Monday, May 4, 2020




The thyroid is so common these days, that either you have it or know someone who has it. While you must have heard that it is a long term disease, we have some Ayurvedic remedies for Thyroid that can help keep it in control. But before getting into the Ayurvedic treatment for Thyroid. Let us first understand it briefly.

According to Healthline, Thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck just below the Adam's apple. It’s part of an intricate network of glands called the endocrine system. The endocrine system is responsible for coordinating many of your body’s activities. The Thyroid gland manufactures hormones that regulate your body’s metabolism.

In simple words, these hormones control the rate of many activities in your body including how fast calories are burned and how fast or slow a person’s heart rate is. Combined, these activities are often referred to as metabolism. When the Thyroid gland is compromised it may produce too few hormones and this can result in the metabolism slowing down. The defined condition is often referred to as an underactive Thyroid function or hypoThyroidism.


In hyperthyroidism, the Thyroid gland is overactive. It produces too much of its hormone. Hyperthyroidism affects about 1 percent of women. It’s less common in men. Graves’ disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism, affecting about 70 percent of people with an overactive Thyroid. Excessive Thyroid hormone production leads to symptoms such as:
  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Racing heart
  • Irritability
  • Increased sweating
  • Shaking
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Thin skin
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Muscle weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Bulging eyes (in Graves’ disease)

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a miracle herb and contains medium-chain fatty acids. These may help in speeding up sluggish metabolism caused by Hypothyroidism.

You Will Need
1-2 tablespoons of 100% virgin coconut oil

What You Have To Do
  • Consume coconut oil daily, either by adding it to your foods or directly.
  • You can also substitute your cooking oil with coconut oil. However, non-heated coconut oil is more beneficial.
How Often You Should Do This
Consume this 2-3 times a day.


Ginger exhibits powerful anti-inflammatory properties. These properties may help relieve Hypothyroidism and its symptoms.

You Will Need
An inch of ginger (finely chopped)
1 cup of water

What You Have To Do
  • Add one inch of ginger to a cup of hot water and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Let it cool down.
  • Add a little honey to it and drink it immediately.
  • Alternately, you can also add minced ginger to your food or simply chew on small bits of ginger.
How Often You Should Do This
Do this 3 times a day.

Diffuse those essential Oils

Rosemary oil exhibits strong anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, massaging it on the Thyroid pressure points may help regulate the secretion of Thyroid hormones.

You Will Need -

3-4 drops of rosemary oil
1 tablespoon of coconut oil

What You Have To Do
  • Mix three to four drops of rosemary oil with a tablespoon of coconut oil.
  • Apply this mixture to the Thyroid acupressure points (the base of the throat, the medial aspect of the lower leg, and below the feet).
  • Massage gently for a couple of minutes and allow the oil to be absorbed by the skin.
  • Alternatively, you can also add a few drops of rosemary oil to your bath and soak in it for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • You can also apply rosemary oil to your scalp if your hair is thinning as a result of Hypothyroidism.


Ashwagandha is one of Ayurveda’s favorite ingredients and it makes for a great Ayurvedic remedy for thyroid. It possesses anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties. Ashwagandha is also known to increase Thyroid levels. Hence, it may help in balancing the Thyroid hormones.

You Will Need
500 mg Ashwagandha capsules

What You Have To Do
Consume 500 mg of Ashwagandha capsules daily after consulting your doctor.

How Often You Should Do This
Consume this supplement 1-2 times a day or as directed by your doctor.


Flaxseeds are a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid. Omega-3s may induce the production of Thyroid hormones.

You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered flaxseeds
  • 1 glass of milk or fruit juice
What You Have To Do
  • Add a tablespoon of powdered flaxseed to a glass of milk or fruit juice. It is best to grind frozen flax seeds immediately before using them.
  • Mix well and consume it.
How Often You Should Do This
Consume this solution 1-2 times a day.
Note: Do not consume more than two tablespoons of flaxseeds daily, as consuming more flax seeds may have reverse effects. Store the seeds in a cool place as they turn rancid quickly.


Guggul is a resin produced from the guggul plant. The guggulsterone in guggul may help fight Hypothyroidism. It does so by regulating the Thyroid function and treating the symptoms.

