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Sciatica Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

General Name
Medical Name
Sciatica Symptoms
Pain in lower Back
Pain in the Legs
Pain in the Thighs
Burning Sensation
Difficulty in Walking
Pain in Calf
Weak Muscles
Symptoms occur normally on one side only
Mild Tingling
Dull Ache
Severe Pain, restricting movement
Sharp pain in part of a leg and or hip
Pains start slowly but increase in intensity on standing or sitting for some time
They also increase at night, on Sneezing, Coughing or Laughing
Bending backward or walking aggravate pains

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Sciatica is a disease of the Lower Back and the Legs.
The pain in the lower back that leads to the Legs and is caused by compression of the Sciatic Nerve is Sciatica.
It is not a disease itself, but a symptom.
Sciatic Nerve originates from the lower back of the Spinal Cord and extends down to the Legs through the buttocks. It is the longest nerve that begins near the spine through the pelvis ans travels down the legs. Pain related to this nerve is Sciatica. If one or more lumbar nerve is subjected to any sort of pressure, it will give rise to the pain in the Sciatic nerve. A number of disorders like displacement of Vertebrae,Slip Disc or Spinal Stenosis may also cause pressure and pain in the Sciatica Nerve.

Sometimes, the inner piriformis muscles of the hips get compressed, it is known as Piriformis Syndrome. The pain may be mild or severe and causes tingling also. Usually the pain goes worse at night.

Sciatica controls the muscles and ligaments at the posterior of the knees and lower legs. It is this nerve that gives feeling to the back of the thigh, the lower legs, and the soles of the feet.

Causes of Sciatica
Slipped Disc
Spinal Stenosis
Injury to the Back
Piriformis Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Pelvic Injury or Fracture
Tumor of Sciatica Nerve
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Compressed Sciatica Nerve
Herniated disk in the Spine

Differential Diagnosis Following symptoms confirm that the disease is indeed Sciatica
Bending the knee cause weakness
Bending the foot inward is Difficult
Bending forward or backward is Difficult
Reflexes weak

Sciatica is may be a result of Gluten Intolerance. In Gluten Intolerance, the intestines get damage and causes inflammation. This leads to Chronic pain and may give rise ti Sciatica.

If not treated properly, Sciatica may cause
Weakness in the Legs
Numbness in the affected region

Attention! Take Care
Do not keep lying in bed
Move around slowly
No heavy lifting
No bending forward even if it relieves pain
When possible start exercising, but only to the extent possible

Body Part(s)


Back Diseases

Legs Diseases

Materia Medica for Sciatica

Single Herb

Yellow Cotton Tree for Sciatica

For Sciatica you can apply externally or take internally a tincture of Yellow Cotton Tree.

Night Jasmine for Sciatica

Nigh Jasmine is a good herbal medicine to treat Sciatica. It holds Analgesic property. Thus it relives the pain of Sciatica.
Take 3 medium sized fresh leaves. Boil them in a glass of water on a low flame. Have it daily to cope up with the problem.

Night Jasmine Essential Oil as an Analgesic

Night Jasmine Essential Oil comprises of good Analgesic effects. That's why Night Jasmine Essential Oil is an effective cure to treat Headaches, Joint Pains, Sciatica, Muscular Pains and Lower Back Pain. Take 2 tablespoons of Mustard Oil. Warm. Add 10 drops of Night Jasmine Essential Oil. Use it for massage the affected area.
Multiple Herbs How to Use Herbal Treatment? Click Here +

Herbal Treatment For Sciatica 1

Take 2 Garlic cloves and Carom seeds. Fry in 2 tablespoons of Mustard oil. Strain. Massage the affected part with this lukewarm oil.

Herbal Treatment For Sciatica 2

Grind a Nutmeg coarsely. Put it in 4 tablespoons of Sesame oil and fry. Filter. Apply lukewarm on affected parts.

