Herbal Healing: Bitters Myrhh, Bladderwrack

These group of herbs has a overall stimulating  effect on ones body which includes the digestive plus the hormone-producing endocrine system that the thyroid gland is a part of. In a clinical experience of many doctors, bitters are the most effective treatment for mild to moderate hypothyroidism.

Bitters are named for their taste, they have a strong taste to boosts the body’s production of digestive fluids so one gets more nutrients from eating the same foods. The more bitter the taste, the better they work for you. One has to actually taste the bitterness, so swallowing capsules will not do the trick. They are many commercial bitters tinctures on the market, but look for those that contain gentian.

Typical dosage: 1/8 to 1/2 tsp. of tincture 3 times per day before meals, or 1 cup of tea 3 times per day before meals.



Myrrh( Commiphora myrrh )

This tree resin stimulates the thyroid, Resins does not extract in hot water so myrrh does not work in a tea form. It is used in tincture form, Typical dosage is 1/8 to 14 teaspoon of tincture  3 times a day.

Bladderwrack ( Fucus vesiculosus )

This is a iodine-rich seaweed of one of several seaweeds that can help balance and nourish the thyroid. Typical dosage, 1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon of tincture 3 times a day.


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