Ayurvedic Herbs for Backache

Ayurvedic Herbs and Remedies for Backache and Back Pain

By Shankar.

Backache has become a common ailment suffered by many people all over the world. Both young and old people have back pain. Some people have it frequently while others suffer for a short period. Back pain or backache should not be ignored. Even a simple backache can be symptoms of serious arthritis problems, ovarian cysts, kidney failure, or certain infections.

Back pain is caused due to improper sitting, walking, or sleeping posture. It can also happen if you sit before your computer for long time at a stretch. This is a relatively new cause of backaches and many people are in the situation of sitting in front of a computer for hours at a time, even every day.

Improper diet, poor digestion, emotional imbalance, sleeplessness, and lifting heavy objects are some of the major reasons for back pain. Taking pain killers each time you suffer a backache or pain can lead to other serious health problems so be careful about this. Start using Ayurvedic herbs that have no side effects.

Devil’s claw: This herb has been used as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. It is very effective in relieving lower back pain. It helps in giving relief from joint pains caused by rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Cayenne Pepper: It is commonly known as red chili. Its extracts are one of the important ingredients used for the treatment of arthritis and muscle pain.

Castor oil: It has astringent properties that help in giving relief from muscle pain, muscle stiffness, and treats arthritis. It can be applied on the affected area. It is useful in treating chronic joint pain and osteoarthritis.

Boswellia: Ayurveda uses this herb widely for joint support. It is also used in combination with guggulu for the treatment of arthritis.

Guggulu: It can be used as a single herb for the treatment of arthritis. It is a gum resin that is used as an antiseptic and gives relief from muscle pain.

Neem: Ayurveda recognizes this herb as containing the best healing property. Its anti-inflammatory properties are beneficial in the treatment of joint and muscle pain.

Comfrey root: This herb effectively relieves joint and muscle pain. It is a useful herb for the treatment of both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Betel: The juice of this leaf is mixed with coconut oil and applied on the affected area. It helps in providing quick relief from backache.

Aloe Vera: Daily intake of Aloe Vera’s pulp will reduce frequency of backache.

Garlic: Include garlic in your food daily, especially to reduce your back pain or backaches.

Mustard oil and Sesame oil: Apply these oils to get relief from backache.

Along with these Ayurvedic herbs and remedies, you can also try yoga asanas such as bhujangasana, shavasana, shalabhasana, halasana, and uttarapadasana with the help of a yoga practitioner.

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