6 Herbs that Your Thyroid Gland Might Like

The butterfly-like thyroid gland is one of the smallest and yet most complex organs within the human body. It’s said to produce hormones that are essential to the whole organism as well as to our psyche. Unfortunately, today thyroid disorders affect almost every woman and lots of the males, too. If you’ve already faced the consequences of unbalanced thyroid functioning, you must be familiar with all the terminology. Otherwise, very briefly we could say there are two types of conditions when the thyroid is ‘sick’. If the organ’s activity increases, we’re talking about hyperthyroidism. On the other hand, a state of barely functioning thyroid gland is known as hypothyroidism. hypothyroidism vs hyperthyroidism Without making any pretence to be professionals, we’re offering 6 herbs that might help support your thyroid. Keep reading!

Herbs for hyperthyroidism

  • Echinacea
This plant is thought to be quite an efficient natural remedy when it comes to hyperactive thyroid. The effects are due to the fact that echinacea may act as an immunomodulator. And, sadly, in most cases the reasons for the hyperfunctions are autoimmune. echinacea tea
  • Common balm
Don’t you know this herb? It’s actually very popular today as many people who choose healthy lifestyle talk about its excellent properties. So, if you are not so familiar with common balm, here’s something for you. The herb is known to help slow down the secretion of thyroid hormones. This way it may soothe the symptoms that most patients with hyperthyroid often face. Plus, it has an extremely pleasant lemon flavor!

Herbs for hypothyroidism

  • Ginger
Nutritionists say this root combines zinc, potassium and magnesium, all of which are vital for the thyroid gland. When these powerful minerals form an alliance with each other, they can stimulate the low functioning organ.
  • Nettle
It’s the perfect natural source to add to your hypothyroidism treatment! OK, we know it’s not accessible throughout the whole year but it’s still worth to look for it. Nettle’s beneficial effects are said to be due to the iodine content. As you probably know, it’s the main component, which takes part in the thyroid hormones’ secretion. nettle's health benefits
  • Siberian ginseng
Basically, that’s one of the most powerful energizers you could find on the market (or in nature!). Most people with hypothyroid feel tired and depressed, while Siberian ginseng might successfully fight with these. Although those herbs are not known to have any serious side effects, you should always consult a specialist before choosing any of them! And remember: “Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something so beautiful.” Never give up! Read more about how to support your health with food on our Blog: 5 Curious Questions about Vegetarians and their Lifestyle 5 Psychophysiological Benefits of Valerian 4 Effective Ways to Deal with Seasonal Depression


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