7 Home Remedies That Are Beneficial In The Treatment of Sciatica


Sciatica is one of the serious disease of nervous system which normally affects only one side of the lower body. And the pain may extends from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg.

According to webmd.com, the common symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Pain in leg that is worse when sitting
  • Burning or tingling down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg
  • A constant pain on one side of the rear
  • A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up

And the common causes of sciatica include:

  • Irritation of the root(s) of the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine.
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back)
  • Degenerative disc disease (breakdown of discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae)
  • Spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another one)
  • Pregnancy

The best natural way of treatment for Sciatica is complete bed rest for some days. And there are some effective home remedies that are very beneficial in the treatment of Sciatica too.

One: Garlic

Garlic has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great sciatica pain herb. Cut garlic into to small pieces and take some with honey in every meal. And you should also use garlic more often in your dishes to increase its intake.

Two: Ginger

Ginger’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and pain relieving properties not only strengthen the immune system but also provide immense relief in the pain. Drink ginger tea regularly helps sciatica relief. Cut a big piece of fresh ginger and grate it, add it into boiling water and boil for 3-5 minutes, strain the tea and drink it 3 times a day.

Three: Fenugreek (Methi)

Fenugreek has been widely used for relieving different kinds of pain and for maintaining the health of the nerves as well as the bones. This spice has great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and also rich in vitamins and essential minerals.

Grind the methi seeds into powder and store in a jar, swallow a teaspoon of the powder with a cup of warm milk and drink every morning.

Four: Lemon Juice

The use of lemon juice is very beneficial to overcome sciatica. Usually, sciatic flares are due to an acidic build up around the sciatic nerve. Lemon concentrate will quickly alkalinize that build up for fast sciatic nerve pain relief. So next time you have sciatic pain, try a teaspoon of lemon juice.

Five: Juices of celery and potatoes

The combination of juices of celery and potatoes is also a popular natural remedy to treat sciatica. Mix these two juices in equal qualities and take 3 times a day. To get the maximum benefits, you can also add carrot juice and beetroot juice, both of which will enhance the taste and strength the mixture.

Six: Nutmeg

An oil prepared by nutmeg is a natural pain reliever for sciatica. A nutmeg coarsely powdered and fried in gingelly oil until all the particles become brown. You can apply this oil as an pain reliever on the affected parts.

Seven: Chamomile

The herb chamomile is an effective herbal remedy for sciatica. It relaxes the muscles, reduces the tension on the sciatica nerve due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Chamomile tea is a popular form to consume chamomile for treating sciatica. Add a teaspoon of dried chamomile to a cup of boiled water, steep for 5 minutes and then strain the infusion. Drink it 3 times a day.

Besides, an extracted oil from chamomile is diluted in vegetable oil and rub on the affected parts. Do it regularly to relieve the symptoms.

Sources:webmd.com, completenaturecure.com, natural-homeremedies.com, home-remedies-guide.com, prevention.com

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