Nicotine, a substance found in cigarettes, normally remain in the human body for about three days after smoking. It can cause harm to the body during that period, which is bad news for smokers who are trying to cut down to one stick a day.
According to a new study, smoking one stick a day still has the potential to kill the smoker. However, smokers can flush out nicotine from their system using a byproduct of wine production called the Cream of Tartar is a byproduct.
Apart from smokers, cream of tartar is equally beneficial for everyone, including non-smokers.
Cream of Tartar and its health benefits
Cream of tartar is in powdery form, it is also known chemically as potassium hydrogen tartrate. It’s the residue derived from the bottom of a wine barrel but does not contain alcohol, unlike the wine.
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Some amazing benefits of cream of tartar includes:
Reduces arthritis pain
About 100g of Cream of Tartar contains about 2 mg of magnesium. The mineral magnesium helps to control cellular activities involved in the process of inflammation. This makes cream of tartar useful for arthritis patients.
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To ease arthritis pain, add three tablespoons of Epsom salt and two tablespoons of Cream of Tartar into a bath and soak in it for about half an hour, once or twice a day. You can soak specific part of your body if you feel your arthritis pain at such spot using a bucket filled with water and half the amount of Epsom salt and Cream of Tartar needed for the bath.
Helps treat Urinary tract infection
Cream of Tartar changes the pH levels of the urine, hence relieving urinary tract infections, UTIs. It helps to create a harsh environment that destroys the bacteria causing the infection. To use Cream of Tartar in treating UTIs, add 1 ½ teaspoons of the compound in a cup of warm water and add several drops of lemon juice. Drink once or twice a day until symptoms disappear.
Reduces blood pressure
Low levels of potassium increases a person’s risk of having high blood pressure. Luckily, cream of tartar 100 grams of cream of tartar contains a whopping 16,500 milligrams of potassium. So taking Cream of Tartar can help control hypertension. You can achieve this by mixing 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar in a glass of water and drinking it every night before bed.
Helps you to quit smoking
Cream of tartar will help remove nicotine from your body and also make you loathe the taste of cigarettes. People trying to quit tobacco should mix cream of tartar with orange juice and consume daily.
Clears out acne
“The acidic properties of Cream of tartar makes it potent for fighting acne”, says Theodora Penny packer a writer for Leaf.tv. You don’t apply the cream directly to your face, instead you create a drink with 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar and 8 ounces of water or orange juice. Take this mixture every day to help get rid of toxins and bacteria from your body. Ensure you drink this mixture every day until it gradually flushes out all the toxins and bacteria.
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