If you are looking for simple and effective natural treatments for sciatica pain, continue reading this article and find out what they are. But first.
Sciatica pain is located along the sciatic nerve from the lower back and down the leg. It is usually caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve in the lumbar region, usually due to a protrusion of the intervertebral disc (hernia), pathogens, or spinal tumors. If it’s not caused by a herniated disk, sciatica pain is usually caused by a sneaky pathogen affecting the nerve. This usually happens after a minor or major injury or trauma.
If you suffer from this painful condition you may want to look into the two natural treatments for sciatica pain below. These remedies can be used together, as one is internal and the other is topical. Let’s get to the natural treatments.
2 Natural Treatments for Sciatica Pain
1. Licorice Tincture Remedy for Sciatica Pain
If your lower back pains are persistent and have started to go down your legs, there is a simple way to stop the pain with the use of one simple yet very powerful medicinal herb. Anti-inflammatory medical drugs are still drugs and sooner or later they mess up your stomach, and hormones and can lead to a bunch of other symptoms and conditions in the long run. Licorice root is a natural alternative. The reason is that licorice is the ultimate anti-bug weapon against pathogens, which are usually the culprits behind sciatica. You can buy licorice root tincture online or make it at home, following the recipe here.
Licorice Tincture Recipe
- Soak 100 grams of small chopped licorice root into 500 ml of 80-proof (40%) alcohol in a dark amber bottle.
- Seal and leave the tincture to macerate for 10 days.
- Strain the tincture and pour it into small amber bottles.
Take 4-6 teaspoons of the licorice tincture a day depending on how severe the sciatica pain is. Follow this treatment for 14-20 days, pause for 10 days, and resume if the case be. Licorice tincture is one of the best natural treatments for sciatica pain out there. The reason is that it contains phytochemicals that stop pathogens from procreating and at the same time push them out of the body.
2. Walnut Baths Natural Remedy for Sciatica Pain
Alongside the amazing natural remedy for sciatica above, we also recommend walnut leaves and shell baths to those who suffer from sciatica. Here is what you need to do.
- Bring to boil 10 l of water, and when starts to simmer a handful of dried walnut leaves and one handful of walnut shells.
- Simmer for 30 minutes, strain, and pour the decoction over your hot bathwater.
Take 2-3 walnut leaves and shell baths a week. Usually, in a few weeks, the sciatica pains are usually gone. This is an old remedy for sciatica from parts of Eastern Europe, where people still use walnut leaves to alleviate and treat sciatica pain. In addition to these warm baths and taking licorice tincture, we also recommend the hot pepper tincture for sciatica pain that you can make yourself following the recipe below.
These wonderful natural treatments for sciatica pain have helped a lot of people suffering from this type of pain. They each work differently, on various levels, and used together they have amazing results. Another thing to do is to go to good chiropractic that can help alleviate the pain through simple adjustments of the bones and joints. Give these remedies a try and relieve yourself from the pain. Stay healthy, naturally!