Sciatica is related with the problem of lower back pain. It is a condition which is caused due to a set of other conditions. Commonly it is used to describe the pain which is travelling in the distribution of the sciatic nerve. It is a symptom which is related with the disorder which occurs in the lumbar spine. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body which is about the diameter of a finger.
Generally the sciatica affects one side of the body. The sciatica pain may be dull, burning, sharp, or it may be accompanied by shooting pain which begins in the buttock. This condition may cause difficulties in sitting and standing position and these may be painful. Pain can also be intensified by coughing and sneezing.
Some of the important causes of sciatic nerve are herniated discs, isthmic spondylolisthesis, lumbar spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and also sometimes spinal tumors and infections may compress the sciatic nerve.
The problem of sciatica may be treated with the help of herbal remedies. Some of the popular herbal remedies given below which are very effective in treating the problem of sciatica.
1. Turmeric is very effective in treating sciatica. It is one of the most popular herbal remedies for sciatica, healing wounds and pain management. From olden days this herb has been used and it has a very strong track record also. It can be taken by mixing it in the milk, mixing it with butter oil and some other herbs like leek and garlic.
2. The herb Chamomile has a healing effect especially on the muscle tissue. It provides an instant result by topical application of chamomile tea or if it is taken as 10-20 drops of extract in water.
3. We get an effective pain reliever with the help of garlic pods as well as mustard oil. You can put some garlic pods in the mustard oil and heat it till the garlic is burnt. Allow it to cool. If regular massaging is done over the affected area then mild relief in the pain can be observed.
You can also use one herb as a topical application or even as medicines. We can also use more than one herb in combination. It is a safer and effective option.
4. Devil's Claw is also an effective herb to reduce the pain of sciatic. To lower the arthritis pain this herb is used in low dose. It is also effective in lowering the pain of sciatica.
Below are the herbs that are found effective in the treatment of sciatica:
Bitter Chamomile - Bitter chamomile is an erect, aromatic, annual herb that contains many medicinal qualities. A compress of chamomile flowers is used to treat sciatica. more...
Indian Aloe - Indian aloe is useful in lumbago, sciatica and rheumatism. The pulp of one leaf is taken daily for relief. more...
Nutmeg - Powder a nutmeg coarsely and fried in sesame oil, until all the particles become brown. It is used as an external application to relieve any rheumatic pain, neuralgia and sciatica. The oil should be cooled and strained before application. more...