Ayurvedic Treatment for Sciatica

mortar-and-pestleSciatica is a painful condition involving the sciatic nerve of one or both lower extremities. It is often  associated with low back pain. The condition where back pain and radiating pain of the legs are found together is called Sciatica syndrome.

Causes of Sciatica

  • Pressure on sciatic nerve due to herniated disc or bone spur.
  • Fracture or any injury.
  • Benign or malignant growth.
  • Degeneration of lumbar spine.


Symptoms of Sciatica

  • Varying pain. It may be mild or severe, radiates from lower back to knee or foot.
  • Abnormal sensation like tingling or numbness.
  • Weakness of the affected leg.
  • Abnormal gait due to pain.
  • Pain may increase after physical activities like walking, exercise or weight lifting.
  • It may also affect your bladder and bowel control.


Diagnosis of Sciatica

Your doctor will diagnose after physical examination and SLR test. X -ray and MRI scan will confirm the diagnosis.

Ayurvedic Management of Sciatica

In Ayurveda, sciatica is referred to as gridhrasi and is said to be caused by the vitiation of Vata dosha.

The following Ayurvedic Therapies are done depending on the condition of the patient:

  1. Dhanyamla dhara
  2. Abhyangam
  3. Swedam
  4. Pathrapotali swedam
  5. Sarvangadhara
  6. Kadee Vasthi
  7. Navrakizhi
  8. Vasti (This therapy can actually completely cure sciatica)
  9. Virechana


These therapies relieve the inflammatory changes and underlying causes of Sciatica, reduce muscle spasms and nerve compressions, strengthen and nourish the entire spine & supporting tissues. Usually the treatment period varies from 4 – 5 weeks according to the severity of the disease.

The following Ayurvedic internal medicines are beneficial:

  • Lumbaton is a safe and effective medicine especially for spondylosis, sciatica related problems and herniated disc. It arrests the degenerative changes in the disc.
  • Rasnasaptaka kashayam tablet, Sahacharadi kashayam.
  • Yogaraja guggulu, trayodashang guggulu
  • Ksheerabala taila given internally
  • Sahacharadi tailam, murivenna, dhanvantara taila for local application


Dos and Don’ts:

  • Avoid peanuts, bengal gram, rajma, potatoes, spicy food items, non vegetarian food, cold food and drinks.
  • Avoid suppression of natural urges, heavy exercise, day sleep, night outs, heavy weight lifting and minimise riding vehicles and long journey.
  • Try to reduce your weight, sugar levels and avoid constipation by proper healthy diet. Obesity and diabetes are major risk factors for sciatica.

Additional Reading:

6 Top Ayurvedic Herbs for Sciatica

Safe Ways to Get Rid of Sciatica Pain

Sciatica: An Overview

To get more information and to buy ayurvedic products for relief from sciatica and related ailments, please click on the links below:


Rasnasaptaka kashayam

Ayurvedic Products for Bones, Muscles, Joints and Nerves


7 thoughts on “Ayurvedic Treatment for Sciatica

  • December 7, 2015 at 9:51 am

    I had sciatica for about 2 years… Luckily I've managed to get rid of it!

    I'm busy most of the time, so I had no time to visit physiotherapists, to get massages and other procedures that help to treat sciatica. And the was so strong that I couln't even fall asleep. I didn't know what to do back then. So,I started to search for an alternative that could help me. Guess what?

    I've found an ebook about natural sciatica treatments. I taught a lot from it: it's symptoms, causes and how to completely cure it. I did everything that was written in that book and I got rid of my sciatica in about one week!! It thought it's a miracle, but then I did some more research about this e-book and found a lot of positive feed from people wof all ages. They also claimed that they cured they sciatica in 1 week or so.

    I'm pasting a link here to a review of this ebook:

    (obviously replace * with a dot,cause I can't post links here)
    Best wishes!

  • December 9, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    For everybody, who still have issues with their sciatica, I can recommend a great ebook, which has been published recently.
    It helped me out a lot to overcome the pain. The information in there is really good and provides you with lot of well-researched facts about Sciatica and how to treat it effectively.
    I had dramatic positive results after a few days and since then it improved further and further. It was a great improvement of my life and the book is definitely a gem out there.
    Give it a try. If you are not satisfied at all, the publisher even grants you a money-back guarantee of 60 days. So nothing to lose at all 😉
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  • March 4, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I?ve been suffering from piriformis sciatica for 5 months. Physiotherapy, NSAIDS and Corticosteroid tablets provided no relief. As a sportsman I felt totally incapacitated by the severe pain I had and very discouraged. Two weeks ago I purchased this e-book fb.me/5p74b0Plq and today I?m cured.

  • March 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I would be quite careful with these exercises. My pain was debilitiating and a lot of these would trigger my sciatica to flare up. I went through countless sites while looking for remedies until I found a site called http://vk.cc/4WHHXe that actually helped me. I was so tired of prescriptions from my doc that I couldn't afford and this allowed me to get back to work much faster.

  • April 29, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I can’t thank you enough Glenn. I was a sciatica sufferer for years and had wasted thousands of dollars on all kinds of therapies and medications, from epidural injections to chiropractic treatments. I’d get temporary relief but after a few days the pain would be back. It had gotten to the point where tying my own shoe laces had become a pain-staking 10 minute task. A friend of mine sent me a link to Sciatica SOS on facebook
    >>> bit.ly/treatsciaticanow
    and barely 5 days later the pain was gone completely and I have my mobility back. One month later I am still completely pain-free. This should be a must to anyone with sciatica.

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