[toc]Lumbago in simple terms can be described as the pain of the muscles and joints of the lower back region or spine. The exact cause of Lumbago is very difficult to pinpoint, however, it can be caused due to injury, wear and tear of joints, excessive pressure on the muscles and joint of the back, cancer, bone disorders etc.
This is a very common problem affecting people of all age groups. People suffering from Lumbago often experience acute and severe pain in the back, aching and sore muscles, stiffness etc.
In Lumbago the pain doesn’t radiate in the lower limbs, but is concentrated in the lower back only. The problem of Lumbago appears suddenly in form of dull pain in the lower back and may become severe with time. Lumbago is usually treated with a combination of painkillers, muscle relaxants, calcium tablets to strengthen the bones and physiotherapy exercises. Below mentioned are some very important and effective herbal remedies for providing relief from the problem of Lumbago.
7 Herbal Remedies For Lumbago
Black Cohosh has been used traditionally to mainly cure women related problems like painful periods, menopausal symptoms etc. However, this herb is a very good remedy for relaxing muscles and erasing their painful soreness. Black Cohosh has been used actively to cure the problem of deep-seated muscle pain associated with Lumbago, influenza etc. This herb is very useful in reducing the spasms in the muscles and helps to relax them, thus providing relief from Lumbago.
Black Cohosh is especially very effective in cases of Lumbago, when taken in form of tincture prepared using fresh plant parts. It can also be used in combination with another herb Arnica, to increase its efficiency and reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation to the lower back. Black cohosh is also available in form of dried root powder, capsules, tonics etc.
Cramp bark is yet another very useful herbal remedy for treating Lumbago. Cramp bark as its name suggests is renowned for its property to reduce cramps and spasms in the muscles and tendons of the body. This helps in relaxing the muscles and reduces their pain. This herb is rich in chemical components known as esouletin and scopoletin, which are very good for relaxing the muscles and reducing lower back pain.
The bark of this herb is rich in medicinal properties and can be used to prepare a tincture which is very effective in curing Lumbago. This herb can also be used to make an herbal tea or infusion, which is also very beneficial in treating low back pain or Lumbago.
Lobelia has been used since centuries for helping in treating severe muscle spasms and pain, thus proving to be very useful in treating Lumbago. Lobelia contains compounds which help in instantly relaxing the muscle tension and provides a soothing effect to the sore muscles. This herbal remedy work extremely well when used regularly in small doses by people suffering from chronic pain of the lower back.
Five to ten drops of Lobelia tincture can be taken everyday to provide relief in cases of Lumbago. However, dosage of Lobelia should not be in large quantities as it can cause nausea and vomiting. Lobelia can be used in combination with other herbs like mullein and burdock to cure low back pain or Lumbago.
St. John’s Wort
St. John’s wort has been used traditionally to treat the problem of Lumbago. This herb is very effective in reducing the inflammation of the nerves and muscles. It is especially very effective in curing the damaged nerves, thereby providing relief from pain associated with it. St. John’s wort is a very famous muscle relaxant and effective in curing chronic pain problem like Lumbago etc.
The leaves and flowers of St. John’s wort are used for making herbal remedies and are especially very effective in muscle pain arising due to anxiety, stress and depression. Tincture made using this herb is especially very beneficial in cases of Lumbago. St. John’s wort can also be taken in form of herbal tea, capsules, tonics, dried herb powder etc. The oil of this herb can also be massaged in to the lower back to provide relief from pain.
Solomon’s Seal is a magical herb used since ancient time to cure a wide range of problems, including Lumbago. This herb is very useful in treating injuries caused to ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles etc. and also helps in maintaining the level of synovial fluid in them. Solomon’s seal reduces the soreness in the muscles and helps in increasing the strength of cartilage, bones etc. This herb helps in reducing the pain caused due to friction or grinding of the joints by maintaining lubrication in them, thus helping in curing Lumbago.
The root of Solomon’s seal herb is used to prepare tincture and herbal tea, which are very effective in reducing inflammation of the connective tissues and treating chronic Lumbago. The oil of this herb can also be applied externally to the lower back to reduce the intensity of pain and discomfort.
Teasel is a very famous herb used in Chinese medicine to cure the pain associated with skeletal system, thus helping in cases of Lumbago. The root of this herb is helped to prepare many herbal formulas to remove stiffness of the joints, muscles and eradicate chronic Lumbago.
Teasel helps in stimulating the circulation of blood in the body and reduces inflammation of the joints, thereby removing painful soreness of the muscles associated with Lumbago condition. Fresh tincture prepared using Teasel herb root is very beneficial in treating Lumbago. It is also available in form of capsules, tonics, extract etc.
Yarrow is very useful in removing the stagnation of blood in the lower back by stimulating overall blood circulation in the body, thus helping to overcome the problem of Lumbago. It also helps in dissolving the blood clots formed due to injury to the connective tissue or joints, thus reducing pain of the lower back associated with injuries.
Yarrow can be applied topically in form of oil, poultice, salves etc., to provide relief from chronic pain. It can also be taken internally in form of tincture, herbal tea, capsules etc., to cure the problem of Lumbago.