According to experts, the body needs at least 2-3 days in order to flush out all the nicotine from cigarettes out of the lungs. Nicotine can stay in your body for a long time even if you quit smoking, but there is one ingredient that can accelerate the process and get it all out. Cream of tartar is a wine byproduct that is pretty cheap and offers a variety of health benefits.

The powder (potassium hydrogen tartrate) is actually a sediment found at the bottom of a wine barrel. Here are some of the health benefits of cream of tartar:

Helps you stop smoking

Besides eliminating nicotine from the body, cream of tartar will make cigarettes taste awful. If you want to quit smoking, it’s best to start consuming the powder with a bit of orange juice. This combination will remove the nicotine from your body while supplying it with a healthy amount of vitamin C. Experts recommend adding ½ a teaspoon of the powder in a glass of fresh orange juice and drink the beverage every morning.

Reduces arthritic pain

100 gr. of cream of tartar contain 2 mg. of magnesium, a mineral that can lower inflammation and treat joint pain. Add a few tablespoons of the powder and 2-3 tablespoons of Epsom salt in your bath, then soak in it for 15-20 minutes to raise your magnesium levels and stop the pain in your joints.

Relieves urinary tract infections

According to one study, cream of tartar is highly effective against urinary tract infections. It will change your urine’s pH levels and destroy the bacteria in your bladder that have caused the infection in the first place.

Eliminates acne

Thanks to its acidic properties, cream of tartar can clean your skin properly and eliminate acne. Mix 8 oz. of water and orange juice with a teaspoon of the powder and drink it every day to keep your skin clean.

Reduces high blood pressure

If you’re suffering from potassium deficiency, you might be at a higher risk of high blood pressure. Luckily, cream of tartar is here to help. The powder contains up to 16 500 mg. of potassium per 100 gr., which can help you put your blood pressure under control. Just drink a glass of water with a teaspoon of the powder every night before going to bed and you’ll be able to relieve your blood pressure.

Here’s a video which explains more about the amazing properties of cream of tartar:

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