WHAT IS HYPOTHYROIDISM?
It is an endocrine disorder wherein the thyroid hormones are not produced in sufficient quantities. The hormones of the thyroid namely thyroxin and triidothyronine are insufficient in regards of the body requirements. This deficiency in the hormones is generally related to the deficiency of iodine in the body. The metabolic disorders related to this hormone deficiency results in hypothyroidism.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF HYPOTHYRODISM?
The deficiency of iodine results in deficient hormone production of the thyroid gland. This leads to hypothyroidism. The causes of this are:
- Deficiency of iodine in the diet
- Postpartum Thyroiditis
- Stressful life
- Immune deficiency
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHYRODISM?
The symptoms of hypothyroidism can range from mild to severe. There may be significant or may not be that obvious. The symptoms of hypothyroidism are:
- Weight gain
- Water retention
- Loss of hair
- Increase of sleep
- Intolerance to cold
- Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal
- Basal body temperature
- Numbness of body
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN HYPOTHYRODISM?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will.
The herbs for hypothyroidism help improve the hormone levels in a person’s body. The metabolism related disorders are helped, the metabolic state improved and the health restored.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA THAT HELP IN HYPOTHYROIDISM
COMMIPHORA MUKUL (GUGGUL)
Guggul has highly potent rejuvenating properties. It revitalizes cells and therefore rejuvenates them. Its purifying properties as well as lipid- regulating properties make it a wonderful herb for many health tonics. It is useful for people who have low haemoglobin and are anemic. It is useful in many heath conditions as it has proved its versatility in several conditions. The effect it has on cholesterol and triglyceride levels indirectly protects the heart from atherosclerosis. The herb also boosts the levels of HDL cholesterol. This herb also has been proved to have antioxidant properties. The herb is beneficial for hypothyroidism related disorders. The herb promotes the metabolism and therefore aids in weight loss. It is also beneficial for conditions like arthritis, pre-menstrual syndrome, bloating and many more. Guggul is used in the preparation of Guggul capsules and Joint aid capsules.
WITHANIA SOMNIFERA (ASHWAGANDHA)
The ancient Ayurvedic herb Ashwagandha is a multiple benefit herb. It has beneficial effects on human body in a natural way. Ashwagandha helps in cases stress, memory loss and many more chronic ailments. A look at these disorders tells us that they are all related to our life style. The increase in stress and manifold decrease in a healthy diet and lifestyle leads to stress induced disorders including many neurological disorders. People usually complain of stress, fatigue, memory and bodily weakness. Most of us face issues of low stamina and endurance power.
Ashwagandha herb plays a vital role in such cases. It is a great antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to promote overall well-being of the body and nourishes it with strength and immunity. Apart from these, the herbal product has potential powers to nourish the brain to make the functioning of the brain quicker and sharper. It has dynamic results on the male sexual system as it facilitates quicker and longer lasting erections. Ashwagandha herb is an indispensable part of many of our formulations owing to its benefits. Joint aid capsules are prepared using Ashwagandha.
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (SONTH)
Zingiber works wonderfully on the nervous and emotional ailments. The results are on the overall body system. The appetite is boosted, the brain functioning becomes sharper, and the memory becomes stronger. It acts well for weakness of body and mind, stresses of daily life, and improper brain functioning. It also has multiple effects on other organs. It is sued in Joint aid capsules.
EMBLICA OFFICINALIS (AMALAKI)
The herb is known for its rejuvenating properties. It is a natural antioxidant that removes free radicals from the body and helps in regeneration of cells. Amla helps in increasing the body vitality and strengthening immunity. It helps in developing healthy, glowing skin and preventing premature aging. Anemia and blood related disorders are helped in a natural way. It helps in maintaining proper functioning of the liver. It aids digestion by soothing hyperacidity. This wonderful herb helps in improving immunity and boosting metabolism. The herb helps gain youthful skin and beauty. Amla has aphrodisiac, antipyretic, cardio-tonic, anti-diabetic, cerebral and gastrointestinal properties. It prevents premature greying of hair, hair loss and promotes hair and nail growth. It enhances eye sight, keeps the mouth clean, and nourishes bones and teeth. It helps to keep the intestine clean and also controls blood sugar. Amla is used to prepare Arogyavardhini vati.
TERMINALIA CHEBULA (HARITAKI)
Haritaki is an important constituent of Triphala that has wonderful health benefits. It acts well in gastrointestinal ailments, in cases of spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, tumors, ascites, and anemias. Its powder, when mixed with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia. The herb improves memory and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and helps in the digestion. In anemia of any origin, Haritaki herb is highly beneficial. It helps anemia due to haemoglobin deficiency, anemia due to red blood cell deficiency, and anemias of abnormal form origin. Haritaki is used in Arogyavardhini vati.
TERMINALIA BELERICA (VIBHITAKI)
A very important herb in the Ayurvedic world, Vibhitaki is famous for its wonderful use in the formation of Triphala. It has numerous health benefits on the human body. Its action on the heart makes it an excellent heart tonic. It helps in purifying blood, thinning of blood, and removing toxins. It is used in cases of low RBC count and low haemoglobin. Vibhitaki helps cases of anemia of any origin and help regain healthy haemoglobin count and form. Our product Arogyavardhini vati has Vibhitaki.
SULPHUR PURIFIED (GANDHAK)
The commonly heard element sulphur acts as a wonderful remedy when used in its best form. It is best known for its moisture absorbing properties and it therefore a great hydrant. It helps to generate fresher and younger looking skin. It can also be used as an excellent topical exfoliate. It removes the dead surface of the skin and reveals the healthy and glowing looking skin from underneath. These qualities make it an excellent rejuvenating herb. It is an excellent remedy to flush out toxins from the body. It is used to prepare Arogyavardhini vati.