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8 Natural Treatments for Hypothyroidism

by Andreea Laza

If you are looking for simple and effective natural treatments for hypothyroidism, continue reading this article and find out what they are. But first.

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Hypothyroidism is usually caused by an pre-existing illness or previous medical treatment that has caused the thyroid to no longer function optimally. In many cases this conditon is caused by a sneaky virus attacking the thyroid, such as EBV. Nowadays hypothyroidism is very common, unfortunately, and the reason is a poor diet, toxicity, medical drugs and stress leading to hormonal imbalances that affect the good-functioning of the thyroid gland. The good news is that we have gathered here the best natural treatments for hypothyroidism from Eastern Europe, remedies that have helped many people recover.

Hypothyroidism Causes & Symptoms

  • Poor diet: high in animal protein/fats, alcohol consumption, tobacco, coffee, processed sugars, junk food, food additives, and preservatives.
  • Inflammation: a viral or bacterial load in the body
  • Medical drugs
  • Pollution & toxicity
  • Stress

The most common symptoms of hypothyroidism are:

Have faith that you can heal. Here are some of the most effective natural treatments for hypothyroidism and the best remedies for this thyroid condition. Let’s get into the remedies.

8 Best Natural Treatments for Hypothyroidism

1. Lady’s Bedstraw & Hawthorn Natural Treatments for Hypothyroidism

Mix equal parts of lady’s bedstraw and hawthorn berries. Steep 1 tbsp of this mix in 1 cup of hot water. Add 1 tsp of Swedish Bitter into the tea as well and drink 4-5 cups of this herbal tea daily. These two herbs/berries make some of the best natural treatments for hypothyroidism. In addition, drinking lady’s bedstraw infusion throughout the day is also helpful. Here is how to make it.

  • Steep 1 heaped tsp of plant in one cup of hot water for 15 minutes.
  • Strain and drink this tea with 1 tsp of apple cider and 1 tsp of raw honey, 30 minutes before meals.

Continue the treatment until you finish 1 liter of apple cider. Pause for 2 weeks and resume the cure. Alongside drinking these teas, anoint the thyroid area (neck) with lady’s bedstraw tincture. Continue massaging your neck area softly with lady’s bedstraw oil. Reflexology is also great for dizziness that is hypothyroidism-related. This is a long-term treatment, so try to be consistent for at least 1 month.

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Lady’s bedstraw (Galium verum)

2. Walnut & Honey Remedy for Hypothyroidism

This natural treatment for hypothyroidism boosts appetite and resets metabolism. At the same time, the natural iodine in the walnut buds aids in the good functioning of the thyroid gland. This simple remedy also strengthens the body and fights off fatigue and asthenia, gland insufficiency, and goiter. Here is how to make this remedy for hypothyroidism at home.

  • Simmer 200 g of walnut buds in 400 ml of water until the water drops to half.
  • Crush the softened walnut buds and leave the decoction with the buds aside to cool down.
  • After it has cooled down, add 300 g of high-quality honey.
  • Pour the remedy into a large glass jar and store it in the fridge.

Have 3 tbsp daily, one before each of the main meals. Resume this remedy four times every year as a prevention as well. Walnuts, especially green walnuts and walnut buds are some of the best natural treatments for hypothyroidism.

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3. Bathurst Burr Remedy

Bathurst burr (Xanthium spinosum) is an important adjuvant in curing thyrotoxicosis (condition in which there is too much thyroid hormone in the body). It is also a used treatment for thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in Romanian folk medicine. For hypothyroidism, have 3 tsp of the powdered herb a day, in 3 weeks long cures. Pause the treatment for 10 days and resume it. Follow the treatment continuously (with 10 days break) until you have healed completely. As simple as it sounds, bathurst burr powder is one of the best natural treatments for hypothyroidism.

4. Clay Water Remedy for Hyperthyroidism

Prepare this amazing remedy by adding 1 tsp medicinal clay in 300 ml of spring water. You can also use still water if you don’t have fresh spring water around. Leave the clay to soak in the water for 12 hours (overnight). Stir with a wooden spoon and drink while it’s cloudy. Drink the clay water only, but leave the clay residues on the bottom on the glass.

Continue following the clay water cure for 21 days, with 30 days break. The clay cure remineralizes the body, helps regulate the metabolism, and cleanses the blood. For best results, do the clay cure every 21 days out of a month, pause and resume. This is one of the best natural treatments for hypothyroidism.

5. Herbal Tea Remedy for Hypothyroidism

Steep 1 tsp of yarrow, juniper, sage, common dandelion, globe artichoke, and corn silk in 750 ml (3 cups) of boiling water for 30 minutes. Strain the hot infurion and drink it throughout the day. These herbs are some of the best natural treatments for hypothyroidism.

