Hyperthyroidism is a condition caused by the overproduction of thyroid hormones by thyroid glands. Thyroid glands controls the metabolism, which is how our body turns food into energy. It also affects our heart, muscles, bones, and cholesterol. There are many effective natural remedies to cure hyperthyroidism naturally.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism speeds up some of your body’s processes. However, not everyone with hyperthyroidism will experience all of the symptoms listed below. Your symptoms may vary based on how long your thyroid gland has been producing excessive T3 and T4, and your age.
- Appetite change (decrease or increase)
- Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- Frequent bowel movement—perhaps diarrhea
- Heart palpitations
- Heat intolerance
- Increased sweating
- Light menstrual periods—perhaps even missed periods
- Mental disturbances
- Muscle weakness
- Problems with fertility
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden paralysis
- Vision changes
- Weight loss-but perhaps weight gain
- Thinning of hair
- Itching and hives
- Possible increase in blood sugar
Remedies to cure hyperthyroidism naturally
You can try these natural remedies to control the over production of T4 and T3 hormones.
Coconut oil is known to increase metabolism for thyroid patients, its also useful for patients with extreme weight loss. Consume one table spoon of raw, unrefined coconut oil with every meal. You can add it to your salads or take it in your green tea. Some people prefer taking a table spoon of coconut oil alone to control thyroid symptoms.
Hyperthyroid patients should consume lots of antioxidants. To help control your thyroid symptoms drink as much green tea as possible to increase your daily intake of antioxidants.
Juices and fresh fruits rich in vitamin C are highly recommended for hyperthyroid patients. Consume citrus fruits and other fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C to fight hyperthyroidism symptoms. Natural vitamin C supplements can also be consumed. You can also take a multi-vitamin containing vitamin A, C, E, B-complex, calcium, zinc and magnesium.
Hyperthyroidism is often caused due to auto immune disease like graves disease. An autoimmune condition can disturb your bodies immune system coordination causing inflammation of the thyroid gland and the over production of the thyroid hormones. Taking a vitamin D supplement and increasing exposure to early morning sunlight can help revive the immune system coordination. Eating anti-inflammatory fruits like pineapple, berries, and figs can also help reduce the inflammation of the thyroid gland.
Bugleweed herbal tea
One promising herbal remedy that has worked to cure hyperthyroidism, is the bugleweed tea. The herb is known to interfere with iodine metabolism, which inhibits the formation of TSH and blocks the conversion of thyroxin (T4) to T3. You can make a tea by steeping a teaspoon of the dried herb in a cup of boiling water (covered) or of the 1:5 liquid extract, taking ten to thirty drops three times daily.
A native american plant, is loaded with anti-inflammatory, pain-releiving and immune boosting properties. Echinacea can be used to control hyperthyroidism.
Indian gooseberry (amla) is famous for many health benefits. It is often used to control the production of thyroid hormones.
Lack of iodine in our system is a common cause of hyperthyroidism. If that is the case eating vegetables and fruits rich in iodine like kelp, kombu, cranberry, strawberry and potatoes can help. An iodized salt can also help bring the iodine level back.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) and blue vervaine (Verbena haslala), are effective to cure hyperthyroidism. Make a combination with equal parts of each of these herbs together with skullcap ( Scutellaria lateraflora). Alternatively you can consume a tea made from lemon balm. Lemon balm is a herb from the mint family know to control the production of thyroid hormones. Lemon balm also offers a calming effect to control anxiety and depression symptoms common with hyperthyroidism.
Tea made from motherwort herb is an old remedy to control the heart palpitation caused by exessive production of the thyroid hormone.
Evening primerose oil
Essential oils from evening primerose can be used to control the thyroid hormone over production. Gamma lenolenic fatty acids found in evening primerose can help fight the inflammation.
Diet to control hyperthyroidism
Cook with cruciferous veggies
Broccoli is part of the goitrogen family—foods that can decrease the amount of thyroid hormone your thyroid gland produces. Foods that belong to this group are known as “cruciferous” foods. Not a broccoli fan? Other cruciferous veggies include cauliflower and kale. Eat one or more servings of these veggies a day. You may also increase your intake of tomato, spinach and bell peppers.
Vitamin D and Omega-3s for thyroid health
Salmon contains vitamin D—an essential nutrient that works with calcium to prevent bone loss. Salmon also carries a megadose of omega-3 fatty acids that keep you healthy. Your body doesn’t naturally produce these fatty acids, so you have to get them from food. If you’re not into fish, get your vitamin D from eggs and mushrooms and your omega-3s from walnuts, olive oil, and flaxseed oil. Eats foods with these nutrients daily.
Get more dairy in your diet
Untreated hyperthyroidism can eventually weaken your bones and may lead to osteoporosis. To prevent this, get 3 servings a day of calcium from yogurt or other dairy foods, such as cheese and milk.