2. Treat ulcer and heartburn pain
If you suffer from heartburn or ulcers, you are probably no stranger to over-the-counter antacids. These work by neutralizing stomach acid, helping relieve problematic symptoms. If you look at the ingredients, you’ll notice some form of bicarbonate. Depending on the brand you buy, these tablets can cost anywhere from $4 to $8.
Sure, that means that each tablet may only be around $0.30 on average. But if you’re taking four a day, that’s $1.20 daily — or $8.40 weekly. Instead, grab a box of baking soda for $2. This all-natural remedy will last you months.
Simply combine 1/2 teaspoon baking soda with water, taking every two to three hours. It is not recommended that you take more than seven of these doses in 24 hours. Since this is only a short-term solution, you should address the root cause of your ulcer or heartburn. Make sure to alter your lifestyle to improve symptoms long-term.