Generally, those who suffer from sciatica can find some measure of relief in stretching, frequently changing positions, and exercise. Many, however, turn to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) for sciatica pain treatment. Unfortunately, when they opt for these pills, they are assuming numerous risks in an an effort to rid themselves of their sciatica.
Fortunately, there are alternatives. They aren’t as widely known as the big-name over-the-counter drugs because their makers don’t have the same marketing budget and they aren’t given the same amount of attention from the medical field. Still, many of these herbal choices have proven effective again and again in the treatment of sciatica pain.
1. Turmeric for Sciatica Pain Treatment
Turmeric has received a lot of play lately for its anti-inflammatory benefits. But its record in natural health is long -standing. Thanks to harnessing anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric can help relieve sciatica pain and swelling by lowering levels of certain inflammation-fueling enzymes. Ingest it as a tea, use it in your cooking, or even apply it topically in a paste for the best benefits.
This is just one of many health benefits of turmeric.
2. Jamaican Dogwood
Derived from bark of the dogwood tree, Jamaican dogweed is a powerful substance used to relieve nerve pain. It can be taken as a supplement in capsule form or applied as a tincture. Jamaican dogwood should not be used by pregnant or lactating women, however.
3. St. John’s Wort Oil
A yellow-flowered plant used medicinally since the time of ancient Greece, St. John’s Wort has been used throughout history to treat nerve pain. Having anti-inflammatory, astringent, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties, the herb is one of many known for helping to regenerate nerve tissue and relieve pain associated with sciatica.
Like turmeric, garlic also has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great sciatica pain treatment. Increase your use garlic in all your dishes, but also consider taking the cloves directly as a supplement. Four raw cloves each morning can go a long way to fight pain (and also to boost your immune system). The benefits of garlic truly are amazing.
Sciatica pain can be effectively managed naturally. By combining herbal remedies with regular physical activity and stretching, you can potentially relieve much of your pain and discomfort. Yoga, swimming, and even walking are some additional sciatica pain treatment tips.
You could also try arnica, a time-tested homeopathic remedy for all sorts of aches and injuries. It can be found online through several homeopathic vendors and is offered both in the traditional homeopathic oral solution or in creams and rubs.
A Little About Sciaitica
The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that runs from the lower back down through each leg. Sciatica is the term used to describe pain originating in this nerve, either due to compression, inflammation, or general irritation. For many people, sciatica pain is unbearable. It can also include numbness, tingling, and weakness in the affected leg(s).
25 thoughts on “4 Herbs for Sciatica Pain Treatment”
Any drink fortified with L-Arginine is very beneficial in the treatment of a sciatica pain.
Well tried and proved.
Thank you, I will try turmeric and garlic together and see how I get on. The only thing that helps me is exercise.
Try St.John's Wort oil, topically. Works VERY well!
I started eating crystallized ginger, 3-4 pieces a day. I had sciatica for 6 months after giving birth! I would have to get out of bed 3-4 times a night to walk around for 20mins I was in so much pain(right leg). I did physio and chiro! Nothing helped! I did by a obesforme for sitting which does help a lot! But after a week of taking the ginger I could sleep through the night! The problem is still there because I still have stiffness and numbness! But I can live with that! The pain is gone and I am more then grateful for that! I am still doing my exercises to strengthen my back and not sitting for long periods of time. Because I still have to heal my back! Get the ginger trust me it works!
Sleeping on the floor. It hurts for a few days and then you feel like a new person.I swear! I had really bad pain on my left side,from my hip all the way to my little toe and my knee was the worst.It drove me crazy, the pain was so intense.I started sleeping on the floor directly,on my left side and after a few weeks it was gone.It still acts up sometimes when I go back to sleeping on my bed. At least try to sleep a few hours on the floor each night. It's true that you might get sore for a week sleeping on the hard floor but it beats the sciatic pain which is 100 times worse. When your body will get used to the floor,no matress will ever feel as good as sleeping on the floor does!
Turmeric (curcmin) is #1 on this list for its pain killing properties for a reason. Based on decades of clinical studies (world-wide), "Turmeric (curcumin) may have the most health benefits of any (single) natural herb on the planet". Turmeric has been used for centuries for a wide variety of ailments and diseases including sciatica pain, burns and cuts, arthritis, fybromyalgia, cancer, type-2 diabetes, blood sugar, aches & pains, and many more ailments. However, turmeric and its active compound curcumin has poor bioavailability (absorption into the body), so you need another compound to act as a catalyst to activate turmeric's multiple medicinal properties. Piperine, the active ingredient in black pepper works excellent with turmeric and increases the bioavailability by up to 1,000% making turmeric the most important natural herb for many reasons. Turmeric-Plus is turmeric (curcumin) fortified with piperine (850 mg veggicaps) and is available exclusively at Fox Drugs of Torrance (CA). Turmeric-Plus may be available nation-wide by the 4th quarter of 2013. For more information on Turmeric-Plus you can contact Y3Kusa, the developer and manufacturer of Turmeric-Plus at (310) 497-1798.
