Whether the condition is stress, muscle or joint aches, common congestion, periodic tensions, sleeplessness or fatigue, many people experience symptomatic relief by using Mustard Bath .The name mustard comes from the Latin 'mustum ardens' or 'burning must', so named because the seeds were pounded with unfermented grape juice or 'must', to develop their pungent/burning qualitie.
Therapeutic Mustard Bath:
A mustard bath is a traditional English remedy for tired, stressed muscles. Mustard is known for its stimulating, cleaning qualities, as are epsom salts and dead sea salts. The mustard draws out impurities and warms your muscles. Peppermint, rosemary and eucalyptus oils are stimulating, antiseptic and rejuvenating.
The healing effects of Mustard have been appreciated by many cultures over the last 30 centuries. The ancient Greeks & Romans, Europeans, and Native Americans have all used Mustard for medicinal purposes.
- If you're planning on using mustard bath before an adventurous night out - don't bother, you'll be asleep at the bar before the clubs have even opened. It's definitely an early to bed potion
- Mustard - Increases circulation, opens pores, stimulates sweat glands and helps draw impurities from the skin.
- Mustard has a reputation for increasing the circulation of the skin, opening the pores, stimulating the sweat glands and helping the body rid itself of toxins. If this happens, one finds that circulation is improved, congestion is relieved and pain is eased.
- The Mustard Rub is a wonderfully aromatic blend of oils that assist in opening pores, eliminating impurities, relaxing and toning muscles, and soothing nerves. Its tingling warmth penetrates deeply into the skin all over the body. Enjoy the sense of equlibrium and well being it brings.
- Dr. Singha is a well known Acupuncturist and Ayurvedic Physician recommends Mustard Bath as an aid to relieving many ailments, to be used as a perfect complement to any purification and tissue cleansing program.
- Powdered Mustard Seed is found in a base of Sodium Carbonate. This neutralizes acids, soothes skin rashes and surface skin abrasions. A natural resin, Gum Benzoin, is used as a fixative and antioxidant.
- Mustard is renowned for its stimulating, cleansing and rejuvenating qualities. The warmth of the Mustard gently opens pores and assists in the elimination of impurities. Also, the delicate herbal-scented and relieving Mustard Rub is a popular remedy with all body workers and their clients.
- Mustard bath helps in curing migraines.
- In her book "Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health and Vitality," Gladstar recommends using mustard powder, ginger, sage or rosemary for your foot bath
An interesting fact about the mustard bath is that when you get yourself in the tub for a bath you are not the same as you were earlier. The dead skin cells, toxins and whatever other bodily wastes existed underneath your epidermis is no more there. This may be the reason for not recommending the mustard bath for sensitive skins.