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Sciatica Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  

 Sciatica Pain Natural Herbal Ayurveda Medicine In Melbourne Australia

Nowadays, back pain is a common problem. It also occurs in youngsters. There may be a variety of underlying causes of the backache and one of which is sciatica pain.


In fact, sciatic nerve is a longest nerve travelling from the buttocks into the legs. This disease is caused due to the irritation to the sciatic nerve. It is a neuropathic pain, which occurs due to injury, compression or dysfunction of the sciatic nerve.



This pain is a chronic pain and is difficult to cure with conventional medicines. People when take painkillers, their pain subsides. When the effects of the medicines minimized, they again experience the pain. Ayurveda can help in this chronic disease by treating the underlying main cause of the disease.





Causes of Sciatica


The main cause of this disease is the irritation of the lumbar sacral spine's roots. Other causes include:



  1. Herniated disk
  2. Degenerative disc disease
  3. Lumbar spinal stenosis
  4. Spondylolisthesis
  5. Spinal injury
  6. Overweight
  7. Irregular exercises
  8. Sleeping on soft mattress
  9. Wearing high heels


Sciatica and Ayurveda


Sciatica is termed as GRIDHRASHI in ayurveda. All symptoms are caused by aggravation of VATA humor. The constipation and cold weather may be a risk factor to worsen the sciatica pain, according to ayurveda. Ayurvedic ancient texts have described an extensive treatment of sciatica.


Symptoms of Sciatica


The following symptoms are present :


  • Tingling sensation may be experience by a person with sciatica over the lower back, thighs, buttocks and the calf region.
  • Burning sensation along the course of sciatic nerve
  • Stabbing pain in the back and it may extend to the calf region through the buttocks and back of the thigh. The pain may extend to the food.
  • Numbness in buttocks, thighs or leg
  • Pain may aggravate on walking


 Herbal Ayurvedic Trearment for Sciatica


Ayurveda stresses on the correction of the main cause of sciatic nerve irritation. Ayurvedic medicines corrects the aggravated VATA and treats the constipation and other associated diseases.


As Sciatica is a VATA disease, so ayurvedic medicines also pacify the VATA humor in the body. For relieving pain and treating underlying cause, ayurveda recommends certain herbs and therapies, which helps the patient a lot.


How to get relief from Sciatica with Herbs Naturally 


The following herbs are very useful in the cure of this disease. These herbs are very effective in relieving numbness, tingling sensation, throbbing pain, constipation and backache. The formulation in a right proportion to cure the disease is available from the “Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic” of Melbourne, Australia.


Shudh Kuchla (Nux Vomica)


Shudh kuchka is also known as nux vomica. It is an excellent remedy for Vata disorders. It helps in low blood pressure, arthritis, sciatic pain, abdominal pain, migraine, depression, headaches, constipation, upset stomach, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia etc. In sciatica, it reduces numbness, tingling sensation and pain. It works on nerves as a nervine tonic. It also reduces irritation caused to the sciatic nerve.


Boswellia (Indian Frankincense)


Boswellia is a resin, also known as Indian Frankincense, used in ayurvedic and herbal medicines for chronic inflammatory diseases and pain disorders. It is commonly used in osteoarthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoarthritis. In sciatica, it lowers the nerve's irritation and works as an analgesic.


Guggul (Commiphora wightii)


It is also known as Indian bdellium tree. It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is antispasmodic, carminative, appetizer, anti-flatulence, muscle relaxant and anti-Vata. It reduces inflammation and works as analgesic against the disease.


Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)


Ashwagandha is the most powerful ayurvedic herb used in sciatica for strengthening purposes. It provides strength to the spine, back muscles and ligaments. It also possesses anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties. It helps to reduce inflammation and irritation to the sciatic nerve. It alleviates pain and associated numbness of the buttocks, thigh and legs. Furthermore, it is also immunity booster and aphrodisiac herb.


Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)


Yashtimadhu contains glycyrrhizin alkaloid beneficial in gastritis, gas, ulcer, inflammatory diseases, arthritis, spinal disorders and arthritic problems. In sciatica, it soothes the sciatic nerve and alleviates the irritation caused to it. It is also beneficial in disk desiccation or degenerative change of inter-vertebral discs. It reduces pain and inflammation associated with the sciatica.


Sciatica Pain Relief- Ayurvedic Natural Therapies & Panchakarma Detox


Kati Basti


Kati basti is an ayurvedic therapy in which medicated oils are used. It gives relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain and provides strength to the back and spine. Generally, it is prescribed for patients with sciatica and chronic backache. Many patients have reported that it is an effective ayurevdic treatment. The complete therapy may take 7 to 21 days along with ayurvedic internal supplements. Kati basti procedure takes around 30 to 45 minutes per session.


Herbal Steam Bath


Herbal steam bath or ayurvedic steam therapy is also beneficial for relieving pain, numbness and tingling sensation of the back and legs.


Sciatic Nerve Pain treatment with Ayurvedic Medicine and Natural Remedies 


Below mentioned herbal and ayurvedic medicine are very popular to treat Sciatica nerve pain cure naturally. These medicines are safe and can be taken with conventional medication without any interaction. To know the best possible sciatica treatment plan in Melbourne have an appointment with  your Ayurvedic doctor.


  1. Yogaraja Gulgulu vatika
  2. Triodashang guggle
  3. Gokhsuradi Guggle
  4. Ashwagandadi churna
  5. Aragwadharishtam
  6. Balarishtam
  7. Dasamoolarishtam
  8. Punarnavasavam
  9. Saraswatharishtam
  10. Bala Thailam
  11. Bala awagandhadhi Thailam
  12. Dhanwantharam Thailam
  13. Ksheerabala Thailam
  14. Mahamasha thailam
  15. Narayana Thailam
  16. Sahacharadi Thailam
  17. Dhanwantharam 101 capsule
  18. Ksheerabala 101 capsules
  19. Dasamoola kashayam
  20. Rasnadi kashayam
  21. Vidaryadi Kashayam
  22. Chandraprabha vatika
  23. Dhanwantharam Gulika
  24. Sathavaryadi gritham
  25. Aswagandhadi lehyam
  26. Dasamoolahareethaki Lehyam


Yoga and Sciatica


Yoga is an effective alternative and natural treatment for this kind of pains. Some yoga poses help in lowering discomfort and pain associated with the sciatica. Generally, these yoga postures are helpful for providing strength and improving mobility. These yoga postures are


Revolved Triangle Pose, Extended Triangle Pose, Low Lunge, Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend, Staff Pose, High Lunge, Easy Pose, Raja kapotasana (king pigeon pose), Gomukhasana (cow’s face pose), half spinal twist (ardha matsyendrasana) etc.


Lifestyle during Sciatic Pain


Following lifestyle changes can help patients :


  1. Avoid the diet that aggravates constipation. Also, do not consume sour foods such as sour curd and buttermilk.
  2. Saffron milk can help the patients with pain disorders. You can add a small amount of saffron flower in the hot milk and drink it after 30 minutes.
  3. Regular gentle exercise of thigh, back and legs may help, but avoid strenuous exercise such as jumping and long run.
  4. Hot water bath may soothe the sciatic nerve irritation.
  5. Swimming is also very beneficial for the patients with sciatica.
  6. Do not take very dry foods that are devoid of the oil.
  7. Correct your sitting posture.


Ayurvedic treatment is highly effective for sciatica. One of the ayurvedic therapies is kati basti, which is generally used to treat this pain. It gives great results in sciatica treatment in Melbourne. The patients also experience some relief after each session.


Consult today Gurnam Saini in Melbourne, Australia for the Kati Basti session or to know how you can get rid from suffering of Sciatica, naturally. Gurnam Saini is also available for online consultation.   







Gurnam Saini

Ayurvedic Consultant (Known as Ayurvedic doctor in India)

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from India

MD Alternative Medicine from India 

Panchkarma Detox Expert

Member of AAA(Australian Association of Ayurveda)

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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More