If you’ve got that awful wintertime cold that’s going around, you don’t have to sit around and suffer. Instead, just grab a jar of mustard! That’s right—if you think of mustard as simply a good topping for a ballpark hot dog, you’re in for a surprise. That sunshine-yellow condiment has all sorts of healing powers. It can crush a cough, stomp out a stuffy nose, and even clear out chest congestion! Here’s how to tap into mustard’s amazing cold-curing superpowers:
Clear out chest congestion. Just add a few drops of water to a bit of dry mustard to create a thin paste, then apply it to your chest. Cover the area with a layer of flannel and a heating pad set on low. Lift a corner of the cloth and pad every 5 minutes to check for redness. Wash the paste off promptly after a total of 15 minutes, or immediately if you experience any redness or irritation.
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