Sodium bicarbonate, more commonly known as baking soda, is an affordable and highly effective health remedy. It can combat a range of ailments, from the common cold to cancer, and it is beneficial for oral and skin health.

Here are some reasons why you should have baking soda in your home pharmacy:

Health Benefits:

It can prevent kidney stones, bladder infections, and hyperkalemia.
It reduces the risk of diarrhea, metabolic acidosis, peptic ulcers, and acidity, and it's also effective in treating these conditions.
It aids in removing dental plaque and fighting colds and flu.
It possesses antibacterial properties that promote healthy skin.
It's an excellent source of sodium.
Home Remedies:

A mixture of water and baking soda revitalizes muscles after intensive exercise.
Brushing nails with baking soda removes fungus and dirt.
A soak of warm water, salt, baking soda, and peppermint essential oil relieves hand and foot itchiness, soreness, and odor.
Baking soda is a natural toothpaste and whitening agent.
Gargling with baking soda and water can eliminate bad breath.
It can also be used to relieve itchiness from poison ivy and oak, insect bites, and bee stings.
A facial scrub made with baking soda and water can remove dead skin and excess oil.
A baking soda and water mixture can dry out herpes and canker sores.
Treatment for Acid Reflux:

A mixture of half a teaspoon of baking soda with two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar can help create an alkaline environment in your body and relieve acid reflux.
For symptoms of GERD and heartburn, mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with 16 oz. of water and consume the solution.
Other Home Remedies:

According to Dr. Mark Sircus, author of "Sodium Bicarbonate", a mixture of baking soda and molasses can prevent regular fungal infections and protect against cancer and diabetes.
A shower with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of baking soda in warm water can stop itching and kill Candida yeast.
Clotting can be loosened by using a baking soda mixture with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
Urinary tract infections can be treated with an 8 oz. water mixed with half a teaspoon of baking soda, consumed twice a day.
Oral fungi can be eliminated by gargling with baking soda and water.