Traditionally, mustard plasters were used to treat congestion, coughs, bronchitis, or pneumonia. Mustard plasters provide immediate relief from chest discomfort and are also effective in treating infectious conditions. I found this recipe in the West Virginia mountains when I chatted with an old granny who wouldn’t share it with me no matter how hard I begged.BUT I did find it and here it is.Even helps croupy children be well by morning.
It is a known folk remedy for a variety of respiratory ailments. Mustard has powerful rubefacient properties, meaning it promotes blood flow to the surface of the skin, making the chest area red and warm. It helps open up the respiratory tract, encourages the movement of phlegm, and prevents the worsening of chest congestion.
How To Make Mustard Plaster
This mustard plaster recipe is easy to prepare and can be ready in just 30 minutes. However, if you want to use this mustard plaster recipe in many different ways, you will need to use the right supplies. After collecting all the ingredients, let’s start making mustard plaster.
- 1 large egg white
- Flour, 2 tablespoon
- Dry mustard powder, 1 tablespoon
- Wash-cloth, 1 sheet
Start by preparing your wash cloth or old clean scrap of fabric. Fold fabric in half as if you are making a hotdog.
After cracking open the egg, separate the yolk from the white, and store the yolk to be used later for cooking.
Put two tablespoons of flour and one tablespoon of dry mustard powder in a small bowl. Add the egg white and mix well.
To use a wash cloth, open it up and fold the fold line in the very middle for adults, or a dime size spread for children one year old and older. Fold this back in half again and pin this to your outside chest with two safety pins.
Mustard Plaster Recipe
Type: Non Edible
Recipe Yield: 1 servings
Preparation Time: 5M
Cooking Time: 0M
Total Time: 5M
Also Read: Mardi Gras Wings Recipe