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Low back pain: how to treat yourself naturally?


Although often benign, the low back painis a form of back pain which may be of inflammatory, visceral or mechanical origin. Back pain affects10% of the world's population and is one of the main causes of medical consultations.

Qualified as the “disease of the century” as it is the main cause of inability to work among French people (under 45) and the third among those 45 and over, low back pain also affects 84% ​​of young people aged 18. at 24 years old.

How? 'Or' What relievethe low back painwithout resorting to drug treatment?

What are theplants medicinalknown to naturally calm back pain?

Low back pain: causes and symptoms

Painful condition localized to the lower backcan extend to the buttocks, thighs, or the back of the knee, low back pain is also called "back pain" or "lumbago".

His causesare multiple, but the most frequent are: either a wrong movement, a ligament sprain, or a muscle tear or a problem with the intervertebral discs.

Other factors such as pregnancy, ankylosing spondylitis, overweight, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, fibromyalgia or osteoporosis can cause lower back pain.

We also note tumors, kidney or spine infections, an abdominal aortic aneurysm, gallbladder disorders, gastric disorders or pneumonia such as potential causeslow back pain.

As to symptoms, back pain - which can occur suddenly, and increase with the slightest effort - is the main manifestation. It can last a few days as well as several years. We will speak respectively of acute low back painor chronic low back pain.

Low back pain, treat yourself naturally

From medicinal plantsthe most suitable for relieving back pain, we find:

  • The ginger : excellent anti-inflammatory

Renowned for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, it is recommended to infuse 5 g of ginger root in 250 ml of water: a herbal tea to drink hot after meals.

  • The rosemaryand the horsetailas anti-inflammatory drugs

Dosage : in 1 L of water, boil 15g of rosemary and 15g of horsetail. Let everything steep for about half an hour. Once cooled, soak a gauze in this medicinal mixture, then apply to the painful area. Lie down for about 30 minutes. To be renewed twice a day.

  • The rosemary vinegar: in a bottle of vinegar, macerate a few sprigs of rosemary then massage them into localized pain to promote blood circulation.
  • Sarsaparilla
  • The Horse chestnut

Like horsetail, this plant with depurativealso helps to mineralize the body.

To get the most benefit from it, prepare 1 L of horsetail and sarsaparilla infusion. Add a little stevia and lemon. Drink it all day.

Tips for low back pain

Economical and easy to use, green or red clay - used as a poultice - this mineral is also recommended to relieve inflammation. Mixed with warm water, it is advisable to apply it to the skin and leave it on for 30 minutes and at best overnight.

In the event of a lumbago crisis, refined flour, white sugar, dairy products, red meat should be banned from your diet. Thus, to favor a anti-inflammatory diet, red pepper, certain vegetables (celery, broccoli, beetroot, carrot), Chia seeds, nuts, fruits (pineapple, papaya…) and green tea are indicated.

Contrary to popular belief, focus on physical exercises. On the other hand, heavy loads should be avoided.

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