Besides its unaesthetic sight, a goiter can prove to be a challenge every day.
If you suffer from it, then you’re already familiar with:
- A tight feeling in your throat
- Changes to your voice (hoarseness)
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficult breathing (there may be a high-pitched sound when you breathe)
A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of your thyroid gland. This butterfly-shaped endocrine gland is located in the lower front of the neck.
Your thyroid has a lot on its plate. That’s why keeping an eye on it should be a priority. Why is that?
Hormones released by the thyroid gland regulate your:
- Heart rate
- Central and peripheral nervous systems
- Body weight
- Muscle strength
- Menstrual cycles
- Body temperature
- Cholesterol levels
What triggers a thyroid enlargement?
- Thyroid gland malfunction:
- Produces too much hormones (hyperthyroidism or Graves’ disease)
- Produces too little hormones (hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s disease)
- Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland)
- Nodules or cysts within the thyroid
- Thyroid cancer
- Iodine deficiency
- Drug intake (such as amiodarone or lithium)
- Unusual large intake of cassava, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage
- Genetic predisposition
- Hormone changes (puberty, pregnancy or menopause)
- Radiation exposure
Because there are many things to take into consideration, like proper analysis and investigation, you need to check with your doctor if you notice swelling at the base of your neck or feel your thyroid lumpy to touch.
The doctor that will examine and test you, will be able to offer a proper assessment of how and what to do in your particular situation.
Although medical supervision is vital for this type of disease, there are still some natural remedies that you can do alongside what your doctor recommended you.
Paste to reduce goiter size and discomfort:
You will need dandelion leaves, clarified butter, tape or bandage.
Smear two-three dandelion leaves with clarified butter on one side, warm them in your hands and apply them on the goiter, secure it with a bandage or tape and leave it on for two-three hours.
Crush a handful of dandelion leaves, add two teaspoons of clarified butter and mix it well into a paste.
Warm it in your hands, apply it on the goiter, and leave it on for 15 minutes.
You can use one of these remedies at a time, once or twice daily for about two weeks.
Also, there are other natural treatments that you can use:
Another plant that you can use is watercress. You can either make a paste out of it to reduce the swelling on the goiter.
You should do this daily for at least 10 days and leave the paste on the affected area for 20 minutes before washing it off.
Or, you could mix two tablespoons of watercress juice in half a glass of water (approximately 4 ounces) and drink it daily before your important meals, for six weeks.
Lemon Balm (Melissa) Power
You might not be aware of this, but this plant has the ability of increasing immunity and regulating the hormone levels.
It’s also rich in selenium, which helps the thyroid function properly by regulating the activity of the pituitary gland.
It helps to restore hormone levels autoimmune thyroid disease and goiter patients.
However, you should not use this herb if you suffer from glaucoma.
To prepare this powerful tonic, you will need to put 2 tablespoons of either fresh or dried lemon balm in a cup and pour 8 ounces of boiling water over it.
Cover and let it steep for about 10 minutes. Strain, add honey, and drink three times daily to cure goiter.
Coconut Oil Wonder
You can use coconut oil to make one of the best anti-goiter remedies. Because coconut has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-protozoa properties that helps treat your thyroid problems.
In addition, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, I would advise you to use coconut oil instead of your regular cooking oil to prevent goiter and to treat it.
Anti-Goiter Coffee Recipe
For this, you will need to mix equal quantities of coconut oil and organic, (unsalted butter), and stir the mixture into your hot coffee until it completely dissolves.
If the taste seems off, you can add honey, vanilla or stevia. You should drink this potion in the morning and evening to cure the goiter.
Use these anti-goiter remedies for a month and enjoy their health benefits.
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To your health.