Keep Your Thyroid Under Control With Natural Remedies
The thyroid gland has a very important and complex role in our body. That role includes maintaining normal metabolism within the cells, proper absorption of glucose, protein synthesis, frequency of cardiac activity, blood circulation in the body and a lot more. This gland is directly responsible for proper physical and mental development of the body.
Thyroid diseases are the most common hormonal disorder. Women are more subjected to these ailments than men are. Besides the occurrence of having disturbances in its function, the thyroid gland may also be subject to enlargements, appearance of nodules, malignant diseases.
There are two types of thyroid disease: hyperthyroidism (excessive production of thyroid hormone) and hypothyroidism (under production of thyroid hormone). The reasons for these disorders are countless, but the most usual are: improper diet, chronic anxiety and stress, and of course, genetic factors.
Natural treatment for underactive thyroid
When it comes to poor functioning thyroid, it is imperative to consume iodine rich foods, such as sea fish, mussels, lobster, seaweed, fish oil and iodized salt.
A known natural remedy with its usage dating way past back in the old days is the walnut liqueur. It is very easy to make and tasty at the same time. You can do it at your home following these basic instructions:
– 40 green walnuts (they have plenty of iodine)
– 2 liters’ empty glass bottle
– 1 liter of brandy
– 500g of honey
Liqueur preparation. Chop the green walnuts in small pieces and put them in the empty glass bottle. Pour the brandy all over them and then add the honey. Shake it a little, to help the honey dissolve and mix with the walnuts. Let it stand in light for 40 days.
Natural treatment for overactive thyroid
When having overactive thyroid, you need to avoid iodine and consume foods that are rich in vitamin B, such as blueberries, cherries, tomatoes; and iron, such as spinach, foods that are from the Brassica family – broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower etc.
The following tea recipe is a natural remedy for hyperthyroidism.
– 1 teaspoon of dry ground lady’s bedstraw flower
Tea preparation. The tea is prepared in a usual way. Pour some pre-boiling water in a teacup and add the teaspoon of lady’s bedstraw. Stir a little bit and let it cool down for 2 to 3 minutes. Prep the tea three times a day and drink it.