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Natural and Ayurvedic treatment for Thyroid disorder

Thyroid is a gland located in human throat in the form of butterfly. This is very important gland weighing around one ounce. When less active this gland produces less hormones and slow down the metabolism but if it is too much active then it could also be dangerous. If thyroid decreases then energy level also decreases in human body . Resistance for cold also decreases and body weight increases. Body temperature helps in burning calories and controls the movement of muscles. Thyroid also controls heart beats but if hormonal imbalance then it can cause lot of problems. These problems could be due to less production of hormones as well as excessive production.


The symptoms related to thyroid problem are very common and mostly related to the old age. It is difficult to detect thyroid in early stage. Person feels lazy and tired. Heart beat slows down . One can feel muscles pain. Skin becomes rough and one can observe hair fall. It can cause constipation, swelling of feet and mouth.

  • In women thyroid problem can result in abnormal menstruation.

  • Unborn child development may be effected resulting in child born with abnormal mind and body.

  • Old age people can suffer through depression.

  • It can weaken the sexual desire.

  • Water starts accumulating around heart in case of chronic thyroid disorder.

What causes thyroid disorder?

This disease can be the result of Iodine deficiency and also due to problem of immune system.

Sources of Iodine

Iodized salt, sea products, vegetables grown in iodized water and soil are rich source of Iodine. Use Iodized salt in food.

What is metabolism?

Metabolism means how you use calories obtained from the food consumption and thyroid helps in this process. Metabolism is a process which takes care of all the chemical reactions in the body and also helps in normal working of all the organs which are required to live a healthy life.

  • Age, height, sex, genetic structure, lifestyle and structure of body effects our metabolism.

  • Metabolism is very much responsible for our body weight. If metabolism is faster then body will be able to burn calories faster and less chances of over weight and obesity.

  • With increasing age metabolism becomes very slow but there are lot of things which can control your metabolism.

How to increase metabolism

How you use the calories obtained from the food for breathing and food digestion is called basic metabolism rate. Faster rate means your metabolism would be much better.

  • Take healthy and controlled diet. This will make your immune system stronger. Walnut oil increases the metabolism rate.

  • Carbohydrates give instant energy to body, complex carbohydrate and fiber pumps up metabolism rate and reduce the insulin level. Mix cereals and wheat flour before consumption.

  • Take small portions of food many times in a day. If you stop eating food to reduce weight then it can increase your weight because when you stop eating food you will consume more energy and body will start storing food in larger quantity later.

Yoga Practices

  • Do Ujjayi pranayama and other yogas which helps in throat problems. This can cure thyroid disorder from root if yoga and pranayama is practiced regularly.

  • Sarwangasana, Halasana, Matsyasana, ushtrasana, ardhchandrasana, sinhasana are very important asana for thyroid problem.

  • Practice bhastrika, anuloma viloma and kapalbhati pranayama daily. Also practice Nadi shodhan.

  • Use food which helps curing constipation with rich in fiber, like salads, green vegetables and drink eight to ten glasses of water daily. Also practice Vajrasana after lunch and dinner.

  • Practicing goumukhasana, makrasana, bhuganasana, dhanurasana, shalbhasana can also produce good results in curing thyroid.

Ayurvedic treatment

Divya Medohar Vati produced by Divya Pharmacy of Baba Ramdev is especially useful in thyroid disorders (hypo & hyper thyroid). Please refer to the link below for details: