What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of hypothyroidism involve tiredness, weight gain, sleep problems, hair loss, dry skin, muscle pain, menstrual problems, feeling cold, constipation, tendency to depression and fluid retention, among others.
Herbs that help in the treatment
Ginger helps in the treatment of hypothyroidism due to its action as a stimulant to the circulatory system. This combats the feeling of cold and fatigue that are common in the illness. Grate the ginger to prepare the infusion. Use the ratio of one teaspoon to one cup of water. Consume cold after meals.
Some marine algae, such as Irish moss, for example, help in the treatment due to the presence of iodine, used in the treatment. It is essential, however, that before consumption, a doctor is consulted, as it can, associated with medications, overload the body.
Constipation is one of the symptoms of hypothyroidism, and tea made with dandelion grass helps improve bowel function. The infusion, made with 15 g of dandelion for every 250 ml of water, should always be consumed before meals.
Cayenne pepper tea is excellent for improving the functioning of the circulatory system, thus helping to alleviate the symptom of cold. Use ¼ teaspoon for every cup of water. The tea should be drunk very hot.
What not to consume?
There are also those herbs that should be avoided. Among them are lemon balm, which can affect the effectiveness of medications used to treat hypothyroidism, as well as fenugreek, which can affect the balance of thyroid hormones.
In case of doubt, it is important to seek a doctor, as despite being natural medicines, teas can affect your health when consumed in the wrong way.