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Natural remedies for hypothyroidism

A good home remedy to help alleviate the symptoms of hypothyroidism may be the bladderwrack algae, which is a type of sea-grass fibers that helps regulate thyroid function. This seaweed can be found in stores that sell natural products in the form of capsules. 

When hypotheireoidism is autoimmune, which happens in about 80% of cases, detoxifying herbs can also be used, because they eliminate toxins and help improve metabolism rate, such as dandelion, gentian, sorrel, horsetail, Asian centella, St. John's wort and ginseng.

Natural remedies for hypothyroidism

Here's how to prepare and use each of these plants:

1. Dandelion tea

Dandelion is a medicinal plant that acts on the nervous system and improves well-being, reducing symptoms such as tiredness or concentration difficulties, for example.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of Dandelion leaves;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

Preparation Method

Place the leaves inside the tea pot and let the mixture sit for 3 minutes. Strain and drink the tea warm, 2 times a day.

2. Gentian Tea

This is a plant that has a strong tonic property, helping to improve mood swings, attenuating the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism. So this tea is a good option to complement the medical treatment and improve general well-being.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of Gentian leaves;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

 Preparation Method

Add the ingredients, let the mixture sit for 5 minutes and then strain. Drink this tea 1 to 2 times a day.

3. Sorrel Tea

Sorrel, also known as vinegar, is a plant that has a strong stimulating property and is therefore capable of increasing metabolism rate, counteracting the effects of hypothyroidism.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of boiling water;
  • 1 teaspoon of dried sorrel leaves.

Preparation Method

Put the sorrel leaves in the cup of boiling water, cover and let the mixture sit for about 3 minutes. Then strain the mixture and drink 2 to 3 times a day, as needed

Natural remedies for hypothyroidism

4. Asian sparkling tea

This tea is great for improving circulation and therefore acts as a tonic, increasing metabolism rate and reducing the symptoms of fatigue that is common with hypothyroidism. In addition, Asian centella also helps to improve memory and increase concentration.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of Asian Centella;
  • 1 cup of water.

Preparation Method

Put the water to boiling point and as soon as it starts to bubble, put the sheets and turn off the heat. Cover and let the mixture sit for 3 to 5 minutes, then strain and drink 2 to 3 times a day.

5. Ginseng Tea

Ginseng is one of the best natural stimulants, treating fatigue, lack of concentration and mental fatigue. So, it can be used during the treatment of hypothyroidism to improve all its symptoms more quickly.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of boiling water;
  • 1 teaspoon of Ginseng.

Preparation Method

Add the ingredients and cover the cup, allowing the mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Then strain and drink still warm up to 2 times a day.

Other Homemade options

Another excellent way to ensure thyroid health is to eat one Brazilian nut a day, because it has enough selenium and zinc to help hormone production. In addition, ingesting iodine-rich foods with seafood and fish is also healthy and helps maintain proper thyroid function. Find out more about what to eat to regulate thyroid function and guarantee that it stays balanced for a long time. 

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