinguisher for extinguishing small kitchen fires.” It is also wise to have a kitchen sized fire extinguisher available as will.