Cream of tartar is a white, odorless powder. When grape juice is fermented inside barrels to become wine, a sediment gets left behind. This substance is purified and made into a white powder known as cream of tartar. Therefore, it is an acidic byproduct of wine.
The chemical names are potassium acid tartrate, potassium hydrogen tartrate, and potassium bitartrate. Cream of tartar is rich in potassium, 495 mg per teaspoon, and it has a laxative effect.
Cream of tartar is known for its baking uses (stabilizes eggs and creams, and adds volume and thickness to the final product). However, it has many other uses too.
Cream of Tartar Benefits
Pulls Nicotine Out Of the Body
Cream of tartar helps in quitting smoking. It does so by sending the nicotine packing via your sweat glands and elimination tracts. This powerful addiction can be your past with this powerful remedy.
Mix a teaspoon of cream of tartar into a glass of orange juice once a day. The orange juice helps the body fight the withdrawal and restores the body’s vitamin C levels, while the cream of tartar starts the nicotine detoxification process.
Here you can read more about this use of cream of tartar.
Reduces Urinary Tract Infection
Cream of tartar is able to reduce urinary tract infections by restoring the body’s pH level. Moreover, it kills internal bacteria.
Mix a couple of teaspoons into a half-cup of warm water and drink, one to two times a day. You can also add a splash of lime juice, as your body will also need the vitamin C to repulse the infection.
The painful feeling of heartburn can be a result of stress or spicy food. Fortunately, cream of tartar can be used as an immediate solution for this unpleasant experience.
Mix a half teaspoon of cream of tartar with a half teaspoon of baking soda, and blend into in a warm or lukewarm cup of water. Relief should occur within minutes of drinking the solution.
Cream of tartar can treat and eliminate your skin problems, such as acne. However, it should not be applied topically. Cream of tartar cleans the body of toxins and reduces the buildup of excess oil.
Prepare a drink by mixing 1tsp cream of tartar and 8 oz water. Drink this remedy once a day.
Reduces Blood Pressure
Because of the high level of potassium, cream of tartar has the ability to lower the blood pressure. When having a high blood pressure you need to reduce your sodium intake and increase your potassium intake.
Mix 1 tsp cream of tartar and a glass of water. Drink nightly.
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