Cigarettes contain nicotine, which is a highly addictive substance. It is extremely toxic and can cause many diseases to develop in your body. Almost 30% of American adults smoke, despite knowing the basic knowledge of its health implications. Considering the addictive qualities of nicotine, people find it tough to quit and if they do try, they experience withdrawal symptoms such as; ‘depressed mood, anxiety, irritability, and craving’.
Nicotine is the drug found in tobacco which vaporizes into smoke when tobacco leaves are burnt. In its pure form it is a rapid acting, extremely toxic drug, that has often been used as an agricultural insecticide. Indeed, there have been reports of gardeners who have died from handling nicotine, and their death from respiratory failure occurred within a few minutes. An average smoker gets about 200 hits of nicotine a day, and over 70,000 hits per year. Ten puffs per cigarette, times 20 cigarettes a day gives you about 200 hits of nicotine a day. That’s partly why smoking is so addictive. Your brain constantly waits for the next nicotine hit.
The compound, which is a byproduct of the wine making process, pulls nicotine right from your body.
Cream of tartar is a powder chemists technically know as potassium hydrogen tartrate. It is sediment that comes from the bottom of a wine barrel.
The more important thing to know is the health benefits it provides, so here is the list of Cream of Tartar benefits:
Helps quit smoking
In addition to pulling nicotine right from your body, some say cream of tartar actually makes you dislike the taste of cigarettes altogether. For people trying to quit smoking, cream of tartar typically works when mixed with orange juice – specifically the not from concentrate kind.
The orange juice restores the body’s vitamin C levels, which take a hit due to the chemicals in cigarettes. Vitamin C in turn further helps your body flush nicotine.
Reduce blood pressure
If you’ve got lower than normal potassium levels – which many people do – that increases your likelihood of developing high blood pressure problems. Luckily, cream of tartar can take care of that too!
100 grams of it contains a whopping 16,500 milligrams of potassium.
Cream of tartar’s acidic properties make it a great acne-fighting, cleaning agent for your skin. You don’t apply the cream directly to your face, though.
Rather, you create a drink with 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar and 8 ounces of water or orange juice.
Drink this daily and, with time, the mixture will remove the toxins and bacteria responsible for acne from your system.
Relieve Urinary Tract Infection
Cream of Tartar has the power to elevate the pH levels in the urine and thus relieve the urinary tract infections. By raising the levels it makes a hostile environment for the bacteria, and with that the infection is eliminated.
Mix 1 cup of warm water with one and a half teaspoons of cream of tartar. After also put a couple of drops of lemon juice. Consume this drink every day once or twice.