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Can hypothyroidism be cured with only ayurvedic medicines?


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Answered by

Dr. Alka

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At October 31, 2017
Reviewed AtFebruary 5, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I would like to know if my hypothyroidism can be cured without taking synthetic hormones, through Ayurveda only. In the allopathic approach, the hormone needs to be taken for the rest of one's life and I am a bit scared of it. It is possible I may also be diabetic and will need to treat this as well. Can these conditions be successfully dealt with through ayurvedic treatments alone?

Answered by Dr. Alka


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I just read your query and saw all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

The thyroid gland makes thyroid hormones on a regular basis because it is necessary daily for metabolism and for other body functions. That is why when it is prescribed on a daily basis and one has to take it for a lifetime whenever it is not secreted properly by the gland.

Your TSH is higher than the normal range. But, it is not too high. You can take this Ayurvedic treatment for 15 days and repeat your TSH. If it increases, you have to take hormonal therapy. If it gets controlled then consult me after 15 days with the report and for further management. These medicines will also help you in the management of diabetes. However, your current sugar level is high and you should take Metformin as per your doctor's advice. Once your sugar level is controlled, then you can start taking Ayurvedic treatment so that it can be controlled further. Because diabetes not only raises your blood sugar level but also affects other organs.

  1. Take tablet Kanchanar Guggulu (Kanchanar, Haritaki, Bibhitaka) two tablets two times a day with lukewarm water after food for 15 days. Do not swallow these tablets, first chew them and then take it with lukewarm water.
  2. Capsule Ashwagandha (Ashwagandha) two capsules two times a day with water after food for 15 days.
  3. Gokhru Kadha (Gokhru, Dhai phool, Gud Jaggery) one tablespoon two times a day with water after food for 15 days.
  4. Capsule Punarnava (Guggulu resin, Ginger root, Punarnava root) two capsules two times a day with water after food for 15 days.
  5. Along with this take a healthy diet.
  6. Get adequate sleep of six to eight hours. Sleep before midnight and try to sleep around 10 PM.
  7. Avoid TV, laptop, and mobile one to two hours before sleeping.
  8. Do moderate exercise daily. Go for a walk daily at least for 30 to 60 minutes.
  9. Do not take excessive stress. If you face the problem of stress, then do meditation and breathing exercises daily.

I hope you are satisfied with my answer. For more queries, you can consult me at icliniq.

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Dr. Alka
Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

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