While flour is the heart of a good kitchen; browned flour is central to good gravy. But brown flour isnâ€™t just used for its soulful flavor in the cooking world. Best known for its use in Americaâ€™s Third Coast (the South), the colored cooking starch has been used for some time in the Black community to treat rashes and sores.
People say that the of browning flour in a skillet, without any fat, and sprinkling the substance on an infected area helps fleshy infections absorb moisture, which is typically a major cause of rashes and sores. For years, the browned flour remedy has been used to help cure diaper rashesand boils and blisters that build up on the skin
Some would suggest making a batch of browned flour to have on hand for the unexpected rashes that pop up from time to time.