You Will Need
25 mg of guggul supplementation

What You Have To Do
Consume guggul supplements daily after consulting an Ayurvedic doctor.

How Often You Should Do This
Consume this 3 times a day.


Vitamin B12 stimulates the function of the Thyroid gland. Vitamin C helps fight oxidative stress (that can worsen hypoThyroidism) with its antioxidant properties. Thus, vitamin B12 and vitamin C act as an Ayurvedic remedy for thyroid.

You Will Need
Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C-rich foods (leafy vegetables, fish, meat, eggs, and dairy products).

What You Have To Do
Consume these vitamin-rich foods.

How Often You Should Do This
Do this regularly.


This is a type of seaweed that is known to be rich in iodine. Thus, it may help in treating hypothyroidism.

You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoons of bladderwrack herb
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • Honey
What You Have To Do
  • Add two teaspoons of bladderwrack herb to a cup of hot water.
  • Allow it to steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Strain and allow the tea to cool a bit.
  • Add a little honey and consume it immediately.
How Often You Should Do This
Do this 2 times a day.

Black Walnut Hull

Black walnut hulls contain vitamins and minerals like iodine, zinc, magnesium, B-vitamins, and vitamin C. This may help in treating hypothyroidism and its symptoms caused due to iodine deficiency. It acts as a great Ayurvedic remedy for Thyroid.

You Will Need
2-3 drops of black walnut hull extract
1 glass of water

What You Have To Do
Add two to three drops of black walnut hull extract to a glass of water and mix well.
Consume this solution.
How Often You Should Do This
Do this 2-3 times a day.


Nettle is a rich source of nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin B6, calcium, iron, magnesium, and iodine. Hence, it may help in treating hypothyroidism.
You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoons of stinging nettle tea
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • Honey
What You Have To Do
  • Add two teaspoons of nettle tea to a cup of hot water.
  • Steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Strain and allow it to cool a bit before adding honey.
  • Consume the tea while it is still warm.
How Often You Should Do This
Do this 2-3 times a day.
In addition to these home remedies for thyroid, you should also follow the diet guide mentioned below for faster recovery.

Foods To Consume

  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Vegetables (cruciferous vegetable can be consumed but in small amounts)
  • Fruits, like bananas, oranges, tomatoes, and berries
  • Gluten-free grains and seeds, like rice, quinoa, chia seeds, and flax seeds
  • Dairy products, like milk, cheese, and yogurt
  • Water and non-caffeinated drinks
  • Studies have shown that Brazilian nuts are good sources of selenium and iron, which help to maintain good Thyroid function.
  • Home-made yogurt is a good source of probiotics and it also helps in maintaining good gut ecology.
  • Eating garlic can also help to get rid of various yeast thriving in the intestine.

Foods To Avoid

  • Foods that contain gluten like bread, pasta, cereals, and beer.
  • Soy foods like tofu, soy milk, and soybeans.
  • Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and cabbage contain Thyroid blocking properties.
  • Some fruits like peach, pears, and strawberries also have goitrogens.
  • Caffeine and alcohol.
The following are the prevention tips if you are at risk of developing hypothyroidism or have it already to avoid the recurrence of the condition.

Prevention Tips

  • Get yourself checked for hypothyroidism every 5 years, typically beginning when you cross 35 years.
  • Get screened during and after pregnancy.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol and caffeine.
  • Keep yourself stress-free.
  • Drink filtered water.
  • Avoid consuming deep-fried foods.
  • Consume iodine-rich foods.
  • Keep your weight under control.
  • Do aerobic exercises, strength training, and yoga. Exercises can help by boosting your mood, relieving fatigue and stress, aiding weight loss, and increasing your energy levels.
  • Good sleep is very important in optimizing Thyroid function as it regulates the stress hormone cortisol. A night of sound sleep ensures proper hormonal balance, repairs and relaxes tissues, and promotes body healing.

     Nirogam - Natural Healing through Ayurveda

Dr. Greeshma Nair(B.A.M.S) is a Staunch believer that Ayurveda is not merely a science but lifestyle too. Her holistic approach towards diagnosis and treatment is based on the root cause of disease and gives you a three-dimensional solution to a condition that includes Ahaar (diet), Vihaar (lifestyle) and Aushadhi (medicines).


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