According to statistics, over 500 million people in the world suffer from thyroid disease. Improper functioning of this body can lead to severe metabolic disorders, the development of heart diseases, blood vessel diseases, disorders of the reproductive and nervous systems. Medicinal plants can be a great aid in therapy. If patients do not tolerate iodine-containing agents, herbal therapy is often the only possible solution.
Magnolia-vine provides the following actions such as tonic, psychostimulating, adaptogenic. It increases blood pressure, increases efficiency and reduces fatigue during physical and mental stresses, stimulates the work of the heart and respiratory apparatus, increases the excitability of the central nervous system, enhances the processes of excitation in the structures of the brain and reflex activity.
This plant provides cure for such conditions as asthenic syndrome, decreased working capacity, fatigue, violations of sexual function due to neurasthenia, vegetative-vascular dystonia according to the hypotonic type, activity connecting with excessive nervously-mental and physical loads, reconvalescence after somatic and infectious diseases.
Special warnings: The plant is contraindicated when having cardiac disorders, arterial hypertension, increased excitability, epilepsy, sleep disorders, acute infectious diseases, chronic liver disease, hypersensitivity to the plant components, during pregnancy and lactation, and for children under 12 years.
Side Effects: Possible adverse reactions are allergic reactions, tachycardia, sleep disorders, headache, increased blood pressure.
It is very effective for weakness, hypotension, which are often signs of thyroid abnormalities. The composition of the berries includes a moderate amount of iodine. Tinctures and decoctions of plant materials are recommended to take when hypothyroidism.
Golden Root relaxes muscles and stimulates blood circulation, reduces anxiety symptoms, abdominal pain, muscle spasms, increases serotonin and dopamine levels, eliminates depression and lack of energy, improves mood, concentration and mental activity, improves the functioning of the nervous system without disturbing the activities of other organs and systems, prevents damage of cells and tissues, reduces oxidative damage of the coronary arteries, normalizes the production of hormones, improves the work of the adrenal glands, increases the production of energy in the body, as well as endurance during physical exertion by increasing the level of glycogen in the muscles, decreases the accumulation of lactic acid (the main cause of muscle spasms and discomfort), increases the oxygen content in the cells of all organs and tissues.
Rhodiola Rosea promotes treatment for such conditions as anxiety, depression, altitude sickness, insomnia, cardiac arrhythmia, fibromyalgia, vascular dystonia, schizophrenia, neuroses, neurasthenia, hypotension, overfatigue, heart weakness, frequent colds, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, uterine bleeding, febrile conditions, seborrheic dermatitis, puffiness, acne, sweating, wrinkles.
It is a powerful adaptogen, has anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effect. It is used (usually in the form of an extract or alcohol tincture) to alleviate the symptoms of hypothyroidism and activate the thyroid gland.
Side Effects: In case of an overdose, the reverse effect is observed: decreased working capacity, drowsiness.
Herbal formulas with Rhodiola Rosea:
Ashwagandha is useful for nervous exhaustion, sexual impotence, fatigue, muscle weakness, insomnia, nervous excitability, arthritis, memory problems. Minimal contraindications and unique properties make it irreplaceable in the treatment for female and male infertility, with the restoration of potency and sexual desire. Ashwagandha is recommended for violations of digestion, dysbiosis, weakness of the small intestine. The healing properties make ashwagandha useful when:
cardiovascular diseases: the plant stabilizes the pressure, normalizes the heart rhythm;
fungal infection: used in conjunction with antifungal medications for the treatment for candidiasis;
bronchopulmonary diseases: increases immunity, promotes rapid cleansing of the respiratory system from mucus. In folk Indian medicine the plant is used in the treatment for tuberculosis;
diseases of the female genital area: effective with amenorrhea. Ashwagandha is used to treat female infertility in combination with medicine therapy. Plant components strengthen the action of medications, allowing to reduce the dosage without loss of treatment effectiveness;
male sexual impotence: proved effective remedy in the treatment for prostatitis. Decoctions from the root of the plant contribute to increasing of the activity of male germ cells.
Preparations from this plant are used in Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times. Ashwagandha roots contain a unique set of antioxidants that have a beneficial effect on the immune system, optimizing the work of the endocrine glands and relieving the effects of stress. The antiseptic properties of Indian ginseng are also widely known.
Rehmannia provides such actions as hypotensive, cardioprotective, antithrombotic, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective, diuretic, anti-inflammatory.