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6. Miraculous Herbal Remedy for Hypothyroidism

Make a powerful herbal blend with 50 g of nettle, 20 g of horsetail and 10 g of calendula, 10 g of basil and 10 g of walnut leaves. Prepare one liter of infusion of this herbal blend a day and drink it throughout the day. Enhance the efficacy of this herbal remedy by drinking 3×50 ml of green barley juice daily. This is one of the best natural treatments for hypothyroidism.

7. Fir Needles Poultice

Prepare a fir needles decoction by simmering 4 tbsp of fir needles in 500 ml (2 cups) of water for 5 minutes. Leave the decoction aside to cool down and then use it to make a poultice. Apply the polutice over the thyroid area on your neck and keep it overnight.

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8. Clay Poultice

Make simple clay poultices with walnut leaves infusion. Place them over the thyroid area and keep overnight, just like the fir decoction poultices. Alternate them with crushed cabbage leaves poultice. On the first day the use the clay poultice, and the cabbage leaves poultice the next day. Grated onion and clay poultices are also amazing for hypothyroidism. Apply them daily over the thyroid area. Before following any natural treatments for hypothyroidism consult with a herbal doctor.

6 Best Natural Supplements for Hypothyroidism

1. Propolis Tincture

Propolis tincture has the natural property to shrink thyroid nodules, preventing the formation of tumor thyroid nodules and strengthening the immune system at the same time. Chew on a 0.5 cm piece of natural propolis bar daily. In addition, take propolis tincture (30% concentration) daily – 1 drop per body/kg split into 3 equal portions, 30 minutes before the main meals of the day. This is one of the best natural treatments for hypothyroidism.

2. Pollen 

Have 4-5 tsp of pollen daily in a 30 days cure and then pause for another 30 days. Resume.

3. Honey & Royal Jelly

Mix 2 tsp of natural honey with 2% royal jelly, apilarnil 4%, 2 tsp pollen and 90 drops of 30% propolis tincture in a glass. Have 1/3 of this blend 20 minutes before each meal of the day. Replace your morning coffee with 500 ml of water in which you added 6 tbsp of raw honey and fresh lemon juice.

4. Spirulina

Spirulina helps balance the metabolism and is a powerful heavy metals detox. Have 1-2 grams of spirulina powder (dietary supplement) daily for 3-6 months. You can blend it into your smoothie, or go for spirulina tablets.

5. Garden Angelica Herb

Macerate 1 tsp of garden angelica root in 250 ml of cold water overnight and drink 1 cup of this cold maceration a day. This simple herb is one of the most powerful natural treatments for hypothyroidism.

6. Rosehip 

Drink 1 cup of rosehip tea at breakfast. Sweeten the tea with honey after it has cooled down (under 40°C).

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The Best Diet for Hypothyroidism

In addition to the natural treatments for hypothyroidism, diet is crucial. The main aim of this diet for hypothyroidism is to help redress the good functioning of the liver so that it starts to eliminate toxins through the kidneys, lungs, skin, and intestines. For this, follow this cleansing diet for a longer period of time, to allow the body to detox.

Healing Foods for Hypothyroidism

Follow a 10-days cleansing diet with fresh juices and smoothies made with fruits and veggies. 

  • Raw veggies: salads, garlic, onion, spinach, cabbage, peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, and raw fruits.
  • Fresh veggie and fruit juices/smoothies.
  • Foods that are loaded in Vitamin B: brewer’s yeast, whole natural yogurt, rosehip tea.
  • Cooked vegetables (30% of your daily intake): green beans, dried beans, lentils, peas, mushrooms, and potatoes.
  • Plant-based proteins: raw hazelnuts, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, walnuts, soy, germinated wheat, slightly scalded wheat brans with honey, and sesame. Fats should be reduced, including healthy fats.

Worst Foods for Hypothyroidism

  • Coffee, alcohol;
  • Refined sugars (replace with honey, dates, or stevia);
  • Vinegar & pickles (replace with lemon juice);
  • Meat (replace meat with fish, hazelnuts, walnuts, beans, and sesame seeds);
  • Smoking.

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We hope that you’ve found here enough resources to help you heal hypothyroidism without the use of dangerous medication. Natural treatments for hypothyroidism have a longer time to action and don’t work on the spot, but they do have beneficial results. This is why, if you decide to follow a remedy for hypothyroidism, be consistent. Stay healthy, naturally!

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Lisa September 13, 2021 - 22:37

Thanks for all of the info, so many choices?

Andreea Laza
Andreea Laza September 19, 2022 - 11:51

Hi, Lisa! Sorry for the late reply, I didn’t see your comment until today. Yes, there are a few good natural remedies to choose from, some can be used together, but you can try the ones that are handier for you. Let us know what has worked for you and how you feel. All the best and much health! 💚🌿


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