Limits of Herbs for Hypothyroidism
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Jackie
Posted on: March 22, 2001

I am under medication for hypothyroidism, would like to seek your expertise on the herbal tea.

Medication for hypothyroidism supplies the body with the hormones normally produced by the thyroid gland. After taking this medicine for some time, the thyroid gland atrophies, losing its ability to produce these hormones. At this point, it is not beneficial to take herbs to try to stimulate the thyroid. Most hypothyroid patients take the thyroid hormone medication for life and manage very well on it.

You say that you are seeking my expertise on a herbal tea. A herbal tea would be designed to help with your particular symptoms. If you are still experiencing hypothyroid symptoms, you should consult your doctor to see whether your medication needs adjustment.

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