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Bugleweed Tea & Hyperthyroidism

If you’re looking for a natural method to help combat an overactive thyroid, you may be interested in learning more about a little herb known as bugleweed. Bugleweed is an herb related to the mint family that has been used for centuries, mostly for its sedative and astringent properties. In recent years, this herb is gathered and prepared as an herbal tea that can be ingested for a variety of purposes.

Bugleweed On The Table

Overview of Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism occurs in the body when the thyroid begins to produce too much of the thyroid hormone. This can cause a lot of different reactions in the body, such as an increased heart beat, rapid weight loss, and it can even lead to serious heart conditions if not treated properly. In most cases, hyperthyroidism is caused by Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the thyroid gland. Treatment of hyperthyroidism will depend on the factors of each individual case, though it is typically treated through medication. Most conditions of hyperthyroidism may be treated through radioactive iodine, or anti-thyroid medications. There may be certain herbal supplements that could prove useful for those that suffer from hyperthyroidism, though it is strongly recommended to consult with a doctor prior to introducing new herbal supplements into your diet.

Drinking Bugleweed Tea

Currently, research is still being undertaken to determine the effectiveness of using bugleweed tea for hyperthyroidism. Drinking bugleweed tea regularly for a period of one to two weeks may help to lower overactive thyroid levels in the body by reducing the production of the thyroid hormone. It is not recommended to drink bugleweed tea if you are nursing, pregnant, or prescribed to medications in order to avoid any unwanted interactions. Always consult with a doctor prior to drinking herbal supplements in order to make certain that this is the best choice for you.