Sciatica is pain resulting from the irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the spinal cord through the buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. When the sciatic nerve is pinched or irritated due to something such as a herniated disk, the pain experienced along the sciatic nerve is called “sciatica.” Symptoms of sciatica include pain in the area, numbness and weakness along the sciatic nerve, tingling sensations, or a loss of bladder or bowel control.

Recommendation:

Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Helichrysum, Thyme
Gently massage on lower back, legs, and buttocks.

Simple Solutions:

Mix 5 drops peppermint with 1 tsp. (5 ml) fractionated coconut oil in a small roll-on bottle. Apply on lower back every 3 hours as needed.

The information on this page is from the book Modern Essentials: A
Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils
, published
by AromaTools®. Please refer to Modern Essentials for additional
information, research, and usage suggestions.

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