Home Remedies for Backache

Backache is one of the most common health problems that can arise in any age group, but happens mostly to middle-aged and elderly people. The most common symptoms are pain in the back and around the hip areas, as well as reduced flexibility of the backbone (spine) and uneasiness during sleeping.

Backaches can result from a number of reasons which include irregular diet, lack of physical activity, arthritis, excessive phyical labor, poor sitting and standing postures, pregnancy and muscle tension.

Backaches can make it extremely hard to go on with our daily routines, therefore, we have compiled the 4 best natural / home remedies for backache that will help provide quick relief from the pain and allow you to enjoy life in a better way.


It is used to treat a variety of diseases, and is known for curing vomiting. Ginger can also be used in the treatment of backache. It contains anti-inflammatory compounds which can provide relief from the pain.

Methods Ginger to treat backache

  1. Crush some ginger to make a paste. Apply the paste directly on the effected area, followed by eucalyptus oil.
  2. Cut 3-4 slices of fresh ginger root and mix in 1.5 cups of water. Simmer and boil on low heat for 10-12 minutes. Once the mixture cools down, strain it. Add honey and drink. Persist with this drink for a few days or until the pain subsides.

Basil Leaves

  1. Add 8-10 Basil leaves to a cup of water and bring to a boil until the water evaporates by half.
  2. Let the mixture cool to room temperature and then mix in a pinch of salt.

If you are suffering from mild back pains, drink this juice once daily. If the pain is severe, drink it twice daily.

Poppy Seeds

Poppy Seeds are a wonderous natural remedy for the treatment of backache.

  1. Take 100 gm each of Poppy Seeds and Rock Candy. Grind together.
  2. Eat two teaspoons of this mixture two times a day.
  3. Then consume a glass of milk.

Herbal Oil

Massaging the backbone with herbal oil can help with relaxation of muscles and relieve pain. You can make use of any good herbal oil like almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil and eucalyptus oil.

Recommended Method: Heat the oil until comfortably warm and massage it gently over the pain-concentrated area.