Category: Hyperthyroidism

Treatment of Thyroid Disease in Ayurveda

Thyroid disorders are usually associated with the Thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that is present in the front of the neck. This gland plays an important role in the regulation of different types of metabolic processes in the human body. Basically, this gland is located in the human body under Adam’s apple and it also surrounds the windpipe present inside the neck. The middle area of the gland is known as Isthmus.


This Isthmus joins the two distinct thyroid lobes on different sides. Normally, this thyroid gland uses Iodine to produce thyroxine which is also known as the T4 hormone. This hormone is the primary hormone produced by the thyroid gland. After the delivery of the T4 hormone to various body tissues through the bloodstream, it gets converted to the T3 hormone which is one of the most active hormones present in the human body. The basic functions of the thyroid gland usually controlled by the feedback mechanism of the brain and also by the pituitary gland as well as the hypothalamus. In Ayurveda, Thyroid disorder is caused due to the change in physical as well as mental stress and lifestyle. In Thyroid disorder, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha dusti happen. Any irregularity in these Doshas can affect the functioning of the thyroid gland and also cause various types of thyroid disorders.

Different kinds of Thyroid Disorders

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Goiter


This thyroid disorder is linked with increased production of thyroid hormones. This condition is less common as compared to the hypothyroidism. Signs and Symptoms are mainly due to increased metabolism. At the early stages, symptoms are not apparent. Some common Signs and Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism include

  • Increased heart rate
  • Increase in bowel movements
  • Nervousness
  • Intolerance for Heat
  • Problem in Concentrating
  • Excessive consumption of Iodine
  • Graves’ disease


This thyroid disorder is linked with insufficient or decreased production of thyroid hormones. This disorder is mainly associated with problems within the hypothalamus or pituitary gland, and thyroid gland.

Some Common Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism are

  • Retention of Fluid
  • Joint and Muscle aches
  • Dry Skin
  • Excessive or Prolonged Menstrual bleeding in females
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling “foggy” mentally
  • Poor concentration
  • Resistance of Thyroid hormone
  • Inflammation of the thyroid


Goiter disease is associated with enlargement of the thyroid gland without any cause. The disorder of goiter is associated with Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, or normal functioning of the thyroid gland.

Thyroid Nodules

Basically nodules are abnormal masses and lumps that are formed inside the thyroid gland. The major reason behind the formation of nodules is benign tumors as well as benign cysts. These nodules are different in size either they are single or multiple. If the nodules are excessively large in size, then these nodules may cause symptoms that are related to compression of nearby structures.

Thyroid Cancer

Women are more prone to this disorder as compare to men. There are various types of thyroid cancer that usually depend upon the inflammation of a specific type of cell within the thyroid that has become carcinogenic.

Treatment of Thyroid Disorders

There are different types of allopathic medications that are used for the treatment of thyroid disorder but these medications only slow down the progression of diseases. Allopathic medicines do not treat these disorders permanently they also reduce their symptoms. But sometimes these medications also produce different types of side effects after their interactions with other medicines. Such side effects produce unwanted changes in the body of a person who is suffering from a thyroid disorder. However, in order to prevent the cases of adverse effects, doctors of Planet Ayurveda prepared various natural and herbal remedies for the permanent treatment of thyroid Diseases such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. All the medicines are prepared after combining the principles of Ayurveda along with modern technology. All the remedies are 100% authentic and do not contain any type of preservative, chemical agents such as flavoring, coloring or sweetening agent and additives. They are prepared from pure and natural herbs. The two different types of packs offered by Planet Ayurveda for the management of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are as follows

For the treatment of Hypothyroidism

Plant Ayurveda recommended Hypothyroid Care Pack which is specially prepared by the doctors of Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroid Care Pack contains the following products


1. Chanderprabha Vati

Chanderprabha Vati tablets are very useful for the treatment of signs and symptoms that are linked with Hypothyroidism such as Muscle stiffness, Joints inflammation and Dry skin, etc. These tablets are free from any side effects and they are effective against the treatment of Hypothyroidism

Dosage: 2 Tablets 2 times a day after meals.

2. Hakam Churna

This powder is a wonderful blend of different types of herbs such as Kalonji (Nigella sativa), Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Ajwain (Trachyspermum Ammi) and Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum). This churna promote the function of important thyroid hormones and prevent different kinds of symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful powder 2 times a day with plain water after meals.

3. Gugullipid

These capsules are formulated from Guggual resin (Commiphora Mukul), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum) and Pippali (Piper longum). All the herbs maintain a balance between thyroid hormones and reduce symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Dosage: 2 Capsules 2 times a day with plain water after meals.

4. Gotu Kola capsules

These capsules are formulated from the pure extract of Gotu kola (Centella Asiatica). These capsules are effective against mental stress, fatigue as well as lethargy which are the main symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Dosage: 2 Capsules 2 times a day with plain water after meals.

For the treatment of Hyperthyroidism


Planet Ayurveda provides Hyperthyroidism Care Pack for the Effective treatment of Hyperthyroidism. This care pack included the following products:

1. Immune Booster

Immune Booster capsules are prepared by combining four different types of herbs such as Grapeseed (Vitis vinifera), Cow colostrums (Bovine colostrums), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis). These capsules boost the immune system and protect the body from different types of infections that are common with hyperthyroidism.

Dosage: 2 Capsules 2 times a day

2. Weight Gain Formula

This remedy helps a patient to gain suitable weight and it is prepared from different kinds of herbs such as Ashwagandha, Vidang, Haritaki, Bhibhitaki, Amalaki, Saunf, Pippali as well as Zeerak.

Dosage: 2 Capsules 2 times a day.

3. Shatavari Capsules

This product is prepared is formulated from the standardized and pure extract of Shatavari herb. These capsules promote the normal functioning of the thyroid gland. Moreover, it also helps to gain weight. Shatavari herb is used to prevent the symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

Dosage: 2 Capsules 2 times a day

What is The Treatment and Prevention of Hypothyroidism in Ayurveda?


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 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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.