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Doctor insights on: Mustard Plaster

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Do you recommend mustard plastering for chest congestion / pneumonia?

Do you recommend mustard plastering for chest congestion / pneumonia?

What helps: If it makes you feel better fine but you should also consider incentive spirometry , cough and deep breath, nebuliser to help mobilize secretions , and possibly chest percussion and massage to mobilize secretions and lymph drainage. Also if bacterial, antibiotics should help.DONT ignore fever and fatigue, take liquids and see a doctor if not improving soon! ...Read more

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What nutrients or minerals are in mustard?

What nutrients or minerals are in mustard?

Several: Yellow prepared mustard is a good source of dietary fiber, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, and a very good source of thiamin, manganese and selenium. Be careful because it also contains a lot of sodium (like in salt) read more http://nutritiondata.Self.Com/facts/spices-and-herbs/215/2#ixzz20bcyi422. ...Read more

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Could I have gotten diarreha from my allergy to mustard?

Could I have gotten diarreha from my allergy to mustard?

May be.: Food allergy can cause diarrhea that is usually limited to exposure to the food to which you are allergic. If it happens over and over, you need to be evaluated for other reasons as well. ...Read more

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Do mustard seeds have strong antimicrobial properties?

Do mustard seeds have strong antimicrobial properties?

Yes: Studies of mustard seed oils have shown anti-microbial functions against staphylococcus aureus and e. Coli. ...Read more

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Is putting mustard on top of turkey before cooking unhealthy?

Not at all: Sounds delicious. Be sure to cook the turkey all the way through — this is unrelated to mustard or any other seasoning. ...Read more

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My family cooks with mustard oil very often. Is this healthy oil to use ?

Ok: Vegetable oil in general is better.saffola sunflower or vegetable oil are better. Animal fat is not recommended ...Read more

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Is there any way to make my hair grow faster ? I've heard about mustard, but i still need confirmation.

Is there any way to make my hair grow faster ? I've heard about mustard, but i still need confirmation.

Anything that will: Increase blood flow to your hair follicles should help, theoretically. Try massage, warm packs. You can try topical rogaine (minoxidil). Make sure it is not low thyroid. Recent reports that Botox injection help too. ...Read more

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My boy is 10weeks old. Some of family members suggest me to massage his body 3-4times in a week with mustard oil. Is this hygienic or healthy practice?

My boy is 10weeks old. Some of family members suggest me to massage his body 3-4times in a week with mustard oil. Is this hygienic or healthy practice?

Seems healthy but...: This is a traditional ayurvedic practice. I am not an expert on ayurveda but have great respect for it. I am not aware of research on this, so modern science has little to say on this, but it seems safe. However, i would probably only do it twice a week and not use when it is hot out. See http://tips-for-lifestyle.Com/2011/12/18/body-oil-massage-body-massage-oils-mustard-oil-massage/. ...Read more