Mustard on your ham sandwich or next to roast beef or with a fish fillet can make a bland meal a bit different. It's also great to cook with, but we're not going to bother suggesting recipes, and nothing we write here will make you mouth water because we've found some surprising uses for mustard that really work. All of these suggestions work, so if you need help with muscle pain or you need to remove a nasty smell from your muscle car, that jar of mustard lurking at the back of your cupboard will come in handy.
If you have a sore throat and there's no antiseptic spray to hand, what can you do? You can gargle salty water. That works. You can use honey to coat your throat. Mix it with tea, and it'll help suppress your night-time cough. You could use garlic. That'll ruin your breath, but you shouldn't be getting too close to people with that sore throat of yours so what's that matter? If you don't have any of those things, grab that mustard jar because when 1 teaspoon of English mustard's mixed with salt and lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of honey in a cup of boiling water, you have a home remedy for a sore throat. Gargle and spit it out. It's too disgusting to drink.
We're not suggesting you can smear mustard on your face and head into the local supermarket. You'll still need a surgical mask for that while social distancing restrictions remain in place. We're talking about the sort of facemask that helps cleanse your skin. You'll need mild mustard for this, which you should test on your skin first. Apply a thin layer then leave it for five minutes before rinsing off.
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