Giving up smoking is one of the most difficult things you will probably do in your entire life. During the time that you are quitting, you are fighting a physical addiction to nicotine and it is going to fight back. It takes anywhere from 48 to 72 hours for the nicotine to leave your system but there is a way to flush it out of your system much more quickly.
Cream of tartar is a byproduct of winemaking and it can help in the most unusual and unexpected way. If you’re trying to give up smoking, it can help to eliminate the nicotine from your system and it does so in a very quick manner. When you also consider the fact that it is affordable and provides other benefits as well, it is well worth considering. Most chemists will use cream of tartar in a powdered form and at that point, it is known as potassium hydrogen tartrate.
If you were to examine the bottom of a wine barrel and look at the sediments (you can sometime also see it in the bottom of a wine bottle), it is the same thing. Consider the following 5 amazing benefits of cream of tartar:
1. Quitting smoking
This substance can flush nicotine from the body but it can also help you to hate cigarette taste. Mix it with orange juice and you will see exactly what I mean.
The vitamin C content in orange juice also helps remove nicotine from the body and to restore lost vitamins. Mix a medium glass of OJ with half teaspoon of cream of tartar and drink it every night for a month.
2. Blood pressure
When you have low potassium, you are at an increased risk for high blood pressure. Cream of tartar can help in this regard, because 100 g of cream of tartar has 16,500 mg of potassium.
If potassium deficiency is causing your high blood pressure, add a teaspoon of cream of tartar to a glass of water and drink it every night prior to bedtime.
3. Urinary tract infections
Cream of tartar changes the pH levels in your urine and can eliminate a urinary tract infection. It makes it a hostile environment for bacteria that lead to the infection. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of cream of tartar to warm water and a few drops of lemon juice. Drink it a few times every day.
If you suffer from arthritis, the magnesium in cream of tartar can help reduce inflammation. And 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar and 3 tablespoons of Epson salt to your bath. Soak in it for up to 40 minutes three or four times per week. If the pain is localized, soak only the affected area with half the quantities described above.
The acidic properties found in cream of tartar make a perfect for cleaning the skin and fighting acne.
Do not apply it directly but rather, drink a teaspoon in a glass of 8 ounces of water with orange juice on a daily basis. It detoxifies the system and destroys bacteria leading to acne.
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