Sodium bicarbonate is baking soda and is an obsolete term for sodium hydrogen carbonate. Sodium bicarbonate, the chemical formula is NaHCO3 which differed from the sodium carbonate or washing soda with chemical formula Na2CO3. Sodium bicarbonate has pH of 8.2 and is the weak base compared with sodium carbonate or washing soda with a pH of 11.6 that is much stronger base.
The widespread use of sodium bicarbonate in the past has been for the washing, cleaning and neutralizing excess stomach acid or heartburn and has been prescribed by doctors. Today again we re-estimate the value and versatility of the use of sodium bicarbonate or baking soda in all areas of life. Baking soda does not pollute the environment not the body.
Baking soda is also used for medicinal purposes, directly for alkalization of the organism indirectly for support in serious diseases, as viruses and fungi easily multiply in the acidic environment and cause a variety of health problems, of which the most common one might even say over-stretched a pandemic, Candida that causes people a variety of health problems.