Hypothyroidism: The Alternative Treatments

Hypothyroidism: The Alternative Treatments


Hypothyroidism Can Be Caused By Any Of The Following Situations:

  • Low amounts of hormones produced by thyroid.
  • Body becomes allergic to thyroid hormones and immediately destroys them leading to low hormone levels.
  • Unknown and undiagnosed problems of thyroid where T3 and T4 production are normal in laboratory testing but patients display non-responsive and reoccurring health problems.
  • Viral infection leading to thyroid inflammation can lead to hypothyroidism.

Alternative Treatments:

Medical experts will generally talk about synthetic hormones and diet when treating hypothyroidism. However, there are some alternative treatments which can be equally effective for treating this condition. Some of them are mentioned below:

Mullein Herb:

This is a flower bearing herb that comes with many known medical applications. This herb is also known for reducing inflammation of the thyroid gland and it can be used for treating goiter resulting from thyroid problems.


Spirulina is a microalga that can be found in salt water. This plant is hundred percent natural and is extremely nutritious for humans and animals alike. This microalga is known for regulating thyroid gland. It is easily available as supplement in various forms like capsules, tablets, powder etc.

Evening Primrose Oil:

This is a fatty acid that is extracted from the seeds of the evening primrose oil. This oil is known for restoring the lost functions of the thyroid gland.

Siberian Ginseng:

Known for stimulating both thyroid and adrenal glands, the Siberian ginseng aids thyroid gland in producing more thyroxine and helps to overcome the problem of hypothyroidism.

Bladder Wrack Herb:

This herb is known for its rich iodine content. Alternative treatments to cure hypothyroidism can work very well when iodine is added because of the fact that thyroid gland requires iodine for proper functioning.

Apart from the aforementioned alternative treatments, you will have to ensure that you control and maintain your diet. For example, if Bladder Wrack Herb is not available, you need to consume other easily available foods that are rich in iodine. The best resources are carrots, potatoes and other root vegetables. It is also suggested that you include those foods in your diet which are rich in vitamin B complex. Some common names are seeds and raw nuts, nutritional yeasts and sprouted whole grains. There are certain foods, which are capable of slowing down the functions of the thyroid gland and hence, they must be avoided. Some examples are pears, peaches, turnips, broccoli, spinach, kale, mustard greens, brussel sprouts and cabbage. A combination of proper diet and alternative treatments can help you to cure hypothyroidism quickly.

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Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad