Sciatica is a shooting pain in the legs which occurs due to the inflammation or irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve consists of nerve roots that come out of the spinal cord and extend to the lower back. It passes through the buttocks and further extends down the back of the legs to the ankles and feet.
Sciatica is the most common symptom of a herniated disc in the spine that starts pinching the sciatic nerve producing excruciating pain that begins in the buttock and moves down to the leg to the foot. It makes sitting or standing very difficult and painful. Sciatica can also occur due to narrowing of the spinal cord and other spinal conditions causing constant pain, tingling, numbness and difficulty in moving the leg and foot. It can be remedied by simple home cures.
Tips to Cure Sciatica Naturally
Elderberry is widely used in Asia, Europe and North America. The flowers, leaves and fruit, all have great medicinal values. The berries have muscle relaxing properties and relieve pain. Its stimulating properties diminish the numbness and release the pressure on the nerve ends. Drink one glass of elderberry juice twice a day.
Potato which is considered as a fattening food has many medicinal and healing properties. The juice of raw potatoes helps in relieving the sciatic nerve pain.
It decreases the irritation of the nerve and helps in facilitating the movement of the leg and foot. Grate a raw potato and squeeze it to extract the juice. Take half a cup of raw potato juice and mix it with some carrot juice. Drink this mixture at least twice a day.
Celery a green leafy vegetable is widely used in salads and cuisines. It contains large amounts of vitamins and minerals. It also contains compounds called coumarins which have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Put the stems as well as the leaves of celery in one glass of boiling water. Boil on a low heat until the water turns green. Drink three cups of celery tea everyday.
Horseradish is a native plant of Europe and has been cultivated and used since thousands of years. It is very effective in relieving pain. It stimulates the mucous surfaces throughout the body reducing swelling and pain. Grind one horseradish to a fine paste. Warm the paste slightly and apply on the painful surface.
Bind with a clean cloth to make the paste stay in place. Keep the paste for two hours for maximum relief. You can also take the juice of horseradish. Grate some horseradish and squeeze it to remove the juice. Warm the juice and drink two teaspoons of this juice mixed with some honey, three times a day.
Epsom salt is rich in magnesium and sulfates which not only minimize the pain but also soothe and relax the muscles by reducing swelling. They decrease the stress and pressure on the sciatic nerve. Fill your bathtub with hot water and add two cups of Epsom salt to it. Soak yourself for half an hour everyday.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.