Baking soda is a versatile product. It can be put to countless household uses. However, not many of us are aware of the medicinal uses of baking soda. In 1924, a study published by Dr. Volney S Cheny claimed that baking soda helps in reducing risk of contracting cold and flu and when taken by people who have already contracted the respiratory infection helps in reducing the severity of the illness. Studies suggest that a person becomes vulnerable to cold and flu when the bicarbonate content of the blood plasma declines or the alkaline balance of the body is disturbed. Therefore, alkalinizing the body with baking soda can help in providing fast relief from cold and flu.
Here Are Some Simple Ways Of Using Baking Soda To Combat Cold And Flu
Baking Soda Solution Treatment
Following the clinical trial carried out by Dr. Cheny, a three step treatment with baking soda solution was recommended by the Arm & Hammer Company for fast relief from cold and flu.
How To Make Baking Soda Solution
To prepare the baking soda solution, you will need half a teaspoon of baking soda and a glass of cool water. Dissolve the baking soda in the water and your baking soda solution is ready for use.
How To Use
On the first day of the treatment, drink a glass of baking soda solution six times. There should be at least a two-hour interval between two doses. On the second day, drink a glass of baking soda solution four times. On the third day, drink a glass of baking soda solution once in the morning and once in the evening. From the fourth day, drink a glass of baking soda solution once every morning until you get complete relief from cold and flu.
Baking Soda Lemon Juice And Honey
To further boost the healing property of the baking soda solution, combine it with lemon juice and honey. Lemon juice is an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps in strengthening the immune system that helps in reducing the severity of the cold and flu. Honey is a natural expectorant. It soothes the sore throat and provides relief from cough. Furthermore, the antiseptic property of honey helps in killing the germs that are responsible for the respiratory infection.
How To Make
To prepare this cold and flu relief mixture you will need half a tablespoon of baking soda, two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, 1 ½ tablespoon of honey and a cup of warm water. Dissolve the baking soda in water. Add lemon juice and honey to the baking soda solution and mix well. Drink the mixture once or twice a day.