Mustard Poultice

Mustard Poultice
Preparation time: 5 Min Cooking time: 0 Easy - for beginners Serves: 1


A mustard poultice is a time-honored therapy: it treat congestion, coughs, bronchitis or pneumonia. A mustard plaster offers immediate relief to discomfort in the chest and actually helps to treat infectious conditions - a much needed therapy.


  • 4 Table Spoons of Flour
  • 2 Table Spoons of Mustard powder
  • 1 Egg White
  • Little Water


combine ingredients and use a little water to create a paste. It works mainly by increasing circulation, perspiration and heat in the afflicted area. The person receiving the treatment should sit or lie down comfortably. The best poultices are made from black mustard seeds ground fresh in a coffee grinder, but ordinary yellow mustard powder will do in a pinch. Spread the mixture on one halve of a piece of cotton or muslin Cover with the other piece of the material. Lay the moist side of the poultice across the person’s chest or back. Leave the poultice on for 15 to 30 minutes; promptly remove it if the person experiences any discomfort. The procedure is likely to promote perspiration and reddening of the chest. Give the individual plenty of liquids during the procedure and encourage her to take a warm or cool shower afterward, then rest or gently stretch for 1/2 hour

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