Friday, April 24, 2009

Mustard Plaster...

Sorry to have taken so long to post about this, but - well - ok there is no reason but I am still sorry. I dont have any pictures yet, but I have a kid with a sore throat so I will get some today.

Mustard Plaster

1 cup flour
2 tablspoons dry ground mustard
enough warm water to make a paste

I want to warn you right now that this stuff is a bit dangerous. IT WILL BURN YOU!!!!
Mix this together and put it into a wet wash cloth and fold it over like a sandwich, then put it into a zip lock bag and then into a dry hand towel. Then place it on the area - chest or back but DO NOT LEAVE IT IN ONE SPOT FOR TO LONG! When I say this will burn you I am dead serious. My mother in law burnt my father in law's chest with it once. He literally had a blister from it - but his cold was gone. This stuff works so well you can use it for arthritis, cramps, back aches - anything that requires a lot of heat. One of our neighbors had his WHOLE herd of cows come down with spring pneumonia. The anti-biotics were not working so he sent his wife to town and told her to buy all of the dry mustard that she could. She did and he made mustard plasters for ALL of his cows. He make huge batches of it, put it in bath towls, then into gunny bags tied together with twine at the top and laid them over his cows backs like saddle bags on a horse. He saved his cattle, but where he had put the bags had gotten so hot that the hair fell out in some places on them..... but it worked. SO PLEASE use caution and dont use this on little kids. I did it once on Lispy, but NEVER on the baby or anyone smaller than 4. When you use this DO NOT leave the person alone and dont leave it on for more than a couple of minutes at a time. Check the skin often to see if its getting to red, it will burn and blister if its left unattended.
NOW - tell me how many of you are going to try this now!! LOL Who is crazy enough to listen to the rambeling of a sleep deprived, cough syrup drinking, mother of 5 who is on her 3rd cup of coffee....hhhhhmmmm tell me?

I promise to have pictures later today, but wanted to put this up here for those brave enough to give it a whirl...

Now its time to make the bread - again - and laundry - again - and pie - again.... Milk Man said I should do a running day in twitter, but I told him that I dont know if any one knows when I update my twitter, other than those who are followers. Can you tell me if I update twitter, do my subscribers here get a message of some sort, or just my twitter followers? BTW, I love my followers and twitter'ers...

9 comments:

Cindy said...

Sounds like an old remedy to me and they work the best!! How long will it keep? Can you keep reusing it?

Freth :-p said...

My wife prefers to slather herself in Vicks. No burn spots ... but I recommend sleeping in another room. Hah! :-)

Heidi said...

Cindy, nope its a one shot deal! :) It keeps heating for a while, but it depends on how much mustard you use - I dont use much so that it isnt to hot. :) Freth - TOO FUNNY!

COFFEE MAN said...

I like this idea , mine is a lil diffrent . I get some hot dogs and eat them with mustad and drink lots of whiskeyand get plastered
" mustard plaster" and then sleep under heavy covers . The whiskey sweats out the cold , and i just like mustard on me hot dogs !

LOL

Lisa said...

If it will work, I will try it. I do hope I won't have any reason to need it for a long time though!

Karen Deborah said...

warnings heeded and will still do it. So how is the snake juice?

Heidi said...

Karen - I strained the snake juice because my Amish friend told me too.. :) I told her that you had already advised me of it too!!! LOL I have missed you!

Miss Annie Sew and Sew said...

Twitter updates so noted. Love everything you post, no matter if its nuddie shots or Milk man having a powwow. I am a Milk Mans Wife groupie, no matter what you write...gramma says not to swear so much and I gotta admit, you listened!!!!!! That's a first..LOL.

Lindy Lumbert said...

I used it on a sprained ankle. I left it on for 30 minutes. My skin did turn red, but the swelling went way down and the pain was gone.
Great stuff.
Very powerful.
We used this on our chests when I was growing up. It's supposed to keep you cold from turning into pneumonia. I guess it worked.