Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is a simple remedy (and commonly found in over-the-counter antacids) that appears to help by changing the acid/alkali balance of the body. When just about anything goes wrong with the body, there is a tendency for the system to become temporarily over-acidic. Sending a small amount of alkali through the system in the form of bicarbonate of soda may help to re-balance the system.
How Much Of Baking Soda Needed For Detoxification?
Healthy people can take a half-teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water for occasional irritability, pre-menstrual syndrome or a hangover, or when coming down with a cold, and will usually find some relief.
Cautions About Baking Soda Detoxification
However, It is not risk free. Avoid using too much and too often. Do not use this remedy if you have a very full stomach or if you have kidney or lung problems. Since it is a source of sodium (salt), this remedy should also be avoided by those with high blood pressure or congestive heart failure.