Herbs and Nutrients that can Provide Relief from Sciatica Pain - ZenMen

Herbs and Nutrients that can Provide Relief from Sciatica Pain

Sciatica pain can be debilitating and hard to manage. Learn more about herbs and natural nutrients that may help provide relief from sciatica pain, including ginger, boswellia, St. John's Wort, and curcumin.


There are several herbs that can relieve pain and discomfort and allow you to perform routine activities with ease.  

Most pain killers that are commonly used by patients to reduce nerve pain are known to cause serious side effects. Moreover, these medications also create a kind of dependency forcing you to continue using them for a long period. 

Studies have revealed that neuroprotective nutrients such as vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and magnesium can protect the nerves against inflammation and damage and help to relieve pain and irritation along the course of the nerve.  [8] [9]  

Herbal compounds, on the other hand, are completely non-habit-forming. Together with key B vitamins and other nutrients such as magnesium, they could heal the damaged nerve naturally and restore its functions.

The herbs mentioned below have been carefully chosen based on the results of scientific studies that have proven their medicinal potential. These herbs would address the symptoms of nerve damage in a safe and effective manner.


Pain Relief 

Some herbs can produce a natural pain-relieving effect. Curcumin, Boswellia, Jamaican Dogwood, Ginger, and Black Pepper possess natural medicinal properties that work by blocking the release of neurotransmitters responsible for creating a sense of pain and discomfort. [10] [11]


Reduces Inflammation

Herbs like Curcumin, St. John's Wort, Ginger, and Devils Claw would produce a natural anti-inflammatory effect and reduce the swelling and damage to the nerve caused due to inflammatory and degenerative conditions such as lumbar spondylosis. [12]


Weight Loss

The herbal remedies like Curcumin, St. John's Wort, and Ginger can support weight loss by improving the body’s metabolic rate and promoting the fat-burning mechanisms. This would protect you against the common risk factors for nerve pain such as obesity and even diabetes. [13]


Reduces Oxidative Stress

Herbal compounds enriched with natural antioxidants like Curcumin, Wild Lettuce Leaf, and Black Pepper would protect the nerves, muscles, and bones against oxidative damage caused by free radicals and thus, prevent the worsening of nerve pain. [14]   Sciatica and nerve pain can manifest in several different ways. However, the discomfort and irritation caused due to it are often consistent. These symptoms can make it difficult for you to perform simple movements such as walking, sitting, or standing.  Herbs and nutrients discussed above would reduce the strain on the nerves and promote the healing of the damaged nerves.  These powerful herbs and nutrients can help you avoid the symptoms and complications linked to neurological problems.  Whether your nerve pain is due to a strenuous job, weight gain, or aging, natural herbs would provide effective solutions by supporting nerve functions and promote your wellness thus improving your ability to stay healthy and active.   

Natural supplements would provide relief from the symptoms of nerve pain by protecting the nerves against damage and promoting the body’s natural ability to heal them. [15]

Herbal remedies can improve your overall wellness in a holistic manner, which is why they are considered superior to painkillers and other modern drugs. 



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  8. Lipi Das, Eshani Bhaumik, Utpal Raychaudhuri, and Runu Chakraborty, Role of nutraceuticals in human health, doi: 10.1007/s13197-011-0269-4, PMCID: PMC3550857

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