Category: Endocrine Health

What is The Treatment and Prevention of Hypothyroidism in Ayurveda?

Overview

Thyroid disorders are very common and tend to occur in persons of all age groups. The global incidence of thyroid disorders are increasing as the thyroid gland easily responds to the factors such as- stress and anxiety.

According to World Health Organization, about 2 billion people are iodine deficient worldwide. The iodine deficiency causes goiter and severe iodine deficiency causes Hypothyroidism.

The thyroid gland is a small and butterfly shaped gland that is situated in front of the neck.  The function of thyroid gland is to produce two hormones: T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxin) and calcitonin. But, strictly speaking, T3 and T4 are proper thyroid hormones.

Treatment and Prevention of Hypothyroidism in Ayurveda

What are the functions of thyroid gland?

It is a vital hormone gland which plays a role in metabolism, growth and development of human body. It helps in regulating many body functions by secreting steady amounts of thyroid hormones into the blood stream.

  • The thyroid gland is responsible for providing energy to every organ of the body.
  • It controls the heart rate.
  • It also controls metabolism. Therefore, it is also responsible for the functioning of digestive system.

What is Hypothyroidism?

What is Hypothyroidism

  • Hypothyroidism refers to any state that results in the deficiency of thyroid hormone including hypothalamic or pituitary disease. It refers to generalized tissue resistance to the thyroid hormone. It is also known as underactive thyroid. It affects women more frequently than men.

What are the causes of Hypothyroidism?

The balance of chemical reactions in the body gets upset when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones.

Risk factors

  • Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or type 1diabetes.
  • Heredity
  • History of exposure to radiation to the neck or upper chest

What are the signs and symptoms of Hypothyroidism?

In the early stages, there are no noticeable symptoms of hypothyroidism. Its signs and symptoms may vary depending on the severity of the disease as this problem tends to develop slowly.

Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain
  • Puffy face
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints
  • Irregular or heavier menstruation in women
  • Thinning hair
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Depression
  • Impaired memory
  • Goiter (Enlarged thyroid gland)
  • Elevated blood cholesterol level
  • Muscle ache, tenderness and stiffness

What are the causes of Hypothyroidism according to Ayurveda?

  • If we try to have a keen insight to the pathogenesis of hypothyroidism according to the principles of Ayurveda, it is basically caused due to the dysfunctioning of Agni. It is caused due to the weak metabolic fire (Jatharagni), which in turn affects Dhatavagni and brings out pathological sequence and ultimately the diseased condition develops.
  • Looking into dosha imbalance, all the doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha are vitiated with the predominance of Rasa-vaha, Medo-vaha and Mamsa-vaha doshas which are considered as the root cause of disease.
  • Treatment: In spite of many advances in modern medicine, the management of Hypothyroidism still remains unsatisfactory. There is a need to search out safe, effective and natural remedies. Such remedies could be explored from the huge treasure of Ayurveda.

Home Remedies for the Treatment of Hypothyroidism

Turmeric Milk:

  • Turmeric milk is an effective home remedy for hypothyroidism. Take boiled milk with turmeric regularly.

Bottle Gourd’s Juice:

  • Take 1 glass of bottle gourd juice regularly on an empty stomach in the morning.

Tulsi and Aloe vera

  • Mix 2 spoons of juice of Tulsi leaves and half spoon of aloe Vera juice and take this mixture regularly. This remedy is quite effective for hypothyroidism.

Red Onion:

  • Cut red onion into two halves and massage on thyroid gland before going to bed but do not wash the neck region after massaging.

Coriander:

  • Coriander water is an effective remedy for treating hypothyroidism. Take fresh coriander leaves and grind them. In a glass of water, add 1 spoon of grinded coriander leaves and drink this water.

Ashwagandha Powder:

  • Add 1 spoon of ashwagandha powder in a glass of warm milk and drink it before going to bed.

