The thyroid gland has only 30 grams, but it has the power to control all processes and chemical reactions in our body. Its functioning is often disturbed, in both women and men. Fortunately, a proper diet plan and natural plants help keep it under control.
Hyperthyroidism versus Hypothyroidism
Signs of hyperthyroidism include heart palpitations, weight loss despite an increased appetite, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, increased sweating. In contrast, hypothyroidism is characterized by weight gain, apparition of goiter, impaired memory and difficulty concentration.
How to treat hypothyroidism naturally
Yarrow. In cases of hypothyroidism (which means a lack of thyroid hormone) infusions of yarrow and lady’s mantle are highly recommended. These herbs are famous for their natural capacity of regulating thyroid function. The tea is easy to prepare: combine the two herbs and add a teaspoon of this mixture into 250 ml of boiling water. Drink two cups of tea a day, one in the morning and one in the evening, half an hour before meals.
Onion. Hypothyroidism can be treated with onions and garlic. These two spices can do wonders with those suffering from underactive thyroid. Nevertheless, onion and garlic are not recommended for people who have gastrointestinal problems such as ulcer or gastric hyperacidity, or for nursing mothers.
Algae. These seaweeds grow the thyroid’s hormone secretion. Of all of seaweeds, brown algae is the most suitable to stimulate secretion of thyroid hormones. Prepare yourself an infusion of 3 teaspoons of dry plants per cup of water. From this mixture drink three times a day.
Lavender and Rosemary. These herbs should be used externally, by applying poultices. You can combine them with brown algae for a maximum effect. Internally, you can take 3-4 drops per day, dissolved in a little of hot, neutral oil or honey, half an hour before meals. These oils contain properties similar to those of hormones. This is why they can cure renal disorders and neurasthenia appetite occurring in hypothyroidism. Sea buckthorn oil contains the highest source of beta carotene, vitamin A or natural. Sea buckthorn has the strongest effect in regulating the thyroid gland.
Pollen and Bee Bread. Bee products contain a lot of iodine – the element that helps the thyroid gland work properly. Pollen also contains tyrosine, one of the most important amino acids that our thyroid uses for the metabolic functions. Eat 1-2 tablespoons of pollen per day, plus a teaspoon of bee bread. This cure takes 4-6 weeks, with two weeks break. Note that this is an excellent remedy against depression occurring in hypothyroidism.
Prohibited foods in hypothyroidism:
• Black radish, cabbage and peaches (these aliments influent the synthesis of thyroid hormones).