- 1/4 cup of Mustard Seed (ground)
- 2 tablespoons of Water (warm)
- 1/2 cup of Flour
Updated: Jun 18, 2020
Mustard plaster, or mustard poultice, is a known folk remedy for a variety of respiratory ailments. Mustard has potent rubefacient properties, which means it promotes an increase in blood circulation to the skin surface and results in the chest area becoming warm and reddish. This opens up the respiratory tract, encourages movement of phlegm, and helps prevent worsening of chest congestion.
Place this warming mustard plaster once daily on the chest for half an hour or less if experiencing discomfort. Do not apply the paste directly to bare skin to avoid burns. You may follow this poultice application with a warm shower.