Old Fashioned Mustard Plaster

Old Fashioned Mustard Plaster

Helps relieve chest congestion due to colds.
1 tbsp dry mustard
1/4 cup flour
Lukewarm water

Sift together mustard and flour in a bowl. Slowly add just enough water to make a paste. Spread the plaster on a piece of muslin big enough to cover chest. Cover with another piece of muslin.

Make sure the skin is dry. Place the mustard plaster on the chest. Check
frequently and discontinue if there is any kind of allergic reaction. Remove when skin begins to turn red, usually after 10-20 minutes, and don’t leave on any longer than 30 minutes at a time. Then rub the chest w/ petroleum jelly to keep the heat in. Treat twice daily until congestion clears up. NOTE: For children, reduce amount of flour to 6 teaspoons.

2 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Mustard Plaster

  1. I have a question? There are only 4 Tablespoons in a quarter of a cup. You have said to reduce the flour to 6 Tablespoons, did you mean 6 teaspoons?


    1. Thank you for catching that, hun. It was a typo and I appreciate you calling that to my attention. Yes, you are right is should be teaspoons. Just goes to show, when you are tired, you can proofread and proofread. But all the words and letters start to look the same. Thank you again, Debbie.


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