Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, can be an effective treatment for digestive upset, gout and kidney stones, according to WebMD. Baking soda also has topical uses, such as relieving discomfort from burns and itching, T... More » Food Food Facts

Sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, can help prevent the formation of uric acid kidney stones and help dissolve existing uric acid stones, notes WebMD. Sodium bicarbonate tablets are available for this purpose, but they ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

If a recipe calls for baking soda, it can be replaced by two to three times as much baking powder. Potassium bicarbonate can also be used, although this ingredient typically can only be found at a pharmacy, a drug store ... More »

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, helps heartburn, according to Mayo Clinic. The dosage for adults and adolescents is 1/2 teaspoon in 1 cup of water every 2 hours. Children should take the solution only under a doctor'... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Baking soda's main active ingredient, sodium bicarbonate, is most commonly used medicinally to treat acid reflux disease, explains Healthline. Although side effects are usually rare and not life-threatening, they can inc... More »

Baking soda, otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate, has the chemical properties of not being flammable, being easily decomposed by acids, starting to decompose in water solution at approximately 20 degrees Celsius and an... More »

Baking soda has only one ingredient, sodium bicarbonate. Because sodium bicarbonate reacts chemically when combined with moisture and an acid, this baking staple serves as a leavening agent, giving baked goods their ligh... More »