There are currently millions of people who struggle with thyroid problems (many who don’t even know it) and ashwagandha may just be the solution they need. Ashwagandha is the luminary amongst the thyroid healing herbs. One of the most incredible things about adaptogens, like Ashwagandha is that it can be extremely effective especially at balancing hormones and help with both hypo and hyper thyroid conditions. Adaptogenic herbs work with your body to bring you back into balance whether your levels are high or low. Ashwagandha has been shown to support a sluggish thyroid for people diagnosed with Hashimotos, and has been shown to improve the health of those with an overactive thyroid or Graves disease.
Studies reveal ashwagandha has a thyroid hormone balancing effect. In a 20 days study ashwagandha and T3 and T4 levels were analyzed along with anti-oxidant protection. Significant increases in serum T4 were found which indicates this herb has a stimulatory effect on a sluggish thyroid.
Also, ashwagandha may benefit thyroid function because it greatly reduced free radical damage (cellular damage). These results prove ashwagandha can be useful in treating hypothyroidism.
There have been over 200 studies on Ashwagandha’s ability to:
Improve thyroid function
Treat adrenal fatigue
Reduce anxiety and depression
Combat effects of stress
Increase stamina and endurance
Prevent and may treat cancer
Reduce brain cell degeneration
Stabilize blood sugar
Relax the body and mind from overthinking and worrying