Basedow’s Disease (sometimes called Grave’s disease) comes from an overactive thyroid producing too much hormone. It can be recognized by shiny eyes, later enlarged eyes, swelling of the thyroid, pulsation, falling hair, heart palpitations, tendency to diarrhea, shaking hands, damp skin, irritable voice, and unwanted weight loss from a raised metabolism. The cause is unknown, but thought to be an auto-immune problem.
Conventional treatment of hyper thyroid involves medications, thyroid removal, or radiation treatment. Most options tend to be disagreeable and permanent. I have seen many people feel much worse after treatment.
Natural management of hyperthyroidism by supplements is often successful. Eat a light – mostly meat free – vitamin-rich diet; get physically active, emotionally calm, and avoid iodine products such as Kelp, Bladderwrack and Dulse. Eating soy products keeps iodine from being absorbed. Homeopathic medicines and cell salts help the body to normalize thyroid function.
Herbs for Hyper-Thyroid
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dr. Christopher’s Heavy Mineral Bugleweed Formula – to calm down excessive thyroid secretions.
Motherwort tincture – bitter herb for heart palpitations and hormonal issues. These people are too timid.
Shepherd’s purse tincure – diuretic, also stops excessive bleeding. Use in small amounts (5 drops liquid tincture 3 times a day).
Melissa (Lemon balm) – calming, nervine, nervous indigestion, and calming for the heart. Helps get you to sleep.
Watercress – nutritive for minerals and soothes mucus membranes. Cooling.
Cell Salts to Help Hyper-Thyroid
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#2 Calc phos 6X – restlessness, trembling, night sweats
#8 Mag phos 6X – protects against heat palpitations and muscular cramps
#9 Nat mur 6X – fluttering heart sensation, dryness
Hyper-Thyroid Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Iodium (#1) – emaciation with a super appetite, swollen glands, restlessness.
Belladonna – strong blood congestion of the head, pulsation of the goiter, hot red face, high fevers, throbbing pains, and mostly right-sided problems.
Calcerea carb – weak ankles, cold hands and feet, and weak heart.
Glonoinum – severe headache that throbs to the beat of the heart, enlarged eyes.
Phosphorus – great weakness, oversensitivity, afraid of the dark, nosebleeds, and tendency to bronchitis.
Source: Dave’s Healing Notes