Hypothyroidism: Management Based On Ayurvedic and Modern Therapeutic Perspective

Authors

  • Arshvir Kaur Department of Pharmacology, CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shahpur, Jalandhar, India.
  • Santosh Kumar Verma Department of Pharmacology, CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shahpur, Jalandhar, India.
  • Shaina Kalsi Department of Pharmacology, CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shahpur, Jalandhar, India.
  • Neha Department of Pharmacology, CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shahpur, Jalandhar, India.

Keywords:

Hypothyroidism, Herbal plants, Tridosha, Levothyroxine, Ayurveda

Abstract

Hypothyroidism is the pathological condition in which the level of thyroid hormones declines to the deficiency state. This communication address the therapies employed for the management of hypothyroidism as per the Ayurvedic and modern therapeutic perspectives on the basis scientific papers collected from accepted scientific basis like Google, Google Scholar, PubMed, Science Direct, using various keywords. The Ayurveda describe hypothyroidism as the state of imbalance of Tridoshas and suggest the treatment via use of herbal plant extracts, life style modifications like practicing yoga and various dietary supplements. The modern medicine practice define hypothyroidism as the disease state originated due to formation of antibodies  against thyroid gland and hormonal imbalance and incorporate the use of hormone replacement i.e. Levothyroxine, antioxidants. Various plants like Crataeva nurvula and dietary supplements like Capsaicin, Forskolin, Echinacea, Ginseng and Bladderwrack can serve as a potential area of research as thyrotropic agents.

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Arshvir Kaur, Santosh Kumar Verma, Shaina Kalsi, and Neha. “Hypothyroidism: Management Based On Ayurvedic and Modern Therapeutic Perspective”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Drug Analysis, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 281-8, https://ijpda.com/index.php/journal/article/view/234.

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