Many people nowadays suffer from sciatica pain. It is well known that this type of pain can be considerably relieved by practicing yoga and with the help of a chiropractor. Furthermore, the latest research has confirmed that sciatica pain can also be cured naturally, by using herbs.
According to experts, the bioactive ingredient of turmeric, curcumin, can considerably reduce the chronic inflammation when takes as a tonic. This ingredient is very beneficial, so you should include it in your everyday diet, adding it to your drinks, meals, or applying it topically in the form of a paste.
Nevertheless, the best and the most recommended way to use turmeric is to combine it with some pepper and add this mixture to heated milk with some coconut oil. Black pepper contains piperine, a greatly beneficial and effective ingredient which boosts the bioavailability of turmeric and the absorption of nutrients.
There are enteric-coated capsules on the market you can also use to this end. These capsules are made on the basis of curcumin and also contain piperine, which adds to the benefits of turmeric.
Turmeric is very helpful when it comes to treating sciatica pain, as it lowers the levels of some enzymes that contribute to inflammation. Thus, the recommended daily amount of this spice for treating sciatica pain is 300 mg, taken three times a day. This dosage is adapted to adult individuals.
Still, remember that this dosage can be modified if needed. The case that requires adaptation of the dosage is if you take some type of medications. Moreover, supplements on the basis of turmeric contain bromelain, a potent ingredient that enhances the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric.
Sciatica is usually caused by an inflammation, which is known to be relieved by using turmeric. Even in the Ayurvedic medicine inflammation has been eased with the help of turmeric. This spice has also been used in the Asian and Malaysian medicine, and it has been thought to considerably relieve nerve-related pain.
In addition, this potent spice is a selective COX-2 inhibitor. COX-1 and COX-2 are enzymes that trigger the inflammatory process, the first one being positive, while the second one is known to be negative and to boost the inflammation processes.
The advantage of turmeric over NSAIDS, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen, is that is selective inhibitor of these enzymes. The NSAIDS are not, and they inhibit both, the COX-1 and the COX-2.
These medications disturb the COX-1 as well and thus may cause stomach problems, because COX-1 supports the balance of the stomach lining. Turmeric on the other hand is exclusive and very beneficial, as it only prevents COX-2.
Many drug companies have been trying to create a selective COX-2 inhibitor. We should mention that trying to find an artificial COX-2 inhibitor is absurd, because you can easily obtain its effects by using an ingredient that is completely natural. Moreover, besides being natural, turmeric is also more efficient and much better than any drug.