Arthritis, sore muscles and similar ailments cost Americans millions of dollars every year. So many people suffer from these persistent pains that the selling of products to cure or help relieve them is a multi-million dollar industry. If you suffer from arthritis or occasional sore muscles you’ve probably tried several of these products yourself. Heating pads, pain patches, rubs and creams of all sorts are supposed to cure what ails you. Little did you know that you can make a product yourself that will relieve you of those horrible arthritis and muscle pains and cost much less than those other products!
Not everyone just happens to have some mustard powder in their kitchen cupboard. Mustard powder is not hard to find, though. Most grocery stores sell it along with other powdered spices. With mustard powder you can make a plaster-type concoction that will finally give you the relief you’ve been needing from all that pain! Make a little or a lot depending upon the size area that you want to treat.
Combine two parts flour and one part mustard powder to create the mustard plaster. Begin adding a few drops and stirring until you have a paste which is about the consistency of toothpaste. That’s it! Investing a few dollars in a jar of mustard powder means you’ll be able to make the arthritis cream many, many times. That saves you a lot of money over the cost of other arthritis-relief products!
Never rub the mustard plaster directly onto your skin as it can burn. Instead, spread it on a thin cloth, fold the cloth over it, then lay it on the achy muscle or sore joint. A washcloth or hand towel works well to treat most any area of the body with the mustard plaster. The plaster will work faster and better if you press down on the cloth or even lay a small weight on it, like a folded towel.
The mustard plaster isn’t just for aches and pains. It can be helpful to lay the cloth on the chest. This can loosen phlegm and lessen coughing. Make a similar remedy by mixing flour, a few drops of hot sauce, and some water. Make the paste then treat it as you did with the mustard plaster. Relief is on the way!