Ayurvedic Treatment of Hypothyroidism - Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Ayurvedic Treatment of Hypothyroidism – Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which thyroid gland does not produce sufficient thyroid hormones. This gland is located at the base of the neck. It is a small butterfly-shaped gland which produces hormones. These hormones are responsible for regulating many body functions and provide energy to the body. Lack of these thyroid hormones can result in slowing down of body’s functions. This condition usually affects women as compared to men. If hypothyroidism is left untreated, maltreated or undertreated, it can pose many problems like pain in joints, obesity, heart diseases, and infertility.

What can be the Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism?

Signs and symptoms of this disease can vary from individual to individual. Most of the times these signs and symptoms can be neglected as it mostly comes at the older age. Signs and symptoms like obesity and fatigue are common in this age and hence get neglected. As this disorder progresses with time following signs and symptoms can be noticed:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Depression and mood swings.
  • Constipation
  • Dryness of skin
  • Feeling colder than earlier.
  • Weight gain
  • The Weakness of the muscles.
  • Decreased sweating
  • Slow heart rate
  • Increase in blood sugar level.
  • Stiffness and pain in joints.
  • The weakness of memory and hoarseness of voice.
  • Difficulties in fertility.
  • Sensitive and puffy face.

If Hypothyroidism affects children signs and symptoms are:

  • Delayed puberty
  • Growth is poor.
  • Weight gain
  • Dry, coarse hair and skin.
  • Cramps in muscles.
  • Mental development is delayed.

What can be the Causes of Hypothyroidism?

  1. Hashimoto’s disease- It is an autoimmune disease and is one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism. As in this disease, the thyroid gland is attacked resulting in its chronic inflammation which reduces the function of thyroid gland. This cause can affect more than one member of the family.
  2. Treatment for hyperthyroidism can also result in hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism treatment aims at lowering the level of thyroid hormone but this can result in its permanent lowering.
  3. If due to some thyroid problems, it is removed by surgery entirely. This can cause hypothyroidism. This is permanent damage and one have to take thyroid medication for rest of the life.
  4. Radiation therapy for cancer of head or neck can slow down the thyroid production.
  5. Certain medicines can also result in hypothyroidism.

How can be Hypothyroidism Diagnosed?

  • Physical examination and medical history will reveal the signs and symptoms.
  • TSH, i.e. thyroid stimulating hormone tests.

How can be Hypothyroidism Treated?

In the modern practice of medicine lifelong synthetic thyroid hormone is given in the form of medications. There is no permanent treatment for it yet in the conventional system.

What is the Ayurvedic understanding of Hypothyroidism?

According to Ayurveda, ama which is a toxin or indigested substance gets attached to the thyroid gland. Immune cells of the body try to remove this ama from the body but during this, it also damages the healthy cells of the thyroid gland. This results in hypothyroidism. In Ayurveda, treatment of this disease is done by natural herbs in a very safe way. There is no side-effects and person can take these medicines for the long term. These natural remedies remove ama from the cells of thyroid gland without harming the healthy cells. Hence treating disease.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Hypothyroidism:

hypothyroid care pack


Planet Ayurveda offers hypothyroid care pack for treating Hypothyroidism. These products are completely safe and vegetarian. These remedies are not tested on animals. Any of the product of Planet Ayurveda does not contain chemical substances.

1. Chanderprabha vati- This is herbal product filled with health richness. It is a blend of 37 herbs. Some of the herbs are listed below:

    1. Asphaltum (Shilajit)
    2. Commiphora mukul (Guggul)
    3. Sugar (Sharkara)
    4. Cinnamomum camphora (Karpoor)
    5. Acorus calamus (Vacha)
    6. Cyprus rotundus (Mustak)
    7. Curcuma longa (Haridra)
    8. Emblica officinalis (Amalaki)
    9. Piper chaba (Chavya)
    10. Embelia ribes (Vidanga)

Its benefits are:

  • It helps in relieving stress and calms the body.
  • Inflammation of thyroid gland is relieved along with associated symptoms like pain, redness, and swelling. This improves gland functioning.
  • These tablets help in losing weight and manages obesity.
  • Stamina and strength are increased by its proper consumption.
  • Chandraprabha vati increases liver function and improves overall health.
  • Reproductive health in both males and females is improved by its regular consumption.
  • Antibiotic activity of these tablets helps in preventing and treating infections.

Dosage- take two tablets two times a day after 30 mins of the meals.

2. Hakam churna- This herbal combination is also known as tridoshic rasayan as it balances all the three doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Dosha. It comprises of:

  1. Lepidium sativum (Chandershoor)
  2. Nigella sativaa (Kalonji)
  3. Trigonella foenum graecum (Methi)
  4. Trachyspermum ammi (Ajwain)

Its benefits are:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties of this churna relieve inflammation of the gland and improve its functioning without causing any side-effects.
  • Decreases the production of ama, i.e. toxin and improves functions of liver and digestion.
  • It decreases obesity and blood cholesterol level.
  • This churna also helps to treat health conditions like osteoarthritis, cervical spondylitis.
  • Hakam churna improves normal digestion of the body.

Dosage- Take 3-5 gm of powder with water (Hot) after 30 mins of the meals.

3. Guggulipid capsules- It is a herbal product made from authentic herbs mentioned below:

  1. Guggul resin (Commiphora mukul)
  2. Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  3. Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri)
  4. Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
  5. Marich (Piper nigrum)
  6. Pippali (Piper longum)

Its benefits are:

  • It helps to treat obesity due to its fat burning properties and have rejuvenating effects.
  • These capsules help to control blood cholesterol and triglycerides by its regular consumption.
  • Antioxidant property of these capsules helps to prevent oxidization of cholesterol and also prevents hardening of arteries.

Dosage- Take two capsules two times a day after 30 mins of the meals.

4. Gotu kola capsules- These are the single herbal capsules made from Centella asiatica(Gotu Kola). It is used to treat various medical conditions.

Its benefits are:

  • It boosts memory and confidence.
  • These capsules help to treat nervous exhaustion.
  • Gotu kola capsules restore the vitality of the body.
  • Stress and anxiety can be relieved by its proper intake.

Dosage- Take two capsules two times a day after 30 mins of the meals.

By the use of this herbal and natural care pack the level of Hypothrodism comes in level and the symptoms gets manged.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.