Normally, it takes 3 days for nicotine to stay in a human’s body. This is not a good news for a smoker who likes to quit, as the cravings for a new cigarette appear only several hours after their last one.

Cream of Tartar is a byproduct of the production of wine which helps flush out nicotine quickly from your body. Not only that is effective, but it’s also cheap. One weak treatment with Cream of Tartar will cost you quarter of the price of Nicorette pack.

Cream of Tartar is beneficial for everyone, even for non-smokers. Below, we explain more about it and the many health benefits it offers.

It is also called potassium bitartrate, and it is the sediment that’s left at the bottom of wine barrels during the production of wine. Still, it’s not alcoholic. The more important thing to know is the health benefits it provides, so here is the list of Cream of Tartar benefits:

1. HELPS QUIT SMOKING

Besides helping to flush the nicotine out of your system more quickly, some say it also makes you dislike the cigarette taste. For this purpose, it works best combined with fresh orange juice. The vitamin C content in orange juice restore the normal levels of this vitamin in your body, and helps your system eliminate nicotine more quickly.

To quit smoking, mix ½ a teaspoon of Cream of Tartar with a medium-sized glass of orange juice, and drink every night for a month.

2. REDUCES ARTHRITIS PAIN

Magnesium modulates cellular events involved in the process of inflammation, and 100 gr of Cream of Tartar contain two milligrams of this mineral. This means that Cream of Tartar is beneficial for arthritis patients.

To reduce your arthritis pain, soak in a bath with three tablespoons of Epsom salt, and two tablespoons of Cream of Tartar for about half an hour, once or twice a day. If you feel your arthritis pain at a specific part of your body, soak that part in a bucket filled with water and half the amount of Epsom salt and Cream of Tartar needed for the bath.

3. RELIEVES URINARY TRACT INFECTION

Cream of Tartar is said to change the pH levels of the urine, thus relieving urinary tract infections. It creates an environment that destroys the bacteria that causes your infection. For this purpose, add 1 ½ teaspoons of Cream of Tartar in a cup of warm water. Mix, and add several drops of lemon juice. Consume once or twice a day.

4. CLEARS ACNE

Thanks to its acidic properties, Cream of Tartar is an excellent cleaning, acne-fighting agent for your skin. However, you don’t apply the cream topically, but you prepare a mixture of a teaspoon of Cream of Tartar and eight ounces of orange juice or water, and consume it orally, once a day. With time, this drink will eliminate the acne-causing bacteria and toxins from your body.

5. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE

If the potassium levels in your body are lower than normal, you are likely to develop hypertension, or high blood pressure. But, Cream of Tartar can help in this condition as well.

100 gr. of Cream of Tartar include incredible 16,500 mg. of potassium. If your doctor confirms the reason for your hypertension is lack of potassium, drink a mixture of a glass of water and a teaspoon of Cream of Tartar every night.