Use baking soda for a urinary tract infection
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), urinary tract infections are the single most common infection that people contract.
Proponents of the baking soda method for treating a UTI claim that baking soda neutralizes the acid in your urine, which allows your body to take care of the bacteria on its own.
They also claim that baking soda helps detoxify your kidneys, which stops the infection from spreading there and causing damage.
To use baking soda as a treatment for a UTI, it’s recommended that you dissolve 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of baking soda in water and drink it on an empty stomach.
Baking soda is high in alkaline, preventing harmful bacteria from multiplying.
However, be careful, as one review by the California Poison Control System found that out of 192 cases of baking soda poisoning, 4–7 percent of cases were caused by people trying to use baking soda as treatment for UTIs.