Soda crackers are a staple of a few classic home remedies. The baking soda in them helps to relieve some very specific symptoms. The fact that they are crackers makes them perfect for treating stomach ailments. They aren't hard on the digestive system and don't contain many artificial ingredients.
Heartburn makes itself known by a burning sensation in the chest and throat area. Sometimes stomach acid gets caught in the esophagus. The esophagus isn't meant to store acid and when this happens it burns. Soda crackers are an old remedy for heartburn, according to Acid Reflux A to Z. Soda crackers contain baking soda and cream of tartar, both of which ease heartburn pain. Also, the cracker is absorbent and acts as a sponge to soak up the irritating acid.
Motion sickness is caused by a disturbance of the inner ear where balance is coordinated. When your ears or eyes detect a sense of motion and send conflicting signals to the brain, you become motion sick. The result is a nausous feeling in the stomach and an urge to vomit.
There are two ways to treat motion sickness. First, try to reduce the sense of movement. Second, try to reduce the nausea. Though soda crackers have nothing to do with balance, eating a few of them does help to calm the stomach. Soda crackers with a carbonated beverage can alleviate the queasy feeling, according to Cicna.com.
Morning sickness is an ailment of pregnant women. It is caused by the drastic changing of hormones during pregnancy and there is no cure. Family Doctor.org suggests eating a few crackers, saltines or soda crackers, before getting out of bed in the morning. Granny Med says that while soda crackers work and are a classic remedy for morning sickness, many women must find stronger treatments.
Acid reflux is caused after repeated incidents of heartburn. Stomach acid has bubbled back up into the esophagus to the point that it damages the lining of the tube. Acid reflux is very painful and, while there are many remedies and medications for treating it, there is still no quick cure.
Soda crackers help relieve immediate symptoms of acid reflux. Unlike heartburn, however, acid reflux is a sign that there has been damage done to the tissue of the esophagus. It will heal only over a period of time and treatment.
- Photo Credit peanut butter on a cracker image by robert mobley from Fotolia.com