The most important home remedy for backache is the use of garlic.
Two or three cloves should be taken every morning to get results. An oil
prepared from garlic and rubbed on the back will give great relief. This
oil is prepared by frying ten cloves of garlic in 60 ml of oil in a
frying pan. Any of the oils which are used as rubefacients, such as
mustard oil. sesame oil, and coconut oil can be used according to one's
choice. They should be fried on a slow fire till they are brown. After
the oil has cooled, it should be applied vigorously on the back, and
allowed to remain there for three hours. The patient may, thereafter,
take a warm-water bath. This treatment should be continued for at least
Lemon is another useful remedy for backache. The juice
of one lemon should be mixed with common salt and taken by
the patient twice daily. It will give relief.
The use of chebulic myroblan is beneficial in the
treatment of backache. A small piece of this fruit should be
eaten after meals. This will give quick relief.
Vitamin C has proved valuable in case of severe
backaches. About 2,000 mg of this vitamin should be taken
daily for treating this condition. Considerable improvement
will be noticeable within two days.
Raw potato is an ancient home remedy for backache,
characterized by incapacitating pain in the lumbar region,
especially in the lower part of the back. Application of raw
potato in the form of a poultice has been found very
effective in this condition.