Gargling water and baking soda for sore throat

The gargle or gargles, depending on the main ingredient that accompanies the water, they are especially useful and suitable for certain problems and health problems, especially in case of sore throat. An example is found in the gargle of water and salt, which are made with warm water are suitable to relieve the discomfort that we can feel in the throat when we have a cold or aggravated.

On the other hand, another of the traditional remedies that have commonly been used in case of sore throat is the bicarbonate or sodium, and the gargle water and baking soda.

What is sodium bicarbonate?

Sodium bicarbonate or sodium bicarbonate is a white powder that can be found in a completely natural way as a mineral, or it can be manufactured artificially artificially. It consists of a crystalline solid compound which is soluble in water, with a slightly alkaline taste.

It is commonly used in the kitchen for the preparation of certain desserts, in the production of bread (when it is combined with acidic compounds as a leavening additive), or in the production of soft drinks for its ability to release carbon dioxide.

However, from a medicinal point of view, it has traditionally been used as a digestive to be anti-acid and help in case of gases, to combat gastro-esophageal reflux, to combat excess acids, as alkalizing when mixed with lemon and as depurative.

How to prepare the gargles of warm water and baking soda

To make gargarismos of water and sodium bicarbonate you only need the equivalent of a cup of water and a teaspoon of baking soda.

What do you need? Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda (coffee size)

Steps to elaborate the gargle of water and sodium bicarbonate

  1. Put in a saucepan the equivalent of a cup of water, and bring to a boil.
  2. Just before the water starts to boil, remove it from the heat and put the hot water in a glass or cup.
  3. When the water is a little warmer add the teaspoon of baking soda, and mix well.

How to make gargles of water and baking

If you have a sore throat, gargles made with warm water and baking soda are useful to relieve discomfort and relieve pain.

You just have to put some warm water and baking soda in your mouth and make gargles, trying to take this water to the throat area but avoiding swallowing, keeping the gargles for 15 to 20 seconds. Repeat until the water is finished.

Also, it is advisable to repeat several times a day.

Images | solylunafamilia / Liesl This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

How to Gargle With Baking Soda to a Relieve Sore Throat (June 2024)