Eleuthero, also known as eleutherococcus used to be known as Siberian Ginseng. So Lemon-balm is another great herb. In the Nettles, the roots and the leaf are the most commonly used. We talked about why that was important, because T4 is inactive and T3 is active so we want to enhance that conversion. Okay, if you have a question, go ahead and type it into the question box. As soon as you do that I can answer the question. It’s important to identify Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism because you then know it is the immune system you must address, although thyroid hormone medication may still be necessary. As I said, we’re usually working on the infection and gut health and gluten free and all those kinds of things. It can work well for men and women to enhance sex drive. The uses of the herb Melissa officianales in autoimmune diseases. ... rutabaga and rapini.) As an Alternative Health patient since the 1970s, she knows what it’s like to want answers. Lemon balm, also called Melissa officinalis, is a herb that may help support your thyroid and also normalize the accelerated thyroid function that occurs in hyperthyroidism. Whether it’s an iodine deficiency, nutrient deficiency, whether it’s the adrenals that are shutting down the thyroid or mercury, environmental toxins, all these thing can affect the thyroid. Dry, brittle hair and nails, depression, so a lot of things related to hypothyroidism. We talked about Ashwagandha but Eleuthero is a really great herb, not just for hypothyroid but for a lot of things. As a tea, lemon balm is also used to relieve migraine headaches. Thyroid disorders, it’s a big topic. The Epstein-Barr virus is a herpes virus so any that we would use for herpes virus can potentially work well for the Epstein-Barr virus. ... rutabaga and rapini.) Symptoms of Hashimoto’s include weight gain, hair loss, constipation, difficulty in thinking or concentrating, dry skin, fatigue as well as other symptoms. Another way is with what we call N-acetyl-cysteine or NAC. Whether it’s the Epstein-Barr virus or it’s H. Pylori, another microbe called Yersinia, Enterocolitica. Lemon balm is a first-line herbal treatment for herpes outbreaks. When using lemon balm tea to help with problems related to the thyroid, it is good to drink it regularly and prepare at … Nettles, I haven’t really seen any difference in the different types. “How do you test for Epstein-Barr virus and H. Pylori?” That’s a good question. DGL also known as Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice, Vitamin C and then Methylmethioninesulfonium, all of these will inhibit H. Pylori growth. The first herb that we use in some people with Hashimoto’s is Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng, it’s an Ayurvedic herb and it’s main uses in Ayurvedic medicine and then in modern functional medicine is as an adrenal adaptogen and we know that when the adrenals are out of balance then most likely the thyroid is going to be out of balance as well because cortisol affects thyroid function. We’re looking at the early antigen, the VCA which is the viral capsid antigen and the nuclear antigen. That’s a good question. Graves’ is also an autoimmune disease like Hashimoto’s, it’s just a little bit different. We have a bunch coming in here. The active medicinal ingredients in lemon balm include citronella, citral, tannins, and geraniol. This week I’ll send out an e-mail when that’s out and you can see the slide then. This collection of supplements was designed to support the body’s natural two-phase detoxification process, as outlined in the Liver Support protocol, in her Hashimoto’s Protocol book. That tells us that it could be more adrenal related. I also lost a lot of muscle mass. Lemon-balm also works well when what we call catecholamines which are adrenalin epinephrine and nor-epinephrine. It’s also known as Chaparral. Take 300-1200 mg daily in tea or capsules, or 40-60 drops of tincture 1 to 3 times daily. Hashimoto’s we do thyroid auto-antibodies. All Rights Reserved. I am seeing a ND who has prescribed Thyroid Calm PX (Bugleweed, Lemon Balm and Rosemary). Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a lemon-scented herb that comes from the same family as mint.The herb is native to Europe, North Africa, and West Asia, but it’s grown around the world. We’re in this digital age now where we can get a lot of information out to a lot of people very easily and very effectively. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a1d9e9068e2a16f8700cd29945dac7df" );document.getElementById("b9ecc6f1c4").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); The Dr. Hedberg Show is a podcast series of my best interviews, teleconferences and all of my original solo productions. Apply to scalp and rinse. I have hyperthyroidism and on carbimazole. Preparations containing lemon balm should clearly list lemon balm or Melissa officianales as ingredients rather than lemongrass or lemon oil. Lemon balm is a perennial herb from the mint family. So those are some of the really great herbs for Hashimoto’s. Could poor thyroid function be making you sick, tired, or overweight? Capsules or tinctures are the preferred methods. Lemon balm tea can help with other things as well, such as reducing stress, which also helps to relieve thyroid ailments and symptoms related to thyroid disorders. He’s has great Nettles. You should be on medication if you have Graves’ and I have a basal body temperature tracking chart at the patient resources link and this is something that I recommend for anyone with hypothyroid, is to check your basal body temperature. A lot of the herbs out there are just garbage so you need to be sure that you’re getting something of high quality and everything that Moss has is going to be excellent. Drink lemon water whenever you can. About the Author. I have learnt a lot about my under active Thyriod problem . Capsules on average for any of these herbs, you want to take about four to six capsules a day depending on how much is in it and you want to look for a standardized extract or just a whole herb from a viable source. How Your Gut Microbiota Affects Your Thyroid, Autoimmune Paleo Diet and Hashimoto’s Disease. If we see a graph like this, where it’s going up and down and up and down, that tells us it’s more related to the adrenal glands. Eleuthero has also been shown to be a mono-amine oxidation inhibitor which basically means that it enhances serotonin so that can help with mood especially if someone has depression. Lemon balm strengthens rather than stimulates thyroid function, restoring normal levels to patients with autoimmune thyroid disease. The stool test is highly sensitive for H. Pylori and then the blood tells us if it’s gone systemic because H. Pylori can actually get out of the stomach and become a systemic issue. Some herbal teas to consider drinking include peppermint, lemon balm … It’s just an inexpensive and easy way to see what’s going on with your thyroid and your adrenals. And for those of you who don’t know the Epstein-Barr virus is the virus that causes what we call mono or mononucleosis or the kissing disease. Your email address will not be published. Copyrighted by Elaine Moore © 2008-2020 All Rights Reserved. Schisandra? The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide, Ashwagandha, Hashimoto’s Disease, and Subclinical Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology with Dr. Izabella Wentz, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Natural Treatment. Selenium really helps to boost glutathione and it also helps Hashimoto’s. It is designed for hyperthyroidism. About 90 percent of hypothyroidism cases in the United States are due to Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. Lemon balm also promotes detoxification by stimulating liver and gall bladder function. People say I am pregnant, which is embarrassing. I have patients that are recovering alcoholics so I’m not going to give them an alcohol based tincture, we’re going to use the capsules and they’re both equally effective. Dr. Hedberg is the founder of the Immune Restoration Center in Asheville, NC where he consults with patients worldwide. I know know why my speech is a bit slow as well as it can effect my brain all to do with my Metabolism. Again, this is being recorded and it will be up on the website and on YouTube in the next couple of days. Another way is by taking selenium. Sometimes we’ll have people take it a night if they don’t seem to have any kind of stimulating affect from it. And alcohol-based tinctures, these are highly effective. The thyroid Peroxidase and the anti-thyroid globulin antibody to make the diagnosis of Hashimoto’s. For Epstein-Barr virus we do a blood test and we’re looking at a few different things. Lemon balm slows pituitary function, lowering TSH levels, which, in turn, reduces thyroid hormone levels. This information should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. Really good questions tonight. Each of these supplements plays a specific role in restoring normal thyroid function.