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Ayurvedic Management of Hypothyroidism: Underactive Thyroid Gland

Ayurvedic Management of Hypothyroidism: Underactive Thyroid Gland

In this condition thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough certain hormones.Hypothyroidism is underproduction of T3 and T4 hormones.The synthesis of thyroid hormone requires sufficient iodine in the presence of thyroid stimulating hormone.Iodine is taken into the thyroid gland.Insufficient iodine thyroid stimulating hormone,can reduced production of thyroid hormone.
Thyroid gland is a small butterfly shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck,hormones produced are Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4).

Sings are fatigue,constipation, increased sensitivity to cold,weight gain,puffy face,muscle weakness,joints pain,thinning of hair,hoarseness of voice,slowed heart rate,depression,goitre,etc.

Causes of Hypothyroidism are,

  • Autoimmune disorder
  • Congenital Thyroid Deficiency
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Removal of Thyroid Gland
  • Stress

Hypothyroidism in Children and Teens, results in poor physical growth,delayed development of permanent teeth, delayed puberty,poor mental development,etc.

Causes of Hypothyroidism

  • Impaired Digestion
  • Unwholesome Food Combinations
  • Excess Traveling
  • Stress
  • Excessive consumption of dry,sour,salty,spicy Food items

Ayurvedic Reference of Hypothyroidism

Signs and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

  • Tiredness
  • Weight Loss
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Puffiness of Face
  • Minimal Sweating
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Aches
  • Irregular Menstruation

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Diet Management for Hypothyroidism

Do’s (Pathya) Consume Following,

  • Old Harvested Grains
  • Old Cow Ghee
  • Milk Products
  • Sugarcane
  • Garlic,Onion
  • Patola
  • Coconut Oil

Don’ts (Apathya) Avoid Following,

  • Citrus Fruits
  • Excess Spicy,Salty, Sour
  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption
  • Smoking
  • Curd, Old Rice
  • Heavy to Digest Food Items
  • Day Time Sleep
  • Night Awakening

Yogasanas for Hypothyroidism

Yoga plays an important role in keeping thyroid gland function normal.Some asanas and pranayama make throat area relaxing and stimulating.It stimulates reflex pathways of throat and then regulates hormone production in the thyroid gland.Practice Yogasanas and Pranayama regularly.


  • Halasana
  • Paschimottasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Pawanmuktasana
  • Surya Namaskar
  • Sheetli Pranayama
  • Bhasrika
  • AnulomVilom
  • Ujjani
  • Nadi Shodhan

Internal Medicines for Hypothyroidism

  • Kanchnar Guggul
  • ChandraprabhaVati
  • Triphala Guggul
  • Punarnava Guggul

  • Abhayarishta
  • PunarnavadiKashay
  • Bruhatvatchintamani

Purification Therapy for Hypothyroidism

Purification Therapy or Panchakarma is detoxification procedure and it has unique approach to the disease hence it is essential for the management of the disease.


It improves blood circulation,relives stress,relaxes muscles and relieves pain.


InSwedan purification Therapy in which Ayurveda herbs steam given to the patient.SarivaKwath,DashmoolKwath, are used in Swedan.


It eliminates Kapha dosha from the body.


Virechana removes Vitiated Pitta Dosha from the body.


Nasya stimulates the olfactory nerve which acts on higher centers,Hypothalamus and Pituitary gland.


Basti removes vitiated vatadosha from the body.


Takradhara is beneficial for psychological or in stress related problems.

Single Herbs used in Hypothyroidism

  • Pipalli (Indian Long Pepper)
  • Guggul (CommophoraWightli)
  • Kanchnar (Bauhinia Variegata)

  • Punarnava (BoerhaaviaDiffusa)
  • Musta (CyperusRotundus)

Frequently Asked Questions

Question. What causes Hypothyroidism?

Answer. When Thyroid Gland fails to produce enough hormones causes Hypothyroidism.

Question. What happens if Hypothyroidism is left untreated?

Answer. If Hypothyroidism left untreated,it can lead to many complications like heart problems,nerve injury,infertility and in severe can be death.

Question. How do you feel when u have Hypothyroidism?

Answer. When you have Hypothyroidism then u feel down with energy level and mood most of the time.

Question. Does stress affect Hypothyroidism?

Answer. Stress alone will never cause Thyroid disorder, but it can make condition worsen.

Question. Can Hypothyroidism be cured by Ayurveda?

Answer.  Yes,Ayurveda can cure Hypothyroidism.



Keywords: Hypothyroidism, Galganda, Thyroid Gland, Thyroid Hormone Profile, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone.

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