1 tbsp mustard seeds
1 litre boiling water
Linen or cotton cloth
1 towel and/or blanket
Add 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds to 1 litre of boiling water. Dip a linen or cotton cloth the size of a hand towel in the water, wring out, fold and place on the chest.
Make sure to test the temperature first against your forearm. Put a dry towel and/or blanket over this moist cloth.
How long: Check the redness of the skin after 2 minutes: if it's not too bad and the plaster is found to be pleasant, leave for a total of 5 to 10 minutes.
Remove the plaster. The skin is now red and can be soothed with oil (e.g. St. John’s wort oil).
A mustard plaster can have the following effects:
- Stimulates blood flow
mustard plaster, mustard poultice