Compiled by Dr. Nijila Abhilash, B.A.M.S., D.Y.N.

Sign & Symptoms :

Vertigo, weight gain, mood swings, tiredness, hair loss, lethargy, menstrual irregularity, sensitivity to cold, dry & rough skin, muscle stiffness & cramps, constipation, hoarseness of voice etc.

Causes :

Inadequate production of thyroid hormones – T3 and T4 – due structural or functional defects of thyroid gland.

Treatment in Ayurveda

Internal Medicines

Administration of medicines having Deepana, Pachana, Ushna, Theekshna and Lekhana properties would balance body energy and restore the circulation of thyroxin and increases digestive fire to improve metabolism.

External Applications

Udwarthanam, Utsaadanam, Sekam, Nasyam, etc.

Yogasanas & Pranayamas


Diet & Life Style Advice

  • Intake of milk, rice, barley, Bengal gram etc.
  • Avoid fast food and fermented food
  • Plenty of salads and fruits

Home Remedies

  • Mix equal quantities of Pippalli (long pepper), Maricha (black pepper), Shundi (dried ginger) in ½ tsp of lukewarm water once in a day.


Untreated hypothyroidism may lead many diseases and health issues like:

  • Goitre
  • Heart disease
  • Mental health issues
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Infertility

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