Herbal Treatment For Sciatica : Kati Vasti Treatment

In India, the Ayurvedic name of Kati Vasti Treatment is also known as Ayurvedic Oil Pooling Treatment. This treatment is an efficient way to cure Sciatica.
Method is as follows
Ingredients :
Water : 1 litre
Murivenna Oil : 1 litre
Wheat ( Gehun in India ) Poultice : 10 to 20 gram
Dashmool Kwath : 100 gram
Knead Wheat Flour ( Gehun Ka Aatta in India ) : 500 gram
Karpooradi Oil ( Karpooradi Thailam in India ) : 1 litre
Mahamasha Oil ( Mahamasha Thailam in India ) : 1 litre
Mahanarayan Oil ( Mahanarayan Thailam in India ) : 1 litre
Dhanwantharam Oil ( Dhanwantharam Thailam in India ) : 1 litre
Preparations :
Knead the Wheat flour.
Make a ring of the kneaded flour and place it on the lower back.
Fix the bottom area of the ring with Wheat ( Gehun in India ) poultice.
Now mix 1 litre any of the two oils like Mahanarayan Oil ( Mahanarayan Thailam ) and Dhanwantharam Oil ( Dhanwantharam Thailam ) in a frying pan to warm it for 2 to 3 minutes.
Oil should be warm, to check it feel the temperature of the oil with your fingers.
Exercise :
Now, put a Sponge piece in a frying pan to absorb the oil and squeeze it inside the ring.
It will hurt in the beginning, but gradually the pain will reduce.
Make sure that patient should not move, else the ring will be displaced and Oil will drop out.
Squeeze the oil till the ring is half filled.
Keep a check on the oil inside the ring, it should not cool.
Now take out all the oil from the ring with the help of Sponge to reheat it.
Squeeze it again into the ring.
Simultaneously repeat this procedure for 5 to 6 times.
At the end, take out the oil and remove the ring.
Let the patient lay in the same position.
Massage the lower back of the patient to circulate the blood within the body.
Boil 28 gram of Dashmool Kwath in 1 liter of water for 10 minutes.
Strain it. Soak a towel in this warm water and squeeze it.
Place this towel over the lower back to heat it and thus provide relief from pain.
Follow it for 3 to 4 times.
Relax for one hour in the Corpse Pose ( Savasana ).
Take bath after the relaxation.
Regularly do Kati Vasti Treatment once every day, at least for a week.
Note : Kindly do this treatment in the care of a Panchakarma
Queries on Sciatica
Banarsi Lal
15 Oct 2015
I am 45 years old. I have sciatica pain in my left leg. Some just told me the cause may be gluten. I am not sure. Can you please confirm if Sciatica can be due to Gluten and if so what should I do.
Kishori Lal
15 Oct 2015
I am Banarsi Lal's brother. I am worried for him. Is it possible that Sciatica is not a problem of the back bone or the nerves, but is in fact due to Gluten or may be any other problem in the muscles and ligaments.
Herbpathy Research Team
21 Oct 2015
Dear Banarsi Lal and Kishori Lal

Yes, you have heard right. There are some possibilities, that Sciatica may be a result of Gluten Intolerance. Gluten is a protein which is found in Wheat, Oats, Rye and Barley. When a person is sensitive to Gluten, it damages the Intestines. It causes Digestive problems, Celiac Disease, Migraines and Nerve Damage too.
For Diagnosis, Please get your test done.
And please let us know. What ever the cause is, whether, the Gluten Intolerance or the Nerve damage, we recommend the Treatment accordingly.

Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
Brahmanand sharma
06 Feb 2016
I am 35 years old. I have sciatica pain in my left leg and low back what should I do.
Herbpathy Research Team
08 Feb 2016
Dear Brahmanand Sharma We suggest yo to follow the regimen.
1.. Jamaican Dogwood : It will reduce the nerve pain.
2. Ashwagandha : it will open the channels.
3. Hypericum : It is antiinflammatory and will reduce the pain.
4. Garlic : Take one clove of Gralic every day in the morning.
5 Turmeric : Take some black pepper with Turmeric. It will increase its bio availability. Always consult a doctor before taking any kind of medication.
For more information, you may refer the individual pages of these herbs given on this website. Regards
Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
Giridhar Reddy Challa ( INDIA/A.P )
14 Jul 2016
How effective is KAYAPHAL (5 gm, single dose) in curing SCIATICA?
This treatment was practiced and suggested by the elders of my family
29 Aug 2016
Dear Giridhar
What is this Kayaphal? Are you talking about Bayberry? Please clarify, as i also need treatment for Sciatica.
Vincent Donkor
29 Jul 2016
Continue to share useful health informations like these one with us.
29 Aug 2016
Dear Vincent Donkor
Thank You so much for your Appreciation. If you need any information regarding any Herb or Disease, Please feel free to right your query here. Herbpathy is always there to help you.
08 Sep 2016
Sir, I came across this and I want to find out in order to confirm how true this herbal remedy is before putting it into use.

"Make a fine powder 50 gm Cotton seeds Kernels (Maghaz Banola) and save in a vessel. Boil ? tsp in a cup of milk for 5 minutes and drink it lukewarm before sleep daily for one month. It strengthens each of the vertebrae that make up your spine and the muscles that support the lower back. This is a 99% trial treatment of sciatica and slipped disc pain."

Thank you.
08 Sep 2016
Make a fine powder 50 gm Cotton seeds Kernels (Maghaz Banola) and save in a vessel. Boil 1/2 tsp in a cup of milk for 5 minutes and drink it lukewarm before sleep daily for one month. It strengthens each of the vertebrae that make up your spine and the muscles that support the lower back. This is a 99% trial treatment of sciatica and slipped disc pain.
11 Sep 2016
Please I am still expecting your response on the above.
Thank you.
12 Sep 2016
Dear Aliyu
We have not come across such evidence. We have forwarded your query to our expert. We apologize for delay. We will get back to you in a day or two.
13 Sep 2016
Alright. Thank you, I appreciate.
05 Oct 2016
Sir, I hope my query is still being attended to.
Thank you.
Saraswati mallik ( Us Houston tx )
27 Sep 2016
A have sciatica pain. I want harsingar herbal medicine
10 Oct 2016
Dear Saraswati
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14 Oct 2016
I want you to kindly revisit my earlier query posted on 8th September, 2016 on the use of cotton seeds powder with milk to treat sciatica.
Thank you.
18 Oct 2016
Dear Aliyu
Sorry, we have not come across such formula yet. So we can not suggest you anything regarding this.
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