It improves blood composition, promotes the synthesis of erythrocytes, helps reduce blood pressure in hypertension, kidney diseases, reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, prevents the stagnation of blood and the formation of thrombi in the vascular system, including the vessels of the brain, facilitates the course of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, prevents liver damage from poisoning, promotes the normalization of urination, stimulates the processes of regeneration of renal tissue and restoration of kidney function in people with initial stages of renal failure; prevents renal bleeding, which can occur as a result of damage of the tubular system by kidney stones and sand, stimulates the proliferation of osteoblasts, promotes the restoration of bone tissue.
This plant is a good remedy for anemia, dizziness, pale face, severe palpitations, insomnia, myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, hypertension, diabetic cardiopathy, diabetes mellitus, hepatitis, cirrhosis, asthma, skin diseases, arthritis, inflammatory processes of the urinary tract.
Special warnings: Medications for diabetes may interact with Rehmannia Glutinosa.
The Rehmannia preparations have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect, help optimize the production of thyroid hormones and the adrenal cortex, reduce blood sugar levels, and normalize the work of the heart.
Licorice provides such actions as expectorant, antihistaminic, anti-allergic, diuretic and antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory. It regulates water-salt metabolism, has a beneficial effect on the whole organism, stimulates the activity of ciliary epithelium in the trachea and bronchi, strengthens the secretory activity of the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, helps restore the normal hormonal balance in men, has estrogenic activity. Indications for use: rheumatism, inflammation of the kidneys, Addison’s disease, various forms of allergy, diabetes mellitus, diseases of the upper respiratory tract, peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum, chronic inflammatory diseases of the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract, chronic adrenal insufficiency, cough, pain of various origins, fever, bronchitis, tuberculosis, dyspnea, impotence, nephritis, diseases of blood vessels, atherosclerosis, bites of poisonous snakes, bronchial asthma, croupous pneumonia, food poisoning,
Side effects: with prolonged intake of licorice preparations in men, weakening of sexual desire, enlargement of the mammary glands, restriction or disappearance of hair on the body may occur. Long-term use of it may also lead to increased blood pressure and development of edema.
Special warnings: is contraindicated in case of excessive body weight, arterial hypertension, severe renal failure or high blood pressure due to sodium and fluid retention, hypokalemia due to increased excretion of potassium from the kidneys.
Licorice root has been used as a powerful antitussive in folk medicine for centuries. Recent studies have shown that it contains a complex of bioflavonoids and saponins, which activates the production of the hormone cortisol, which helps to improve the condition of patients suffering from hypothyroidism.
Black walnut stops pain and relieves the symptoms of inflammation, stops bleeding, resorption of scarring and healing of skin and mucosal defects. It is proved that the black nut is active against many pathogenic bacteria, fungi and helminths. It cleanses blood and lymph, stimulates the immune system, is an antioxidant, used as an antiemetic, antispasmodic and astringent. For the first time, Hilda Clark, MD, from the United States, spoke about the use of black walnut in the treatment of oncological and parasitic diseases.
Indications for the prescription of black walnut medications vary extensively:
- diseases of endocrine glands (thyroid, pancreas, etc.);
- pathology of the musculoskeletal system (polyarthritis, osteochondrosis, arthrosis and arthritis, etc.);
- allergic, fungal, bacterial, viral skin lesions;
- multiple sclerosis;
- malignant and benign neoplasms of various organs;
- chronic intoxication (alcoholic, nicotine, etc.);
- helminthic invasions;
- migraine and chronic fatigue;
- gynecological diseases, diseases of the urinary and digestive system;
- tuberculosis of bones and lungs;
- lupus erythematosus, rheumatism;
Contraindications: Due to the biological activity of some substances of the black nut, its preparations are contraindicated for children under two years old, pregnant and lactating women. People who at least once had signs of an individual drug intolerance should not take black walnut medications. The consumption of black walnut must be very vigilant for people suffering from
- peptic ulcer
Black walnut contains juglone, which is a rich source of iodine, comparable to seafood. Therefore, this plant is used to optimize the work of the organs of the endocrine system.
Herbal formula with Black Walnut:
Echinacea has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral, antiallergic, antirheumatic and immunomodulatory action. It prevents the development of heart attack and stroke, strengthens the immune system and possesses diuretic properties, destroys some viruses and bacteria, delays the reproduction of influenza viruses, stomatitis and herpes, e. coli, staphylococci and streptococci; helps the body to fight viruses and purifies tissues from affected cells, as they stimulate the production of t-lymphocytes and increase the activity of white blood cells; accelerates tissue regeneration, suppresses inflammation, reduces pain and accelerates the healing of tissues; significantly accelerates recovery when having infectious and viral diseases; can delay the development of metastases, destroys fungi and mold, reduces toxins, improves kidney and liver function; reduces the amount of nitrogen exchange products in the blood, and thus prevents the development of chronic diseases; echinacea does not allow the destruction of hyaluronic acid, which fills the space between cells and blocks the spread of bacteria and viruses; inulin also destroys viruses and promotes a leukocyte activity increasing.
