Goitre

About Goitre

This problem arises when the thyroid gland gets enlarged and leads to swelling in the neck and mainly occurs when the thyroid gland do not functions properly. A lump arises in front of neck due to this particular problem as a result of too much or too little thyroid hormones. This mainly occurs due to iodine deficiency in the body. So if there is decrease in the level of iodine in the body so, chances are there of occurrence of goiter.

Types of Goiter

  1. Diffuse smooth goitre
  2. Nodular goitre

1. Diffuse Smooth Goitre

In this type of goitre, the thyroid gland gets enlarged than the normal gland. The causes of this type of goitre are as follows:-

  • Grave’s diseases
  • Iodine deficiency
  • Medicines such as lithium and amiodarone
  • Hereditary factors

2. Nodular Goiters

In this type of goitre a small lump is developed in the thyroid gland. It is usually divided into two types:-

  1. Multinodular goiter - In this kind many lumps are formed in the thyroid gland.
  2. Single nodule - This is result of a cyst and is a solid not-cancerous tumors.

Symptoms of Goitre

  • Swelling in the neck
  • Difficulty while breathing or swelling
  • Coughing and hoarseness
  • Tight feeling in throat

Diagnosis of Goitre

  • Ultra sounds scan of thyroid
  • Biopsy
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • MRI scan

Herbal Remedies for Goitre by Planet Ayurveda

There is one best way that has proved really effective in treating this problem.

This is an ayurvedic treatment in which herbal remedies like Chandraprabha Vati, Hakam Churna, Kanchnaar Guggul, Triphala Capsules and Boswellia-Curcumin are used for goitre treatment. These remedies are formulated using natural herbs and herbal extracts by Planet Ayurveda. These are free from any kind of chemicals and preservatives and do not contain any side effects.

1. Chandraprabha Vati

This herbal remedy is a classical formulation, blend of many herbs which are explained in ayurvedic texts. It contains essential herbs such as:-

  • Vacha
  • Mustak
  • Devdaru
  • Ela
  • Pippali
  • Maricha
  • Tejpatra
  • Haridra
  • Chavya
  • Vidanga

All the above herbs are known for their actions and properties. Chandraprabha vati has all the properties that maintains healthy body functions. Not only in goitre, this herbal remedy is considered best in treatment of problems such as diabetes, general weakness, lower back pain, ovarian cyst painful and irregular menstruation and lack of glow on face. This herbal remedy is also a great stress buster that relaxes the whole body and is also known as a natural blood purifier. So this herbal remedy is helpful in this particular problem.

Dose: 2 tablets two times a day with plain water after meal.

2. Hakam Churna

Hakam churna is a mixture of excellent herbs like Chandershoor, Kalaunji, Methi and Ajwain.

All these herbs help to balance Vata dosha in body. It helps to maintain a healthy digestion and metabolism. All these herbs contain the properties that help to balance Vata dosha effectively. This is a great herbal remedy for inflammation, heat, obesity and other conditions of excess. Kalongi, the herb present in this churna is considered helpful. In ancient time, it is said that this black seed can heal almost all the diseases except death. Methi (fenugreek seeds) is a common Indian spice that is mostly used for indigestion problems works wonders in problems such as body pains, muscle pain, joint pains, stiffness and fatigue. Another herb ajwain is a commonly used ingredient in Indian cuisine. This herb in ayurveda is of great importance in treatment of problem related to digestive system. So this herbal remedy helps in digesting the food properly and removes unwanted stuff from the body.

Dose: 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after meal.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

The product is an excellent one to keep the functioning of thyroid gland. It balances the thyroxine production to optimum level. It helps to reduce the swelling in the neck.

The product is packed with herbs such as Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amalaki (Emblica Officinale), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), and Ela (Elettaria Cardamomum).

Dose: 2 tablets two times a day with plain water after meal.

4. Triphala Capsules

The word Triphala stands for three fruits. Yes, the name of the product suggests that it is made using three fruits. The fruits are Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Amalaki (Emblica Officinale). It balances all the three doshas of the body. It helps in the management of goiter by eliminating the toxins from the channels, which otherwise block the circulation of blood and hormones. It helps in reducing body fat and supports healthy metabolism of the body. Hence, a great product to treat goiter.

Dose: 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meal.

5. Boswellia-Curcumin

Boswellia-Curcumin are one of the most effective combination of anti-inflammatory herbs. A lot of research is available on role of Boswellia and Curcumin individually as effective anti-inflammatory herbs without any side effects. The results are long lasting and the anti-inflammatory effects are permanent.

Dose: 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meal.

Not only the herbal remedies but the diet also plays an important role in curing this problem. It is suggested to increase the intake of iodine rich foods. Daily diet should include milk, barley, moong daal, onion, egg yolks, citrus fruits and oats are considered good for goitre symptoms. So a combination of herbal remedy a good diet and regular exercise or meditation can prove wonders and get rid of this particular problem.

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