Mustard flour footbath

Required material

1 - 2 level teaspoons mustard flour

1 bucket with warm water


A warm footbath with mustard flour can help for colds, sinusitis and the sniffles, especially when the nasal passages have to be cleared out.

Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of mustard flour (don’t exceed this dose) to a bucket of warm water and bathe the feet for a maximum of 10 minutes, once a day only.

Rinse and dry the feet well and put on warm socks. Ideally, rest for about 15 minutes afterwards.


Don't take an increasing-temperature footbath if you have severe varicose veins (varices) or a cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure).

Also not suitable for small children.


A mustard flour footbath can have the following effects:

  • Stimulates circulation
  • Warming
  • Expectorant

Helps against

Colds, sniffles, sinusitis


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