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Re: Another OT


Judy L Browning wrote:
> 
> Acts as a buffer, bringing the pH to a more neutral state.> ---
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
A curious question here. Baking soda will certainly raise the
pH, but from what? NaCl in water should have the same ph as
the original water, being the salt of a strong acid and
strong base.
-jrf
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
-- Original Message -----
> From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 2:12 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT
> 
> > Ya' got me, Theresa.  That's the formula the doctor gave me and I
> > didn't question it at the time - didn't know enough to do that - and,
> > since it works, have been using it.  I've tried straight salt water
> > and find it is harsher, so maybe the soda has some soothing action or
> > something.  Anybody who knows about chemistry have a clue?
> >
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland

> > ----------
> > > From: Theresa <tchessie@comcast.net>
> > >
> > > What is the baking soda for?
> > >
> > > Theresa
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > Oddly enough, Bonnie, that's a variation on what I do every day:-)
> > > Use 1 tsp. salt + 1 tsp. baking soda to a cup of warm water -
> > doctor
> > > had me do this about 30 years ago when I had a sinus infection.
> > > Since I started doing this (do it first thing in the morning when I
> > > wake up - at sink; not shower); have not had an infection; used to
> > > have them all the time.  Takes a bit of getting used to, but once
> > you
> > > do acclimatize yourself to it; it works a treat.

-- 
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]

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