It has been established beyond doubt that you can have sciatica pain treated by visiting your chiropractor and by doing yoga. According to latest studies, it is suggested that herbs can also be used for healing this pain (in another natural method).
Reverse Your Sciatica Pain
So many experts agree that the bioactive compound present in turmeric, which is called curcumin is capable of minimizing chronic inflammation when you take it as tonic.
If you want to get the best benefits from turmeric, you should heat it with milk and coconut oil. Make sure to also add a bit of pepper.
Black pepper is an important ingredient here because studies show that piperine found in it helps increase the bioavailability of turmeric. It also makes it easier and more efficient to absorb the nutrients.
You can also enhance the absorption of curcumin by taking curcumin enteric-coated capsules along with piperine.
Turmeric is one of the most versatile ingredients you can come across. You can use it in cooking, in tea, or even apply it topically as paste.
Reducing Inflammation-Fueling Enzymes
Turmeric also helps in reducing some inflammation-fueling enzymes. This is one of the main reasons why turmeric is so effective in giving you relief from sciatica pain and the swelling. If you are a healthy adult, you should take 300 mg of it (recommended dosage) to ease your inflammation and pain. Take this dosage 3 times per day.
Remember, if you take some medications, you will have to adjust this dosage. There is bromelain in turmeric supplements. It is a compound beneficial in giving additional boost to its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Ayurveda has been using turmeric for a very long time for reducing sciatica. In Ayurveda, it has been used for this because of its anti-inflammation properties. It has been a part of traditional medicine in Asia. In fact, scientists from Malaysia have confirmed the benefits of turmeric extract in soothing nerve-related pain.
Turmeric vs NSAIDS
Turmeric has been found to be better than NSAIDS. It is a selective COX-2 inhibitor. Both COX-1 and COX-2 are the enzymes that initiate the inflammatory process. While COX-1 is believed to be of the “good” type, COX-2 is considered to increase inflammation.
Naproxen, ibuprofen and aspirin are Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS). These drugs inhibit both COX-1 and COX-2 and can’t active selectively. COX-1 is helpful in the maintenance of the stomach lining. But NSAIDS can disrupt these enzymes and thus can cause stomach problems.
But turmeric is special because and more effective because it will inhibit only COX-2.
Drug manufacturers have long been busy in creating a drug that is a selective COX-2 inhibitor. But you don’t have to take any drug if a spice or food can give you the same benefits without all the side effects that come with it.
At the same time, there is big difference in what a spice costs and what a pill costs. Turmeric is something that is great, not only for your health but also for your wallet.
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