This kind of pain may significantly be relieved by yoga exercise and with help you can get from a chiropractor, which are natural and more effective ways, instead of going to the pharmacy. A few scientific studies have shown that herbs is another natural method for healing sciatica.
Reversing Sciatica Pain
There are a huge number of experts who believe that curcumin which is the active ingredient of turmeric, can be used as a natural tonic to soothe inflammation.
Turmeric can be used in many ways, but one of the most convenient and effective ways is to heat it in regular milk or some milk alternative) and coconut oil with a little pepper. The interesting thing about piperine which is found in pepper is that it helps absorbing nutrients more effectively. Another suggestion for optimal absorbtion and rapid relief is curcumin enteric-coated capsules.
You can consume turmeric as a tea, in cooking, or you can apply it in a paste to receive the healthiest benefits.
Turmeric lowers levels of certain inflammation-fueling enzymes
It turns out that turmeric has the ability to relieve sciatica pain and swelling since it lowers levels of some inflammation-fueling enzymes. The suggested dose for healthy adults is 300 mg of turmeric, that should be taken 3 times per day in order to help ease pain and inflammation. If you already take some medications the dosage needs to be adjusted. Turmeric can also contain bromelain which can sometimes increase anti-inflammatory effects.
Its effectiveness in reducing inflammation is often the root cause of low back pain or sciatica. Malasyan scientists have confirmed that turmeric extract can help ease nerve pains as well.
Turmeric better than NSAIDs
Turmeric is a discerning inhibitor of COX-2. For those who didn’t know, COX-2 and COX-1 are specific enzymes that trigger inflammatory reaction in the body. COX-1 is usually viewed as good enzyme because it localizes the inflammation. On the other hand, COX-2 expands and intensifies inflammation.
NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that come with ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen are not very discerning and they acts as both COX-2 and COX-1 inhibitors in order to eliminate inflammation. This means that besides the positive effects they also bring side effects. So, turmeric is great because it doesn’t affect the “good” enzymes.
The creation of a selective COX-2 inhibitor was the main focus of many pharmaceutical companies in the last decade, but why wait for their invention when you can use a completely natural solution that doesn’t bring any negative effects? In addition, this spice is and will be much more affordable than any drug, which means that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to feel healthy again.