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hypo thyroid

the tablets that l am about to use is called?

ashwagandha root, tablet, power.

l only just found this out.

soon as l get this tablets l have ordered, l will be putting this to the test to see.

so if you got and borrow the book called complete guide to thyroid disease. from the library

you will find out a lot of thing, you have not been told about thyroid disease.

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Ashwagandha is an adaptogene, usually used for low cortisol. But it's only any good if you are only mildly hypo-adrenal. It doesn't suit everyone. It's not a magic formula, I'm afraid. But, it might suit you. Let us know how you get on. :)



yes l will let you all know how l go on this medication.




Oops, link doesn't appear to work any more so here's an extract. It was two years ago and doesn't mention Ashwaganda as I thought, but both Ayurvedic - I believe Ashwanda is used more for the adrenals :

"Dr Don Brennan, a practitioner of the traditional Indian medicine Ayurveda, thinks that a person's personality and body type influence the way they cope with life, which in turn affects their health

Dr Donn Brennan, a private GP and practitioner of the traditional Indian medicine Ayurveda, works in London, Skelmersdale and Dublin. He says:

Since 1990, I have treated all my patients using Ayurvedic principles - these are that a person's personality and body type (called their dosha), influence the way they cope with life, and this in turn affects their health.

Treatment involves meditation, and I also prescribe a specific change of diet, together with herbal remedies or even massage with specific oils, according to the dosha.

Herbs are also used in Ayurveda - for example, turmeric (which can reduce inflammation in the joints and lower blood cholesterol) - and now have scientific evidence to support centuries of traditional use.

Others are less well-known to Western doctors and herbalists, such as Kanchanar Guggulu, which enables the thyroid gland to function normally again in patients with an underactive thyroid, while also giving them more energy.

However, the herb may take three months to make a difference, so with my GP hat on, I will also prescribe a short course of the standard treatment, with the hormone thyroxine.

I always examine patients medically before concluding they can be treated Ayurvedically, and my idea is that it should work alongside modern medicine, not against it. "

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Was that link for me? If so, thank you, but I do know about these things. Also, having been on thyroid forums for a long time, I also know they Don't work for everybody. :)


Sorry GG, posted under the wrong thread. Yes, agree - horses for courses.....




Hi Chrissy

I posted this link on here quite a while ago about various GPs who also practise using different alternative medicine:

As a family, we've been using Ashwaganda since and all find it really helps with extra energy:) I also tried Kanchanar but didn't persevere with it - I should probably have given it more of a trial,


Hi Polaris

thank you for the link.

l am glad to hear that ashwagandha is working for you. so l am hopeful this will work for me, thanks.

yes we can not do much about what gets in our water but l am getting this filtration system put our home to get ride of the fluoride in the water.

the osmosis filter. this takes that out of the drinking water.

thank god there is some one whom makes the filtration System that l can have.

if you can not find this one you can look for the bone char filter this does the same thing as well.


I get an Ayuverdic formula of Ashwagandha tablets as Holland and Barrett stopped selling them.

If I need to drive beyond a few short miles or have a lot to do in town, I take Ashwagandha to give me the energy beyond the tiny amount I can muster in a day.

It has proven entirely predictable prolonging of any energy.

I got a bottle of 90 tablets from Essential Ayurveda.


Ashwaghanda is a very good supplement for me. I have Hashimoto's and low RT3, and ashwaghanda boosts my T3 production more effectively than any other supplement I have tried, thus reducing depression. I have to take ashwaghanda like T3, that is, I take it at 7 a.m. 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., and right before bed. The main drawback for me is that for about 1 hour after I take ashwaghanda, I feel very sluggish or drowsy. Then I feel the energy kick in. I use ashwaghanda powder, as it seems to be more effective.


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