×
A coronavirus update for our customers

Including new store hours.

How Turmeric Tea Benefits Your Thyroid

Belonging to the ginger family, turmeric was first cultivated in India and Indonesia, where it was used in culinary, medicinal, and religious practices. People often associate turmeric with the deep golden hue of curries, but it actually has a long history of medicinal use. It has been known to treat a variety of skin conditions (including eczema and rashes), stomach ailments, or liver problems. Turmeric remains an important herb in Ayurveda, which is an ancient Indian system that focuses on natural healing.

 

A Pakistani Thyroid Study:

A high percentage of people in South Asian countries have thyroid disorders, which are primarily attributed to iodine deficiency and goitrogen intake. Goitrogens are substances that disrupt the natural production of thyroid hormones, and they interfere with iodine uptake. In a study that involved 2,335 residents from Pak Pattan, Punja, Pakistan, the presence of goiter was more common in females, unmarried individuals, and in people who drank tube well (subterranean) water. The study observed that goiter was extremely high in those with hyperthyroidism. Goiter was less common in people who consumed spices, chilies, and turmeric daily. Furthermore, turmeric use was associated with reduced goitrogenesis. Follow up studies will focus on the quantity of turmeric that should be consumed for goiter treatment.

 

How Does Turmeric Benefits The Thyroid?

For people with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (the “itis” indicating inflammation of the thyroid gland), chronic or excess inflammation is very common. Additionally, intestinal permeability or heavy metal toxicity are common factors in autoimmune-related diseases, including Hashimoto’s. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is rich in antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. Curcumin has been known to:

  • Reduce the hepatotoxicity that is induced by cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, or mercury. It can also maintain liver antioxidant enzyme status and protect against mitochondrial dysfunction.
  • Help protect the intestinal barrier from infection, which is beneficial for those with leaky gut.
  • Protect against the side effects and genetic damage of radioactive iodine, which is occasionally used to help treat Graves’ disease.
  • Produce anti-inflammatory effects by regulating Th-1 cytokines, which may be overactive in patients with Hashimoto’s disease. People also praise turmeric for its ability to reduce inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, which may benefit those with irritable bowel syndrome or ulcerative colitis.

 

Turmeric Tea For Your Thyroid

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tablespoons turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
  • a few slices of fresh ginger root
  • a pinch of cinnamon

Instructions:

  • Mix the turmeric and black pepper in a large mug. Black pepper is in this tea because it increases the bioavailability of turmeric, allowing your body to absorb it more easily.
  • Pour the boiling water into the mug and stir to help dissolve the black pepper and turmeric.
  • Add the coconut oil, which also helps the body absorb turmeric, and mix well.
  • For added taste and health benefits, add the ginger slices and cinnamon, stirring well to combine flavors.
  • Drink this tea twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. Follow this regimen for two weeks and then take a two-day break before resuming.

 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4366771/

https://thyroidpharmacist.com/articles/turmeric-for-your-thyroid-and-hashimotos/

https://blog.drseeds.com/turmeric-tea-recipe-thyroid/?utm_source=pin&pp=1

2019-12-11T10:35:58-07:00

Related Questions

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I currently have Hashimoto's thyroiditis (autoimmune disease, diagnosed at 20 as a goiter) and am currently taking synthroid medication...I would like to discontinue this and go down an alternative healing route because I don't believe in drugs anymore....I'm interested in the thyroid supplements, especially those with iodine with seaweed. On Sunday I attended a Health Freedom Expo and saw a Chakra healer, who put his hands on my thyroid, asked me to inhale/exhale 3 times and said I was healed? Is that true? Also, muscular dystrophy runs in my family...I am scared to get tested and am afraid for my kids, and although I haven't been diagnosed with anything, I would like to know what supplements I should take to keep me healthy. I am also interested in your complete body detox cleanse--the herbalist told me that I could try the total woman cleanse.

