a large number of alternative uses, mostly related to health. Herbal
medicine is known to stimulate and accelerate blood circulation in the
body. This can prevent and alleviate a great host of diseases and
symptoms, Besides therapeutic use, it also has useful cosmetic
properties: Soften hair, treat dry skin and remove odors.
So without further a-do, here are 10 surprising uses for mustard!
1. Mustard relieves a sore throat
can be used as a natural solution to relieve a sore throat. For the
preparation of the solution, mix mustard, lemon juice, a teaspoon of
salt, a teaspoon of honey and half a cup of boiling water. Let the
solution stand for 10 minutes then gurgle it. The effect is supposed to
last for a few days, but if the pain returns, prepare another solution.
2. Mustard fights bad odors
products are packaged in attractive bottles, jars and boxes, the
problem is that in most cases, it is very difficult to remove the odor
of the materials previously stored in those tools. In this regard,
mustard is a great solution. Pour a little mustard in the dish, add hot
water and shake vigorously. Wash the contents of mustard and water, the
smell should completely disappear.
3. Mustard relieves chest congestion
can help prevent the accumulation of mucus in the body. Prepare a
compress made of mustard and flour in a ratio of 1:3, add water until
you get a mixture, apply it to a cloth and place on the chest for 20
minutes. Another option is to apply the mustard to the ribcage area and
lay over it a cloth dipped in hot water. Within a few minutes you will
feel better. If you suffer from sinusitis, apply this method to the
* Please note, mustard may cause allergic reactions in the skin, so you should first make sure you are not sensitive to it.
4. Use Mustard to treat fever and flu
an infusion of mustard seeds. On a low heat, cook in a pot of boiling
water, and a teaspoon of mustard seeds for about five minutes. Let the
brew cool and then drink it all.
5. Mustard as a cosmetic mask
improving the taste of food, mustard can highlight the beauty of the
skin, especially facial skin. Apply a thin layer of mustard on the skin,
let it sit a few minutes then rinse well. After washing, the face will
feel smooth and fresh. As mentioned, check first that you are not
allergic to mustard.
6. Use mustard to calm muscles
and the elderly tend to suffer often from tense and aching muscles. An
effective way to relieve pain is by sprinkling mustard and Epsom salt
(magnesium- sulfate salt) in a tub. Mustard enhances the therapeutic
effects of Epsom salt, which will help relieve muscle pain.
7. Mustard to relieve tired feet
after a busy day of running around, we suffer from the swollen and
painful soles. For relief, make a calming solution in the following way:
Mix 2 tablespoons of mustard with warm water in a pot or in a bowl,
immerse your feet in the bowl for half an hour, and it should calm the
pain and swelling.
8. Mustard treatment for painful knees
people who suffer from chronic knee pain or seasoanl pain, or during
physical effort, it is recommended to perform a warm massage with a
mixture of olive oil and mustard oil.
9. Mustard to treat back pain
pain often limits the movement of the body, but the long ordeal can be
reduced with a hot mustard bath. This is good and effective for back
pain, muscle aches, arthritis and sprains. Fill the tub with warm water,
add 220 mg of mustard, stir until they mix and then dip in the solution
for 20 minutes. The pain will be reduced considerably.
10. Mustard to prevent the growth of weeds in your garden
to scientists, the materials secreted by white mustard seeds can
prevent the growth of weeds on the same ground. Plant a handful of
mustard seeds near the plants, or sprinkle the seeds around the garden.
The amount of weeds will be significantly reduced, so you can move them
easily with bare hands. Please note before you plant: the seeds may harm
other plants, so make sure to check first.
Ln. P.K. Agrawal