Home remedies for Hypothyroidism!!
Under-active thyroid is a condition where thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain hormones which are required for body. It can lead to many health issues such as weight gain, heart disorders, and infertility. Here you can find some of effective home remedies for hypothyroidism that can be of a great help.
Thyroid, a butterfly shaped gland is situated at the base of the front of the neck. Thyroid gland produces hormones – T3 – triodothyronine and T4 – thyroxin that have an enormous impact on health affecting all aspects of metabolism. It is a very important gland that is required for normal growth, maturation and tissue differentiation also helps to accelerate energy production and helps to maintain oxidative metabolism.
Causes which contribute are – iodine deficiency, radiation therapy, some surgeries or auto immune disorders. When thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones, the chemical balance gets disturbed.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism may include –
Fatigue and muscles weakness
Stress and depression
Irregular menstrual periods
And many more…
Home remedies for Hypothyroidism
Triphala – A very common and popular herbal combination in Ayurveda which is well known by people also. This is best to take out toxins from body via opening channels. Low digestive fire or agnimandya is involved in the pathogenesis of hypothyroidism so including triphala as a home remedy can help you to deal with hypothyroidism.
How to take – it is available in powder form so one can take 1 teaspoon of it twice daily, morning and at bed time with luke-warm water.
Coriander seeds – Another home cure that can help thyroid gland to function properly.
How to use – Boil half to one teaspoon of coriander seed sin 2 cups of water until 1 cup remains. Filter and drink when its luke warm. Also one can take half teaspoon of powder with water daily two times.
Walnuts – Yummy and crunchy walnuts can work as a medicine also. Do you know that? Yes, they are packed with manganese that help body to absorb sufficient iodine as lack of iodine is also one among other causes of hypothyroidism.
How to take – Soak 1 or 2 walnuts in water overnight. Take them in next day morning (effective way to take) or one can try them as a munching snack.
Jeera/cumin, Dhaniya/coriander, Methi/fenugreek and Saunf/fennel – Wonderful hypothyroid home remedy which can be taken on daily basis for many side benefits also. This helps to enhance digestive fire and entire metabolism.
How to use – Take half teaspoon of each and boil in 300 ml of water until 60 to 70 ml remains. You can filter and drink when it is luke warm.
Another way is to store all of them in equal quantity in powder form (preferably after roasting). Take half to one teaspoon of it two to three times with plain or luke warm water for best results.
Also use them in your boiled rice and making curries. These are very good digestive herbs and can correct metabolism which is a root cause of many health issues.
Ginger – A very good source of magnesium, zinc, potassium and packed with anti-inflammatory properties make ginger an efficient thyroid stimulating herb.
How to take – Boil grated half teaspoon in 2 cups of water until 1 cup remains. Filter and take.
Also use its thin slices in your salad with meal.
Stay hydrated/drink plenty of liquids – Prefer plenty of water, fresh fruit juices and healthy soups. Coconut water is an excellent one. Liquids help to remove toxins from body and stimulate gland functions.
Hypothyroidism home remedies can help you to nourish and revitalize your thyroid gland but at the same time one should seek guidance of an Ayurveda expert for proper management. Some amazing herbs like Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Mandookparni (Centella asiatica) are placed on top. One can opt for them also along for better results.
For specific treatment, always consult an Ayurveda expert!
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