Baking Soda, Baking Powder or Sodium Bicarbonate. I think the name meaning is self explanatory. It is use for baking, for leavening of bread in absence of carbon dioxide producing yeast. Sodium bicarbonate forms carbonic acid when mix with moist dough. The carbonic acid then decomposes to water and carbon dioxide. The latter is trapped thus giving the bread its characteristic texture.
Baking soda is also popular for its other uses such as cleanser, stomach antacid, deodorizer and fire extinguisher.
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From quora.com. A man suffering from epilepsy started drinking a glass of water with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. It cured his illness.
From earthclinic.com and theoriginalplan.com. One of the Ted’s Remedies comprising of 1/4 teaspoon citric acid, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and a 100-150mg magnesium supplement. It was not mentioned if the mixture should be dissolved in water or not, maybe it should.
A word of warning from livestrong.com. Overdosing may cause convulsion leading to death. Other symptoms could be vomiting, diarrhea, frequent urination, constipation, full sensation, irritability and muscle weakness.
The worst effects from wiki.
Metabolic alkalosis, edema due to sodium overload, congestive heart failure, hyperosmolar syndrome, hypervolemic hypernatremia, and hypertension due to increased sodium.
In patients consuming a high-calcium or dairy-rich diet, calcium supplements, or calcium-containing antacids such as calcium carbonate, the use of sodium bicarbonate can cause milk-alkali syndrome, which can result in metastatic calcification, kidney stones, and kidney failure.