Pranayam

  • Ujjayi Pranayama is quite effective in hypothyroidism. This pranayama calms the mind and relieves mental stress as well.

Avoid:

  • Common salt should be avoided. It is a common myth that common salt contains iodine but the fact is that common salt does not contain iodine. Use only rock salt or black salt in the diet.

What are the Best Herbal Remedies for hypothyroidism?

Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies for the treatment of hypothyroidism such as Hypothyroid Care Pack. These herbal remedies are prepared according to the principles of Ayurveda and are safe to use.

Hypothyroid Care Pack of Planet Ayurveda consists of:

  1. Chandraprabha Vati
  2. Hakam Churna
  3. Gugullipid
  4. Gotukola

1.Chanderprabha Vati:

  • Planet Ayurveda’s Chandraprabha Vati is prepared using the ingredients as prescribed in Ayurvedic classical texts. Chandraprabha Vati helps in the proper functioning of thyroid gland and also helps in maintaining healthy weight as well. This medicine helps in reducing swelling in the thyroid gland. Thus, this tablet helps to maintain thyroid gland in a natural way without causing any side effects.

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily.

2.Hakam Churna:

  • Hakam Churna is a wonderful combination of herbs which is useful in all the inflammatory conditions and helps in indigestion as well. It is considered as a “Tridoshic Rasayana”. It balances all the three doshas of the body. This combination of herbs help in boosting the digestive fire thus works on the root cause of hypothyroidism. It also improves energy thus relieves fatigue as well.

Ingredients of Hakam Churna

Sr. No.

Botanical Name Common Name Quantity
1. Lepidium sativum Chandershoor 25 gm
2. Nigella sativaa Kalonji 25 gm
3. Trigonella foenum graecum Methi 25 gm
4. Trachyspermum ammi Ajwain 25 gm

Dose: 1 tablespoon twice daily with plain water.

3.Guggullipid:

  • Planet Ayurveda’s Guggullipid Capsules are prepared from the standardized extracts of Guggul (Commiphora mukul). It is known to have a strong effect on the thyroid gland. It regulates the functioning of thyroid gland and also increases the metabolism of fats thereby helps in managing weight gain also.

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water.

4.Gotukola Capsules

  • Planet Ayurveda’s Gotukola Capsules are prepared from the standardized extracts of the herb Centella asiatica. This herb is known for reducing stress and anxiety and also useful in circulation. Thus, this herb is useful in restoring the hormonal imbalance.

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily.

Natural Ways that Helps You Cure Weak Erections and Premature Ejaculation Permanently

Overview

Before you proceed to some traditional manner, to find a cure for erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, it will be better to find some natural ways to combat this disease. This disease does not have any symptoms, it comes when you least expected it. Both these things happen because of psychological and physiological pressures. It can happen to men of all ages, and he begins thinking that he has become impotent. Mostly men are known for their libido, if this hunger dies, men can take a drastic step.

Don’t panic, before you create a fissure with your sex partner, some natural remedies can help. History shows them that in the majority of the cases natural remedies have proven their worth. We will discuss about them below

herbal Remedies For Premature Ejaculation

Natural Remedies

1. Exercise

  • It is the most significant point to exercise daily. The best way to stop premature ejaculation (PE) and erectile malfunction (EM). Simple exercise like jogging, swimming, walking for at least 20 minutes can eradicate your defects. Walking alone has done wonders for men who already have had a heart attack. These exercises help strengthen the blood vessels and blood starts flowing easily, making men gain their erection. While doing any exercise you tend to forget about your stress and depression, the major reason for PE. PE is affected by brain’s serotonin, which improves its health with exercise. Doing these simple exercises will demolish all your sexual worries and also keep a check on diabetes, cardiovascular area and will make you lose obesity.

