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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Hypothyroidism Treatment In Ayurveda

To keep the body healthy is our responsibility otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Now question comes how can we keep our body healthy? Good health has become the consequential issue these days. Here bottom line of this article is the Hypothyroidism. Fatigue, lethargy, puffy face, constipation, thinning of hair, sudden weight gain, inflammation in joints and elevated levels of blood cholesterol are the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism. So in this case one needs a medical attention because hypothyroidism further may lead to serious health complications like infertility, stress, birth defects, and goiter and heart complications.

Hypothyroidism Ayurvedic treatment is very effective and safe way to get rid from this disorder. In Ayurveda there are various herbs like Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Vacha (Acorus calamus), mustak (Cyprus rotundus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Chavya (Piper chaba), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum) and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) which are quite beneficial for the treatment of hypothyroidism. These herbs are packed with amazing properties to maintain the proper functioning of thyroid gland and also help to provide relief in the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism.

What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a disorder in which thyroid gland is not able to produce the enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid gland is located in the lower part of neck and produces the two hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Function of thyroid gland is to run the body's metabolism.

Decreased levels of thyroid hormones impair the body's ability to perform the metabolic functions, maintenance of healthy cells, bones, muscles and regulation of chemical reactions in the body.

How This Hypothyroidism Develop?

1. Autoimmune Disease - Autoimmune disease occurs when antibodies produced by our immune system, start attacking its own tissues. So these antibodies also disturb the functioning of thyroid gland to produce hormones.

2. Iodine defeciency - Iodine is necessary for thyroid hormone production. As our body can't produce iodine on its own so too little consumption of iodine in our diet leads to hypothyroidism.

3. Thyroid Surgery - Surgical removal of thyroid gland result in the hypothyroidism. In this case, one needs to take the thyroid hormone throughout life.

4. Radiation Therapy - Radiation therapy done in the neck area for the treatment of certain type of cancers of head and neck. Radiations cause the destruction of cells and create the difficulty in thyroid hormone production.

5. Medications - Use of certain medications such as amiodarone (Cordarone) and lithium which are used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders and heart diseases also lead to hypothyroidism.

6. Congenital Disease - Some babies are born with the improper development of thyroid gland. This type of hypothyroidism is called as congenital hypothyroidism.

7. Pituitary Disorders - Problems with pituitary glands may interfere with the production of thyroid hormone.

Ayurvedic View

As in Ayurveda there is no proper description of hypothyroidism. But a similar disease by the name of galaganda is described in Ayurveda. In galaganda the swelling of neck occurs whereas hypothyroidism is not a localized disease which affects the various parts of body.

Hypothyroidism Treatment In Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers the "Hypothyroid Care Pack" for the treatment of hypothyroidism. This pack contains the four herbal products.

Product Description

1. Gotukola Capsules

Hypothyroidism treatment in Ayurveda contains gotukola capsules. These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of herb Gotu kola (Centella asiatica). This herb is packed with amazing properties which help to provide relief in the symptoms associated with the hypothyroidism like lethargy, fatigue and mental stress. Moreover this herb helps to improve the thyroid functions for the production of thyroid hormones.

Dosage: Two capsules, two times in a day after meals with plain water.

2. Chanderprabha Vati

Chanderprabha vati is an amazing herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of hypothyroidism.

This herbal formulation is an amazing blend of 23 herbs which are listed below:

  • Shilajit (Asphaltum)
  • Guggul (Comniphora mukul)
  • Sharkara (Sugar )
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Chavya (Piper chaba)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate)
  • Yavkshaar (Potasium carbonate)
  • Saindhav lavan (Rock salt)
  • Suvarchal lavan (Sodium sulphate)
  • Vida lavan (Black salt)
  • Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)

Benefits: Herbs used in the formulation of Chanderprabha vati are very effective and help to resolve the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism like fatigue, inflammation in joints, skin dryness and stiffness in muscles. Thus use of chanderprabha vati for hypothyroidism treatment in Ayurveda is known to be very effective without having any negative impact on health.

Dosage: Two tablets, two times a day after meals with plain water.

3. Guggulipid Capusles

Planet Ayurveda's hypothyroidism treatment contains guggulipid capsules. Various patients are benefitted with the use of these capsules without having any negative impacts on health. These capsules are prepared by the combination of various natural ingredients which are given below:

  • Guggul resin (Commiphora mukul)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
  • Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri)

Benefits: These capsules are quite effective to resolve hypothyroidism. These help to maintain the proper function of thyroid gland and also help to provide relief in the symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Dosage: Two capsules, two times in a day after meals with plain water.

4. Hakam Churna

Hakam churna is also an amazing formulation of Planet Ayurveda for hypothyroidism. It contains various ingredients like Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa) Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum) and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi).

This herbal product is completely safe for use without any side effects on health. It is useful to provide relief in the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism like skin dryness weakness, memory impairment, inflammation in joints and weak muscles. It supports the function of triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) glands. Thus it favours the production of thyroid hormones.

Thus use of hakam churna for hypothyroidism treatment in Ayurveda is considered to be very effective and safe.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful, two times in a day after meals.

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