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Turmeric internally is known to be an excellent anti inflammatory.
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I myself suffered a back-injury many years ago and have since then suffered from periodic bouts of sciatica. In my case, it (the pain) occurs at the same time from my lower back, down my left leg, all the way down to my foot. I can attest from experience, it will ruin your day.
I have never tried any of the herbs mentioned in this article, and if they help, that is is awesome!
However, I’m kinda wondering why one specific natural remedy was not included, and that one remedy is “cannabis”.
Fortunately, I happen to reside in the great state of Colorado (unless you’re a gun owner) where cannabis is legal.
This natural remedy has been the only relief I have experienced. OTC liver and kidney destroying and heart-burn causing pain relievers that didn’t work…cannabis works the best. You don’t have to get “high” to experience relief, as edibles are different from “smoking” it.
My whole point is, cannabis is awesome for sciatica pain relief…please don’t discount it because of “reefer madness”.
Oh yeah, and by-the-way, why wasn’t it also included, cannabis that is?
Cannabis is also a psychoactive drug with a history of negative side effects, particularly when smoked (think a couple packs a day of marlboros) not to mention that for many it all too readily becomes a gateway drug. I think the author is trying to suggest healthy herbal remedies without the serious potential downsides of a drug like Marijuana.
Jack, are you high?
Go Hemp!!! #HealthyNotHigh
I have used turmeric and garlic, but I agree; CBD is best!! It really makes it possible to do the stretches and walking.
Go Hemp and no thc issues. 🙂 It’s legal in most states and even in several other countries.
Using all 3 is wonderful! Spices up foods and creates a healthy, strong internal system.
Guess the author isn’t aware of CBD. Shame.
Need more info for acquiring legal CBD just about anywhere….pm me. 🙂
I had suffered from sciatica pain for almost 7 years. The pain was so
bad that I don’t want to remember that part of my life. Thankfully, my
pain is gone.
My close friend recommended me a book about natural
sciatica treatments without painkillers and surgeries. It had a lot of
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Comparing to how long I suffered from sciatica and how fast I can get a
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thinking now that I’ve done the best decision in my life. I carefully
followed everything that was written in this ebook, did specific
exercises, streches, sleep therapy, home physical thereapy and my sciatica pain went away 6 days
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I smoked jamaica dogwood worked wonders on pain anxiety. don’t understand all the poison it’s bad gossip and info. it tasted wonderful. I don’t feel horrible. I feel peace
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These herbs are definitely helpful in soothing sciatica pain especially Turmeric. I consumed Turmeric when I was once suffering from Sciatica. In addition to turmeric, I did careful massage and exercise as well as applied hot and cold compress. These are natural methods yet very helpful in treating sciatica. Also, I did the following:
1. Drink a LOT of water. Stay hydrated as much as possible. Our body is made up to 60% water so it just simply makes sense.
2. Follow the guide I used in treating sciatica naturally (link below). Please be consistent in following. This is the most important part.
3. Lastly is to eat peanuts everyday to loosen up the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve.
Link to the review of the guide I used with great success: healthandremedies*org/sciatica-sos-review/
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Again, be consistent in following the guide and good luck! Cheers!
I will try eating peanuts. thank you.
Great article! The tips are amazing, turmeric is such a great treatment option and not enough people know about it which is a shame.
Also I would recommend doing yoga, swimming and using castor oil to massage the areas where you feel most pain, it really does help to ease pain and loosen the tense and painful areas. Also I would recommend Sciatica SOS, I used it after developing Sciatica when pregnant and it helped me so much, I was pain free in a matter of weeks which was just amazing. There is a good review here if you are interested http://www.remediesreviewed*com/sciatica-sos-review/ (replace *with .)
I have been having pain on my left leg especially when I get up from my squatting toilet.I did not take much notice of it until recently. Last week after waking up from a short nap I could feel a sharp shooting pain on my left buttock and almost every part of my left leg.The pain was unbearable.Visited a doctor the very next day.Did a MRI.It showed a degeneration of the lumber intervertebral disc.Pinching of the sciatica nerves causes the pain.At times I do get this electrical impulse feeling. At the moment I’m on some Chinese herbs to stop the pain.The problem with Chinese medication you got to be careful with the kind of food you eat.For example you shouldn’t take too much of meat and do not take anything that’s too salty or sour. Anyway I’m going to try taking some turmeric and see if the pain reduces.
Is the treatment working?
Yes it does.I feel much better now.r
Thanks for the feedback. Was it the turmeric or Chinese herbs that worked for you?
I took turmeric for a short while.I believe it was the Chinese herbs that helped me to recover faster.
Good on you Jaya, thanks
Any particular Chinese herb that you recall?