Recent Advances in Research on Plant Drugs for Hypothyroidism

  • Bhimsen Behera Senior Scientific Officer, CSTT, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India New Delhi

Abstract

Abstract:

Modern scientist such as pharmacologist and phytochemists have shown interest in the plant drugs and conducted scientific studies to evaluate their beneficial effects for management of hyperthyroidism. Kaur et. al. have also published a comprehensive review on such drugs. These plants include Brahmi (centellaasiatica), Ashvagandha (WithaniaSomnifera), Guggul (Commiphoramukul) etc. But some herbs such as Coleus (Plectranthus barbatus), Bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus) and Coleus or forskohlii (Plectranthus barbatus) are not described in Ayurveda. In addition some clinical studies have also been carried out recently by Ayurveda scholars to evaluate the efficacy of some Ayurveda preparations in the management of hypothyroidism. A review has been presented on such single drugs and preparations for the knowledge of Ayurveda doctors so that they may take advantage of those researches to boost their confidence in using such drugs in practice.

Keywords: Hypothyroidism, plants/herbs, Brahmi, Ashvagandha, Guggulu, Galaganda

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Published
2017-08-21