BENEFITS AND REMEDIES USING MUSTARD

Slathered on a hot dog or added to potato salad, mustard is a popular ingredient for some of your favourite foods. Mustard is a yellow flowered Eurasian plant belongs to cabbage family whose seeds are used to make paste. It is used in many beauty and health concerns.  Here are the top remedies using mustard:

BENEFITS AND REMEDIES USING MUSTARD

HEART BURN

Mustards are good source of iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and zinc which aids for better digestion and helps to prevent heartburn. Mustards are proven treatment for heartburn cure. You can simply use the mustard in the following ways to get rid of the heartburn and indigestion problem.

How to use: Take a teaspoon or two of plain yellow mustard (Yellow mustards are effectively used for the treatment of this heartburn and acid reflux) and eat this directly. If you find difficult to swallow a teaspoon of this mustard then simply mix it in a glass of water and gulp it down quickly.

SORE THROAT

Mustard is said to cure a sore throat when used religiously. It has anti-inflammation, anti- bacterial and anti- viral action that can help your sore throat!

How to use: Grind one tablespoon of mustard seed and combine with the juice of half a lemon, one tablespoon of salt, one tablespoon of clear honey, and 1 1/4 cups of boiling water. Leave this mixture, covered, for 15 minutes and use as a gargle. After a few rounds of gargling, you should feel an improvement in your throat.

BACK PAIN

Back muscle spasms can come out of the blue and hit you hard and fast.  Muscle spasms can be very painful and debilitating. Here’s what you could do to ease the pain-

How to use: Take a bath in yellow mustard to relieve an aching back or arthritis pain. Simply pour a regular 6- to 8-ounce bottle of mustard into the hot water as the tub fills. Mix well and soak yourself for 15 minutes. If you don’t have time for a bath you can rub some mustard directly on the affected areas. Use only mild yellow mustard and make sure to apply it to a small test area first. Undiluted mustard may irritate your skin.

CONGESTION

Mustard is a rubefacient, which means it stimulates blood circulation through dilation of the capillaries, which, when applied over the lungs will help open them up and encourage expectoration of mucous that may be trapped. One of the reasons you want to stimulate coughing and moving the phlegm is that it can help prevent infection in the lungs and conditions such as bacterial pneumonia & bronchitis.

How to use: Mix 1 part Dry Mustard, 8 to 10 parts Flour, Enough Warm Water (not hot) to make a paste. Keep adding water and mixing until you get a paste a little thinner than pancake batter. Rub your chest with prepared mustard, soak a washcloth in hot water, wring it out, and place it over the mustard.

SMOOTHER SKIN

This remedy will help add a healthy glow and create smoother skin. It is suggested to use the classic yellow mustard for a milder treatment.

How to use: Spread a thin layer of mustard on your face, and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing. Try it on a small test area first to make sure it will not be irritating.

HAIR GROWTH

Add one tablespoon of mayonnaise, one tablespoon mustard, and a dash of cayenne pepper to a small bowl After mixing all of the ingredients, rub them mixture through your hands, and then over your scalp. Let the remedy sit for 30 minutes. Shampoo your hair, and then dry.

BURNS

Mustard can help you east the pain associated with minor burns. It soothes the skin and prevents scarring when used immediately after the incident.

How to use: Apply a thick coating of table mustard (preferably cool) to the burn and wrap loosely with a bandage. Do not remove for several hours (12 hours seems to work the best), then gently wash away the excess mustard. Don’t worry about your yellowed skin! For the next few days treat as you would typically treat a burn. Using this remedy immediately after getting burned will minimize discomfort.

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