    A:

    Dherbs Thyroid Formula, Electric Greens, and Iodine Formula will greatly help your thyroid condition!

    Start with the Full Body Cleanse, followed by Athletic Package. After finishing all cleanses, you should continue taking individual formulas. Formulas we would recommend for your issue are Brain Booster, MSM Sulfur, Vegan Protein, Athletic Boost, and Electric Greens Combo.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: A little more than a year ago I was diagnosed with Graves Disease (autoimmune hyperthyroidism). I had the radioactive iodine treatment to stop my thyroid from functioning (extreme hypothyroidism). Now I take Synthroid daily. Recently I was diagnosed with Genital Herpes (HVS 2). I am interested in doing the Full Body Cleanse followed immediately by the Anti-Viral Cleanse. I do not wish to be on the prescriptions for my thyroid condition or the Herpes outbreaks. What options do I have for thyroid hormone if my thyroid doesn't work and I stop taking the Synthroid? Also, is there a way to reverse what the radioactive iodine treatment has done to my thyroid?

    A:

    First perform the Full Body Cleanse followed by the Anti-Viral Cleanse. You would also benefit from The Female Cleanse and the 10 Day Candida Cleanse. Try our Thyroid Aid formula it contains Irish Moss and Kelp, which are naturally high in iodine. Iodine is beneficial for cleansing, toning, rejuvenating, nourishing, maintaining, and strengthening the Thyroid Gland. An impaired Thyroid gland can lead to a host of negative health problems.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: 10 years ago I had iodine radiation treatment, because I had an overactive thyroid, and was told that the iodine treatment would shrink my thyroid gland. After the treatment I developed hypothyroidism. I have been on Synthyroid medication every since. What herbal product do you recommend that I take for my under active thyroid? Because my thyroid is not producing what a normal gland produces.

    A:

    We recommend you first perform the Full Body Cleanse. After completing the cleanse, as a daily regimen take the Thyroid Aid and iodine Formula.  

    Please take the time to read our Thyroid Gland article. 

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: MY MOTHER WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH LOW THYROID AND SHE HAS A SMALL GOITER, THE DOCTOR PRESCRIBED A MEDICATION BUT IT HAS MAJOR SIDE EFFECTS, WHICH OF YOUR PRODUCTS WOULD YOU RECOMMEND? ALONG WITH A NUTRITIONAL REGIMEN

    A:

    I would recommend: THYROID FORMULA, IODINE PHOSPHATE, and ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I have Graves disease. I was treated with radioactive iodine, which caused me to have Hypothyroidism. I take Levothroid everyday which is suppose to put in my body what my thyroid gland would have done. I want to purchase the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE, which has magnetic strips to place on the neck for normal functioning thyroid gland. Will this cleanse get my thyroid back to normal or will I have to continue taking the medication?

    A:

    YOU SHOULD READ OUR ARTICLE ON â€GRAVE'S DISEASE†LOCATED ON OUR SITE IN THE ARTICLES SECTION. THE TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE WILL GREATLY HELP YOU FOLLOWED BY TAKING THE THYROID FORMULA AND IODINE PHOSPHATE. THESE WILL KEEP YOU OFF THE HARMFUL THYROID DRUGS, WHICH ARE HARMING YOU DUE TO BEING TOXIC AND POISONOUS.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I write on behalf of a 30 year old female, recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer (two nodules on each side of thyroid affecting voice-box), graves disease and PCOS. Current treatment for the thyroid/graves was tapazole with little or no improvement. Now the only option now is a thyroidectomy. She is a vegetarian, but consumes dairy, and is allergic to Iodine. Reading the side effects related to the thyroidectomy is disheartening, so needless to say an alternative method of treatment is being sought. Can you provide some insight or a course of action that can be taken?

    A:

    The diseases (and insight/solutions) are covered in detail in the following articles:

    Cancer: Causes and Remedies
    Thyroid Gland
    Iodine
    Dangerous Dairy

    I would recommend the person performs the Full Body Cleanse, followed by the 10-Day Electric Greens Combo Cleanse for starters. Her diet needs to become 100% raw foods/vegan! Very important! There is help for her in the alternative world of healing!

