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Herbs for hypothyroidism

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What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism means low thyroid gland function. The thyroid gland is situated in the front of the neck, just below the larynx. Since the hormones of the thyroid gland regulate metabolism in every cell of the body, a deficiency of thyroid hormones can affect virtually all body functions. The severity of symptoms in adult...

What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism means low thyroid gland function. The thyroid gland is situated in the front of the neck, just below the larynx. Since the hormones of the thyroid gland regulate metabolism in every cell of the body, a deficiency of thyroid hormones can affect virtually all body functions. The severity of symptoms in adults ranges from barely detectable deficiency, to severe life-threatening deficiency.

It is estimated that approximately 5 to 10% of the adult population have hypothyroidism, with a rate over 20% in senior citizens.

Herbs for hypothyroidism

Classic therapy for hypothyroidism is based upon daily thyroid hormone replacement therapy. As no supplements or herbs adequately fulfill this action, drug therapy will often remain the basis of treatment.

However, it is interesting to known that herbs with high content of iodine have been shown to have stimulating properties on thyroid gland. This is due to the fact this gland uses iodine to produce hormones.

There are herbs that can be useful:

  • Cochayuyo: this plant, well known in Chile to lose weight, can also be useful in case of hypothyroidism.
  • Nettle can help too, being also known for its high iodine content.

Most of the other herbs do not have direct effect on thyroid, and will be used to alleviate hypothyroidism symptoms. Let have a look at some herbs than can be useful:

  • For constipation, some laxative herbs can be useful, such as Boldo or Sen de Alejandria.
  • For depression, Saint John Wort has been shown to be helpful. Or see the page herbs for depression.
  • For stress, Lavender, Chamomile and Lemon Balm are good solutions. Avoid using Valerian, which can be too sedative for you, as when suffering from hypothyroidism, the energy level is usually quite low.
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  • Boldo
    ba-boldo

    Main properties: for difficulties of digestion, notably chronic (dyspepsia) gentle laxative to treat constipation anti-inflammatory and anti-fever effectsQuality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.990
  • Durvillaea antarctica
    ba-cochayuyo

    Main properties: high concentration of fibers / to lose weight to lower cholesterol hypothyroidism and hypotensionQuality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.990
  • St John's wort
    ba-hierba-san-juan

    Main properties: beneficial in cases of mild depression or anxiety for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), menopausal mood swings, or premenstrual syndrome children and adults troubled by incontinence external use for herpesQuality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also...

    $ 4.990
  • Lemon balm
    ba-melisa

    Main properties: useful for anxiety, insomnia, sleep problems, and restlessness recommended for students during exams children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)Quality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.990
  • Nettle (leaves and stems)
    ba-ortiga-hojas

    Main properties: for arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout to reduce sneezing and itching a good general tonic for women for men suffering from baldnessQuality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.990
  • Lavender
    ba-lavanda

    Main properties: for relaxation, insomnia, restlessness for skin care / good remedy for sunburns for hair loss (alopecia) to lower high blood pressure and improve circulationQuality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.990
  • Valerian
    ba-valeriana

    Main properties: for insomnia, as well as for anxiety / stress (mild sedative) reduce some forms of pain for gastrointestinal disorders associated with spasmsQuality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.190
  • Alexandrian Senna
    ba-sen-alejandria

    Main properties: for weight loss for constipation for hemorrhoids for hypothyroidismQuality guarantee: All herbs are grown in Chile Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs The company is also supported by CORFO

    $ 4.190
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