If you are just starting out in the world of homemade pastries, it is very possible that you have found a recipe in which the ingredients include cream of tartar, something that in principle is not easy to find on the shelves of our supermarkets, but which is very common in the Anglo-Saxon pastry books that are becoming more and more popular in these latitudes.
What is cream of tartar?
Cream of Tartar is the colloquial name given to the chemical compound called potassium bitartrate, a by-product obtained in the wine industry, as it is the sediment formed in the barrels after the fermentation of the grape juice. These are crystals that later become the fine, white, tasteless and odourless powder that we find in the market ready for use. It is also known as E-336 additive.
This substance can fight acidity and treat urinary tract infections. If you have damaged kidneys or a sensitive stomach, it is best to talk to your doctor before trying the benefits of cream of tartar.
1. Relieves effects of arthritis
Ted Harper shares with us a miracle recipe that helps us fight the painful symptoms of arthritis. The mixture includes orange, lemon, grapefruit, Epsom salts, water, and cream of tartar.
2. Combats urinary tract infections
Everyday Roots explains that cream of tartar works in this way because it changes the pH of our urine, making it an inhospitable place for the bacteria responsible for the infection. To forget about a urinary infection, pour a teaspoon and a half of cream of tartar in a cup of warm water. Then add a few drops of lemon or lime for a vitamin C boost. Drink the solution once or twice a day.
3. Help you to stop smoking
Tartar cream is incredibly effective in removing nicotine from the bloodstream. Without nicotine in the body, we are less likely to suffer from the anxiety that comes with stopping smoking. So, all you need to do with cream of tartar is mix some with a glass of orange juice and drink it before going to bed at night.
Because the vitamin C in orange juice works together with the potassium in the cream of tartar to flush out toxins and boost the immune system.
4. Relieves heartburn
Cream of Tartar can relieve heartburn. A mixture made of half a teaspoon of cream of tartar and half a tablespoon of baking soda dissolved in a glass of water. As soon as you feel the symptoms of heartburn, drink one teaspoon of the solution.
5. Treating acne
Cream of tartar helps to eliminate acne and heal the scars produced by it thanks to the properties that work to eliminate toxins and impurities. To treat acne, start by taking a spoonful of cream of tartar every morning, dissolved in a glass of water. After a month you may see fewer breakouts and your skin looks smoother overall.
6. Prevents gallstones from appearing
Also, you can prevent gallstones by mixing 6 lemons in a quarter-sized jar with 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt and 3 tablespoons of cream of tartar. Fill the rest of the bottle with water and put it in the refrigerator. Drink a small glass every night. Mrs Lena Brown claims through Cure Zone that this remedy is so effective that even the most gallstone-prone people can eat whatever they want.
7. Fights bacterial infections
Bacterial infections can occur anywhere in the body and usually cause minor symptoms such as swelling, inflammation and fever. If you have a bacterial infection, drink the solution from dissolving half a tablespoon of cream of tartar in half a cup of hot water. This remedy will make our body alkaline, create a hostile environment for the offending bacteria.
8. Helps lower high blood pressure
High blood pressure is often caused by a deficiency of potassium. When this happens to you ( you must obviously consult your doctor), then you can take a spoonful of cream of tartar dissolved in a glass of water.