Herbs For Back Pain: Sciatica Remedies
Castor Oil *
Cayenne Pepper *
Dong Quai *
Evening Primrose Oil *
Jamaican Dogwood *
Juniper Berries *
Passion Flower *
Ravensara Oil *
St. John's Wort *
Tamanu Oil *
Wood Betony *
Nerve pain is more difficult to treat than other types of muscle and joint
pain. This is something you know well if you have had a lower back injury or
slipped disc; sciatica can be devastating. Even 40 years after the car accident
that almost ended my life, lower back pain is still is a constant, unwelcome
presence. My favorite remedy? Cayenne
pepper oil , daily yoga and long walks to keep my back muscles in shape.
Pain is a personal thing. What works as an effective pain reliever for one
person, does nothing for another. Chronic pain is a symptom of an underlying
imbalance, and it is important to address that imbalance as well as try to
find ways to lessen the pain. Herbal remedies often use herb
infused oils and liniments to treat nerve pain of all kinds: lower back
pain, sciatica, muscle aches, fibromyalgia and arthritic nerve pain. In addition
to trying herbal remedies, you may also wish to explore acupuncture and professional
massage therapy. Physical therapy techniques can be especially effective for
nerve pain. The most important thing is to never give up, never surrender,
and keep going until you find the your own personal answer.
Herbal Remedies for Nerve Pain
- The longer you use cayenne pepper the
better it works to block nerve pain. Cayenne can be infused in oils and liniments,
and is commonly found in OTC capsasin creams. Olive
oil makes a great base for cayenne
- Devil's Claw has performed well in trials studying lower back pain; it was most effective for people who had the most severe, radiating pain, with numbness in the extremities.
- Rue is an active rubefacient. Bruise the fresh leaves and apply in a poultice to ease the severe pain of sciatica.
- St. John's wort herbal oil, extracted by macerating the flowers in vegetable oil, is excellent applied externally for neuralgia and can ease the pain of sciatica.