holistic medicine


Question by  livluvlaf (30)

Are there some herbs that will help a thyroid condition?


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Black cohosh is recommended to help menstrual difficulty associated with hypothyroidism. Cayenne will help with blood circulation. Bladderwrack contains natural iodine and coleus forskohlii can help with thyroid hormone production and in stimulating the thyroid production. Hawthorne and flaxseed can help cholesterol levels that cause thyroid stress. Thyax is a daily supplement that helps with thyroid support.


Answer by  fanhil (54)

There are numerous thyroid conditions from inflammation to tumor, however, none of them can be considered lightly. Thyroid is a very important endocrine organ in our body. Thus seeking herbs to help with thyroid 'condition' might be not a good idea because herbs are not FDA approved.


Answer by  turkinforalivin (1279)

In order to create the thyroid hormone, the body needs the essential mineral liodine. Liodine can be found in seaweed kelp. You should be able to find an herbal supplement in a healthfood store or any other vitamin shop. You will also need plenty of Vitamin E in order for your body to properly break down the liodine.


Answer by  catewheeler (289)

For an underactive thyroid problem, herbs that are high in iodine such as Bladderwrack are often recommended. It will aid in increasing the production of thyroid gland hormones. Bacopa can also be useful in stimulating the thyroid. For additional adrenal stress support consider trying Withania, Licorice, Codonopsis and Siberian Ginseng.


Answer by  practictioner (6)

Herbs dont cure thyroid problem. It is hormonal related health problem and need identification (hypo versus hyper). Hypothyroids shall take iodine containing foods & hyperthyroid person shall consume vitamin tablets.


Answer by  maber (1427)

There really are no herbs that will help with the thyroid long term. A thryoid condition is serious and should be treated by a medical doctor and not with over the counter remidies.


Answer by  diane41 (309)

It will depend on the type of thyroid condition you have what type of herbal remedy may work for you. People who suffer from hypothyroidism, or under active thyroid, have been known to use Sage either in cooking or in teas for thyroid support. Hyperthyroidism, or over active thyroid is known to be helped by lemon balm.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

I know someone who swears by Vaxa's Thyroid Formula which is an herbal and homeopathic. The herbs contained in it are: Black Walnut, Ginseng, Kelp, Mullein, Bayberry and it is also rich in minerals good for the thyroid such as calcium, iron, zinc and others.


Answer by  Sue8941 (106)

For helping with a thyroid condition, a regular multivitamin should be taken everyday, as long as extra doses of B-Complex vitamins, Vitamin C and zinc.


Answer by  maggielou (5)

I am sure that there are herbs that would help with a thyroid condition, however, I do not know what they are.

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