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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Uses of Mustard!

Mustard has 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
Mustard 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
Many 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 

3. Mustard relieves chest congestion
Mustard 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 
rib cage 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 forehead. 

* 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
Prepare 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
Besides 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
Athletes 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
Usually, 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
For people who suffer from chronic knee pain or seasonal 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
Back 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
According 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.

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