    Product Links:
    Full Body Cleanse
    10-Day Electric Greens Combo Cleanse

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I write on behalf of a 30 year old female recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer(two nodules on each side of thyroid affecting voicebox),graves disease & PCOS. Current treatment for the thyroid/graves was tapazole with little or no improvement so the only option now is a thyroidectomy. She is a vegetarian, but consumes dairy and is allergic to Iodine. Reading the side effects related to the thyroidectomy is disheartening so needless to say an alternative method of treatment is being sought. Can you provide some insight or a course of action that can be taken?

    A:

    The diseases (and insight/solutions) are covered in detail in the following articles:

    Cancer: Causes and Remedies
    Thyroid Gland
    Iodine
    Dangerous Dairy

    I would recommend the person performs the Full Body Detox, followed by the 10-Day Electric Greens cell Food cleanse for starters. Her diet needs to become 100% raw foods/vegan! Very important! There is help for her in the alternative world of healing!

    Product Links:
    Full Body Detox
    10-Day Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: Your article on the thyroid gland seemed to have been focused on an underactive thyroid. What about people with an overactive thyroid gland. I recently purchased your thyroid formula. Will it help with an overactive thyroid?

    A:

    The same remedies offered in the "Thyroid" article apply to an overactive thyroid. They apply to all thyroid conditions.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: Can chaparral cause the thyroid to become overactive? I went to the Dr's a couple of weeks ago and she stated that my thyroid had become overactive. It was under active which caused me to become over weight. When I had my youngest son about 12 years ago it was very overactive and the Dr's didn't want to attribute it to just having a baby which may have knocked my hormones crazy. Now this Dr wants me to go thru a lot of tests. And I know my recent weight loss of 50 pounds has come from being on an herbal regiment program. I haven't told the Dr what I'm doing and she hasn't asked, so I'm not going to say anything. I also take a multi vitamin which is herb based.

    A:

    We recommend that you take the Thyroid Formula, Iodine Formula, and Electric Greens Combo, all available in our online store. Chaparrall is and herb and will not harm the body.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I have a client that had her thyroid removed, the doctors have her on 3 grains of the natural...well natural for a pig. Thyroid. She couldn't sleep so they put her on ativan. Which is making her crazy (between you and I) She is still not sleeping and feeling agitated and this drug is causing her anxiety. I feel it has built up in her system and she has to dose down off of it. Do you have anything that would help her sleep? I have already suggested your thyroid blend. However, I didn't know if it could really help her as they removed her thyroid. So perhaps she does need the grains, as her body can no longer produce it on her own. I would really like to get her on natural as possible stuff so we can see what is physical and what we can work on energetically. Right now she feels like an energetic mess. Any suggestions?

    A:

    I RECOMMEND FOR HER (TO INDUCE SLEEP) OUR NERVES FORMULA (6 CAPSULES BEFORE BEDTIME) AND CALMING INSPIRANT. AND BY ALL MEANS SHE NEEDS A NATURAL THYROID FORMULA (I.E. THYRIOD FORMULA AND IODINE PHOSPHATE. IF SHE FEELS LIKE AN ENERGETIC MESS, SOME SERIOUS CHAKRA BALANCING/ALIGNMENT IS NEEDED.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I have been alledgely diagnosed with a goiter on the right and left side of my thyroid gland. I no longer take the synthyroid I was prescribed. Where can I obtain the magnets you speak of in your article? You are truly making me more health conscious. Continue to help us stay informed. Peace & love – Panella

    A:

    The magnets only come with the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE kit. I recommend performing this kit. After the kit I would recommend THYROID FORMULA and IODINE PHOSPHATE formulas for your goiter.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I have to remove my entire thyroid gland in about two weeks I have done all kinds of reading what supplements do you recommend that won't take away the effects of my regular meds now that I will be taking them for life. I will also have to have a calcium supplement, multivitamin, and possibly iodine supplement?

