Soda, Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Advertisement, Antique Paper Ephemera, Soda Medical Booklet, Bicarbonate of Soda, Old Time Medicine, Granny

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My family would extol the virtues of Arm and Hammer Baking Soda.

I never knew where they got the notion, but being just a young girl, I thought everyone used this product the way they did, never wondering why.

Well, going through my mothers cook book holder, I came across this little booklet and a little lightbulb came this is where they got all of the home remedies as well as cooking and baking with this product.

As you can see, it is pretty tattered and worn, but the print is still concise, you can still read some of the turn of the century suggestions for various ailments if you use this product.

It surprised and amused me to see the various suggestions for use, such as:

Baby Bottle
Catarrh (I had to see what this was)
Dyspepsia (chronic heartburn)
Sea Sickness

In the front page of the book is this statement

"Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and Cow Brand Baking Soda are identically the same product and are pure bicarbonate of soda, equally good for medicinal and cooking purposes. The requirements of the U.S. Pharmacopoeia are fulfilled"

But, reading this and seeing most of my family members live into their 80's and 90' have to wonder, is the old way of medicating yourself better than the toxic chemicals we are taking today to cure some of the more common ailments?

It does make me wonder if a more holistic approach is not a better method than the newer ideas of "modern day"

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