Mustard Seed (Yellow) Powder, Organic, 8 oz.(MSYP-2)
Mustard Seed Powder is highly favored in oriental cuisines. The mustard plaster (powder & cold water) is a time-honored remedy for the congested chest.
These petite seeds are a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as iron, calcium, zinc, selenium, manganese, magnesium, protein, niacin and dietary fiber. Mustard Seeds have invigorating properties that may help to open up the lungs and relieve congestion.
The mustard plaster (powder & cold water) is a time-honored remedy for the congested chest. Mustard is a rubefacient, which causes the skin to feel warm, and opens the lungs to make breathing easier. The plaster should, however, never be applied directly to the skin as it may cause painful blistering. A layer of lint (or thin) material should be put between the mustard paste and the skin and the poultice should be removed as soon as it becomes uncomfortable. The same plaster has also been used to relieve arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, paralysis of limbs and other muscular pains.
Excerpts from The How To Herb Book
For children and babies, can be left on overnight without burning. However, any age can use it.
1. 1 Tbsp. Ginger, 1 Tbsp. Dry mustard, 1 Tbsp. Turpentine, 1 Tbsp. Salt, 3 Tbsp. Lard or shortening. Mix together. Spread in a soft cloth and apply to chest.
2. 1 Tbsp. Dry mustard, 4 Tbsp. Flour, 1 egg. Mix with water and leave until skin is pink.
3. 10 level Tbsp. Flour, 1 level Tbsp. Dry mustard. Mix with water. Leave on for about 15 minutes or until skin is pink.
Note: For 2 and 3 put Vaseline on chest before applying pack.
From Our Reading and/or Experience...
- This is not like the Mustard powder you may find on a spice rack in a supermarket. This is much fresher and more effective.
- Like most spices, it is potent and a little goes a long way.
- We use it in very small amounts in tincture combinations. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies.
- Mustard powder is a food and spice. Thus, we keep it in the kitchen as all other food ingredients. We add it to many dishes (salads, meat dishes, stir fry, vegetables, etc.) to enhance the flavor and add nutritional value to our foods.
- Mustard can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
- It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
- As is the case with most spices, Mustard seed powder should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.
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Debbie Osborne's Animal Deworming Recipe
Debbie Osborne told me of a natural parasitic that she uses with both her goats and horses.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 1 cup dry Mustard seed powder
- 2 cups Thyme leaf cut
- 2 cups Wormwood herb cut*
- 1 cup Black Walnut hull powder*
- 2 cups Sage leaf
- 1 cup Garlic minced
- 2 cups Rosemary leaf cut
- 1/2 cup Cloves whole
- 1 cup Psyllium seed powder
- 2 cups Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.)*
She says, “As a rule of thumb, I use 1 cup of the powdered herbs to 2 cups of the cut herbs, except for the Cloves and the D.E.” The most crucial ingredients in the recipe are marked by an asterisk (*).
HOW TO USE IT...
Sprinkle the mixture on their feed in the morning and evening for 7 days straight. A mature goat gets about 1 tablespoon in the morning and evening. A mature pony gets about 1/4 cup in the morning and evening. A mature horse gets about 3/4 cup in the morning and evening. Use slightly smaller amounts for offspring.
"Just a quick message to say that I love your site and your products. I am a naturopathic vet in training and read your animal worming recipe with interest (it is very similar to one I use myself) but thought that you might add a note for horse owners. Black walnut hulls can contain a fungus which is deadly to horses, so it isn't always advisable to feed it to them, or pasture them under black walnut trees for that matter. If the infection is caught early enough it is sometimes treatable, sometimes not.
"It should be noted that black walnut does not always contain this fungus. It just depends and there is no good way to tell if it does or doesn't. Everything else in the recipe is perfectly safe for horses. The dangers of the fungus apply ONLY to horses. The recipe in its enitirety is perfectly safe for other animals. Thanks so much for all your great work." -Anna