Bicarbonate of soda, baking soda, (Natron)
" How do I use thee?
I can`t count the ways…
You scrub my tub, pre-soak my clothes
Freshen my fridge, won`t scratch stoves;
Eat odors in sneakers and diaper pails
Soothe bites and burns to stop kids` wails.
All this without harming our earth,
You give far more than my money`s worth."
- Jane Fraser, Picton, Canada
The best waffles are made with baking soda, flour, sugar and sour cream.
My mother's recipe.
2 cups of thick sour cream
1/2 cup of sugar
A pinch of vanilla
A hint ( in Norwegian a knife's point) of salt
2 -3 table spoons of melted butter
Flour or spelt to make the batter thick enough, I'd say 3 or 4 cups
1 tea spoon of baking soda.
Let the batter rest for 30 minutes so that the baking soda may work.
If the batter is too thick add some lukewarm water, not milk.
The first thing my Mom did when recovering after her first brain stroke was making me waffles. She knew, it's the one thing I can't resist.
My Mom taught me to use baking soda (Natron) to get whiter teeth.
Just yesterday I found the same advice on the Internet.
Too much stomach acid is neutralized by baking soda.
It helps faster, more efficient and has little side effects .
The expensive ones Gunnar were prescribed were not half as good, and had severe side effects.
My Mom in her last weeks on earth would over and over again ask for Natron for her gastritis. They gave her pills with none effect whatsoever. I bought a package of baking soda. The pains vanished.
My Mom had used baking soda for years and years. Our doctor says the salt in bicarbonate may bind water in the body. My Mom never had a problem with that.
ME patients often have a slow digestion. Baking soda helps.
Why is it not more often recommended by doctors? My suggestion is, it is probably too cheap for the pharmacy giants.
Just now, when trying to find a good answer to Laureen, I found this Wikipedia article. Many pros and a few cons.