Burn Relief with Yellow Mustard

The healing powers of yellow mustard have resurfaced. That’s right, “healing powers”. The folks at the People’s Pharmacy have seen reports of yellow mustard relieving kitchen burns come up again as a 5-star tip in the Home Remedy Q&A section of their popular website.

This week, a reader posted their story about accidentally grabbing the metal handle of a pot right out of the oven. First, they tried pouring soy sauce on the burn without much relief. Then a frozen gel ice pack but, again, the pain persisted. After checking the People’s Pharmacy website, they stumbled upon the yellow mustard burn remedy.

After generously slathering mustard over the painful burn they felt immediate relief… and by bedtime, the pain was gone with only slight discoloration. By morning, everything was back to normal — no pain, no discoloration.

Joe & Terry at the People’s Pharmacy have heard it all before. They originally ran the tip in their Best Choices from the People’s Pharmacy, a book “filled with natural healing approaches for dozens of common conditions.” And since then, they’ve heard numerous accounts of yellow mustard working miracles on painful kitchen burns and being an effective burn remedy. Some comments posted by readers include:

  • “I work as a chef and have been using mustard for years to help heal burns…”
  • “Within an hour after washing [the mustard] off the burning sensations were gone and the next morning there was barely any red marks left on my skin. It works!”
  • “If I hadn’t experienced it myself, I’d never believe anything so improbable could work.”

If slathering yellow mustard on burns sounded a little crazy at first, it’s hard to deny the effectiveness now. So, next time you have a kitchen mishap that leaves you with a painful burn, open the fridge and reach for that jar of yellow mustard! And add mustard to your list of home remedies for burns … but remember: A severe burn should always be treated as a medical emergency.

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