4 Herbs for Sciatica

In addition to stretching, taking certain herbs can help with inflammation and nerve pain associated with sciatica. These natural remedies are much preferred over non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can cause liver problems and other side effects. Today AbawiFit shares our favorite 4 herbs for sciatica. For a holistic treatment, try these:



The anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, help it relieve sciatica pain and swelling. Here’s how you can incorporate turmeric into your diet:

  • Heat it in milk with coconut oil and a sprinkle of black pepper.

  • Brew it into a tea.

  • Add ground turmeric to your food.

AbawiFit Tip: apply it topically in a paste.



Garlic is a delicious herb to help relieve sciatica pain. Similar to turmeric, garlic has anti-inflammatory properties, plus immune system-boosting power.

Add this delicious herb into your meals cooking or take four raw cloves each morning with a glass of water.

AbawiFit Tip: Put garlic in a green smoothie!


Jamaican Dogwood

This herb for sciatica pain is derived from the bark of the dogwood tree. It’s known to relieve nerve pain and can be taken as a capsule or applied as a salve. Note: if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should definitely avoid using Jamaican dogwood.

AbawiFit Tip: Consult your doctor before using it because it’s slightly toxic.


St. John’s Wort

The use of this herb dates back to the time of ancient Greece. With its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent, and antioxidant properties, St. John’s Wort is a highly effective herb for sciatica pain. It even helps regenerate nerve tissue damaged by sciatica.

AbawiFit Tip: You can also use this herb to help with depression.

There you have our nutrition experts take on herbs for sciatica pain relief.

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