Echinacea is effective for such diseases as: colds, flu, infections of the ears, bladder diseases, mononucleosis, blood infections. It also promotes treatment for liver diseases, chronic inflammatory processes, diabetes mellitus. It is helpful after chemical effects on the body such as insecticides, pesticides, fungicides, heavy metals. This plant is widely used after chemotherapy, antibiotic treatment and radiation therapy. Echinacea is applied externally when such skin diseases and problems as herpes, eczema, urticaria, furuncles, abscesses, wounds, burns, insect bites occur. If you have psoriasis, snake bites, streptococcal infections, you can use lotions from Echinacea decoction. Echinacea purpurea copes well with female diseases, prostatitis, osteomyelitis, polyarthritis, diseases of the top respiratory ways.
Contraindications: Echinacea preparations are not recommended for pregnant and lactating women, with systemic lupus erythematosus, with rheumatoid arthritis, with rheumatism, with multiple sclerosis, with leukemia, with tuberculosis; when having allergy to the components of the plant.
Side Effects: When overdosed, the person can face with excitability, nausea, vomiting, disruption of the intestines and kidneys.
Echinacea herb tincture has been successfully used in thyroid gland pathologies (Hashimoto's goiter or Grave's disease) as a supplement to drug therapy.
Eleutherosides favorably effect human health. They improve metabolism, help breaking down fats and converting carbohydrates into energy, reduce the concentration of "bad cholesterol" and normalize the level of hemoglobin in the blood.
Adaptogenic properties help the body better coping with the bacteria and viruses; increase immunity and activate human forces to deal with stressful situations. This is especially true in the off-season, when the risk of getting sick with flu or cold increases.
Toning properties improve the emotional and physical state of a person; contribute disappearing of melancholy, apathy, depression, nervousness and irritability. Therefore, medications based on eleutherococcus are often used in psychiatry to prevent exacerbations, reduce their severity and duration. Systematic use increases the tone of the body and reduces fatigue.
Stimulating properties of plants increase the capacity for work and endurance of a person; help to cope with mental overwork, overcome severe physical and psycho-emotional stress. The use of this herb positively affects the brain activity, which in turn, improves perception, hearing, vision, smell and touch.
Restoring properties accelerate tissue healing and rehabilitation in the postoperative period. Therefore, eleuthero is often used to treat external surgical sutures, light wounds, abrasions and bruises.
Eleutherococcus preparations do not have a direct effect on the endocrine system, but they are an effective means to reduce stress, have a beneficial effect on the nervous system, enhance the immune response, increase vitality and blood pressure. Therefore, eleutherococcus is highly in demand when having pathologies of the thyroid gland.
Useful properties of hawthorn are caused by biologically active substances contained in the plant. Studies have shown that different types of hawthorn are very similar in chemical composition and physiological effect on the body. Hawthorn normalizes blood coagulability, calms the central nervous system, increases the contraction of the heart muscle, regulates the heartbeat, normalizes cholesterol level, increases blood circulation of the coronary vessels of the heart and brain, prevents premature fatigue, expends coronary and brain vessels, improves the supply of oxygen to the myocardium and neurons of the brain, effects the level of venous pressure, improves vascular cell function, intensifies the action of cardiac glycosides, slows the pulse, helps to maintain normal body metabolism, normalizes sleep, speeds up the healing process after illness or operation.
The healing properties of plants are widely used in traditional and folk medicine. Hawthorn preparations are taken orally, especially with neurosis of the heart, hypertension, asphyxia caused by cardiac ailments, flush of blood to the head, severe nervous shocks, inflammation of the cardiac muscular tissue (myocarditis), irregular heartbeat, narrowing of the blood vessels, chest discomfort, dizziness, shortness of breath, nervousness.
Side Effects: In some people, hawthorn can cause nausea, stomach upset, fatigue, sweating, headache, dizziness, palpitations, nosebleeds, insomnia, agitation.
More recently, scientists have found that hawthorn preparations have unique properties that allow them to correct hormonal levels. They can be used for both hypo- and hyperthyroidism and in some cases can become a successful substitute for medications.
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*This article is for informational purposes only. We suggest consulting with a physician before using these or any other herbal supplements.