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Ayurvedic Treatment of Hypothyroidism


About Hypothyrodisim

Hypothyroidism is a common disorder of thyroid which is also known as underactive thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone which is required by the body.

Role of Thyroid

The main function of the thyroid is to control the cells that use energy from the food by a process called metabolism. The metabolism of the body affects the temperature of the body, our heartbeat as well as affects how well we burn calories. If there is not enough thyroid hormone in the body, other processes of the body slow down. Your body will produce less energy and metabolism becomes sluggish.

What are the Symptoms of Hypothyrodisim?

Common symptoms of this disorder are listed below:-

  • Weakness and fatigue.
  • Dry and coarse hair.
  • Rough and pale skin.
  • Hair loss.
  • Frequent muscle cramps.
  • Sudden weight gain.
  • Cold intolerance.

What are the causes of Hypothyrodisim?

Common causes of Hypothyroidism are listed below:-

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Hyperthyroidism treatment
  • Surgery of thyroid
  • Side effects of medications
  • Radiation therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Deficiency of iodine
  • Pituitary disorder
  • Congenital disease

What are the Complications of Hypothyroidism?

This disorder may cause some serious complications. Hence, it should be well treated.

The complications are listed below:-

  • Goiter
  • Heart problems
  • Mental problem
  • Myxedema
  • Infertility
  • Birth defects
  • Peripheral neuropathy

How can Hypothyroidism be diagnosed?

Your doctor can diagnose the disorder by knowing your symptoms. A simple blood test is enough to confirm the diagnosis. Blood test will measure the level of TSH and thyroxin, a thyroid hormone. If the level of thyroxin is low and that of TSH is high, then there is an indication of underactive thyroid which is in turn called hypothyroidism.

Diet for Hypothyroidism

There are some goitrogenic foods that must be avoided as much as possible, in case, a person is suffering from hyperthyroidism. The goitrogenic foods contain natural goitrogens in it, which in turn are the chemicals that are responsible for the enlargement of the thyroid gland. These foods include broccoli, rapeseed, cauliflower cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc. Cooking of such foods is known to make these chemicals less effective, but stay on safe side and avoid eating these foods especially as raw foods.

Foods rich in iodine, like beetroot, radish, potatoes, fish, oatmeal and bananas, are good in order to manage the symptoms of hypothyroidism and hence should be included in the diet. Smoking and alcohol consumption should also be avoided as these things decreases the thyroid hormone level in the body.

Ayurvedic approach to Hypothyroidism

According to Ayurveda, an oldest system of health care, the function of thyroid is controlled by the Pitta (Agni) dosha. The metabolic processes that are carried out by the thyroid hormone are actually controlled by the pitta dosha. Ayurveda says, that, in Hypothyroidism Pitta dosha is covered by Kapha Dosha which in turn diminishes the cellular metabolism.

Is there any Ayurvedic treatment for Hypothyroidism?

Yes, there is an ayurvedic treatment for hypothyroidism. Ayurvedic treatment of any disease is a natural and safer way to manage the symptoms of that disease. Ayurvedic treatment of hypothyroidism is aimed at removing the kapha dosha that is coated over the pitta dosha. In this way, pitta dosha can perform its functions normally. The factors such as healthy diet and lifestyle as well as regular exercise are given equal importance by Ayurveda along with treating the disease.

Herbal Remedies for Hypothyroidism by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Hypothyroid Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of hypothyroidism. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.


  1. Chandraprabha Vati - 2 tab twice daily with warm water after meal.
  2. Hakam Churna – 1 tsp. twice daily with warm water after meal
  3. Guggulipid Capsules – 2 cap twice daily with warm water after meal.
  4. Gotukola Capsules – 2 cap twice daily with warm water after meal.

Products Description

1. Chanderprabha vati

Planet Ayurveda offers another excellent product chanderprabha vati that is prepared using the special combination of 37 ingredients. Out of these 37 ingredients, Shilajit (Asphaltum) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul) are the two main ingredients. This product is a nutritional enough that supports healthy functioning of the thyroid.

The product is goo done to reduce the swelling and pain in the thyroid gland. It will help thyroid gland to function normally. It will help to maintain a healthy weight as well. It will help to balance the thyroid hormone and prevents their imbalance. It is, in short, an effective natural cure for the same disorder.

2. Hakam churna

Hakma churna of Planet Ayurveda contains the 4 effective herbs in it. These herbs include Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa), Methi (fenugreek) (Trigonella foenum graecum) and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi).

This combination of herbs will help the thyroid gland to function, normally. It will help to maintain thyroid levels in the normal range. It improves energy and enhances the circulation and digestion as well. The product serves as a natural skin toner.

3. Guggulipid capsules

Guggulipid capsules from the house of Planet Ayurveda are made using the pure standardized extract of Guggul (Commiphora mukul). This herb has been used in Ayurveda since ancient times.

Guggul is known to have a strong effect on the thyroid gland. It regulates the functioning of thyroid and helps to improve the condition of hypothyroidism. It also increases the metabolism of fats and thereby, helps in the burning of fat also. Thereby, helps in managing weight too.

4. Gotukola capsules

These Gotukola capsules by Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the standardized extract of the leaves of the Gotukola Plant (Centella asiatica).

The product is useful in stress, anxiety and fatigue. It helps in the microcirculation in glands and helps to restore the hormonal balance. It is helpful in skin dryness. It offers relief from constipation as it has a natural action on blood circulation and will offer harmony.

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