    A:

    YOU ARE GOING TO LET DOCTORS REMOVE AN ORGAN GOD SPECIFICALLY GAVE YOU FOR A PARTICULAR FUNCTION ON YOUR BEHALF????? I HAVE NO PRODUCTS THAT WON'T INTERFERE WITH YOUR MEDICATION BECAUSE HERBS CLEANSE ALL POISONS AND YOUR MEDS ARE 100% MAN-MADE POISONS AND NOT RECOGNIZED BY GOD WHO MADE THE HERBS FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS (REVELATIONS 22:2) AND FOR MEDICINE (EZEKIEL 47:12). YOU MIGHT WANT TO READ OUR ARTICLES â€THYROID GLAND†AND â€SURGERYâ€.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I suffer from low thyroid production and take a thyroid replacement (synthroid) I have been told that internal detox would flush this from my system, and not to do it. How would your product effect my medication?

    A:

    You would do well to read our "Thyroid" article on our site under "Articles" to get properly educated.

    Doctors don't heal! They push unnecessary drugs (all of which are harmful) and surgeries. What doctor has promised you healing or a cure for your thyroid condition? NONE and they never will! The human body can heal itself if you supply it with the necessary tools and building blocks and start thinking rightly. And this is what herbs can help you to do!

    The Full Body Cleanse will greatly help you improve the overall function of your body. Also, Thyroid Aid can contribute to optimal functionality of your thyroid gland.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: What is recommended for thyroid goiter?

    A:

    1. FULL BODY DETOX 2. THYROID FORMULA 3. IRON PHOSPHATE FORMULA

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: It list THYROID FORMULA as number 4 and I've had my thyroid taken out so do I just skip taking that one or replace it with something else?

    A:

    Despite removal of the thyroid gland you can still take the formula.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: Greetings, my question is about hypo Thyroid I've been on meds for this problem for some time, and now my hair is thinning I would like to know if your thyroid herbs are for someone who has a hypo thyroid like my self? or would it be for someone to prevent future thyroid problems and will help to restore the natural hormone imbalance? Will the herbs for nails and hair help improve my hair problem?

    A:

    The THYROID FORMULA and IODINE PHOSPHATE formula will help your situations you mention in your inquiry!

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I wanted to know if you had anything I could take to help me lose weight with my thyroid condition. I saw a product that mention thyroid but I was not sure if it would work for me since I no longer have thyroid gland.

    A:

    Both the THYROID FORMULA and IODINE PHOSPHATE formulas will work for you despite having no actual thyroid gland.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: What herb can I use to help heal my thyroid. I've had hypothyroidism for over 10years and currently taking Armour Thyroid 90mg daily.

    A:

    Read the "THYROID GLAND" article. Good formulas to take include THYROID FORMULA, IODINE PHOSPHATE, and ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I would like to know what is I can take for my sinuses I have very bad problems with them, and there are not many over the counter medications that I can take cause I no longer have a thyroid gland. I would like to know what I can take to help lose a little weight, as well as what is that I can take to help me get pregnant, and I would need to know what I can take that will not hurt me being that I no longer have that thyroid gland in my body and I need a product to help improve my immune system... I have other questions but I would rather ask you them myself.

    A:

    We suggest you take SINUS FORMULA, MUCUS FORMULA, IMMUNE EXTRACT,  and THYROID FORMULA. These will greatly help you.

    Also, consider performing the Full Body Cleanse.  You should do this kit before taking the 4 individual formulas. The Full Body Cleanse can aid your entire system and greatly improve their function.

  • Click here to view in a new window

    Q: I was just told this morning that my thyroid is enlarged and that I will need to take thyroid medication for the rest of my life. Is there another option?

    A:

    Yes there is an option! Please read our "THYROID GLAND" article on our site in the articles category.