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Mustard seed plaster
Mustard seed plasters and poultices are a trusted old fashioned remedy for chest congestion and coughs. To make a mustard poultice use a handful of mustard powder to a handful of bran, make a paste with hot water, apply hot. To make a mustard plaster : To every handful of ground mustard add three parts wholewheat flour. Mix into a pliable paste with hot water. Then further add two teaspoons of vinegar to one cup of the mustard-flour mixture. Spread on a piece of cloth and apply hot to the chest. To help guard sensitive skin, add the white of an egg to every 1/2 pint of mixture. 355.0
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Recipe Instructions: Poultice
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Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Allergies :The causes and cures for allergies vary widely, as do the herbs that will work best for each individual.
  • Congestion :Congestion in the airways, lungs, sinus and chest makes breathing difficult and being sick even more miserable
  • Cough :Homemade cough syrups and herbal medicine teas make use of simple ingredients like honey and lemon infused with healing herbs.
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