Unbelievable Hacks of Using Mustard for Burns

Updated on February 28th, 2020
Mustard for Burns

Minor household burns are unavoidable. While working in the kitchen, there are many times that you might end up getting burnt. They are all unpleasant experiences.

Children are at a higher risk of getting burnt, as they are attracted to the fire and tend to play around with it. Though some burns are quite harmless, some burns can cause permanent scarring and thus, must be attended to immediately.

Whatever is the cause of the burn, taking immediate action would limit the damage and the pain.

The first thing to do is always to get the burnt area under cold water as fast as possible. Leave the burnt area underwater for several minutes. This would immediately limit the damage and save you from further complications.

The next thing is to treat the burn. The majority of burns that happen at home are either 1st degree or 2nd degree. All these types of burns can be treated using a variety of home remedies.

Mustard is one such home remedy that is used to treat burns very effectively and the results are almost immediate. In this article, you will know the different methods of using Mustard to treat burns effectively.

Benefits of Mustard for Burns

Mustard

Mustard contains a compound called allyl isothiocyanate, which is a powerful counter-irritant. Counter-irritants are substances that can relieve pain by gradually reducing it. They also act as a vasodilator, increasing blood flow to the underlying tissue, thus speeding up the recovery process. Mustard(1) will also help draw out the sting and prevent blistering.

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1. For Treating Burns

Fingers

Ingredients

  • Sterile plastic gloves
  • Yellow mustard

Procedure

  • Apply generous amounts of yellow mustard into the sterile plastic glove.
  • Insert your palm into the glove.
  • Ensure that the burnt area of the finger is covered with yellow mustard.
  • Let the glove stay for an hour.
  • You will observe that the burning sensation and the pain come down very quickly.
  • After this, take off the gloves and wash your hands with cold and clean water.

How many times?

  • Do this twice daily for instant results.

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2. Other Areas

Treat burns and scars

Method – 1

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon of water
  • A small container to mix both the above
  • A clean bandage

Procedure

  • Add 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard into a small container.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of water to it.
  • Mix well to a consistent paste.
  • Apply this mixture on to the burnt area.
  • Cover this area by tying it with a clean bandage.
  • Leave it overnight.

How many times?

  • Do this, 2 to 3 times a day.

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Method – 2

Ingredients

  • ½ tablespoon of yellow mustard powder
  • ½ tablespoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • A small container to mix the above
  • A clean bandage

Procedure

  • Take ½ tablespoon of yellow mustard powder in a small container.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of Turmeric powder to it.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of water to it.
  • Mix well to a consistent paste.
  • Wash the burnt area under cool running water.
  • Apply this mixture on the burnt area.
  • Cover the burnt area by tying it with a clean bandage.
  • Leave overnight.
  • Wash with clean and cool water the next morning.

How many times?

  • Do this once before going to bed

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Benefits

Washing with clean and cool running water will relieve some of the pain right away and will help to stop the progression of the burning. Mustard (2) is rich in a counter-irritant compound called allyl isothiocyanate that can relieve pain and improve blood flow to the affected area.

Additionally, burns cause scarring and are susceptible to infection. Curcumin, a major bioactive component found in turmeric, is a natural pharmacotherapeutic for controlling both severe burn pain and for improved wound healing.

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Method – 3

Ingredients

  • Cool mustard paste

Procedure

  • Smear cool mustard on the fresh burn
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • Carefully rinse with cool water after it dries

How many times?

  • Do this at least three times daily.

Benefits

Putting mustard on a burn directly is also an effective way to treat it. Mustard is rich in a counter-irritant compound called allyl isothiocyanate that can relieve pain and improve blood flow to the affected area.

Always remember that you run cold water on your burns before trying Mustard, as this will reduce the impact of your burn and prevent it from spreading further. Only first and second degree burns can be treated with home remedies. If you have severe burns, a doctor’s advice is recommended.

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FAQs

1. Do burns heal faster covered or uncovered?

There are several ways you could go about this, as it depends on the type of burn. For partial burns, it is recommended that you don’t cover the burn, however, if you have a full burn, it is recommended that you cover it. Also, for the blisters, you could just cover it with a clean, dry, loose bandage. Note that the tape or adhesive of the bandage does not touch the burn.

2. How do I heal a burn quickly?

There are several home remedies that you could use. However, it is strongly recommended that you first run cold water on the burn wound (if it is minor) and cover it for about 20 minutes.

3. Can I put ice on a burn?

It is strongly recommended that you don’t put ice on a burn as there are chances of it turning to be frostbite or worse could damage the skin. To cool the would just run cold water on it.

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