Since chronic inflammation is one of the leading causes of back pain. The strong anti-inflammatory properties of garlic make it effective in helping to prevent and reduce pain. Garlic also contains a high content of selenium, which can help to treat back ache caused by arthritis. Analgesic properties are also found in the chemical capsaicin, another component of garlic. Capsaicin is a key ingredient in most creams that target pain relief.
By simply consuming 2-3 garlic cloves every morning on an empty stomach, you will notice a reduction in the back pain you experience. Chew the cloves thoroughly and gulp them down with water to help ease the burning sensation in your mouth.
Another method is to finely dice 4 garlic cloves and let them sit for several minutes before adding them to a glass of milk. The wait allows for the beneficial enzymes in garlic to activate. Drinking this mixture daily can help stop inflammation on the sciatic nerve, easing back pain caused by sciatica.
Garlic doesn’t necessarily have to be ingested; it can be massaged onto your aching back in the form of garlic oil. To make the garlic oil you will need to heat either some coconut oil, mustard oil, or sesame oil, on a low setting, and then add 8 or more garlic cloves to the pan. Keep the pan on heat until the garlic turns brown. Thereafter, strain the oil and leave it to cool. Massage the oil onto the affected area and leave it to set into your skin for 3 hours and then wash it off with warm water. Repeat this process at least once every day.