Friday, 27 February 2015
HERBS FOR HYPOTHYROID
1. Black Walnut
Black walnut is a good source of organic iodine which helps in strengthening and nourishing the thyroid gland. Black walnut which is also rich in magnesium help in improving the functionality of thyroid gland. Thus, black walnuts can also be used for the treatment of hypothyroidism.
2. Bladder Wrack
Bladder wrack is a kind of seaweed that must be consumed by those suffering from hypothyroidism in order to improve the functionality of their thyroid gland. Bladder wrack contains high amount of iodine and is very good for proper functioning of thyroid.
The herb bladder wrack can also help in the treatment of arthritis pain, constipation, bronchitis, and anxiety.
3. Flax Seed
Flax seeds contain a good amount of omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for smooth functioning of the thyroid gland. This is why those suffering from hypothyroidism must consume both flax seeds as well as flax seed oil.
It improves the functionality of the thyroid gland. Flax seed oil will also help in preventing constipation and reducing the cholesterol level.
Ginger is a good source of zinc, magnesium and potassium and its powerful anti-inflammatory properties can help in improving the functionality of thyroid.
Those suffering from hypothyroidism can use ginger in different ways. Fresh ginger root slices can be added to soups and other dishes. Another option is to drinking a lot of hot ginger tea.
5. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids which help in improving the functionality of thyroid. At the same time coconut oil helps in improving the body metabolism rate.
Always use extra virgin organic coconut cooking oil to enjoy the health benefits of this cooking oil.
Early sunshine is good for the health. To allow your thyroid gland to function in a proper manner, it is important to expose your body for fifteen to twenty minutes daily to early morning sunrays.
This will help to maintain the vitamin D level of your body which plays a key role in maintaining healthy immune function and calcium metabolism.
7. Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil is another essential ingredient that can help hypothyroid patients. Primrose oil is rich in amino acids, which nourish the thyroid gland. This oil can help in improving the functionalities of thyroid gland.
At the same it can also remove the problems associated with hypothyroidism such as hair loss and heavy menstrual flow.
8. Nettle (tezpatta)
Herbs such as nettle can help combat hypothyroidism. In fact, nettle is good to balance the thyroid with both under and over activity. Nettle herb effectively treats hypothyroidism caused due to iodine deficiency as it is a rich source of iodine.
9. Siberian Ginseng
Siberian Ginseng is very useful for adrenal and thymus glands and therefore this herb can also be used to improve the health of inactive thyroid gland. Siberian ginseng regulates the hormone levels by assisting in functioning of the adrenal and the thymus glands which can be of great help when suffering from hypothyroidism.
This herb will also help to alleviate one of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism, fatigue.