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How To Make A Mustard Plaster

For centuries mustard plasters were the tried and true home remedy for the flu, coughs, colds, pneumonia and many other ailments. It was used regularly up until the not too distant past since this poultice was thought to sweat out all the “ills” the body held.

As more pleasant cures came on the market, use of the poultice went down in popularity.

This can be an uncomfortable treatment (from the heat it generates), but it was believed that it knocked sense back into the body and did a good job drawing out all the “gunk” flus and congestion bring with them.

This isn’t a 100% guaranteed cure, but IMHO it’s one tough gangster bug that laughs one of these bad boys off.

If you’ve ever wondered how they are made and how to use them, here’s an old recipe I’ve had for years:

4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons dry mustard
Water (lukewarm)