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Herbs for Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a disease which is caused by the imbalance of the Kapha dosha predominantly and also due to the pitta and vatta doshas. This causes ama (undigested food) formation in the body, which blocks the srotas, or channels, from where there is a flow of nutrition. The blocked srotas affect the functioning of Ras dhatu and Meda dhatu, causing hypothyroidism. the following herbs for hypothyroidism will help to keep it in  control and also treat-

Therapeutic Herbs for hypothyroidism

Ayurveda, a branch of medical science, helps to  prevent/treat  various acute and chronic diseases of the body. Hypothyroidism is one of the chronic disease which can be controlled and treated through following herbs –


A combination of three pungent herbs like black pepper, long pepper, and shunthi, it is anti-kapha and a superfood for the treatment of hypothyroidism. It enkindles the digestive fire and thus treats mandagni (low metabolism), which is one of the major causes of hypothyroidism.

If we add the above-mentioned therapeutic herbs to our regimen, they will help us maintain our thyroid health. They will have a preventive or curative effect on thyroid dysfunction and maintain its overall health.


It is another formulation of guggulu that helps in weight loss and drains out the ama that is blocking the channels, or srotas. This will keep the Ras Dhatu and Meda Dhatu in balance.

Vidanga is pungent, astringent and hot by nature, helps to treat imbalanced kapha and vata. In the treatment of hypothyroidism, vidanga drains out the accumulated kapha that is causing obesity. Also, it balances the vata so that there is a flow of nourishment through the Ras Vaha srota.


It is a wonder herb that is used in a variety of diseases in combination with other therapeutic herbs. Kanchanar Guggulu is a formulation that is astringent by nature, anti-kapha, and balances the meda dhatu. It helps to reduce the swelling in the thyroid gland and enkindles the jathragni (digestive fire) and prevents ama formation in the body.

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