Baking soda has been used for many reasons in the past. It has many uses today as well, from cleaning to cooking and for its medicinal value.
Ancient Egyptians used it for making paint. It was also used to write with hieroglyphics. The first factory which developed baking soda was started by two bakers from New York called John Dwight and Austin Church in 1846.
It is found as a fine powder and has an alkaline and salty taste. Chemically, it is seen as a white rigid crystalline compound and is also known as sodium bicarbonate.
How to use it to repair kidneys:
A little of sodium bicarbonate was used to make a tablet and given to a group of patients suffering from kidney diseases. Another group, suffering from the same condition of aging of kidneys, was not given the tablet. These patients were reluctant to go in for dialysis. It was soon found that the group which consumed the tablets had reduced the decay of their kidneys as compared to the other group which did not take the tablet.
The bicarbonate levels of those who suffer from kidney disease are very low. This condition is known as metabolic acidosis.
Professor Thomas .P. Kennedy has said that to prevent nephropathy, it had been suggested to used sodium bicarbonate instead of a saline solution before administering a radio contrast material.
Another Professor, Magdi Yaqob said that this was the first such study conducted and it could be very useful. He also cautions us that this should be done under close supervision and under controlled conditions.
This treatment is very good because it can eliminate the need of dialysis in kidney patients and also improve the quality of their lives.
Other uses of baking soda:
– To treat allergies from poison ivy or sumac. A paste made from baking soda and water is used for this.
– The above combination is also an effective antacid.
– To eliminate splinters.
– To protect kidneys.
– For household purposes like toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc.
Baking soda is also useful for the nutritional welfare of people. Pancreas is the organ which releases bicarbonate for the protection of kidneys and it is helpful for that as well.