Home Remedies for Goitre

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Home Remedies for Goitre

Home remedies for goitre offers perfect respite from the disease that is characterized by swelling in the neck. The problem arises due to enlarged thyroid gland. This gland is situated on the front part of the neck just below the larynx (voice box).

Causes of Goitre

  1. Iodine deficiency
  2. Graves' disease
  3. Hashimoto's disease
  4. Thyroid cancer
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Inflammation of thyroid
  7. Multinodular goiter
  8. Solitary thyroid nodules
  9. Certain foods the e.g. turnips
  10. Thyroid cyst

Signs and Symptoms of Goitre

  • Inflammation at the base of your neck
  • Irritability
  • A tight feeling in throat
  • Emotional problems
  • Coughing
  • Depression
  • Loss of concentration
  • Difficult swallowing
  • Difficult breathing
  • Hoarseness

Home Remedies for Goitre

  • Iodine, if given in organic form is an effective home remedy for goitre. Those suffering from this disease should eat foods rich in iodine. Some common foods with rich iodine content are lettuce, whole rice, pineapples, watercress, tomatoes, turnips, carrots, garlic, onions, oats, strawberries, guavas and egg yolks.

  • Rich in element iodine, watercress is an efficient home remedy for goitre. It regulates the various functions of the thyroid gland. If taken regularly it could be a viable tool for fighting goitre. One should make a paste of it and apply it over the affected area as it checks inflammation.

  • Swamp Cabbage is one of the best-known home remedies for treatment of expothalmic goitre.

Kacknar is also a proven natural remedy for goitre. Make a decoction of its bark and use 30 ml of it in a empty stomach in the morning to get relief.

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