Nicotine, the main compound found in cigarettes needs 48-72 hours to leave the body, which is bad news for anyone that is trying to reduce cravings. Luckily, there’s something that can help – cream of tartar. This wine production byproduct can easily pull nicotine from your body and costs just a quarter of a Nicorette pack.
What is cream of tartar?
Cream of tartar is basically potassium hydrogen tartrate, a sediment that comes from the bottom of a wine barrel and is not alcoholic. Here are its main health benefits:
- Helps you quit smoking
The best health benefit of cream of tartar is that it can pull nicotine from your body. Besides this, it will also prevent cigarette cravings which is great for people who are trying to quit smoking. It works best when mixed with orange juice, which will restore your vitamin C levels that are destroyed due to the chemicals found in cigarettes. Vitamin C will also assist cream of tartar to remove nicotine from your body. According to experts, all you need to do to quit the awful habit is to drink a medium glass of fresh orange juice with ½ a teaspoon of cream of tartar every evening before going to bed for a month.
- Relieves urinary tract infections
Cream of tartar is one of the best natural remedies against urinary tract infections. The ingredient can regulate your urine’s pH levels and create an alkaline environment that is hostile to bacteria. Add 1 ½ teaspoons of cream of tartar in a glass of warm water, then add some lemon juice and drink the mixture twice a day for best results.
- Reduces arthritic pain
100 gr. of cream of tartar contain 2 mg. of magnesium which can reduce inflammation and pain caused by inflammatory conditions. According to NaturalRemediesCenter.com, you should soak in a bath with 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar and 3 tablespoons of Epsom salts for 30-40 minutes every day. This will reduce and localize your arthritic pain better than any kind of medication or remedy.
- Reduces blood pressure
If you’re potassium deficient like many people in the world, there are great chances that your blood pressure will rise. Only 100 gr. of cream of tartar contain 16 500 mg. of potassium, which will regulate your blood pressure and resolve any problem linked to it.
- Clears acne
Cream of tartar has powerful acidic properties that can clean your skin of problems such as acne. Mix a tablespoon of cream of tartar with 8 ounces of water and orange juice in a glass and drink the mixture every day to remove the toxins and bacteria responsible for most skin disorders.
Watch the video below to learn more about cream of tartar’s incredible properties: