The most common sciatica symptoms include: sharp painful sensations and cramping. Often, these symptoms are accompanied by tingling sensations and numbness in various areas of the buttock, leg or foot. Generally, sciatica occurs on one side or another, not in both legs simultaneously.
Natural Remedies to Treat Sciatica
Apply it on the painful area each time you feel pain.
Willow bark is effective in treating long-lasting pain. It is rich in phenolic glycosides with allicin which provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
Add 50 grams of bark in 1 liter of water and leave it overnight. The next day, boil it for 15 minutes and then let it cool. Pour it in a glass container. Consume 3 cups of the drink on daily basis.
Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and therefore it is great for treating sciatica. Curcumin found in turmeric can reduce nerve pain and inflammation. All you need to do is add 1 teaspoon of turmeric in 1 cup of milk. Also, you can add a small cinnamon stick. Boil the mixture. Sweeten it with honey and consume once or twice a day until the pain goes away. Note: people who take blood thinners or diabetes medications should avoid using turmeric.