THYROID: a large ductless gland in the neck which secretes hormones regulating growth and development through the rate of metabolism.
Any disturbance or imbalance in the thyroid glands directly effects on the working of it, which is commonly known as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
When too little TH is released, the body’s metabolic rate decreases, and the body slows down. Hypothyroidism often goes undiagnosed because its symptoms are often mistaken for or attributed to other conditions. Symptoms include:
Hypothyroidism can occur spontaneously, develop during or after pregnancy or after treatment for hyperthyroidism. You can be born with it or it can be caused by Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, it is an autoimmune disease. That means the immune system attacks the body’s healthy tissues instead of fighting off invading bacteria or viruses. In this case, the immune system produces antibodies to attack the thyroid gland as if it were a foreign substance that needed to be destroyed. The resulting damage leads to reduced production of TH.
The Ayurvedic Approach:
According to the thyroid is located in the 6th tissue level or Majjadhatu. Majja is controlled by kapha dosha. According to Ayurveda the thyroid function is controlled by Pitta dosha. Pitta is responsible for all of the metabolic actions carried out by the thyroid gland. Susrutha stated that rivers flowing towards east might give rise to the occurrence of galaganda.
There are certain herbs which help in preventing hypothyroidism and they are:
PLUMBAGO ZEYLANICA (CHITRAKMOOL) Chitrakmool ignites the digestive fire, ensures proper digestion and assimilation and alleviates inflammation and pain associated with hemorrhoids. It is also beneficial to correct the liver functions and to maintain the cholesterol levels.
PISTA STRATIOTES (JALKUMBHI) Jalkumbhi is an aquatic, perennial herb with dark green, shining leaves divided into several leaves. It contains all essential vitamins and is rich in alkaline elements. It consists of moisture, protein, carbohydrates and fat. Its minerals contents are calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin A and C, thiamine, riboflavin and volatile oil.
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