Natural Thyroid Solutions – Do you suffer from thyroid problems, but are skeptical about adding drugs and prescriptions to your body? Are you searching for natural and time tested proven holistic approaches that work? Read on for some natural solutions to thyroid problems.
Hawthorn has been shown to calm the overactive thyroid gland and is an effective treatment for hypothyroidism. In addition it has been known to lower blood pressure, relieve arrhythmias, and improve sleep.
How to make the tincture:
Place dried or fresh red Hawthorn flowers in a jar and cover them with a 70% alcohol solution. The amount of alcohol should be enough that it completely covers the Hawthorn flowers. Completely seal the jar with the flowers and alcohol solution inside and let stand for 14 days. Check the jar every few days, and gently whisk. After 14 days, strain the contents of the jar into another container, reserving the alcohol liquid. Make sure to drain well to ensure that you capture all of the alcohol from the flowers. Store the tincture in a sealable container.
How to use:
Add 30 drops to a half cup of water and drink 3 times a day prior to meals. Continue to use on a daily basis until you notice an improvement or disappearance of symptoms.
Cabbage has been shown to slow down and reduce the secretion of hormones from the thyroid gland. Cabbage is also useful as a digestive aid and will improve gastritis, ulcer symptoms, and various other gastro intestinal conditions.
How to treat:
Cabbage can be ingested and also used topically and applied as a bandage to the neck for results. Cabbage should be eaten as often as possible in a salad, using fresh, raw leaves. Cabbage can also be juiced and used in smoothies or mixed with other fruit to improve the taste.
Continue treating with cabbage for a few weeks to several months until improvement in symptoms is noticed.
St. John’s Wort has been shown to show a decrease in symptoms of hypothyroidism.
How to use:
Tea can be prepared from pre-packaged St. John’s Wort tea or made by pouring boiling water over 1 tablespoon per cup of St. John’s Wort flowers. Let the tea steep for 5 minutes before drinking.
Drink tea on a daily basis, at least twice a day. Used tea leaves can also be made into a bandage and applied topically to the neck as well.
A slow decline in symptoms should be observed over the course of several weeks using these natural thyroid treatments.