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. 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.
2. Jamaican Dogwood
Derived from bark of the dogwood tree, Jamaican dogwood 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.
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.
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. By the way, here’s a recipe I personally use to make my “Golden Milk” and consume it every morning.
5. [Bonus Herb] Arnica
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.
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. Find out how to correctly combine previously mentioned remedies by downloading my free report below.
Sciatica can be frustrating, however when the right treatment is applied early enough, this condition can be healed completely! If you’re currently suffering from pain caused by sciatica, check out this article to find out why you’ve been treating it wrong and what is an effective strategy to treating sciatica at home. Click here to read more…