How to treat Hypothyroidism in Ayurveda

Last Updated:

Thyroid glands when don’t produce the enough of certain important hormones is called as hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Get your thyroid tests done if you experience any of these symptoms –

  • Lethargy
  • Puffy face
  • Constipation
  • Wheeziness
  • Thinning of hair
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Inflammation in joints
  • Elevated levels of blood cholesterol

Above mentioned symptoms indicate hypothyroidism.  It is not something to be ignored because underactive thyroid may lead to serious health complications like infertility, stress, birth defects, goiter and heart problems. To treat the hypothyroidism naturally herbs in Ayurveda are best and their results are promising.

Miraculous properties of herbs help to improve the functioning of thyroid glands and also manage the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism.

Herbs in Ayurveda to Treat Hypothyroidism

Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica) –  This herb is filled with amazing properties which help to provide relief in the symptoms associated with the hypothyroidism like lethargy, fatigue and mental stress. Furthermore this herb helps to improve the thyroid functions for the production of   thyroid stimulating hormones. This is proved best herb for hyperthyroidism.

Guggul Resin (Comniphera Mukul) – For hypothyroidism, Guggul – herbal extract is very beneficial. Gugguisterones, found in this herbal extract enhances the thyroid gland and stimulate the conversion of T4 thyroid hormone into its more active T3 form. Additionally it helps to speed up the metabolism.

Kanchnaar (Bauhinia Veriegata) – To improve the thyroid functions, it is another important herb in Ayurveda. It helps to improve the functioning of thyroid glands and also manages well the symptoms associated with hypothyroidism.

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – Medicinal properties of Ashwagandha are famous in Ayurveda since ages.  Even for hypothyroidism it is wonder herb in Ayurveda. It is known to stimulate the thyroid gland to yield more T4 hormone   that’s the reason it is such a favorable natural remedy for hypothyroidism.

Along with These Wonderful Herbs for Hypothyroidism, Follow the Below Given Home Remedies for Hypothyroidism too –


Strawberries are the good source of iodine hence their consumption on a daily basis is good for hypothyroidism. It will help to improve the functioning of thyroid gland.

Coconut Oil

Using the Coconut oil for hypothyroidism is quite effective. Coconut oil comprises medium-chain fatty acids that help to improve function of thyroid glands.  It works well to manage the symptoms of hypothyroidism and also boost up the energy levels in the body.  One can add two tablespoons of coconut oil in the milk and consume it in the morning.  Using coconut oil for the cooking purpose is good option in hypothyroidism.

Black walnuts

Eating black walnuts is good to relieve the symptoms of hypothyroidism as it is a good source of iodine and manganese.  Certain minerals present in the black walnuts play a vital role to nourish and improve the functioning of thyroid gland.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Drinking the two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water is also an effective way to treat the hypothyroidism. Consumption of this solution helps in the detoxification of body and regulation of thyroid gland.


Ginger is great the good source of zinc, magnesium and potassium. Drinking the ginger tea twice or thrice in day is quite good to   improve the functions of thyroid hormone.  You can also consume ginger in other forms like adding in soups or dishes.


Vitamin D deficiency is associated with several autoimmune diseases, including thyroid diseases. Exposure to early sunshine for at least 15 minutes is a good to produce the vitamin D in the body.

Iodine rich diet

Try to have iodine rich diet because thyroid desires iodine for proper function. Include the fish, yogurt, milk and eggs in underactive thyroid.


  • Also avoid coffee and switch to green tea instead
  • Avoid junk foods.
  • Avoid carbonated drinks.
  • Avoid processed foods.
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid smoking