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Baking Soda Inhalation for COVID-19.

According to an article in the Journal of Clinical Intensive Care and Medicine, there was a significant improvement in patients with ARDS (Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome) who inhaled sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda.

Below, a popular Earth Clinic contributor from India, P. Ragavan, details three simple ways you can inhale baking soda to treat coronavirus symptoms.

If you have tried this alternative therapy, please let us know your feedback about this remedy!

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Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 07/21/2020
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Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. An average human body is composed of about 30 trillions of cells. They provide structure for the body, take in nutrients from food, convert those nutrients into energy, and carry out specialized functions. There are about 200 types of cells in our body and they are: stem cells, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, nerve cells, muscle cells, bone cells, skin cells, fat cells, etc.

There is an article available in the net titled “Case reports of observed significant improvement in patients with ARDS due to COVID-19 and maximum ventilator support after inhalation of sodium bicarbonate”.

The goal of case study was to prevent COVID-19 coronavirus from entering target cells by raising the airway pH using sodium bicarbonate (4.2 % concentration) inhalation. The article discusses about the treatment given to four patients on mechanical ventilation due to COVID-19 pneumonia. This treatment was given at Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, PA, USA. The four patients were cured in 2 to 5 days by sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) inhalation.

Based on the above treatment, I am suggesting a simple plan for baking soda inhalation.

This plan is for COVID-19 cases with mild to moderate severity. Coronavirus thrives in an acidic environment. But it cannot survive if the pH value is 8.0 or more. The above principle is used in the treatment.

Steam Inhalation

First, boil 100 ml of distilled water in a kettle and dissolve 4.4 grams (0.88 teaspoons) of baking soda to it. This solution will have a pH value of about 8.4.

Attach a hose to the kettle. Breath vapour through the mouth and breath out through the nose. This has to be done for about 4 minutes. One has to do for 3 times in a day.

Nebulizing Baking Soda

If a person has a nebulizer, it can be done very easily. Nebulizer turns liquid medicine into a mist. First mix 100 ml of distilled water and 4.4 grams of baking soda by moderate heating. Then cool the liquid to room temperature. Transfer 10 ml of this liquid to nebulizer. Then turn on the nebulizer and inhale the mist.

This has to be done for 3 times in a day.

This treatment is similar to spraying baking soda solution at pH 8.4 to all cells in the air pathway of the breathing system.

Additional Remedies

It is advisable to take 3 aspirin tablets per day (one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the night) since aspirin has antiviral properties and inhibit blood clotting. One can expect cure in 2 to 3 days.

I hope the information provided here will be useful.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Replied by Jeanne R.

Hello P. Raghavan,

Thank you for sharing this remedy to cure covid-19. It sounds very interesting. I wonder if this method would help someone who has asthma, like myself. Or someone with an interstitial lung disease, called bronchiectasis, which my son-in-law has. He already uses a nebulizer regularly to introduce glutathione into his lungs. There is "no cure" for bronchiectasis, but we are always on the lookout for new possibilities, and baking soda is legendary for its many benefits.

Please pass on any other relevant ideas that come to mind.

Best regards, Jeanne

(Virudhunagar, Tn, India)


Baking soda inhalation will try to kill all bad microorganisms in the lung. First, you have to test baking soda inhalation by steam for a short duration to see whether you are allergic to baking soda inhalation. If you are not allergic, then increase the time of inhalation slowly.

For your asthma problem, I want to make simple suggestion.

There is an article available in Earth Clinic under Effective Natural Remedies for Asthma (Supplements) by Braulio Oliveira. They cured their son's asthma problem by following three steps:

1) Take Vitamin K2 to solve Vitamin K2 deficiency.

2) Take Vitamin D3 since Vitamin K2 works with Vitamin D3 for calcium metabolism.

3) Take Zinc to kill bad microorganisms in the body.

I am suggesting the following modified three steps to cure asthma:


The following three articles are available in the net:

1) “Menaquione (Vitamin K2) therapy for bronchial asthma. II Clinical effect of menaquinone on brochial Asthma”.

2) Engineering Lactococcus Lactis for increased Vitamin K2 production.

3) Long-chain Vitamin K2 production in Lactococcus Lactis is ....

First article says that Vitamin K2 therapy can be used to treat bronchial asthma. Second and third articles say that the probiotic bacteria Lactococcus Lactis can synthesize Vitamin K2 in the digestive system from the food we consume. Probiotic bacteria Lactococcus Lactis will increase Vitamin K2 production in the digestive system. Asthma is linked to calcium metabolism. Vitamin D3 absorbs calcium in the intestine to the blood. Vitamin K2 takes calcium from the blood to the right place: bones and teeth. If the Vitamin K2 production in the digestive system is very low, calcium will deposit in the wrong places like arteries, skin, lung, kidney, etc. causing medical problems. I searched the net to find the brands of multi strain probiotic capsules or tablets containing the above probiotic strain. They are listed below for your convenience:

CaptainBiotics Probiotic - 19 probiotic strains.

INNATE Vitality women's Probiotic - 17 probiotic strains.

InnovixLabs Multi strain Probiotic - 31 probiotic strains.

NewRhythm Probiotic - 20 probiotic strains.

Wholesome RAW Probiotics 100 Billion CFU 34 probiotic strains.

Terranics Probiotic - 19 probiotic strains.

A person with asthma has to consume one capsule / tablet per day from the above list.


That person has to take Vitamin D3 supplements to solve calcium metabolism problem since Vitamin K2 works with Vitamin D3 for calcium metabolism.


If the person is taking baking soda inhalation, there is no need to take Zinc. Otherwise zinc supplements need to be taken.

I believe the above suggested treatment may work like a miracle cure for asthma. I had cardiovascular disease due to calcium blockage in my arteries. I took probiotics containing probiotic strain Lactococcus Lactis. It worked like a miracle cure for me. My calcium blockage in the arteries are reduced drastically. I never expected this kind of improvements.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Gail P.
(U.S. (Massachusetts))


I have breathing problems for various reasons, including asthma.

I have had life-changing success by following a protocol that Robert Cathcart, MD, outlined involving taking vitamin C to 'bowel tolerance.'

When I do that protocol each day, my lungs feel perfectly healthy and normal (every symptom I have clears up when I hit the right amount).

pdf address:

pdf title: The Method of Determining Proper Doses of Vitamin C for the Treatment of Disease by Titrating to Bowel Tolerance
pdf author: Robert F. Cathcart, III, M.D.

All the Best to you.

Replied by KX.Bill
(Mt.Vernon, WA)

Sodium Bicarbonate via nebulizer delivery caught my attention. I suffered a "light" stroke a few years back and recently I became aware that this would be a good way to increase O2 flow to the brain, in case of stroke, until the's arrive. Understand the first two or three hours are critical for proper restoration of blood flow for an ischemic stroke; therefore a few minutes head start at home should be helpful. I read a book by Dr. Mark Sircus titled Sodium Bicarbonate; Nature's Unique First Aid Remedy. He also authored a book on Transdermal Magnesium Therapy. Both very informative reads.

Replied by Bob
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As an ICU specialist. I am reading this in utter disbelief at the recommendation for homemade treatments using this method! The treatment of ARDS is done so in a controlled environment, where if something goes dramatically wrong, the equipment & personnel are there to manage it. Nebulised bicarb outside of that environment is dangerous to say the least! It's no better than the advice to use bleach internally to alter the blood pH.

One case study as the article referred to doesn't set a precedent. Please DO NOT follow this advice.

If you do; then I'll see you soon.


Take Ivermectin 2ug per kilogram body weight, doxycycline 100mg and zinc 50mg instead for 7 days. Simple