Cream of tartar, also known as potassium hydrogen tartrate or potassium bitartrate,is secondary product of wine fermentation and can be found as a white cristal residue on the wine barrels.
Has many uses like culinary, medicinal, household uses, but here we’ll talk about its qualities as a home remedy and cooking product in some cases.
This is an acidic salt, mostly used in baking process because mixed with baking soda gives the baking powder and in this case cream of tartar acts like leavener which explains its use in preparing cakes, cookies and muffins. It’s also used as stabilizer in recipes that requires whipped egg whites,like in preparing souffle and meringues and all of that thanks to its acidic nature that prevents sugar from crystallizing and helps increase the volume of egg foam.
Besides its role in the kitchen, cream of tartar has also many healthy benefits and as most important is the fact that HELPS YOU TO QUIT SMOKING AND CLEANS YOUR LUNGS FROM NICOTINE!
After you quit smoking, nicotine takes 2-3 days to leave your body but it takes months for your body to return in normal condition physically and mentally. Like other drugs, nicotine creates addiction too and if you stop bringing in into your system, withdrawal symptoms will occur like: anxiety, depression, insomnia, cough, dizziness, tiredness, memory problems,slow thinking etc.
Cream of tartar mixed with orange juice can help you get through this situation!
People claims that cream of tartar is changing the taste of cigarettes and that’s why can help to all of you that are trying to quit smoking and after helps to clean your body system without having above-mentioned withdrawal symptoms.
How is this happening?
It’s commonly known that nicotine destroys vitamin C in your body. Now, only ½ cup of fresh orange juice provides you the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, while one tea spoon of cream of tartar contains even 495mg of potassium and our daily requirements for this mineral are 4000mg.
Potassium and vitamin C are great combination for elimination of toxins from your body as well as for strengthen your immune system. All you have to do is to MIX 1 TEASPOON OF CREAM OF TARTAR WITH 1 CUP OF FRESH ORANGE JUICE and drink this every night before going to bed. Your metabolism is slower during sleep and this will help mixture to detox your body more efficiently. The treatment usually takes few weeks depending on how heavy smoker you were or if you are in stage of quitting cigarettes, until your desire for smoking is gone!
Drinking this mixture will also help you to clean your skin, especially those who have problem with acne, after this period will notice big changes on their skin thanks to its ability to eliminate all bacteria responsible for acne. Another benefit from cream of tartar and orange juice is successful treatment of urinary infections and high blood pressure! For the second you should consult your doctor if the potassium deficiency is the right reason for your high blood pressure because only in that case cream of tartar will help you. If that is the reason, you can mix one teaspoon of the cream with one cup of water, it’s not necessary to be an orange juice, and drink it every night until you start to feel better.
On the list of issues that can be treated with this mixture are also conditions like cystitis and chronic constipation.
We’ll add only that helps to relieve arthritis pain but for this purpose you should mix 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar with 3 tablespoons of Epsom salt to make a bath where you should soak your painful joints for 30 minutes a day.
As you can see, cream of tartar is a real natural medicine but like with all other medicines try not to exaggerate with its consumption especially if you suffer from diabetes or kidney problems. There is no prove for its toxicity but large amounts of cream of tartar may cause diarrhea and nausea and of course can increase potassium levels in your body that sometimes may be a serious problem.