Premature Ejaculation Ayurvedic Treatment

2. Onion

  • No one knows about the features of onion, it is an aphrodisiac vegetable that increases the libido of males, making them crave for more. Get a white onion, peel it off and crush it and fry in butter. After it cools down, you can have it with a spoon of raw honey. Better have it when your stomach is empty for 2 hours at least. It will help you remove all sex hazards. It will also help with, if you are losing semen while sleeping.
  • There is another way, get onion juice, mix it with black gram. Let it lie for 7 consecutive days, after that take some daily, it will also help in elevating your libido.

3. Drumstick (Moringa)

  • It is a very effective sexual tonic for males and females. It strengthens the quality of semen and is value able in removing impotency, PE and eradicates its thinness. Take 15gr of its flowers and 250ml of milk and this soup shows its worth to both men & women.
  • There is another way, get the powder obtained from the bark of drumstick tree and dips it in half a liter of water and boils it for 30 minutes. Add a spoon of honey to it and have it thrice in a day. It will certainly make you crave more for sex.

Drumstick (Moringa)

4. Ginger

  • Ginger juice is a marvelous remedy for sexual cowardliness. Ginger has medical features that it vibrates and awakens your libido due to its spicy smell and its unique taste. Its scent is regarded as an aphrodisiac to raise the libido. Get half a spoon of ginger juice with a half boiled egg and honey. All these should be consumed daily for a relief from impotency, PE and to increase the quality of sperms.

5. Different Fruits

  • If you eat grapes, peaches or oranges, they can help make us come out of our impotent period. Ayurveda prefers black raisins to grow sexual drive. First wash black raisins in lukewarm water and boil these in milk, it makes them stretched and taste sweet. Begin by eating 30gr in 200ml of milk, thrice a day. Gradually increase the quantity of raisins to 50gr every time. Peaches and oranges also expand your libido.

6. Pelvic Floor Exercise:

  • These exercises like Kegel exercises are not done to keep the figure of ladies in place, but is also helping males in snowballing their sexual desires. Pelvic floor muscles, control the reproductive glands, this exercise shrinks and expands them. Sexual malfunction happens when these muscles become lethargic or are mostly still. It also pushes the blood flow and it reaches the penis very easily, it helps a lot while ejaculating, and dismisses the erectile disorder. Pelvic floor muscles are directly responsible for ejaculation.

7.  Sleep enough

  • Sleep is the most significant function one has to lead a healthy & happy life. According to a recent research, sleep is necessary to maintain an enjoyable sex life. If it is sound, then everything is fine, but poor or less sleep lowers down testosterone level in young men too. This level helps in regeneration of the human race. At least a person should sleep soundly for 8 hours a day regularly to keep your testosterone level at a healthy point.

8. Your Relationship Matters:

  • Relationship with your sex partner influences a lot of your sexual life. If one of you is not satisfied, anxiety is inevitable, making you feel depressed and stressed, thus making your relationship tumble down. The problem is just going to rise and you all alone have to face the music. A sexual therapy is the only solution to your needs, so don’t spoil your relationship with your spouse.

Young couple having a good time - Indoors

9.Lady’s Finger

  • This green vegetable is an amazing tonic, which adds a spark to your otherwise dull sexual vigor. You can fry it in butter and eat it or you can collect its root powder and have it with honey, milk or 2 teaspoons of ground mishri (candy sugar). It will definitely help in erection and give you more stamina to last long.
  • A lady finger can help the ladies who keep bleeding during their menstrual cycles. Enjoy a healthy & sexy life.

10. Carrots:

  • These have been used as seductive agents in the ancient times. These are rich in vitamin E and beta-carotene, essential for sexual indulgence. Get 150gm of nicely chopped carrots & a half boiled egg and a tablespoon of honey and mix them. This mixture needs to be eaten regularly daily, for a month. Tense people can benefit from it, as it can increase their stamina.
  • If these remedies do any benefit to you, fine, otherwise better go and see a doctor and tell him/her all about your problems. He/she will guide you in a best way.